More Auditor Days for ISO/TS 16949:2002

Moving from QS-9000:1998 to ISO/TS 16949:2002 may involve more than conforming to new and changed requirements. Your organization may be subject to additional on-site auditor days under ISO/TS 16949:2002.

Audit Days

The number of on-site auditor days for the initial audit, and the first two years of surveillance visits, have not changed from QS-9000:1998 to ISO 16949:2002. However, most organizations will require more days in Year 3 for the ISO/TS 16949:2002 re-certification audit.

Number
of
Employees
Initial Audit On-site Days
QS-9000:1998
ISO /TS 16949:2002
On-site Auditor Days
QS-9000 (each year)
ISO/TS 16949 (Year 1 and 2)
On-site Auditor Days
ISO/TS 16949:2002
Re-certification Audit (Year 3)
1-15222
16-30422
31-60533
61-100634
101-250845
251-5001057
501-10001268
1001-200015710
2001-400018912
4001- up211114

Multiple Sites

Appendix H in QS-9000 provides for a reduction in on-site auditor days for multiple sites under a single certificate (Corporate Audit Scheme). However, the Auditor Day Adjustment Table is not included in ISO/TS 16949:2002. Instead, it has been placed in Annex 3 of the IATF Rules for Certification Bodies to ISO/TS 16949:2002.

Notice below that the new reductions may result in more auditor days being scheduled. Check with your registrar to see if your registration budget will be affected due to additional on-site auditor days.

Number of SitesQS-9000: Reduction ToISO/TS 16949: Reduction To
2-970%80%
10-1960%70%
20 and above50%60%