IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor

Course Description

Three-day (24 hour course) designed to provide participants with auditing skills to IATF 16949:2016. Class typically taught in three consecutive days.


Quality professionals, supervisors/managers, engineers, senior technicians. Auditor candidates should have sound communications skills, experience with the organization (6 months preferred). Technical knowledge is a plus.

ISO 19011: Workshop is consistent with guidance provided by ISO 19001:2011


24 Hours

Contact Information


1 (650) 967-2700

P.O. Box 2103
Sunnyvale, CA 94087-0103

Course Outline:

Overview of IATF 16949 and Quality Management System Standards
Class objectives
History of Automotive Quality Management Standards
IATF 16949 and ISO 9001:2015 Terms and Vocabulary

Understanding IATF 16949:2009
Application of IATF 16949 to automotive industry (limitations and criteria for applicability)
Manufacturing sites and remote locations
Quality Management System 7 Principles
Review of Process Approach to Auditing
Quality System Pyramid and relation to business processes

Primary differences between ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 Element by Element Review including
Element key points
What to look for during an audit, including Customer Specific Requirements (as applicable)
Who is audited
Role plays

Core Tools Review
Lean Manufacturing Principles
FMEA (Process and Design)
Control Plans
Basic Statistical Concepts, including SPC and Cpk

Audit Process
Audit Preparation Activities, Including:
Creating the Audit Checklist
Documentation Review
Reviewing Previous Audit History
Review of open CAPA’s
Creation of Element Application Matrix

Audit Performance Activities, Including:
Process Approach to Auditing
Providing Introductions
Framing Questions
Recording Objective Evidence
o Audit Report Writing Activities, Including:

Noncompliance and OFI wording
Creating the Audit Report
Presenting Findings
Follow-up Activities

Auditor Skills
Audit Responsibilities and Role of the Guide/Auditee
Key Audit Principles
Handling and Diffusing conflicts during audits and escalation requirements o Communication Skills (Verbal, Nonverbal)
Do’s and Don’ts During the Audit
Audit Role Plays

Presentation of Final Exam