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IATF 16949 Certification, Training & Resources

Learn about Implementing IATF 16949.

IATF 16949 is the global industry standard and provides a standardised set of techniques and methods for common product and process development for automotive manufacturing worldwide.


Published by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) on 1 October 2016, the 16949 standard guarantees automotive quality, reduced product variation and unnecessary waste throughout the length of the supply chain.

LRQA is one of the few organisations recognised by the scheme’s owners – the IATF – to provide certification; plus, LRQA has a signed agreement with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), enabling the global provision of IATF 16949 certification services.

Benefits of IATF 16949

Preferred supplier

Organisations certified to IATF 16949 win larger deals, as many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers and their supply chains require the IATF 16949 standard certification as a contractual prerequisite for suppliers.

Reduce costs

Improved processes, reduced wastage and enhanced product quality, lead to lowered costs to boost your bottom line.

Globally recognised

IATF 16949 is the international automotive standard, lifting supplier chances of winning global sourcing contracts.

Avoid duplicate assessments

IATF 16949 certification removes the need for multiple assessments for organisations that must comply with different customer-specific supplier requirements.

Simple integration

IATF 16949 is based on ISO 9001, simplifying integration with a standard you have already implemented.

Transition from ISO/TS 16949

The IATF 16949:2016 replaced the ISO/TS 16949 as an international standard for automotive quality management system, when it was published in October 2016. It adopts a customer-centric approach to help manufacturers quickly recognise automotive quality by addressing customer-specific requirements.

Need help with IATF 16949?

LRQA has been a market-leading management systems training and certification body for more than 30 years, and is one of the select few organisations recognised by the IATF to provide automotive certification.

LRQA offers tailored services in management systems compliance including IATF 16949 trainingIATF 16949 gap analysis and IATF 16949 assessment & certification services.

Why work with us?

Accredited certification

The International Automotive Task Force officially endorses LRQA to carry out IATF 16949 audits, giving clients confidence in LRQA's ability to provide expert guidance and support. LRQA has been at the forefront of automotive standards development for years, and we apply our unique insight to guarantee impact both today and long into your future.

Technical expertise

LRQA assessors have an in-depth working knowledge of the automotive industry and have worked with multiple high-profile clients. We match auditors to your specific organisational goals, facilitating a holistic review of your quality management system.

Contact us to learn more about IATF 16949 certification and training.

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