Process Expert (Automotive SPICE® v4.0)

This 4 day course to become an intacs-certified Process Expert provides you with a detailed understanding of the Automotive SPICE v4.0 model and the corresponding Automotive SPICE Guidelines. The training takes you through numerous practical exercises, allowing you to independently apply process improvements to individual topics. This enables you to work or lead a process improvement program in your own company.

  • Automotive SPICE v4.0 Process Expert (intacs)

    Training objectives & content

    Interested in understanding and improving the processes used at your company according to the ISO 33000 standard and Automotive SPICE® v4.0? 

    Also interested in gaining a thorough understanding of standards and assessment methods? Then our Automotive SPICE® training (intacs®-certified) is exactly what you’re looking for!

    This training will provide you with detailed insights into the structure and subject matter of Automotive SPICE® assessments.

    All our intacs® certification trainings are performed by well educated intacs® certified Instructors.

    •   4 days
    •   from 9 - 17 o'clock
    •   Public | Inhouse
    •   DE | EN
    •   limited to 12 participants
    •   intacs certified Process Expert

    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® v4.0 Process Expert

    • Detailed understanding of the Automotive SPICE® v4.0 reference model
    • Graduation as an intacs®-certified Automotive SPICE® Process Expert 


    To gain certification as an intacs®-certified Process Expert (Automotive SPICE v4.0), you are expected to pass the exam successfully.

    At least two years of relevant full-time professional experience: e.g., in R&D projects for software-based automotive electronics systems or quality assurance-related processes in this area.

    Please note that we charge an examination fee of EUR 450 on behalf of VDA QMC. VDA QMC also charges an additional fee for intacs® registration.


    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.

    Course content: intacs™ certified Automotive SPICE® v4.0 Process Expert

    • The motivations for improving software development processes 
    • Introduction to the ISO 330xx standard and the Automotive SPICE® v4.0 model
    • Evaluation of the process dimension used in the assessment model
    • Evaluation of the capability dimension used in the assessment model
    • Detailed understand of the processes in the “recommended Assessment Scope” for system and software level: MAN.3 SUP.1 SUP.8 SUP.9 SUP.10 SYS.2 SYS.3 SYS.4 SYS.5 SWE.1 SWE.2 SWE.3 SWE.4 SWE.5 SWE.6
    • Not in scope: processes for hardware development and processes for machine learning. Please refer to our extension trainings.


    To consolidate your knowledge acquired on courses, we also provide you with education software. This includes a self-assessment module to allow you to evaluate your level of knowledge and gauge progress.

    Next training


    07 Oct - 10 Oct 2024 ASPICE v4.0 Process Expert

    2,421 eur p.P.*

    04 Nov - 07 Nov 2024 ASPICE v4.0 Process Expert

    Online (EU)
    2,205 eur p.P.*

    18 Nov - 21 Nov 2024 ASPICE v4.0 Process Expert

    Greater Stuttgart
    2,421 eur p.P.*

    09 Dec - 12 Dec 2024 ASPICE v4.0 Process Expert

    Online (EU)
    2,205 eur p.P.*

    07 Oct - 10 Oct 2024 ASPICE v4.0 Process Expert

    2,421 eur p.P.*

    04 Nov - 07 Nov 2024 ASPICE v4.0 Process Expert

    Online (EU)
    2,205 eur p.P.*

    18 Nov - 21 Nov 2024 ASPICE v4.0 Process Expert

    Greater Stuttgart
    2,421 eur p.P.*

    09 Dec - 12 Dec 2024 ASPICE v4.0 Process Expert

    Online (EU)
    2,205 eur p.P.*

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

    Please note that we charge an examination fee of €450 on behalf of VDA QMC. VDA QMC also charges an additional fee for intacs™ registration.

    Extra value


    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.


    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.