IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor

Brief Description

This course teaches participants how to survey and troubleshoot their own operation for compliance to IATF 16949:2016. The audit phases of planning, execution and follow-up are covered in detail. Every effort has been made to distinguish the role of an internal auditor versus a third party auditor. Participants will be shown how to tactfully utilize auditing techniques in their own full-time work environment.

Outline Of Topics Covered

  1. Introduction and Objectives
    • What is auditing
    • Purposes/Scope of an audit
    • Assessment types and roles
    • Audit types and categories
  2. IATF 16949:2016 Technical Specification
    • International Automotive Task Force (IATF)
    • Purpose of IATF 16949:2016
    • Key Definitions
    • The 5 sections (from the auditor’s perspective)
    • Differences between the 2009 and 2016 standards
  3. The Audit Cycle
  4. Desk Study
    • Purpose
    • Documents
  5. Checklists
    • Purpose
    • Content
    • Good versus bad questions
  6. Audit Planning
    • Information required
    • Formats
  7. Executing The Audit
    • Opening Meeting
    • Collecting objective evidence
    • Obstacles
    • Recording observations
    • Categories of Nonconformance
  8. Closing Meeting
    • Contents
    • Strategies
  9. The Audit Report
    • Purpose
    • Content
  10. Corrective Action/Follow-up
    • Responsibilities
    • CAR Completion
    • Follow-up reports

Who Should Attend?

Individuals who will manage, conduct or participate in internal audits.

Benefits Of Attending

It will assist organizations wishing to become registered to IATF 16949:2016 by identifying the elements that an external auditor will cover. This course will allow an organization to qualify their internal auditors to conduct both first party and second party audits of their own facility as well as sister facilities and suppliers. Auditors will not only learn how to ensure that the system is implemented as written, but also to determine if it is effective and to identify opportunities for continual improvement.


Participants will benefit from having exposure to IATF 16949:2016 prior to the training, however it is not mandatory.

*This course is certified by Exemplar Global and meets the training portion of the requirements for QMS Associate Auditor certification.
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