APQP Training

Available as Virtual, Instructor-led Training for Your Organization

Industry providers use APQP to assure that their products and services meet customer expectations.


Advanced Product Quality Planning  (APQP) is a framework of procedures and techniques used to develop products and services in industry, particularly the automotive industry. Suppliers use APQP to support quality control and drive continuous improvement.

The process begins with a concept and follows through the entire design, prototype, development, build, and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). Embedded throughout the entire APQP are the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Core Tools. These tools, when applied at the correct time, have the greatest influence on product and process success.

This training will concentrate on the development of a production or service process at your organization that meets all customer requirements. Utilizing APQP training will help your team identify required changes early on, avoid changes to the product post-launch, and ensure the on-time delivery of a quality product at the lowest cost.

What will participants learn from this training?

Origins & History
Why APQP?

 Initial Phases

Implementation Phases

Helpful Inputs

Process Planning
Product & Process Validation Methods

Who should attend training?

Team employees and managers who participate in any organizational activities associated with APQP – manufacturing, engineering, sales, service, and quality. 

What are the options for delivering this training?

ERC delivers APQP training in a variety of methods, including in webinar format, at your organization or in train-the-trainer format. Check out the full details of our delivery methods below.

Train Your Employees:

Contact us about APQP Training for your employees. We're happy to provide you with more information, pricing, and potential dates.

ERC's APQP Training Course Delivery Methods

Choose a delivery method that best fits the training needs of your organization.

At Your Organization

ERC training's instructor-led APQP classroom course can be customized for groups of employees at your organization and brought to your company's location.

Train-the-Trainer

If you have multiple trainers and would like to train them in ERC's APQP training, we offer a facilitator's kit, leader's guide, certification, and ongoing support.