VDA 6.3 Training: Conducting Process Audits

Course Duration: 3 Days - 8 Hours/day

Omnex is not a VDA or VDA-QMC licensed training provider. Omnex courses are taught by instructors who have completed and received certificates for VDA 6.3:2023 Process Auditor.

Omnex offers auditor certification for various ISO, industry and sector management system standards. Omnex automotive auditor certifications address ISO 19011:2018, Exemplar Global, IRCA and VDA auditor requirements and guidelines.

Our auditor course teaches the process audit approach as it applies to management systems and VDA (6.3) Process Audit requirements. Our VDA certified Subject Matter Expert (SME)-led courses enable auditors to understand and competently perform system and process audits. In addition to Auditor competency certification Omnex provides training for Product Integrity (PSCR), FMEA, PPAP and MSA to VDA standards.

VDA standards are published by the Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V., a German automobile trade association and are a supplier requirement for some of their members and their automotive suppliers.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the process audit approach
  • Identify and apply the requirements of VDA 6.3
  • Prepare, perform, and complete an audit to VDA 6.3

Course Outline

Daily Agenda (approximate, based on class discussions)

Day One

  • VDA Introduction and Overview
  • Chapter 1: VDA 6.3-Related Requirements
  • Chapter 2: Requirements for Project Management (P2)

o P2: Project Management

o Breakout Exercise 1: Audit of P2 – Project Management

  • Chapter 3: Requirements for Planning (P3) and Implementation of Product and Production Process Development (P4)

o Breakout Exercise 2: Audit of P3 – Planning the Product and Production Process Development

o Breakout Exercise 3: Audit of P3 – Implementation of Product and Process Development

Day Two

  • Chapter 4: Requirements for Supplier Management (P5)

o Breakout Exercise 4: Audit of P5 – Supplier Management

  • Chapter 5: Requirements for Process Inputs (P6.1) and Process Management (P6.2)
  • Chapter 6: Requirements for Personnel (P6.3) and Material Resources (P6.4)
  • Chapter 7: Requirements for Process Effectiveness (P6.5) and Results (P6.6)
  • Chapter 8: Requirements for Customer Service (P7)

o Breakout Exercise 5: Assessing the Requirements for Customer Service (P7)

Final Exam: Understanding VDA 6.3 Process Audits

Day Three

  • Chapter 9: Potential Analysis
  • Chapter 10: Conducting VDA 6.3 Audits

o Breakout Exercise 6: Creating an Audit Plan

o Breakout Exercise 7: Calculating the Final Results

o Breakout Exercise 8: Assessing the VDA 6.3 Requirements

Final Exam: Conducting VDA 6.3 Process Audits

Who Should Attend

Courses are specifically designed for Quality System internal, supplier and lead auditors, Supplier Quality/Quality Assurance Managers, Product Safety, Conformity and Integrity personnel and VDA 6.3 Implementation Team Members, Management Representatives or any auditor who may wish to improve their competence to conduct audits using the process approach required by the International Accreditation Forum and others.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a Auditor seminar manual with case studies and a guide for conducting a process/product audits to VDA. An exam is also administered.

Note: Omnex does not provide copies of standard(s) during training courses, but clients are encouraged to have their own copy.


Two years of automotive industry experience with some management system or process audit experience is highly recommended. Knowledge of industry specific management system standards is recommended.

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