Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

Course Fee: USD $2000.00*
Continuing Education Units: 0.8
Course Duration: 1 Day

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This course explains the linkages between various aspects of the APQP process. The linkages include the development and linkage of Process Flows, PFMEAs, and Control Plans. This course demonstrates how these linkages can be used to achieve process standardization and improvement. The content is consistent with the guidelines in the APQP 2nd Edition, FMEA 4th Edition, and PPAP 4th Edition manuals.

Learning Objectives

This course goes in depth into each of the components of the Process Failure Mode & Effects Analysis Worksheet. By the end of the day, participants will know how to develop a PFMEA.

After this training, the participants will have knowledge and understanding of:

  • Linkages between Process Flow, PFMEA, Control Plan, and Work Instructions
  • The FMEA as an analytical process
  • How to create a Process FMEA and Control Plan
  • The meaning and application of Product and Process Characteristics, including Special Characteristics
  • FMEA Development and Engineering Analysis
  • How to evaluate and audit PFMEA and Control Plans

Course Materials

Students receive comprehensive course manuals with reference materials.


The course is intended for Process Engineers, Program Managers, Quality Managers/Engineers/Specialists, QMS Auditors, APQP Team Members, PPAP Coordinators, and QMS Management Representatives.


The only course prerequisite is basic math skills.


The course is taught as a one day class.

Class Hours

Day 1: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM


The student certificates display 0.8 Continuing Education Units.


The fee for the one day on-site course is $2000, plus $25 per student, plus instructor travel expenses. The class size should be at least 4 students and no more than 20 students.


If you have any questions about this course, please call us at 770-862-1766 or send an e-mail to

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