We had our initial audit on 12-11-00. We did not do to bad, 16 minors. My question is on one of the minors. The auditor wrote us up for the trainer of internal auditors not having training to meet QS 9000 3rd edition requirements. I was the trainer, background..,I lead the quest for Fords Q1 in 1988 through 1990 and achieved the Q1 award in 1990. I took a 5 day course in Lead assessor training in 1994,I served as Quality Assurance manager for 10 years and Plant manager for 4 years. Why am I not qualified to train internal auditors? The Auditor suggested that I take the course offered by the AIAG. The QS 9000 manual states that this is not mandatory on page 113. This is just another expence of about $3500.00 after travel and lodging.. Im confused.