Exam Online Core Tools

For those interested in earning their Certified Auditor qualification, VDA offers an alternative to demonstrate the competencies, understanding and application of Basic Automotive Tools through an online exam.

  • ID 250 1st/2nd party Auditor – Examination

  • ID 353 VDA 6.3 – Process Auditor – Examination

  • ID 340 ID 340 Qualification Certified Process VDA 6.3

¿Where can I request my access for the application of the Core Tools Automotive online exam?

Below is a link where you can request such access and answer the VDA online exam

The online exam consists of 30 questions of which you must answer 70% correctly (21 questions). Each question contains 4 possible answers, only 1 of them is correct. You have 60 minutes to answer the 30 questions. At the end of your exam you will immediately receive the result of (approved / not approved) and later you will have the option to download (pdf) your qualification certificate to show the corresponding evidence.

Important notes

  • Each person has only 1 opportunity to apply the online exam and will not be able to enter again to answer it.

  • In case your result is NOT approved, it will be necessary to take the 16-hour VDA event ID417 Automotive Core Tools for Systems and Processes Auditors.



What is the online exam of Basic Automotive Tools?

  • It consists of 30 questions of which you must answer 70% correctly (21 questions).

  • Each question contains 4 possible answers, only 1 of them is correct.

  • You have 60 minutes to fully answer the exam.

  • At the end of your exam you will know immediately if your grade was Passing or failing and download (PDF) your certificate of qualification to show the corresponding evidence.

At the end of your online exam you will know immediately if your grade was passing or not passing, then download (pdf) your certificate of qualification to show the corresponding evidence.

How many opportunities do I have to apply for this online exam?

You have 1 opportunity to enter and take the exam online.

What if my grade was NOT passing this exam?

In the event that your result is NOT passing the next option that exists to demonstrate your competencies is by attending and approving the event ID 417 Automotive Core Tools for System and Process Auditors.

ID 417 Automotive Core Tools for System and Process Auditors.


Check our events calendar for upcoming dates and/or contact our sales team for more information.

As part of the prerequisites to enter any of the following VDA events it is important to demonstrate knowledge in Core Tools Automotive and are interested in taking one of the following VDA products:

Required to be certified for the first time as a 1st/2nd party Auditor in IATF 16949 through the ID 250 IATF 16949 – 1st/2nd party Auditor – Examination

They require certification for the first time as a Process Auditor through the ID 353 VDA 6.3 – Process Auditor – Examination

They need to extend their certification as a Process Auditor through the ID 340 Qualification Certified Process Auditor (2016) - Renewal