Competent Assessor (Automotive SPICE® v4.0)

This 5 day course to become an intacs-certified Competent Assessor provides you with a comprehensive understanding of Automotive SPICE v4.0 and the corresponding Automotive SPICE Guidelines. The training is based on the provisional assessor training that you shall visit in advance. For a certification you also need to collect 5 EE-AT (Experience Evidence as Assessment Team member). After the training you will need to perform an observed assessment.

  • Automotive SPICE v4.0 Competent Assessor (intacs)

    Training objectives & content

    • Planning, leading and documenting process assessments according to Automotive SPICE®
    • A closer look at the process capability and maturity level dimension in accordance with the new release of the Automotive SPICE® v4.0 model, e.g. the relationship between processes, traceability, mapping of testing processes and real integration into the Automotive SPICE® v4.0 model, and the operating environment
    • A closer look at topics such as the concepts and requirements of capability levels 4 and 5, assessment planning and management, dealing with extreme situations during an assessment, assessments across several locations (including internationally), the coaching of Provisional Assessors and team management
    • Graduation as an intacs®-certified Competent Assessor (Automotive SPICE® v4.0)
    •   5 days
    •   from 9 - 17 o'clock
    •   Public | Inhouse
    •   DE | EN
    •   limited to 12 participants
    •   intacs certified Competent 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.


    • Multi-model assessments
    • How to deal with legacy components
    • How to deal with FOSS (Free and Open Source Software)
    • How to deal with third party contributions (e.g. customer components to be integrated)
    • How deeply the cross-relationships of other models (e.g. functional safety, cybersecurity) need to be considered in interviews and ratings
    • Assessments with (multiple) extensions
    • Practical distribution of work and roles in the assessment, leading the assessment team, managing the co-assessors, meaningful use of assessment tools
    • Behavior in problematic and extreme situations
    • Observation of Competent Assessor candidates

    Participants must solve subject-specific problems in advance and present their solutions in the course.


    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

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    You are an intacs® certified provisional assessor and have proven assessment experience? Then you can take this course as one of several steps to become an intacs® certified Competent Assessor. Please register with the VDA QMC within one year after successfully passing the exam.

    For this registration you will need in addition

    • the successful completion (i.e. passing the exam) of the v4.0 Provisional Assessor Training, or
    • the successful completion (i.e. passing the exam) of the v3.1 Provisional Assessor Training plus completion of the Official Automotive SPICE v4.0 Upgrade Training
    • Evidence that you participated in at least five assessments with a combined duration of 250 hours that you have accumulated within the last five years.
    • Leading an assessment and having a positive observation report by a Competent or Principal Assessor.

    Please note that we charge an examination fee of EUR 550 on behalf of VDA QMC. VDA QMC also charges an additional fee for intacs® registration.

    Please note that we charge an examination fee of €550 on behalf of VDA QMC. VDA QMC also charges an additional fee for intacs™ registration.

    You get perks

    Book early to receive an early-bird discount or apply for a group discount on course fees.

    Extra value


    Our instructors are acknowledged experts in their field. Our experience speaks for itself: the heads of training at Kugler Maag Cie have already trained a large number of instructors who now run courses themselves – so with us, you access experience directly ‘at source’.

    Over the years, we have refined our training to

    • integrate the methodical know-how acquired by our instructors as authors, 
    • including a treasure trove of expertise gathered by working on industry committees, 
    • and also encompassing up-to-the-minute insights derived from actual consulting projects with clients.

    Their experience with international projects across multiple sectors of industry allows our trainers to answer your questions by drilling down into the specific detail.

    Process & organisation

    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.

    Your personal information will be stored by KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH in order to organise the event. By registering for a course you also agree to us contacting you by fax, email or telephone. If you do not wish to consent to us using your information in this way, please send us a message or get in touch. You have the right to withdraw your consent to this arrangement at any time.

    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.