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Certified Provisional Assessor (Automotive SPICE®)

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Certified Provisional Assessor (Automotive SPICE®)

Background and Topics

ISO/IEC 15504 and its successor ISO/IEC 330xx (SPICE: Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) constitute a worldwide standard for assessing process capability and process improvement in software engineering and software-based systems. In automotive industry, the derived version “Automotive SPICE®“ is applied for assessing and qualifying the control device and software suppliers. This training prepares you for the examination “intacs™ Certified Provisional Assessor (Automotive SPICE®)“. You will learn about Automotive SPICE®. The contents, discussions and exercises will enable you to accompany assessments as co-assessor and
improve processes based on this standard.

Target Audience

Personnel wanting to conduct Automotive SPICE® assessments, personnel in process groups, process and project managers responsible for complying with Automotive SPICE® processes.


The content is equivalent to the curriculum published by intacs™. The current intacs™ training material is also provided. The participants are given an overview of the standard ISO/ IEC 15504 resp. ISO/IEC 330xx and learn about the motivation for processes and process improvement. The intacs™ - “International Assessor Certification Scheme“ is explained and an introduction to the assessment model and the capability levels is given. An overview of the assessment process including interview
techniques and document inspection are also presented. Additionally, there is an introduction to the Process Assessment Model (PAM) “Automotive SPICE®” with a discussion of the processes from the HIS Scope as well as details on capability levels 2 and 3. Furthermore, the participants are prepared for the ensuing examination.

Concept and Methods

Trainer for this training are all accredited as “intacs™ certified Instructor“ and also have certification for “intacs™ certified Principal Assessor“. The participants will be provided with all training material in paper and electronically as pdfs. The document language is English, independent of the course language. During this training, technical lectures and group exercises alternate in order to support the transfer of the topics into the participants‘ own work environment with a particular focus on exchanging experiences between participants and the trainer.

Prerequisites for Attendance

Participants should possess several years‘ professional experience in the IT sector (e. g., software / system engineering, project management, quality management or similar). The prerequisites for registration as “intacs™ certified Provisional Assessor“ can be downloaded in the currently valid version at

Certificate of Attendance and Certificate

At the end of the training, the participants will receive a certificate of attendance. For a successful certification as “intacs™ certified Provisional Assessor“ at a later date, the attendance certificate (2 missed lessons at maximum) as well as passing the independent examination are required. It is recommended to revise the material after every training day and to prepare independently for the examination.

Supplementary Material

Automotive SPICE® booklet, Automotive SPICE® in practice

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