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13 September 2018

IATF 16949 Transition Update

As indicated in the IATF 16949 Transition Strategy, all ISO/TS 16949 certificates will automatically expire on 14th September 2018, including any certificates in suspension status.

For those organizations that have not yet conducted a transition audit to IATF 16949:2016 as of 14th September 2018, an initial audit will be required.

In line with the IATF 16949 Transition Strategy, no Stage 1 Readiness Review is required as long as the initial certification audit to IATF 16949:2016 is conducted by 14th March 2019 (which is within 6 months of 14th September 2018). In this situation, the certification body is not required to request a waiver from the relevant Oversight Office. Please reference the IATF 16949 Transition Strategy, Revision 6 dated 13th June 2018 (see point D for transition timing requirements on page 13 and FAQ 20).

13 June 2018

The IATF has approved a revision to the IATF Transition Strategy, Revision 6, dated 13th June 2018. The sixth revision of the Transition Strategy incorporates modifications to FAQ number 2 (see page 14 of the Transition Strategy – see red text) that allows organizations to transfer under special circumstances to a new IATF-recognized certification body.

29 May 2018

The IATF has revised the New Auditor training and evaluation process effective 1st June, 2018. Phase 1 changes are detailed in CB Communique 2018-003 below.

22 May 2018

IATF Transfer Requirements for clients certified to ISO/TS 16949 or IATF 16949 by Vinçotte NV

The contract between the former IATF-recognized certification body Vinçotte NV and the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) was terminated effective 1 May 2018.

In the document below, clients will find a set of requirements and special waivers that were approved by the IATF to minimize the impact and assist clients that intend to maintain an IATF-recognized IATF 16949 certification by an IATF-recognized certification body.

22 March 2018

The IATF conducted a Stakeholder Event in London, UK on 7 March 2018.  A number of certified organizations and Certification Bodies participated.  The objective was to gauge initial feedback on the status of the IATF 16949 transition process.  The presentations and supporting material from the event are available for download.  Please click on the links below to view.

  1. London IATF Stakeholder Event – Introduction
  2. London IATF Stakeholder Event – Transition Update
  3. London IATF Stakeholder Event – BMW Group update
  4. London IATF Stakeholder Event – Systematic Review Team process
  5. London IATF Stakeholder Event – Transition Survey Feedback
  6. Ford Letter – Reporting of IATF 16949 Transition Audit Status
  7. FCA Reminder Letter

20 December 2017

On 21st December 2017, the IATF will release revised training modules on the IATF ADP site (GM OEM Scorecard training, including a GM OEM Scorecard quiz module, and the NC Management training module).  These modules will be available at no cost (free) to all active auditors, free ticket candidates, and 3-NE new auditor candidates.  Deadlines are defined in the link below –  CB Communique 2017-012, along with available CPD approved hours.

CB Communique 2017-012 – Updated GM OEM Scorecard Training and Quiz Modules and NC Management Training Module