The current pandemic situation does still not allow to perform all SPICE related activities onsite. intacs™ and VDA QMC already accepted to perform assessments and trainings completely online for a limited time. But not all activities ensure the same high-quality expectations of intacs™. Therefore, the current rules apply (status as of Oct. 1st, 2020):

For the following training courses, the online execution is allowed until June 30th, 2021:

  • intacs™ certified Provisional Assessor
  • intacs™ certified Competent Assessor
  • intacs™ Introduction to VDA Automotive SPICE® Guidelines

This also includes the online exams.

For the “intacs™ certified Competent Assessor” training, there are mandatory rules:

  • 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 following observations, the online execution is allowed until June 30th, 2021:

  • Competent Course Participant Observation

For the following observations, the online execution is not allowed:

  • Competent Assessor Candidate Observation (during an assessment)
  • Instructor Observation

This also includes observations, where the observer and the candidate are physically in the same room.

intacs™ is continuously working on updated procedures with additional requirements to ensure the quality of onsite and online activities also in the future. Please check regularly the web page.

The agenda of the upcoming 3rd VDA Automotive SYS Conference China in Shanghai has been published:
Agenda of the 3rd VDA Automotive SYS China

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.