SMMT IATF Oversight

IATF 3rd Party Certification Body Auditor Training

SMMT (an IATF approved training organisation) provide IATF 16949 3rd Party Certification Body Auditor Training and Evaluation on behalf of The IATF.

Who can attend?

To attend this course candidates must be sponsored by an IATF Approved Certification Body, a list can be found on the IATF Global Oversight website, and meet the requirements set out in the Rules for Achieving and Maintaining IATF Recognition (Rules 5th edition) section 4.2 or 4.2.1 (including any SIs).


Prior to being accepted onto the Live Virtual Training course, candidates must be approved by the IATF approved training organisation against section 4.2 / 4.2.1 of the Rules. To apply, candidates must complete and submit the Application Form Part 1.


Once approved, candidates will be given an access to the Auditor Development Platform (ADP) where mandatory Pre-study modules have to be completed.

Applying for the Live Virtual Training Course

Following completion of the ADP Mandatory Pre-study modules, candidates can apply to attend the Live Virtual training.

The SMMT Training is delivered in English.  It is important that candidates are confident in their English language skills to fully engage and participate in the Training.  Other IATF Training Organization offer this training in other languages, a list of these can be found here –

SMMT will be delivering the following courses.   Closed courses can be arranged, please contact requesting a quote.


Time Zone Date
UTC + 1, delivered from UK   15th to 18th July 2024
UTC + 7, delivered from Thailand   2nd to 5th September 2024
UTC + 1, delivered from UK   14th to 17th October 2024
UTC + 7, delivered from Thailand   13th to 16th January 2025

The New Auditor Live Virtual Training is a 4 day event delivered via Zoom, comprising of individual & group exercises, quizzes, and homework activities. Please note that the training course does not go through the IATF 16949:2016 standard or cover the automotive core tools in detail. Candidates can apply for the Live Virtual Training by completing and submitting the Application Form Part 2 and the Payment Form including copies of the Certificates from the ADP Pre-study modules. A Joining Letter will be provided on approval.

Auditor Evaluation

Auditor Evaluation will be undertaken through the Auditor Development platform (ADP) at a Live Virtual Proctor Event.
Successful candidates will receive an IATF 16949:2016 3rd Party Auditor Certificate and will be added to the IATF Database.


If a candidate does not pass, they will have a maximum of three retakes available. The first retake requires the candidate to fully repeat the Live Virtual training course before re-taking the ADP Assessment. Re-takes 2 & 3 are competency based and are taken on the ADP platform.

Qualification must be achieved within 12 months of the initial evaluation. Failure to achieve qualification within 12 months of the initial evaluation will require the candidate to re-apply as a new auditor candidate according to IATF Rules 5th 4.2.


Please visit the IATF Global Oversight website at to find out more about the IATF scheme and download free resources. You can subscribe with your email address to receive notifications of new content.

You can find English language publications from our web shop including the IATF Auditor Guide, the IATF 16949 Standard and the Rules for Achieving and Maintaining IATF Recognition.

Further information

Please contact Louise Lewis at SMMT IATF Oversight: –

Louise Lewis
SMMT IATF Oversight Office Controller