CQI-19 Subtier Supplier Management

Significance and Application of the CQI-19 Guideline

The North American automotive association AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) is publisher of the CQI-19 guideline. The CQI-19 describes product and process approval for sub-suppliers. As a long standing member of the AIAG, TopQM-Systems already specialized early on in the introduction, development and qualification of employees according to the content of CQI-19 and its transfer of knowledge, including methods of „best practice“.

The CQI-19 "product and process approval for sub-suppliers" guideline was developed by the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) to define minimum quality requirements for sub-suppliers. It provides details on the identification and inspection of pass-through characteristics (PTC).



The CQI-19 1st Edition Subtier Supplier Management was released in April 2012.

The new CQI-19 standard can be purchased directly from AIAG.

You have the option of setting the standard as

  • E-Document including assessment or as
  • Hard copy/print version downloadable assessment.

We are licensed trainingpartner of the AIAG in Europe.

Our Support


TopQM-Systems audits your company and your subcontractors according to the above AIAG standards. Our auditing concept is based on an audit checklist translated by TopQM-Systems from the original AIAG-CQI guideline and offers you practical "on-the-job training" for your employees during the audit. On request, you can also receive the audit report in the respective national language.


  • AIAG process audits, implementation and reporting
  • Recognized AIAG audits by experienced auditors
  • Audit documentation in the respective national language (worldwide)


TopQM-Systems trains internal CQI auditors. Our CQI training courses are based on AZWV seminar guidelines and the "Understanding AIAG CQI Self Assessment" training module is AIAG licensed. For many years, TopQM-System has been a recognized AIAG seminar provider on the global automotive market.


  • In-house training on self-assessment (incl. audit checklist) - AIAG licensed
  • Training as "Internal CQI-(xx) Auditor"
TopQM-Systems already carries out AIAG audits in the entire supply chain for the largest automotive suppliers. Use our special know-how and contact us for a non-binding, detailed offer.


Inhouse is possible

Seminar-Id: 03-111

TopQM CQI Combi of AIAG CQI-8 / CQI-14 / CQI-19 for users
Online Training Inhouse is possible

Seminar-Id: 08-014

CQI 19 Supplier Management

Online seminar Online Training
750,00 €