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AIAG CQI-15 Welding System Assessment – Application with integration into your QMS

Understand the requirements of the CQI15 “Special Process: Welding System Assessment (WSA)” and how CQI15 integrates into your existing quality management system. Learn where these requirements fit in, and how to strategize the inclusion of these audits into the business system and your organization’s existing QMS processes.

  • Learn to apply the CQI15 assessment to your technology for welding
  • Strategize your audit preparation or audit execution in the event of supplier audits to the CQI
  • Integrate the requirements into things you are already doing to make sure you do not unnecessarily burden your organization if this is a new Customer Specific Requirement.

During this 2day training receive a 360degree view of the CQI as it relates to other guidance documents like the IATF and Core Tools, so that you can plan your integration more effectively. Gain a working knowledge of typical things an organization can show to prove compliance for each area of the assessment, and for auditors…things to look for so that you do not waste time creating unnecessary proof and a sustainability framework to make your work more efficient so that you can leverage your most precious resource.

Following this 2day training you will gain:

  • A working structural knowledge of the assessment including how the pieces fit into the larger picture.
  •  A detailed knowledge of what you can show to achieve conformance to the special assessment.
  • A working knowledge of auditing and organizational integration for this assessment

Delivery Options

Choose from our available Open Enrollment dates or request a private training session below.

Starting at
825.00 USD

Course Details


2 days


  • Working knowledge of the technical aspects of the organizations welding operations
  • Working knowledge of the QMS for the organization under consideration
  • Working knowledge of AIAG Core Tools, including FMEA, MSA and SPC
  • Experience auditing to the IATF (system and process audits)

Learning Objectives

  • Ensure the correct interpretation of the requirements of the CQI-15 "Special Process: Welding System
    Assessment (WSA)"
  • Understand how the CQI-15 integrates into your existing QMS
  • Develop an awareness of how you can apply CQI-15 to your own organization or a supplier’s organization
  • Understand the essential requirements of CQI-15 and identify possible ways of proving you (or your supplier) achieved it (evidence)
  • Guide internal auditors on the main aspects associated with a CQI audit for special processes

Who Should Attend

  • Technical experts that will be carrying out the CQI Assessment
  • Supplier Auditors that will be performing the CQI assessments on behalf of their company
  • Internal Auditors whose Customer Specific Requirements mandate the use of the Assessment


Day 1

  • What is a CQI and where does it fit within the QMS
  • How is the CQI structured
  • What are the ACTUAL requirements
  • WSA- Welding System Assessment

Day 2

  • Job Audit Specifics (JSA)
  • Planning for Stability
  • Closure

Delivery Details

Plexus International brings your team together with experienced instructors in an interactive learning environment whether you are joining online or in-person. We have always believed interactivity, application, and group discussion are critical parts of an effective and sustainable learning experience. To ensure that these values hold true, and every participant can build the same caliber of knowledge, each workshop interaction includes the following functionality and features: 

  • Trainers & Moderator support: For every session, both trainers and moderators (or on-site staff) will be present and accessible to ensure optimal interaction for each participant, upholding the intimacy of our training model. Participants may interject and raise hands at any time, speak directly to trainers, moderators, and other participants, and share feedback in real-time. 
  • Exercises & Break-out Rooms: Throughout the session, participants will be assigned to teams and split into breakouts to privately complete group activities and discussions, then returning to the larger group to present. There will also be quizzes (or polls) throughout to measure knowledge retention during the units. 
  • Digital Learning Package or Shipped Materials: Depending on the course, participants may receive a hardcopy of the Participant Training Book and/or receive a digital learning package complete with training handouts, case studies, digital workbooks, and a virtual platform user-guide. 
  • Technical Support & Resources:  If this is your first-time training with Plexus International or in a Live Virtual Workshop environment, we have prepared resources and user guides to help you navigate any conferencing technology and will support your teams hands-on in case you need any extra assistance. Join any session 30 minutes early and a moderator or support team member will guide you in experiencing the key functionalities and features used in our training sessions.


Certificate of Completion