This training provides an overview of the Automotive SPICE® v4.0 processes. Using practical examples, we will introduce the Automotive SPICE® model from the perspective of a project member or a process engineer. We will discuss the problems that can occur during assessments and what a corresponding process improvement can look like.

The relevant parts of ISO/IEC 330xx (successor to ISO/IEC 15504), better known as SPICE, are globally recognized and accepted standards for the assessment and improvement of system and software development processes. Since 2007, the automotive industry in particular prefers that assessments are carried out according to the Automotive SPICE® process model.

Our trainers are expert intacs®-certified Competent and Principal Assessors with extensive practical experience in conducting assessments according to Automotive SPICE®.

  • Automotive SPICE Introduction v4.0


    • Automotive SPICE® v4.0 process assessment model (PAM) and ISO 330xx
    • Motivation and basic concepts
    • Overview of the procedure for an assessment
    • Deepening of the Automotive SPICE® processes:
      • MAN.3, Project Management
      • SUP.1, Quality Assurance
      • SUP.8, Configuration Management
      • SUP.9, Problem Resolution Management
      • SUP.10, Change Request Management
      • SYS.2, System Requirement Analysis
      • SYS.3, System Architectural Design
      • SYS.4, System Integration and Integration Verification
      • SYS.5, System Verification
      • SWE.1, Software Requirement Analysis
      • SWE.2, Software Architectural Design
      • SWE.3, Software Detailed Design and Unit Construction
      • SWE.4, Software Unit Verification
      • SWE.5, Software Component Verification and Integration Verification
      • SWE.6, Software Verification
    • The concept of bidirectional traceability
    • Interpretation of Levels 2-3
    • Potential improvement with regard to the processes to be executed
    • Case studies to deepen understanding of processes

    The training consists of lectures, discussion, Q&A and experience exchange. For in-house trainings, the content can be adapted to the organization’s needs (e.g., additional processes, exercises, etc.).


    Whether its certification training you need or an individual workshop, you always benefit from the full advantages of our know-how. We will design the right training to match your needs, for you (individually) as an expert, or as an exclusive in-house course for your company. Our experts offer all courses in German and English.

    Smilja Mateja, Training Coordination

    Objectives of training to become an Automotive SPICE® Provisional Assessor

    • Detailed understanding of the Automotive SPICE® reference model
    • Process assessments using Automotive SPICE®
    • First experience with planning, conducting and documenting assessments
    • Graduation as an intacs™-certified Automotive SPICE®Provisional Assessor 

    This training course is certified under the International Assessor Certification Scheme (intacs™) and lays a foundation for training to become an intacs™-certified Automotive SPICE® assessor. Automotive SPICE® is a trademark of VDA QMC.

    Intended audience

    • Developers, test engineers, project managers and others involved in development projects in the automotive environment

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    30 Sep - 01 Oct 2024 Introduction to ASPICE v4.0

    Online (EU)
    1,125 eur p.P.*

    30 Sep - 01 Oct 2024 Introduction to ASPICE v4.0

    Online (EU)
    1,125 eur p.P.*

    Training Materials

    For online trainings, all materials are offered digitally. For in-person trainings, all materials are offered digitally.

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    We look forward to welcoming you to our training courses. To make it easier for you to concentrate on your course, we do everything we can to make your stay as pleasant as possible. 

    If your course lasts more than four days, we would be delighted to invite you out for the evening. This is also a useful opportunity to discuss what you have learnt or experienced with other course participants and forge friendships.

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    Information on the training programme

    Some courses take place several times a year as classroom training sessions. Others are only offered as in-house training.

    To make a binding reservation, book directly through the website or send us an order. We will confirm course dates as soon as we have received a minimum number of reservations. You will be sent all required information on course arrangements in advance. Fees include digital course materials, and, if you come to our sites, lunch and refreshments during breaks.

    Most of our courses can also be booked as in-house training sessions. Our instructors will be happy to travel directly to your place of work and train your teams on site. We can also mix and match the content of in-house courses and take a particular situation affecting your projects into account. We will be happy to write a concept proposal for your specific training requirements.

    All courses outlined in our training programme can be held in German or English. Our training materials are written in English.

    You will receive the training documents as a PDF. We recommend that you have your notebook or tablet with you during the course.

    Training package: Seminar skills and attractive discounts

    • 10% early-bird booking discount if you register six or more weeks before a training session.
    • 10% group discount if you register more than one participant from your company for the same course.

    Want to save even more? Discounts can be combined for the same course.

    These conditions do not apply to VDA examination fees for Automotive SPICE® assessor training sessions or the Scaled Agile, Inc. fee for SAFe training.

    We strongly recommend that you have the appropriate ISO standards at hand for and during the exam, and of course during your further work.

    For the Cybersecurity Engineer training (TÜV Nord) this concerns ISO/SAE 21434, for the Functional Safety Engineer course (TÜV Rheinland) the safety standard ISO 26262. For Automotive SPICE® training, however, you will receive the model in the form of our original pocket guide.

    For legal reasons, we are unfortunately not authorized to provide you with a copy of ISO standards. Please ask your employer if you can obtain the respective standard there.

    Conditions of participation

    For courses in our seminar rooms, the fees include digital course materials, lunch and refreshments during breaks per person.

    Our services will be invoiced before beginning of training course.

    Terms of payment: 10 days net. In case of late payment late interest will be charged in accordance with current BGB regulations, in particular §288 BGB (German Civil Code).

    This offer is only open to companies or registered tradespersons. All fees are subject to current sales tax and must be paid on receipt of invoice. Early-bird and group discounts will be subtracted as necessary from invoices.

    We will confirm receipt of your registration. Registrations can be cancelled without penalty up to 6 weeks before each individual event; after that the following rules apply:

    • 6 weeks to 4 weeks before the start of the event = 10%. 
    • 4 weeks to 7 days before the event = 50%.
    • Fees will not be refunded if you cancel a course less than a week before an event.

    We will gladly accept a substitute participant at no additional cost. 

    All courses may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

    We charge the examination fees of third parties (such as VDC QMC and Scaled Agile Inc. as well as TÜV Rheinland and TÜV Nord) on their behalf. Such fees are not eligible for a discount.

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    If you take part in an examination with a third-party provider such as the VDA QMC and Scaled Agile Inc. as well as TÜV Rheinland and TÜV Nord, we will pass on the necessary data to the respective provider.