VDA Automotive SPICE® Guidelines Training

This official course is obligatory for all Automotive SPICE® Lead Assessors and Instructors. Provisional Assessors are also welcome to participate in the course. The training introduces participants to the requirements laid down by the VDA interpretation guidelines with respect to process assessments and process improvements using Automotive SPICE® v3.1.

  • Automotive SPICE v3.1 guidelines

    Training objectives & content

    In January 2018, the VDA QMC published its Blue/Gold volumeinterpretation guidelines for Automotive SPICE®. The content of these guidelines came into immediate effect and is now not only part of the training given to Lead Assessors (Principals/Competent Assessors), but also forms part of the certification process. Previously certified Lead Assessors are still required to complete this training to keep their level of certification up to date. The deadline set by intacs™ and the VDA QMC for updating qualifications was 1 July 2019. 

    •   2 Days
    •   from 9 - 17 o'clock
    •   Public | Inhouse
    •   DE | EN
    •   max. 12 participants

    This training provides you with an understanding of the VDA interpretation guidelines for Version 3.1 of Automotive SPICE®. You will be made familiar with these guidelines documented in the  Blue/Gold volume and understand the differences between rating rules and recommendations. The course also provides you with an understanding of how to define the scope of an assessment model and apply the rating guidelines.


    • Introduction and certification rules
    • Structure of the interpretation guidelines (the Blue/Gold volume)
    • Purpose and structure of the rules and recommendations
    • Processes of VDA Scope (formerly HIS Scope)
    • Scope for assessments
    • Summary
    • The application of Automotive SPICE® in different contexts
    • Terminology
    • Capability Level 2 and 3

    The agenda adheres to the guidelines of intacs™ and the VDA QMC.


    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.


    Our trainers are authorised by intacs™ to conduct Automotive SPICE® training. In keeping with our training philosophy, you can expect training to be detailed and varied. Training is split into two parts: the theory and participative exercises. As a result, you will be expected to make presentations, work in groups and take part in open discussions. 


    • intacs Competent Assessors, Automotive SPICE® (mandatory)
    • intacs Principal Assessors, Automotive SPICE® (mandatory)
    • intacs Instructors, Automotive SPICE® (mandatory)
    • intacs Provisional Assessors, Automotive SPICE® (voluntary, top-up course)
    • Previous experience is required with process improvements or process assessments involving Automotive SPICE®.

    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

    Your next training


    30 Oct - 31 Oct 2023 Upgrade: Guidelines Automotive SPICE

    Online (US#)
    1,600 usd p.P.*

    13 Nov - 14 Nov 2023 Upgrade: Guidelines Automotive SPICE

    Online (EU)
    1,215 eur p.P.*

    13 Nov - 14 Nov 2023 Upgrade: Guidelines Automotive SPICE

    Online (EU)
    1,215 eur p.P.*

    30 Oct - 31 Oct 2023 Upgrade: Guidelines Automotive SPICE

    Online (US#)
    1,600 usd p.P.*

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

    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. All catering requirements will be taken care of during your course, from snacks during breaks to lunch.

    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.

    100+ CUSTOMERS

    Over 100 corporate customers on four continents bank on our experience.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!


    We currently have 48 intacs™-certified assessors. These include ten instructors on Provisional and Competent Level.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

    SINCE 2005

    As a peer reviewer, we have been continually involved in the process of designing standards since 2005. We also co-authored plug-ins for mechanical engineering and hardware engineering with intacs™.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!


    We have written multiple editions of »Automotive SPICE® in Practice«, already an industry classic.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

    200+ YEARS

    Benefit from over 200 people-years of cumulative project experience, often involving improvement programmes lasting several years.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

    1000+ ASSESSORS

    We have now trained more than 1000 assessors according to intacs™ guidelines.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!


    We have conducted over 200 assessments since 2007, on both a project and an organisational level. That is equivalent to 10,000 assessment-hours.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

    Process & organisation

    Please note that participants must bring their own copy of the Automotive SPICE® v3.1 guidelines (the Blue/Gold volume) to the training session. Kugler Maag Cie is not permitted to supply you with this documentation for legal reasons.

    Safe courses

    With our hygiene concept we ensure that we can continue to offer safe on-site training. Should on-site training not be possible at short notice due to the occurrence of infection, we reserve the right to offer it as online training. We have intensive experience with online training and assessments. Therefore you will definitely benefit from our expertise. 

    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 course materials, 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.

    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

    Course fees include 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 TUEV Rheinland and TUEV 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.