AIAG & VDA FMEA • AIAG FMEA 4th Edition • eLearning Course

Auditing Design FMEA – Video eLearning

Explore the process of auditing the Design FMEA utilizing common audit methodologies and tools like the Turtle Diagram. We will begin by learning about risk to establish a universal framework to audit any risk-based auditing scheme. Using the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook format, we will develop a turtle diagram for use in an actual audit, focusing on the FMEA and how to effectively prepare audit activities before stepping onto the manufacturing floor.

Next, we will walk through a simulated audit to apply the techniques previously covered and examine the FMEA’s audit trails to assess the organization’s use of FMEA methodology.

Online Learning with Plexus International: Gain access to unlimited viewing of online, instructor-led training for 90 days. These trainings explore fundamental concepts to build foundational knowledge in varying subject matters. Participants will watch instructor-led training modules, test their understanding with knowledge-check quiz questions, and receive 0.3 CEUs and a certificate upon completion. Participants will also receive supplemental digital learning materials in their Plexus Dashboard.

Video eLearning

Purchase single-user 90-day access to the Video eLearning or request a quote for corporate licensing to train your entire team.

Regular Price
260.00 USD

completion. Participantswillalso receive supplemental digital learning materialsin their Plexus Dashboard.

Course Details


2 hours with unlimited viewing for 90 days



Learning Objectives

  • Understand risk and establish the universal framework to audit any risk-based auditing scheme
  • Explore common audit tools like the turtle diagram, and preparation of audit activities
  • Examine applied audit techniques and Design FMEA audit trails useful in assessing the organization’s implementation of Design FMEA methodology

Who Should Attend

Recommended for Core Design FMEA team members who need to conduct audits related to the DFMEA.


  • Intro to Auditing FMEA & Risk
  • Auditing any FMEA
  • Explore the relationship between risk and the FMEA
  • Set the stage for your goals in auditing the FMEA
  • Determine the linkage for the FMEA during an audit
  • Auditing the Design FMEA
  • Walk through the new AIAG & VDA Design FMEA audit format
  • Linkage to audit documents used in the automotive industry
  • Explore audit trails made obvious by the new FMEA format
  • Example Design FMEA Audit
  • Walk through a DFMEA and evaluate the audit performed with the information provided


  • Certificate of completion
  • CPD Hours: 0.3 CEUs