PPAP Training

Available as Virtual, Instructor-led Training for Your Organization

Developed by and for the automotive industry, PPAP is used as a qualification process to assure parts are produced consistently and within customer requirements.    

Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is an important part of the Advanced Product Quality Planning  (APQP) process. It defines the approval procedure for new or revised parts, or parts created from new or significantly revised production methods.

The PPAP allows for a clear communication channel between the customer and supplier. It confirms that both parties have a mutual understanding in regards to design specifications and requirements, which will be met by the supplier. 

The main advantages of PPAP are to reduce time and save costs that would otherwise be spent by the distribution of unapproved parts on the production line. Customers can easily identify issues or defects in the production process with a PPAP report.

The PPAP process is administered by the PPAP manual which was published by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). 

Note: This training meets AIAG requirements and can be helpful in securing an AIAG Core Tools Certification.

What will participants learn from this training?

The 19 Elements

PPAP Level System

Critical, Special, and Other Customer Designated Characteristics

Who should attend PPAP training?

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

What are the options for delivering this training?

ERC delivers PPAP 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 PPAP Training for your managers and employees. We're happy to provide you with more information, pricing, and potential dates.

ERC's PPAP Training Course Delivery Methods

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

In Webinar Format

ERC Training delivers this Personal Empowerment training in a live, interactive webinar format for organizations who need remote access.

At Your Organization

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


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