VDA 6.3 – Renewal of the Qualification „Certified Process Auditor VDA 6.3“
Prerequisites for extending Qualification
In order to extend a VDA 6.3 (2016) qualification, the application must be submitted before validity expires. Evidence must be provided of audit experience in at least five process audits or potential analyses as lead auditor within the validity period. Internal as well as external process audits are accepted. If the required audit experience cannot be verified, it will be necessary to complete the “VDA 6.3 – Workshop for Certified Process Auditor“ (ID 341) in order to achieve an extension of VDA 6.3 qualification. 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 on p. 44-45). For the precise requirements, please refer to the application form.
Important information due to the current situation regarding Covid-19
An extension of their qualification can only be applied for by Certified Process Auditor VDA 6.3 (2016) with valid VDA certificate.
Certificate and Auditor Card
After a positive review of application, a new certificate with a registered number and the respective auditor card will be issued, along with the corresponding entry into the VDA QMC database. The certificate and auditor card are both valid for three years.
€ 200,- (excl. 20 % VAT)
The fee includes the application review, issue and delivery of a new certificate and a new auditor card as well as the entry into the VDA QMC database.