intacs™ certified ISO/IEC 15504 Provisional Assessor (Automotive SPICE®)

This training prepares you for passing the exam in the course "intacs™ certified Provisional Assessor ISO/IEC 15504 (Automotive SPICE®)".

The ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE: Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination) depicts the worldwide accepted standard for the rating of the process capability and for process improvement. In the automotive industry – especially in Europe – the ISO/IEC 15504/330xx is used for the rating and qualification of control unit and software suppliers.

The training provides a thorough understanding of ISO/IEC 15504/330xx and the process assessment model of Automotive SPICE®. It shows the differences and the connection between ISO/IEC 15504/330xx and Automotive SPICE®. The participants get to know the process rating according to ISO/IEC 15504 and get a deeper understanding of the processes in Automotive SPICE®.


The content equates the curriculum published by intacs™:

  • Introduction and motivation for software process improvement
  • Introduction to ISO/IEC 15504/330xx and Automotive SPICE®
  • Process dimension of an assessment model
  • Capability dimension of an assessment model
  • Introduction to document reviews
  • Rating of the indicators and process attributes
  • Introduction to interview techniques and notes techniques
  • Overview of the assessment process
  • Exercises for a deeper understanding of the Automotive SPICE® PAM
  • Exercises for the deeper understanding and the rating of the process attributes up to capability level 3

The training concludes with an independent examination conducted by the Certification Body of the VDA QMC.


Participants will be provided with a set of training material including a folder with hard copies of slides as well as an electronic version of the training material. The course material is always provided in English language independently from the speaking language.

Target Audience

Quality managers, project managers, department heads and employees in process groups as well as those who intend to take responsibility for carrying out assessments according to ISO/IEC 15504/330xx in future.

Requirements for Participation

  • Recommended are sevral years of work experience in an IT areas, e.g. software/system development, project management quality assurance)
  • The course participation and the exam participation are independent from the existence of the requirements for the registration as intacs™ Provisional Assessor (ISO/IEC 15504) Automotive SPICE® by the VDA-QMC.

Requirements for the certification and registration

  • In order to pass the training as Provisional Assessor (Automotive SPICE®) the active participation during the course and the pass of the independent multiple-choice exam at the end of the course are necessary.
  • Successful participation of the training “intacs™ certified ISO/IEC 15504 Provisional Assessor Automotive SPICE®” including passed exam.
  • For further preparation of the examination, the independent preparation and follow up of the course material on each day is recommended.

The requirements can directly be downloaded in the current valid version at


The participation fee for the training is 2.700,00 € plus VAT.

In case of a participation at the exam an examination fee of 450,-- Euro will be invoiced by the VDA QMC. The current released fees of the VDA-QMC do apply: see SynSpace will invoice the fee in addition to the training fee directlty to the participants.

The training fee includes the training material, lunch and soft drinks during the training.

Go back