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 on a face to face 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 code to enter the Auditor Development Platform (ADP) where mandatory Pre-study modules have to be completed.

Applying for the Face to Face Course

Following completion of the ADP Mandatory pre-study modules, candidates can apply to attend the face to face training.

SMMT provide open face to face Training in the UK and Thailand.  Closed courses in other locations can be arranged. All our training is delivered in English.

2021 dates

Location Date
Bangkok, Thailand 27th Sept to 1st October
Birmingham, UK 15th to 19th November

The New Auditor Training and Evaluation is a 5 day event comprising 3.5 days face to face training and 1.5 days evaluation.  The 3.5 days training includes 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.Training & Evaluating Course Details Once accepted, candidates can apply for face to face 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.

Following the evaluation, a scorecard will be generated which shows the performance of the candidate in relation to five essential competencies described in the IATF Auditor Guide (4th Edition). This scorecard will clearly indicate pass or fail by competency.

Successful candidates will receive an IATF 16949:2016 3rd Party Auditor Certificate and will be added to the IATF Database. This certificate will be sent to the sponsoring Certification Body.


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 face to face training course and full evaluation. Retakes 2 and 3 are competency based and will be undertaken in a proctored environment.

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.

To register for re-takes, complete and submit the  Re-take – Training Evaluation Application Form and Re-Take Payment Form.


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 Lauren Pritchard at SMMT IATF Oversight for further information –

Lauren Pritchard
SMMT IATF Oversight Office Coordinator
SMMT IATF Oversight, SMMT Industry Forum, 2680 Kings Court, The Crescent, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham, B37 7YE, UK
Office Tel: +44 (0) 121 717 6619

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