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Assessor (Re-)Certification (3 years)

ECQA VDA QMC
Provisional, Competent and Principal Assessor (incl. Instructor) 450,00 € 450,00 €
 Corporate Contract:    
10 certification package  3.375,00 €  
 plus 5 certification package  1.687,50 €  
6-10 certifications/year   382,50 € / certificate
more than 10 certifications/year   315,00 € / certificate

  

Assessor Exam 

ECQA VDA QMC
 Provisional Assessor 450,00 € 450,00 €
 Competent Assessor 500,00 € 550,00 €
 Review of exam results 60,00 € 200,00 € 

  

Training Provider Accreditation

 
for each intacs accepted PAM 3.500,00 € / PAM

 

Course Materials License Fees

 

intacs certified Provisional Assessor

  • unlimited per model and year
  • Can be subsituted by active participation in further development as agreed by working group
  • Updates of minor baselines are included in this license fee (e.g. 1.1 -> 1.2)

  • Updates of major baselines are subject of new license fee (e.g. 1.2 -> 2.0)

1.500,00 €

intacs certified Competent Assessor

  • unlimited per model and year
  • Can be subsituted by active participation in further development as agreed by working group
  • Updates of minor baselines are included in this license fee (e.g. 1.1 -> 1.2)

  • Updates of major baselines are subject of new license fee (e.g. 1.2 -> 2.0)

1.500,00 €

intacs Introduction to VDA Automotive SPICE Guidelines

  • unlimited per year
  • Can be subsituted by active participation in further development as agreed by working group
  • Updates of minor baselines are included in this license fee (e.g. 1.1 -> 1.2)

  • Updates of major baselines are subject of new license fee (e.g. 1.2 -> 2.0)

500,00 €

 

Explanations

  • The assessor certification covers three complete calendar years. It is the responsibility of the assessor to apply for renewal during this period. In order to avoid bottlenecks and gaps, intacs has defined a buffer period during the first quarter of the following year. This allows assessors, which are late in extending their certification to continue their buisiness for at least three months. Details are defined in the according procedure (see download area in Community Menue). Be aware, that only an application for (re-)certification in time will make sure, that a continuous certification is granted.
  • If an assessor is certified he might want to extend his scope of recognition to an additional field, i.e. if an assessor is certified within the scope of Automotive SPICE®, he might want to be recognized as a certified assessor in the field of finance as well. In this case he applies for a secondary certification with a formless request and a copy of his existing certificate. The certification bodies will exchange necessary data to allow evaluation and then issue a second certifcate according to the request (only if certification criteria a met).
  • For organizations, who want to qualify and maintain a qualification program for a certain amout of assessors, corporate bundles are available. See details in the according definitions.
  • The exam fees cover participation in an exam, which is related to one or a group of Process Assessment Models. The fee depends on the course scope, where the exam is connected to.
  • Training Organizations may get accredited for one or more courses, fees apply per course. Only certified instructors, qualified to give selected courses, shall perform trainings. Trainings given by instructors without having a certification and qualification for that course will not grant qualification to the participants, no matter if they pass exam or not.
Objectives:
The objective of the working group is to set up a scheme which provides accepted assessment results that provide a decent level of trustworthiness. If the requirements of this scheme are fulfilled a certificate can be issued. Within the scope are assessments according to IOS/IEC 15504-2 complaint PAMs for either project assessments or organizational maturity (see ISO/IEC TR 15504-7)
Background:
The   technical report of ISO/IEC 15504 Part 7 provides a framework for assessments of organisational maturity based on ISO/IEC 15504. Organisational Maturity appraisals based on CMMI / SCAMPI have already been performed for many years.
Current situation: it is hard to judge whether assessments and appraisals performed by third parties (i.e., consultancies, freelancers) reveal a necessary level of detail, rigor, and ISO/IEC 15504-2 conformance. This is especially true for Organizational Maturity assessments, for some regions in the world in particular.

In order to make such undertakings more professional and to provide clear requirements for trustworthy assessment results of ISO/IEC 15504 compliant assessments intacs has set up a working party in 2009 in response to industry feedback and requests.
The approach is as follows: offering assessment certificates once it is assured that that assessment performance was according to high quality standards and done by certified professionals, and, further,  that the assessment results were put under independent quality assurance.
Purpose
  1. Definie and maintain exam questions for Provisional and Competent courses in cooperation with Working Party "Standard Course Materials", the instructors, and based on exam participant feedback
  2. Compile exams and deliver exam releases to Certification Bodies.
  3. Approve an release exam results created by Certification Bodies before announcing them to the participants
  4. Quality assurance and configuration management
Deliverables
  1. Exam questions for Provisional and Competent courses
  2. Exam results approvals
Members
  • Klaus Hörmann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) (Head)
  • Markus Müller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
  • Pierre Metz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
  • Hartmut Gierszal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

This working group is currently on hold and will be reorganized.


Purpose

  1. Developing standardized Provisional and Competent Course materials (can be licensed by any accredited Training Provider) by exploiting the technical experience and knowledge of instructors and trainig providers in the field, and by processing sumbittemd change requests.
  2. Maintain these course materials in all relevant languages.
  3. Working together closely with Working Parties "Syllabi" and "Exams"

Deliverables

  1. Develop and maintain course materials (slides, exercise and case study materials, instructions)
  2. Maintain Change Request Management for Competent Course materials. CRs result from course delivery experiences and participant feedback provided by trainers and Certification Bodies.

Head

  • Volker Lehmann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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