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.
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 2023, ID 381), 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 of 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 conducted since 2019) and the VDA qualification „Automotive Core Tools (ACT) for Quality Management in the Automotive Industry” (ID 415 conducted since 2022) are recognized. Alternatively, evidence of a minimum two-day training about Automotive Core Tools by another training provider, conducted since 2019 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.