IATF 16949:2016 Understanding and Internal Quality Auditing

This 3-day course is designed for new internal auditors and experienced internal auditors who require refresher training.

Participants will complete an in-depth review of ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949:2016, and the tools to effectively prepare and conduct internal audits. Through individual participation and group exercises, participants will apply and audit the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 through case study activities that focus on industry-recognized auditing techniques.

NOTE: This course is not a certification course and does not include a final examination. If you are looking for a certification course, please see the Exemplar Global-Certified ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training with IATF 16949:2016 Automotive Emphasis.

Course Details


3 Days




Basic knowledge of the Customer Specific Requirements and the Core Tools.

Self-Study: A series of questions (self-study document) to be answered by the student and turned in prior to or at the beginning of the course. The self-study is designed to acquaint you with ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 standards, and the guidelines for auditing management systems.

In accordance with internal auditor competency requirements defined in IATF 16949 Section 7.2.3, participants are encouraged to complete the AIAG Core Tools Self-Assessment (CTSA) to assess proficiency in the core tools, prior to attending auditor training.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify linkages to quality management principles
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and apply the automotive process approach to auditing, including risk-based thinking Demonstrate an understanding of ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016
  • Identify the requirements applicable to an IATF 16949:2016 internal auditor
  • Identify linkages between IATF 16949:2016 requirements and Customer Specific Requirements, including how to audit the applicable CSRs
  • Identify linkages between IATF 16949:2016 requirements and the Core Tools
  • Apply auditing skills according to ISO 19011 for Internal Auditors

NOTE: A full copy of the IATF 16949:2016 and 9001:2015 publications are not included. However, the exacted requirements text of 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016, with training commentary, will be included in the participant manual.

Who Should Attend

This training program is designed for quality professionals in the automotive industry, and recommended for:

  • New internal auditors
  • Experienced internal auditors who require refresh training


Day 1

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Quality Management Principles
  • Process Approach and Risked-Based Thinking
  • ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 – Requirements and Commentary

Day 2

  • ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 – Requirements and Commentary
  • Auditing the Core Tools and Customer Specific Requirements – Introductory Analysis
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Auditing Skills

Day 3

  • Auditing Skills (continued)
  • Auditing Application