Production Part Approval Process

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

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This course provides a detailed examination of the required deliverables of APQP for your automotive customer. The purpose of PPAP is to determine if the customer engineering, design record, and specification requirements, are properly understood; and that the production process has the potential to meet these requirements during an actual production run at the quoted production rate. This course is consistent with the AIAG – DCX, Ford, GM Manual PPAP, 4th edition.

Learning Objectives

Understand your automotive customers’ PPAP requirements, as well as, learning the linkage between the Core Tools and ISO/TS16949:2002.

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

  • PPAP alignment with TS16949 and APQP
  • PPAP Definitions, Scope, and Purpose
  • Requirements for Submission
  • PPAP Process Requirements
  • Part Submission Warrant
  • How to evaluate and audit PPAP

Course Materials

Students receive comprehensive course manuals with reference materials.


The course is intended for Design Engineers, Program Managers, Product Mangers, Quality Managers, QMS Auditors, APQP Team Members, PPAP Coordinators, Supplier Quality Engineers, and QMS Management Representatives.


A working knowledge of your Quality Management System, as well as, your Customers’ requirements.


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

Whittington & Associates

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