VDA 6.3 – Examination Day for Certified Process Auditor
The VDA 6.3 process audit is an effective procedure for assessing processes in connection with planning and manufacturing of a product. In order to conduct VDA 6.3 process audits, comprehensive knowledge, experience and competence is necessary. Thus, the qualification of relevant personnel is indispensable. The examination for certified VDA 6.3 auditor offers the participants official proof of qualification and neutral confirmation of these exact capabilities.
This examination is for VDA 6.3 process auditors in the product life cycle.
Prerequisites for attendance
Admission to the examination is only granted after successful review of the application. Evidence must be provided of the certificate of qualification for the training “VDA 6.3 – Qualification for Process Auditor“ (edition 2016, ID 315), of an at least three-day auditor qualification on the basis of DIN EN ISO 19011 (e. g., VDA Auditor) and of at least five years’ industrial experience, of which at least two years in quality management.
As a new requirement, evidence of knowledge of the Automotive Core Tools must be provided. The training "Automotive Core Tools for System and Process Auditors" (ID 417) and the VDA qualification "Automotive Core Tools Professional" (ID 415, 416 and possibly 450) are recognized. Alternatively, evidence of a minimum two-day training about Automotive Core Tools by another training provider as well as the passing of an Automotive Core Tools online quiz is required. If the quiz is not passed, the "Automotive Core Tools for System and Process Auditors" course (ID 417) must be completed (see graphical representation).
For the precise requirements, please refer to the application form.
Certified VDA 6.3 auditors are able to conduct process audits independently internally and at the site of their suppliers. The examination and the accompanying certificate independently confirm their current and valid qualification in order to meet customer or supplier requirements regarding their auditor competence.
Concept and Methods
On the examination day, the participants are given a written examination with 40 questions, which they have 60 minutes to answer. Furthermore, prospective VDA 6.3 auditors must pass an oral examination consisting of 30 minutes preparation time and a 20-minute interview with two examiners. For preparation, the training material handed out during VDA trainings (incl. VDA 6.3 standard) are admitted, and these must be brought along on the examination day.
Certificate and Auditor Card
After passing the written and oral examination, the participants will receive a certificate with a registered number and the respective entry into the VDA QMC database.
- 11.06.2021, Linz (German)
- 24.09.2021, Linz (German)
- 03.12.2021, Vienna (German)
Duration: 1 day
€ 750,- (excl. 20 % VAT.)