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 Nov. 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
  • Competent Assessor Candidate Observation (during an assessment)

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

  • 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 following observations, the online execution is not allowed:

  • Instructor Observation


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 intacs.info web page.