IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor


An ineffective audit can mean severe consequences resulting in process failure, customer dissatisfaction and regulatory noncompliance. Optimize your auditing skills with the internationally recognized IATF 16949:2016 and boost your internal audit capabilities. Gain confidence in planning and performing an effective audit, as well as reporting and assessing corrective action where necessary.

This course will help you develop the necessary skills to assess and report on conformance, and the effective implementation of processes, based on IATF 16949:2016. You'll learn how to initiate an audit, prepare and conduct audit activities, compile and distribute audit reports and complete follow-up activities.

How will I benefit?

This course will help you:

  • Prepare, conduct and follow-up on IATF 16949:2016 audit activities
  • Identify and apply the benefits and requirements of an IATF 16949:2016 audit
  • Gain the skills to assess an organization's capability to manage its Automotive QMS
  • Write factual audit reports and assist with corrective actions

What will I learn?

Delegates will have the knowledge to:

  • Describe the guidelines of management system auditing according to ISO 19011
  • Apply ISO 19011 guidelines to auditing IATF 16949
  • Explain the importance of customer-specific requirements in the internal audit process
  • Identify the automotive process approach when auditing

Delegated will have the skills to:

  • Plan and initiate the audit
  • Prepare audit activities, taking account of customer-specific requirements
  • Conduct audit activities using the process approach
  • Prepare and distribute the audit report
  • Complete the audit
  • Audit follow-up

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in the auditing, maintaining or supervising of an IATF 16949:2016 Automotive QMS.


You should be able to demonstrate the following minimum competencies prior to attending the course:

  • Risk-based thinking
  • Understanding of applicable ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 requirements related to the scope of the audit (for this course; all requirements).
  • Understanding of applicable core tool requirements related to the scope of the audit 

Upcoming Course Dates

Start/End Date and TimeLocationFeeEnroll
  • Apr 11, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Apr 12, 2018 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Bowling Green, KYUSD $1150.00Enroll
  • May 16, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • May 17, 2018 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Chicago, ILUSD $1050.00*Enroll
  • Jun 14, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Jun 15, 2018 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Cleveland, OHUSD $1050.00*Enroll
  • Jun 27, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Jun 28, 2018 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
St. Louis, MOUSD $1050.00*Enroll
  • Jun 27, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Jun 28, 2018 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Grand Haven, MIUSD $1050.00*Enroll
*Price reflects Early Bird discount

Whittington & Associates

We are committed to providing expert training, effective consulting, and valuable auditing. If you have any questions about our services, please contact us at 770-862-1766, or Larry@WhittingtonAssociates.com.