IATF 16949:2016

DQS is committed to helping customers successfully transition from TS 16949 to IATF 16949. In addition to the resources below, take a look at the IATF Transition strategy document from the IATF website. One critical excerpt we want to draw attention to is as follows:

“If the client does not provide the minimum required information for the off-site documentation review prior to the audit to the certification body, the audit shall not begin. It is at the discretion of the certification body to schedule additional audit days on-site to conduct an additional in-depth review of the documentation provided by the client prior to the audit. If the transition audit cannot be conducted within the required timeframe, the client shall start over with an initial audit.”

Public Session Courses

Understanding the IATF 16949:2016 Changes to the Standard.

This one-day course will provide an in-depth review of the changes from ISO/TS 16949:2009 to IATF 16949:2016 standard adder requirements and transition requirements. Changes from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 will not be included but is available as a separate course offering.

One participant had this to say about the course: “We truly appreciate all the useful information/tips that you shared with us during the session. Definitely, the course met our expectations!”


There are no sessions for this course currently scheduled.


IATF 16949 Transition Webinar

Chuck Blair, Regional Automotive Program Manager, and Mike Brannock, Automotive SBU Director, go through the highlights of the changes from TS 16949 to IATF 16949.

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During our March 2017 webinar on the changes from TS 16949 to IATF 16949, we received many questions. Our IATF 16949 experts compiled an FAQ from that webinar to better assist those preparing for the transition. View the IATF 16949 FAQ now.


While preparing for the transition to IATF 16949, some of our customers may find benefit in using our Gap Assessment Tool to see where adjustments need to be made. We also have an IATF 16949:2016 Transition Audit Document Review available to help customers prepare for their audit.