Training in/Renewal of VDA 6.3

Read below about requirements for renewal of previously issued certification for VDA 6.3at VDA 6.3


As the only licensee to VDA QMC in Scandinavia, we can carry out both certification training of auditors and more comprehensive training for e.g. management teams in VDA 6.3 for anything between 1 and 5 days. General training for 1-2 days is suitable for e.g. management teams or people who need information about what the method means, but who should not carry out audits. Training of personell to work as internal auditors or with supplier assessment covers 4 days and for some customers approved certification tests are also required (Day 5).

Read below about requirements for renewal.


Basic requirements for training for internal/second-party audits in 4 days are:
  • Completed training in internal auditing covering ISO 19011 (or equivalent) of at least three days
  • 3 years of industrial experience of which 1 year in quality management

For 5-day training/certification the requirements are:

  • Completed training in internal auditing covering ISO 19011 (or equivalent) of at least three days
  • 5 years of industrial experience of which 2 years in quality management
  • Documented knowledge in “Automotive Core Tools” (see below)

Here you can download forms for application of 4-/5-day training.



If, in connection with a training course in VDA 6.3, you have completed the tests included on the fifth day of training with approved results, you thus have a full right to conduct audits for 3 years. After three years, an application for an extension must be submitted and, as a rule, an extension is granted for an additional three years at a small cost (currently SEK 1,750). General requirements for extension are:
  • Minimum five audits carried out (internal/external/potential analysis) over three years
  • Minimum 10 audit days in the last three years
  • Demonstrated competence in (Automotive) Core Tools

Application for renewal must be submitted latest 3 months after expiration of validity.

Here you can download form for application of renewal


As a result of witness audits, it has been found that the majority of suppliers in the automotive industry have a lack of knowledge of “Core Tools” (FMEA, SPC, MSA, APQP, 8D mm) for VDA QMC at the end of 2019/2020, core tools’ competence requirements for new training and extension. This competence can be demonstrated according to one of the following options
  • Training in “Automotive Core Tools” (417) from approved licensee to VDA QMC OR
  • Completed training in Core Tools with approved content for at least two days AND
  • Completed “Quizz” in Automotive Core Tools with approved results
Please send us your certificates from completed core tools training ( and you will receive an invitation to the quizz.

Read here about Automotive Core Tools


Due to the (April 2021) current Covid-19 pandemic and the difficulties this has entailed in carrying out audits, it is possible to apply for an extension of the validity period of the current registration until 30 June 2021. Read in the FAQ below and “Special Regulations Covid-19″.