NOTE: Besides training requirements, IAQG also requires auditors meet certain audit and work experience requirements prior to seeking authentication. For more information about these requirements, please see What are the work and audit experience requirements for initial auditor authentication?
The IAQG-sanctioned Aerospace Auditor Transition Training (AATT) course is the only IAQG-approved path for authentication by an Auditor Accreditation Body.
To receive authentication, IAQG requires that candidates be a "Quality Management System (QMS) auditor by nationally-recognized AAB or meet the education, training, work experience, and audit experience of ISO 19011." Therefore, before attending the AATT course, all attendees are required to have knowledge of ISO 9001 and to have completed a recognized ISO 9001 QMS Lead Auditor training class. All prospective auditors need to complete this requirement before attending the AATT Training Course. The IAQG does not mandate what specific QMS Lead Auditor training you must take and this QMS Lead Auditor training (even if aerospace-industry focused) does not itself bypass the requirement to attend/complete the AATT.
The AATT is a blended training and evaluation program that includes online prerequisites, four-day face-to-face (in-person) training, and online final examinations (completed in class on the fourth day). It is not currently possible to complete the AATT training in a fully-online environment.
The AATT program is offered by multiple Approved Training Providers (ATPs), and so the total cost of the program depends on the training provider you choose. The full list of all ATPs can be found on IAQG's Online Aerospace Supplier Information System (OASIS) here: https://www.iaqg.org/oasis/viewatp. You will need a free account to access.
You may view a schedule of all public AATT classes by visiting the following page:
Except in certain cases outlined below, you will need to purchase the Online and Classroom components separately. The 9100:2016 AATT Online Component ($445 USD) can be purchased on the IAQG Training website here:
When purchasing the Online Component, you will be able to schedule for the training class you wish to attend. Training providers may offer both public sessions (where anyone may schedule) or private sessions (where you must provide a pre-arranged code to schedule). Once scheduled, the Training Provider will reach out to you to provide further details and request payment for the Classroom Component.
If you wish to audit 9110 and 9120 organizations, you will also need to complete the Online Component (including Final Examination) for the related standard:
9110:2016 AATT Online Component
9120:2016 AATT Online Component
These programs do not require classroom training, but the final examination must be completed in a proctored setting (either human-proctored at an in-person event or using the Remote Proctor solution). You may complete these additional programs at the same time as the 9100 AATT if you wish, but must successfully complete the 9100 program in order to receive the certificates for 9110 or 9120.