Course overviewVDA 6.3 Process Auditor Qualification Training & Exam ID321

VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Qualification Training uses the process approach and the respective customer-specific requirements. The course will teach you the basics of VDA 6.3 process auditors.

The introduction to the basics of process auditing includes general requirements, methods, principles, assessment scheme and risk analysis.

Furthermore, the underlying questionnaire is explained according to the assigned process elements, so that through the process audit you can identify the respective risks and potentials along the supply chain.


  • Knowledge of main quality tools and methods
  • Knowledge of applicable management system requirements
  • Knowledge of further applicable customer-specific requirements
  • Product and process-specific knowledge in the planned field of operation
  • depending on field of operation, relevant professional experience according to VDA volume 6.3
  • Auditor qualification based on DIN EN ISO 19011 (only for supplier auditors as external service providers or participants who additional want to sit the exam for Certified Process Auditor)

Who should attend?

Quality Management personnel tasked with conducting audits in their own organisation (internal) or in the supply chain (external). Furthermore, this training also addresses external auditors assigned as service providers.

Benefits and Learning Objectives

The VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Qualification Training guides you through the basic requirements for process audits and enable integrated application in automotive industry. These basics are used to correct, stabilise and optimise processes, and are developed in the exercises and case examples. The aim is to assure a reliable assessment.

All attendees will receive a copy of the VDA Volume 6.3.

Topics covered

  • Correlation with other requirements
  • Overview of the three different types of audits and explanation of the differences
  • Overview of the contents of the individual VDA 6.3 chapters
  • Introduction to the process approach for risk analysis according to the Turtle model
  • Audit process from the audit programme to the completion of the audit
  • Planning and conducting a process audit
  • Assessment scheme of a process audit
  • Code of conduct for process auditors
    • Process element 1 – potential analysis
    • Process element 2 – project management
    • Process element 3 – planning product and process development
    • Process element 4 – realisation of product and process development
    • Process element 5 – supplier management
    • Process element 6 – process analysis production
    • Process element 7 – customer service
  • Attribution and assessment of audit findings
  • Audit report, documentation and conclusion
  • Introduction to the current SI’s and FAQ’s

Certification and Exam Information

After passing the knowledge test you will receive a VDA certificate of qualification.

*nb: This 5 day course includes the VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Qualification Exam

Why choose Industry Forum

Industry ForumIndustry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

Spanning automotive, aerospace, construction, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers are expert practitioners in Supply Chain Management with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills. They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.

Course booking details

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*nb: This 5 day course includes the VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Qualification Exam

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