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intacs e.V. awarded one scholarship

Hey, I'm Lucas Nils Mohr (22). My career began with a dual study programme at Deutsche Telekom AG. There I started in service management at T-Systems International GmbH. Among other things, I helped with the agile transformation of the department through SAFe/Scrum knowledge. From the very beginning, it was my primary goal to learn something new every day. So I decided, for instance, to deal with cloud computing and also blockchain technology independently. As a result, my studies took me through a number of exciting additional stages. Thanks to my rapid progress, I was able to take on responsibility in the relevant departments. For example, I assisted the Hungarian cloud computing team by coding cloud resources (IaC), using my acquired AWS DevOps experience (incl. on-site support through deployment abroad in Hungary). The tasks in the blockchain area included smart contract programming with Solidity on the Ethereum Chain.

At the same time, I am always looking for new challenges. Through the scholarship programme of iNTACS e.V., my objective is to further develop and optimize the existing ITIL processes in service management at T-Systems International GmbH using SPICE. For this purpose, I am relying on the PIM.3 module of the SPICE framework. The objective is making workflows more efficient and further improving service experience for the customer.

I would like to thank iNTACS e.V. for this opportunity.

Certification as Provisional Assessor- renewal requirements

We note that renewal requirements for Provisional Assessors has two topics for fulfilment independent of the fee:

1. Qualification

- Certificate of competence at Provisional Assessor level for the corresponding PAM.

2. Experience Evidence (EE):

-  No EE needed for renewal as Provisional Assessor

Please see the document (Assessor Certification V9.3) on our website download area.

intacs® information letter 2022

The current intacs®  infoletter has been published - please see link attached. 

intacs information letter 2022-10.pdf
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Intacs World Wide

The intacs assessor certification scheme has been spread its service and support over many countries in the world.

Trainings and Exams are usually developed in English, but translation to local guide is available for many languages

Intacs certified assessors word wide

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Current rules for online activities (status as of November 11th, 2022)

intacs® and VDA QMC accepted to perform assessments and trainings completely online.

To ensure the high-quality expectations of intacs®, the current rules apply until further notice:

For the following training courses, the online and onsite execution (including online and onsite exams) is allowed:

  • intacs® certified Provisional Assessor
  • intacs® certified Competent Assessor *)
  • intacs® Introduction to VDA Automotive SPICE® Guidelines
  • intacs® Automotive SPICE® for Cybersecurity


For the following observations, the online and onsite execution is allowed:

  • Competent Course Participant Observation
  • Competent Assessor Candidate Observation (during an assessment) **)
  • Instructor Observation ***)


For assessments, the online and onsite execution is allowed:

  • The VDA Automotive SPICE® Guidelines v1.0 specify in chapter 8.3.1: "It is not appropriate to perform interviews for data collection only using phone and/or video conferences."
    Due to the past and current COVID-19 related restrictions to meet in person, the forenamed requirement is suspended until further notice.
    The VDA QMC project group thereby likes to foster the performance of assessments even during pandemic situations.
  • intacs® recommends following the Guideline for Remote Process Assessments.


*) For the “intacs® certified Competent Assessor” training, there are mandatory rules for online performance:

  • This training must be conducted via video conference, so the trainer is able to observe the participants.
  • A tool must be used to allow working groups in separate sessions, between which the trainer can switch anytime.

**) For the “Competent Assessor Candidate Observation (during an assessment)”, there are mandatory rules for online performance:

  • The observation must be conducted via video conference, so the observer is able to observe the behavior of the candidate as well as the reaction of the interviewees.

***) For the “Instructor Observation”, there are mandatory rules for online performance:

  • This training must be conducted via video conference, so the observer is able to observe the Instructor candidate as well as the participants all the time.
  • The latest Observation sheet must be filled-in by the Observer to document and maintain all necessary steps and results.


intacs® is continuously working on updated procedures with additional requirements to ensure the quality of onsite and online activities also in the future. This includes the criteria for observers who have an important responsibility.

intacs® SPICE for Mechanical Engineering V1.8 released

We present the new version of intacs® SPICE for Mechanical Engineering.

Please let us know your feedback.

Mechanical SPICE V1.8
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Japanese Translation of intacs SPICE for Mechanical Engineering V1.7 released

We present intacs SPICE for Mechanical Engineering - now with a Japanese translation.

The Japanese translation of ME SPICE shows the worldwide interest in this guideline.

SPICE for Mechanical Engineering Release 1.7-Japanese

Please let us know your feedback.

HW Engineering PRM/PAM v2.0 released

As announced, the intacs working group "HW Engineering PRM/PAM" has completed the work for the release 2.0. Several improvements have been made, e.g.

  • Further Notes and guidance for using the PAM in all processes for semiconductor development. In this context, e.g. traceability is now also allowed (however not required) to be established between HW requirements an individual HW part such as a single transistor.
  • Several Rationales were enhanced (e.g. Rationale 5 ‚"Understanding of functional and non-functional requirements")
  • Given Notes and some process outcomes and base practices, respectively, have been improved (e.g. HWE.1 HW Requirement Analysis now also reflects general "stakeholder requirements")

Further details you will find in revision history in Annex E of  the document: intacs HW Engineering PRM/PAM v2.0

Plan for 2021:

The work of the group has not ended with release v2.0. In 2021, the group will, in alignment with the intacs working groups "training course strategy" and "standard course materials", develop materials for HW PAM courses. Further, potentials for getting assessments according to the HW PAM accepted as Experience Evidence will be evaluated. Furthermore, the progress of ISO/SAE 21434 on Cybersecurity will be observed to see whether the HW PRM/PAM need to address these topics in Base Practices or Notes.

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Grace Period for Assessor Certification

If an assessor is not able to collect all necessary Experience Evidence due to cancelled assessments or events because of the pandemic time period, the Certification Bodies will grant up to 6 additional months for collecting and providing the missing EEs.

But the additional time does not mean that the certification period will be extended! E.g. if the current period is from January 2018 to December 2020, and you use the first 6 months of 2021 to collect missing EEs, the new period will still be from January 2021 to December 2023.

And another procedure rule still applies: Already used EEs cannot be used twice! E.g. if you collect EEs within the first 6 months of 2021 in order to use them for the certification period from 2021 to 2023, you cannot use these EEs for the next certification period even if they are within the 36 months’ time frame.

Guideline for Remote Process Assessments

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are receiving several questions regarding the possibility of performing remote assessments. Is this permissible, recommended, or not?

Please find out our answer and a few recommendations in our brief Guideline for Remote Process Assessments.