AS9100D Internal Auditor Training
I.D. # C1634 Duration 3 Days

Internal audits (a requirement of the AS9100 Rev D Standard) are intended to verify the compliance and effectiveness of the organization's quality management system. Internal auditors must be knowledgeable of these requirements and the expectations as identified in the standard. In addition, the audit requirements outlined in the AS9101 Standard have significantly changed the way auditors are expected to conduct audits in the aviation, space and defense industries.

This three-day internal auditor training program is designed to provide potential and existing internal auditors with the knowledge necessary to understand and successfully audit an organization against AS9100 Rev. D: Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations. Additionally, attendees will participate in a detailed examination of the requirements of AS9101 Rev E: Quality Management Systems Audit Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations. An overview of the Standards will also be provided to identify the effect this standard has on the way internal audits should be conducted. Case studies and classroom exercises will be presented in this class to provide participants the comprehensive knowledge and practical skills necessary to be an effective internal auditor.

Probitas Authentication, an IAQG recognized Auditor Authentication Body and Training Provider Approval Body, accepts this course as meeting the initial training requirements for its Aerospace, Space, and Defense Internal Auditor program. For more information about obtaining this formal Aerospace Internal Auditor recognition, please send your inquiry to

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar you will be able to:

  • Summarize the impact ISO 9000:2015 has on the application of other Standards
  • Identify and explain the requirements of AS9100 Rev D including process approach, project planning, risk management, configuration management, and work transfer
  • Identify and explain the key requirements of AS9101 Rev E Auditing a QMS
  • Identify the basic elements of a quality management system
  • Identify the tools and techniques necessary for carrying out an effective audit
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to independently perform a quality management system audit
  • Document the outcomes of an audit

Who Should Attend
This training program is designed for quality professionals in the aviation, space and defense industries who are involved in the internal audit program and/or management of quality systems seeking compliance to the AS9100D and the current version of the AS9101 standard Standards.
Prior knowledge and experience is not required, however an understanding of the AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standard and internal auditing concepts would be beneficial.
Seminar Content

  • Agenda and Introductions
  • Introduction to the Basics of Quality Management Systems
  • ISO-9000 Terms and Vocabulary Overview

    • Terms and definitions

  • AS9100 Rev D Overview

    • Quality Management System with emphasis on the process approach
    • Management responsibility with emphasis on customer focus
    • Resource management
    • Product realization, with emphasis on project, risk, and configuration management, and work transfer
    • Measurement, analysis and improvement


  • AS9101 Rev E Overview

    • Quality Management System with emphasis on the process approach
    • Management responsibility with emphasis on customer focus
    • Understanding the new aviation, space & defense 3rd party auditing focus
    • Use of the current version of the AS9101 standard audit forms

  • Auditing

    • Overview of the audit life cycle
    • Audit tools & techniques
    • Preparing to conduct an audit
    • Conducting QMS audits
    • Writing effective audit documentation


  • Case Studies and Classroom Exercises

    • Overview of the audit life cycle
    • Preparing to conduct an audit
    • Conducting an audit (simulated)
    • Reporting on the outcome of an audit

Instructor(s): Paul J. Kunder or George Ringger

Paul J. Kunder:

Mr. Kunder is the President of Amera-Veritas, Inc., a provider of quality, safety, and risk management services. Mr. Kunder is a lead instructor for the Aerospace Auditor Transition Training and is currently an International/Americas Quality Group and RABQSA AS9100 Aerospace Auditor and Quality System Lead Auditor. He is active in standards development as a voting member of the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Technical Committee 176 which is responsible for development of the ISO 9001 Standard. He serves as the Vice Chair of the National ANSI/ASQ Z1A Committee on Auditing (ISO 19011) and on the US TAG Interpretations Committee. He has performed more than five hundred audits and has assisted more than eighty organizations with the development and certification of their quality management systems including the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Aviation Safety. Prior to his current position, Mr. Kunder was involved in the accreditation of several 3rd party registrars, acted as an administrator for the first RAB accredited registrar in the United States and works as a subcontract auditor for a number of registrars. Mr. Kunder is an ASQ senior member and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.


George J. Ringger:


Mr. Ringger has over three decades of
experience in the commercial aviation and US defense industries. His practice
provides full-time services in QMS certifications, engineering design,
structural analysis, material flammability performance, FAA production
approvals, employee training, QMS and supply-chain auditing. As an Adjunct
Assistant Professor in the College of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University, Mr. Ringger teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in
Mechanical/Structural Factors; Aerodynamics; Aviation Human Factors; Aviation
System Safety Management; Aviation/Aero Industrial Safety Management; and
Aviation Safety Program Management (SMS). Mr. Ringger has held executive
positions in engineering and quality assurance for top defense and aviation
manufacturers, FAA repair stations, and aftermarket distributors. His
responsibilities included company-wide quality system training and acting as
liaison in matters pertaining to compliance with all applicable ISO, AQMS, FAA,
C.A.S.E., EASA, and International CAA regulations as well as air-carrier
domestic and international regulatory issues. As a design engineer, he
specialized in structural analysis, testing, and flammability performance of
aircraft interior structures. Mr. Ringger holds a Masters of Aeronautical
Science degree in Aerospace/Aviation Safety Systems, is a Board Licensed
Professional Engineer in the field of Mechanical Engineering, and holds FAA-DER
authorizations in both Aircraft Structures and Flammability. He holds
certifications as both a FAA Manufacturing DAR (Airworthiness) and FAA
Maintenance DAR (Export). In addition, he is HAZMAT and Six-Sigma Black Belt
(Phase I & II) Certified, and is a certified ISO 9001, AS9120, and AS9100
Internal Auditor. He holds various patents and applications, has authored
numerous technical reports and presentations, and is a contract writer/speaker
for various trade organizations.


Fees: $1950 SAE Members: $1755


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