VDA 6 3 Process Auditor Training and Certification

VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Training Program

Qualification for Process Auditor with Certified Examination

Qualification for Process Auditor with Certified Examination

What you'll gain by enrolling for this course?

  • Internationally accepted VDA 6.3 Process Auditor e-Certificate
  • Perform process audits as per VDA 6.3:2023
  • The necessary knowledge and appear for the examination within 5 days
  • Training material and end-to-end guidance on the requirements and application of VDA 6.3 process audits
  • Access to our community of experts for strategic guidance and continuous improvement

About the course

The VDA 6.3 Process Auditor training session with certified examination focuses on the practical application of the process audit as a tool for analysing weaknesses in combination with risk assessments and as a basis for improvement measures. The theoretical part focuses on the subjects of audit preparation and audit planning as well as evaluation. The application of the VDA 6.3 Analysis Tool will also be discussed. In the practical part, the audit preparation, audit planning, the execution of process audits with final evaluation, and the presentation of results (final discussion) are trained in role plays and according to given scenarios.


The training focuses on the following points using case studies, simulations, and role-play exercises:

• Correlation with other requirements
• Overview of the three different types of audits and explanation of the differences
• Classification and applicable conditions with reference to various audit types; Remote Audit, Onsite Audit and Hybrid Audit.
• Overview of the contents of VDA 6.3
• Use of process approach for risk analysis according to the Turtle model
• Assessment scheme of a process audit
• 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
• Application of VDA 6.3 audit tool and downgrading rules
• Role play and exercise based Audit execution, reporting and follow up
• Process element 1 – potential analysis
• Glossary and terms used in VDA 6.3:2023 Red Book

Training Duration

5 Days (4 days training and examination on 5th day) 

Who should attend

Personnel from QM, NPD (Product & Process Engineering, R&D, Technology), Supply Chain Management, Production, QA, QC; tasked with conducting process audits in their own organisation (internal) or in the supply chain (externally). Furthermore, this training also addresses external auditors (assigned as service providers).

your benefits

By attending 4 days process auditor qualification program (ID 381), participants will be able to perform process audits as per VDA 6.3:2023
• Internally within the organisation (with 3 years automotive industry experience)
• At suppliers' end (with 5 years automotive industry experience)

By attending Day 5 Exam (ID 382), i.e. complete 5 days Course (ID 381+ID 382), participants will be able to perform process audits as per VDA 6.3:2023
• Internally within the organisation and
• Externally with passing Day 5 certification exam & assigned certificate number from VDA QMC which enables participants to meet customer-specific requirement of having certified VDA 6.3 process auditors with a valid certificate.


Some of the pre-requisites for participation in the VDA 6.3 Process Auditor training are as follows:

• Admission to the qualification after successful review of your application
• Knowledge of applicable management system and any further customer-specific requirements
• Product and process-specific knowledge in the planned field of operation, relevant professional experience according to VDA volume 6.3
• ISO 9001:2015 or IATF 16949:2016 Auditor qualification based on ISO 19011 of minimum 3 days duration
• Evidence of Automotive Core Tools training with minimum duration of 2 days (since 2019) followed by VDA Automotive Core Tools quiz with pass certificate at first attempt. In case of non-fulfilment of any of these 2 conditions, participant will have to attend and pass VDA ID 417-VDA Automotive Core Tools for system and Process Auditors training duration of 2 days
• 5-year professional full-time job experience in the automotive industry of which at least 2 years in the quality management

Examination and Certification

Knowledge Test at the end of Day 4, after completion of 4 days Training (ID-381)
• 30 minutes: Knowledge Test based on objective type questions
• Knowledge Test comprises of 20 questions, with 1 possible correct answer per question
• Passing Criteria is minimum 12 correct answers (60%)
• Passing this knowledge test is pre-requisite for appearing to day 5 exam (ID-382)

Day 5 Exam (ID-382)
• In total, the exam has a duration of approx. 60 minutes, of which:
• 30 minutes: Preparation for the audit simulation
• 15 minutes: Carrying out the audit simulation
• 5 minutes: Formulate and evaluate deviations
• 5 minutes: Discussion examiner & examinee (deviation & turtle if possible)
• 5 Minutes: Reconciliation of examiners & feedback to participants

After successful completion of Day 5 Exam, participant will be issued VDA 6.3 Process Auditor e-Certificate with mentioned validity period of 5 years and auditor registration number from VDA QMC Germany.




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