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IATF 16949 Foundation

Why should you attend?

IATF 16949 Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to implement and manage an Automotive Quality Management System (AQMS) as specified in IATF 16949. During this training course, you will be able to understand the different modules of an AQMS, including AQMS policy, procedures, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review and continual improvement.
After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for the “PECB Certified IATF16949 Foundation” credential. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach. 

Who should attend?

  • Individuals involved in Automotive Quality Management
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main processes of Automotive Quality Management Systems (AQMS)
  • Individuals interested to pursue a career in Automotive Quality Management

Learning objectives

  • Understand the elements and operations of an Automotive Quality Management System (AQMS)
  • Acknowledge the correlation between IATF 16949 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and management of an AQMS

Educational approach

  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples
  • Practical exercises include examples and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam



Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Automotive Quality Management System (AQMS) concepts as required by IATF 16949

Day 2: Understand the Automotive Quality Management System (AQMS) requirements and Certification Exam  


The “PECB Certified IATF 16949 Foundation” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of an Automotive Quality Management System (AQMS) 

Domain 2: Automotive Quality Management Systems (AQMS) 

For more information about exam details, please visit  Examination Rules and Policies.



After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credential shown on the table below. For more information about IATF 16949 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The requirements for PECB Foundation Certification are:

Credential Exam Professional experience MS audit/assessment experience AQMMS project experience Other requirements
PECB Certified IATF 16949 Foundation PECB Certified IATF 16949 Foundation Exam or equivalent None None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

General Information

  • Certification fees are included on the exam price
  • Training material containing over 200 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free

Training Days
CPD Certification
Exam Duration hour
Retake Exam
Language : English
Type : Classroom
Certification Fees: N/A
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