Introduction to the VDA Automotive SPICE® Guidelines

This training provides an introduction into the new „VDA Automotive SPICE® Guidelines” published in 2017. The application of these guidelines is mandatory from 2019 on. Based on examples and exercises the guidelines and their application will be presented from a competent assessor’s point of view as well as from project members point of view. You can discuss possible challenges during an assessment when you have to apply the guidelines and how to deal with these challenges.

The content of this training course reflects the syllabus developed by VDA and intacs™ and the training will be conducted with officially created material from intacs™:

Requirements for the assessor qualification
• Brief overview of content and concept of the „VDA Automotive SPICE® Guidelines“
• Definition of the VDA-Scope
• Purpose and structure of rules and recommendation in the guideline
• Aggregation of ratings
• Definition of the assessment scope and templates for different use cases of the scope definition in an assessment
• Idea of consistency

Exemplary rating rules and recommendations for
•the processes of the VDA scope
• the specific environments defined in the guidelines
• the specific terms defined in the guidelines
• Capability Level 2 and 3

For the most part, the course consists of exercises, discussions and participant experience exchange based on their experience with processes and their implementation.

Intacs™ Certified Competent or Principal Assessors for Automotive SPICE®, who need the certificate for assessor status renewal.
Intacs™ Certified Provisional Automotive SPICE® Assessors
Members of development projects in the automotive domain

The participants need to have a good understanding in Automotive SPICE®.

No exam


The Automotive SPICE® (ASPICE) assessor supports the team to plan for the needed activities and work products.
The Automotive SPICE® (ASPICE) assessor supports the preparation for an Automotive SPICE (ASPICE) assessment.
Furthermore, by participating in this training the Automotive SPICE® (ASPICE) assessor fulfills one of the preconditions for applying or renewal for an Automotive SPICE® (ASPICE) competent or principal assessor.

This training is exclusively taught by experienced intacs™ Certified Principal Assessors with extensive experience with practical assessment implementation. In addition, they are accredited trainers.
In addition to the certified standard training material KNÜVENER MACKERT provides extra material like summaries and guidelines.
The price of this seminar includes the “Automotive SPICE® v3.1 Pocket Guide” and the “Automotive SPICE® Guidelines” (Bluegold Book), published by VDA.

The price of this training includes the Best-In-Class ASPICE Guide .

This training is offered as inhouse training as well.


Duration: 2 days
Time: 9:30 – 17.00 Uhr
Language: english or german
Trainer: Christian Knüvener, Profile LinkedIn

10% early bird discount on the training fee (till 8 weeks before start)
10% team discount on the training fee (more than 3 participants)
20% early bird team discount on the training fee (both above)

Training-ID: 11.004.


Trainings are also offered as in-house training

DateLanguageLocation IDBookingReg DeadlineEarly bird untilTrainerTraining FeeAdditional FeeAdditional Fee TypeEarly bird feeTeam feeEarly bird and team fee
28-Sep-2020 - 29-Sep-2020DE / ENRegion Stuttgart, DE2020-09-272020-08-24Christian Knuevener1250 €1125 €1125 €1000 €
26-Oct-2020 - 27-Oct-2020DE / ENRegion Stuttgart, DE2020-10-252020-09-21Christian Knuevener1250 €1125 €1125 €1000 €
21-Dec-2020 - 22-Dec-2020DE / ENRegion Stuttgart, DE2020-12-202020-11-16Christian Knuevener1250 €1125 €1125 €1000 €

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Excerpt from the training material

Each participant receives one of the world’s best ASPICE guides.