TS 16949 Internal Audit Trainer Traceability to IATF
A certifying body here raised a nonconformity for a company whose internal audit training was conducted by a non-registered/accredited IATF/TS 16949 auditor.
I know that this issue has been repeatedly discussed before but according to my source, an auditor from another certifying body, that this is what most CB's are looking for. Trainers' certificates must be traceable to IATF.
We don't supply directly to any of the big three and our customers are not requiring us to comply to such requirements. We supply products to semicon/integrated circuits manufacturer who want us to be TS certified. A certifying body approved our eligibility to TS and we already booked a schedule for the readiness review.
As of now, I can say that we have already addressed the requirements of the TS standard even the Annex 1 of the Rules for Achieving IATF Recognition with regard to the minimum 12 months performance trend.
The problem is our internal auditor trainer is not IATF registered or has a certificate traceable to IATF though has a lot of experience about training, consulting, and even auditing QS 9001 and TS 16949 certified companies.
Is there any official document coming from IATF or any regulating body about this?
Hope u can help us, as you always did.
Thanks in advance,