IATF 16949 Foundation

Why should you attend?

IATF 16949 Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to implement and manage an Automotive Quality Management System (AQMS) as specified in IATF 16949. During this training course, you will be able to understand the different modules of an AQMS, including AQMS policy, procedures, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review and continual improvement.

After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for the “Certified IATF16949 Foundation” credential. A Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach.

Who should attend?

  • Individuals involved in Automotive Quality Management
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main processes of Automotive Quality Management Systems (AQMS)
  • Individuals interested to pursue a career in Automotive Quality Management

Learning objectives

  • Understand the elements and operations of an Automotive Quality Management System (AQMS)
  • Acknowledge the correlation between IATF 16949 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and management of an AQMS

Educational approach

  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples
  • Practical exercises include examples and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam



Course agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Automotive Quality Management System (AQMS) concepts as required by IATF 16949

Day 2: Understand the Automotive Quality Management System (AQMS) requirements and Certification Exam


The “Certified IATF 16949 Foundation” exam fully meets the requirements of the Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of an Automotive Quality Management System (AQMS)

Domain 2: Automotive Quality Management Systems (AQMS)


After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credential shown on the table below.

The requirements for Foundation Certification are:



Professional experience

MS audit/assessment experience

AQMMS project experience

Other requirements

Certified IATF 16949 Foundation

Certified IATF 16949 Foundation Exam or equivalent




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General Information

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • Training material containing over 200 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free

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