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 Purpose / Objective

Create a critical mass of Test SPICE Assessors


  • Draft certification scheme in discussion

Next Steps

  • Have Certification Scheme operating
  • Have certified Test SPICE Provisionals
  • Have new members for the WG


  • Klaudia Dussa Zieger
  • Andreas Nehfort

Working Group Leader

Welcome to intacs™, the association of all assessors working on the basis of the International Assessor Certification Scheme!


intacs™ is

  • an independent and legally registered not-for-profit association
  • with open and transparent operations in an honorary capacity
  • and global and multilingual presence.



Because of the need to improve on assessment performance, to reduce variations in the quality of assessment results and to make results more comparable, intacs™ was set up in response to requests from industry and international ISO/IEC 15504 experts. The main objective was to ensure high quality assessor qualification in the worldwide community for process assessment according to ISO/IEC 15504.

In order to reach these goals, intacs™

  • sets training and certification standards for ISO/IEC 15504 assessors
  • sets standards for maintaining assessor competence
  • promotes assessment models and community interactions


Industry acceptance

intacs™ is the scheme accepted by the automotive industry and the HIS / VDA AK 13 (working group responsible for defining process requirements for car manufacturers and n-tier suppliers).


1. Legal name and address

International Assessor Certification Scheme e.V. (intacs e.V.)


Herderstr. 7

51147 Köln



T: +49 (0) 700 intacsinfo (46822746)

E: office at intacs.info


Creation of a process model “Agile SPICE™” to reflect agile concepts, methods and practices, but only with either changed or added processes and process groups


  • Growing complexity and faster changes during development drive increased use of agile approaches.
  • OEMs ensure the overall quality and safety/security of those products, leading to increased pressure to show Automotive SPICE® capabilities.
  • Automotive SPICE® as is can be applied and interpreted for any kind of development.
  • However, both agile organizations and those in an agile transition struggle in implementing and interpreting Automotive SPICE®.
  • There is a need to reduce misunderstandings and help to interpret the terminology for both sides.
  • This bridge shall …
    • reduce the variation in interpretation of Automotive SPICE® assessors,
    • increase the acceptance of Automotive SPICE® in the agile community.


  • Development of an Agile SPICE™ PAM (applicable with Automotive SPICE® 3.1) including usage guidance and mapping to Automotive SPICE® practices
  • Piloting the Agile SPICE™ PAM in assessments
  • Creation of standard training material and exams


  • Lead: Christian Knüvener (Knüvener Mackert GmbH) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Co-Lead: Christian Hübscher (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Extended Team:

  • Achim Gerber (Knüvener Mackert GmbH),
  • Alexander De Jong (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH),
  • Annu George (APTIV),
  • Carola Schweizer (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH),
  • Cenk Yazer (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH),
  • Claudia Salazar Dorn (Dr. Claudia Salazar Dorn),
  • Dominik Feurer (Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG),
  • Florian Kneisl (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH),
  • Hendrik Meyl (Munich Safety GmbH),
  • Le-Roy Graeff (Student),
  • Niclas Knapp (Robert Bosch GmbH),
  • Rocio Rojas (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH),
  • Rüdiger Bayer (Knüvener Mackert GmbH),
  • Rüdiger Heimgärtner (IUIC),
  • Sergej Weber (KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH),
  • Stefan Weber (Continental AG),
  • Stephan Müller (T-Systems international GmbH),
  • Tobias Maier (Hella Aglaia Mobile Vision GmbH)


  • Alexander Mackert (Knüvener Mackert GmbH),
  • Lars Dittmann (VW AG),
  • Stefan Weber (Continental AG)

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The following courses are defined and accredited in the intacs scheme:

  1. intacs certified Provisional Assessor (15504-5)
  2. intacs certified Provisional Assessor (Automotive SPICE®)
  3. intacs certified Provisional Assessor (TestSPICE)
  4. intacs certified Competent Assessor (15504-5)
  5. intacs certified Competent Assessor (Automotive SPICE®)
  6. intacs certified Competent Assessor (TestSPICE)


  • Only accredited Training Providers delivering courses with this title and a valid accreditation number are (re-)authorized by intacs on a regular basis (note that intacs is only the scheme holder, i.e. all operational training, qualification and certification is done by those training providers and certification bodies).
  • Syllabi and exams are defined and released by intacs to Certification Bodies.
  • Exams are taken and corrected by Cerifcation Bodies indepently from the Training Providers delivering a course.


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