AS Transition Training

The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) recently issued a letter on transition training for aerospace auditors. This training is a key element in the transition to the AS9100C, AS9110A, and AS9120A standards, as well as, use of the common AS9101D audit requirements standard.

All Aerospace Auditors (AA) and Aerospace Experienced Auditors (AEA) must complete Aerospace Auditor Transition Training (AATT) to be authenticated for auditing the new aerospace 2009 standards.

AS9100: This IAQG-Sanctioned AATT course has online and instructor-led components. The online component consists of an online initial examination and an online module titled, “Foundations: Understanding 9100”. The instructor-led component is a 4-day course and includes an evaluation and examination.

AS9110: This IAQG-Sanctioned AATT course has online and instructor-led components. The online component consists of an online initial examination and an online module titled, “Foundations: Understanding 9110”. The instructor-led component is a 1-day course and includes an evaluation and examination.

AS9120: This IAQG-Sanctioned AATT course has online and final examination components. It does not include an instructor-led course. The online component consists of an online initial examination and an online module titled, “Foundations: Understanding 9120”. The final examination must be taken in a proctored environment with an approved training provider.

Online: The online course for the AS9100C standard must be completed as the first step in the AATT. You begin by taking an exam. If you pass it, you can complete the online training or go to the instructor-led course. If you don’t pass, you must take the online course before going to the instructor-led course.

Auditors seeking authentication to AS9110A or AS9120A must first complete the AS9100C online course and AS9100C instructor-led course before attending AS9110A or AS9120A training.

Classroom: Instructor-led training is required for auditors seeking AS9100C and AS9110A authentication. AS9120A training does not include an instructor-led course. As previously stated, AS9100C instructor-led training is a pre-requisite for AS9110A and AS9120A training.

Trainers: All trainers wanting to teach the AATT course must first successfully complete the AATT and the Plexus Evaluator course. All training providers, including certification bodies, must be approved by an IAQG Sector Management Structure approved Training Provider Approval Body to deliver AATT. Two approved trainers are required to deliver the Aerospace Auditor Transition Training. Class sizes must be a minimum of 9 students and a maximum of 12 students.

For more information on the IAQG-sanctioned Aerospace Auditor Transition Training, go to this Plexus web page.