IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditing with Core Tools – Virtual August 2024

Course Summary

This IATF 16949 Internal Auditor training course is designed for individuals who wish to learn how to perform audits for a QMS based on IATF 16949:2016 and incorporate the Core Tools into the audit process.


August 20, 2024 - August 22, 2024

Event Details

24 hours
Combination lecture and classroom exercises culminating in a written examination
Available at QSG’s training facilities, on-site at your organization, and virtually for a maximum of 16 participants

Workshop Materials
Detailed workshop handouts will be provided in electronic format. The AIAG Core Tools Reference Manuals and copies of the ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 standards are not included with the workshop. It is recommended that each organization has at least one copy of these manuals and standards as a reference.

Start date: August 20, 2024

End date: August 22, 2024

Start time: 08:30 a.m. EDT

End time: 04:30 p.m. EDT

Venue: Virtual on Zoom

Directions: Training will occur on Zoom. You will be provided with a unique link per registrant. Please plan to login 10 minutes prior to the session start time.


This ISO 9001/IATF 16949 Internal Auditor with Core Tools course is designed to enhance participants’ understanding of process auditing techniques. Using interactive presentations, simulated audits, and case studies, students develop practical audit skills, improve evaluation and communication skills, refine reporting skills, and sharpen their ability to implement appropriate corrective actions.

The course includes a detailed review of the technical specification IATF 16949:2016. This is a clause-by-clause review so that students understand the complete set of requirements that impact not only their audits but the organization’s QMS.

This course also includes a review of the Automotive Core Tools and how they can be incorporated into your audit program. They include Advanced Product Quality Planning(APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Measurement System Analysis (MSA).

Who Should Attend

This IATF 16949 Internal Auditor training course is designed for individuals who wish to learn to perform audits for a quality management system based on IATF 16949:2016 and incorporate the Core Tools into the audit process.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the IATF 16949:2016 Quality Management criteria, including the base ISO 9001:2015 requirements
  • Understand the fundamentals of Process Auditing
  • Understand the Automotive Core Tools: FMEA, Control Plan, MSA, SPC, APQP, PPAP
  • Conduct Metric-Driven audits
  • Review and understand Customer Specific requirements
  • Coordinate an effective audit program
  • Identify key activities for performing a successful audit
  • Evaluate the significance of audit findings
  • Report the audit findings and evaluations

Course Outline

Part 1: Understanding Audit Criteria

  • Quality Management System and Principles
  • ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 Overview
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Key Concepts (Process Approach and Risked-Based Thinking)
  • ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 – Requirements Review
  • Required Documents and Records

Part 2: Automotive Core Tools

  • APQP Fundamentals
    • 5 Phases of APQP
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
    • Design FMEA (DFMEA)
    • Process FMEA (PFMEA)
  • Control Plan
  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  • Process Capability and SPC

Part 3: Auditor Skills

  • Value Added Internal Auditing
  • Audit Principles
  • Audit Planning
    • Audit strategies
    • Audit schedule
    • Audit objectives, scope, and criteria
  • Audit Preparation
    • Audit checklist
    • Audit sample
  • Audit Performance
  • Audit Reporting and Closure


Participants should have basic knowledge of what a quality management system is and should have reviewed copies of the ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 standards prior to the workshop.


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