Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS) training providers can begin the process to become approved by Probitas Authentication™ by reviewing the AQMS Training Provider Approval Requirements from the Resources tab. Once you download and complete the AQMS Training Provider Application, you will submit your application along with the supporting documentation. Once all documents are received, Probitas Authentication will invoice your company for the application review fee. In addition to reviewing the application and supporting documents, we will conduct an office audit of your administrative practices as well as a classroom observation as part of the final approval process.
Probitas Authentication evaluates each AQMS training provider application again the scheme requirements outlined in AS9104-3. Based on this review, Probitas Authentication takes the following actions:
- If the evaluation result is acceptable, the training provider's application and supporting documents will be submitted to the AAQG RMC for recognition.
- Probitas Authentication will then contact the training provider applicant to coordinate an office audit of the training provider's administrative procedures.
- Upon notification of approval, Probitas Authentication uploads the appropriate training provider information data into the OASIS database and notifies the AQMS training provider of their approved status.
- If a training provider's application is rejected, Probitas Authentication will notify the training provider applicant of the decision.
The training provider must operate a Quality Management System (QMS) which is documented and covers all the requirements of the AS9104-3 standard and ensures the effective application of those requirements. A documented QMS based on ISO 9001 which addresses the requirements of AS9104-3 would be one method of satisfying this requirement.
In addition, the training provider must develop, implement and maintain documented procedures for the effective administration of their courses. These procedures shall also include documented procedures for:
- Management review
- Complaints and appeals
- Subcontracting of courses
If you would like to begin the process to become a recognized IAQG training provider, please contact Probitas Authentication at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724.772.7545.
IAQG Approved Training Providers - Americas
This document lists the training providers and their courses that are recognized and approved for IAQG Aerospace Auditor authentication.
Probitas Authentication Website User Guide
This document provides instruction on creating an account, navigating the website, creating an application, and other website related functionality.
AQMS Training Provider QMS Requirements Checklist
The training provider shall operate a QMS which is documented and covers all the requirements of AS9104-3 and ensures the effective application of the requirements. This document provides the required QMS elements.
AQMS Training Provider Approval Checklist
In addition to the QMS requirements, this document provides the additional requirements for AQMS Training Provider course administration.
9100 Aerospace Industry Specific Course Checklist
This document contains the course content requirements, including learning objectives and course length, for the 9100 Aerospace Industry Specific Course.
9110 Aerospace Industry Specific Course for Repair-Maintenance Checklist
This document contains the course content requirements, including learning objectives and course length, for the 9110 Aerospace Industry Specific Course for Repair-Maintenance.
AQMS Foundation Course Checklist
This document contains the course content requirements, including learning objectives and course length, for the AQMS Foundation Course.
AQMS Standard Auditor Course Checklist
This document contains the course content requirements, including learning objectives and course length, for the AQMS Standard Auditor Course.
Instructions for Filing an Appeal
Applicants and AQMS Training Providers may file an appeal to certification decisions made by Probitas Authentication. This document explains the formal appeals process.
Instructions for Filing a Complaint
The complaint process is the process by which any individual or company may file a complaint. This document provides the instructions for doing so.
Terms and Conditions for use of Probitas Authentication Certification Logos and Marks
AQMS Training Providers authenticated by Probitas Authentication may use its logo for the benefit of providing evidence of certification. This document provides the terms and conditions for logo use.
Has Probitas Authentication been approved by the IAQG as a Training Provider Approval Body (TPAB)?
Yes. IAQG approved Training Provider Approval Bodies are identified on the OASIS under Training Provider Approval Bodies.
What is Probitas Authentication?
Probitas Authentication is an IAQG recognized Auditor Authentication Body (AAB) and Training Provider Approval Body (TPAB). Probitas Authentication is a legal and separate company operating as an Industry Program under the aegis of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia, a SAE International Affiliate organization. Probitas Authentication provides the service of certifying or approving persons (i.e., auditors) against specific certification scheme requirements (i.e. AQMS auditors- AS9104/3). In addition, Probitas Authentication provides the service of conducting the review and approval of training course content and training provider administration against the specific sector requirements (i.e. training courses for AQMS auditors-AS9104/3).
What is the general application process to becoming an approved Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS) Training Provider?
Training Providers can begin the process by reviewing the following documents; AQMS Training Provider Approval Requirements and AQMS Course Requirements from the Training Provider section of this website. You will then create an account for your company, including a primary contact person. You can then download and complete the AQMS Training Provider Application and AQMS Course Application. Once completed, you will submit the applications along with the supporting documentation. Once we receive all documents, Probitas Authentication will invoice your company for the application reviews. The approval process includes a formal review of your application, supporting documents, and other relevant information. In addition, we will conduct an office audit of your administrative practices. If you meet the certification scheme criteria, Probitas Authentication will make a recommendation to the AAQG Registration Management Committee (RMC) for your recognition as a Training Provider. You will then be listed in the OASIS as an approved and IAQG recognized Training Provider. Probitas Authentication will then conduct a classroom observation as part of the final approval process.
Can my company apply for approval for more than 1 course at the time of application?
Yes. You will need to contact Probitas Authentication to discuss pricing options.
Where can I find the certification scheme requirements?
You may download the AQMS Training Provider Approval Requirements and AQMS Course Requirements documents for this information, or you may find it in the aerospace standard AS9104/3.
Once my company become a recognized Training Provider, what are the requirements to certification?
Probitas Authentication will conduct an administrative office audit of AQMS Training Providers every two years. Training courses are subject to an annual observation.
What are the fees?
Probitas Authentication has established the following fee structure:
Type of Activity
|New AQMS Training Provider + 1 Course||$8,385||Prior to application review|
|Annual Maintenance of TP Certification||$3,725||Annually|
|New AQMS Course Approval||$2,750||Prior to application review|
|Annual Maintenance of Course Certification||$2,050||Annually|
What is a “certification scheme”?
Certification scheme refers to the aerospace standard that you are seeking approval for. The training provider and course requirements are described in the AQMS Training Provider Approval Requirements and the applicable AQMS Course Requirements. Training courses are approved independently for each recognized course. While only a single training provider approval and recognition is required, training providers may seek approval for any and all courses.
What courses can my company seek approval for?
Training providers can seek approval for the following IAQG recognized courses:
- AS9100 Aerospace Auditor Transition Training (AATT)
- AQMS AS9100 Standard Auditor Course
- AS9100 Aerospace Industry Specific Training Course
- AS9120 Aerospace Auditor Transition Training (AATT)
- AS9110 Aerospace Auditor Transition Training (AATT)
- AQMS AS9110 Standard Auditor Course
- AS9110 AQMS Foundation Course
How will I know what the status of my application is?
You will be regularly notified of your application progress. Probitas Authentication will send you an email each time your application status is changed and includes the following application approval milestones:
Probitas Initial Review
This indicates that you have successfully submitted your application and the formal approval process has been initiated and is ongoing.
Request for Additional Information
This indicates that additional information is being requested.
This indicates that we are coordinating the office audit.
This indicates that your application has been submitted to the AAQG RMC for recognition.
Probitas Final Review
This indicates that your application has been approved by Probitas and endorsed by the RMC and Probitas is completing the final administrative requirements.
If my application is rejected, can I re-apply?
Yes, you have 1 other opportunity to re-apply without being required to submit another application fee.
If I am rejected on my re-application, can I appeal the decision?
Yes, you may file a formal appeal to this decision. For information related to the Appeals process, please review Appeals in the Resources tab.