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Test Your Knowledge with our Free Core Tools Self-Assessment!

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The online Core Tools Self-Assessment (CTSA) was launched in 2012 as a way for individuals to measure their competency in the automotive quality Core Tools: APQP/PPAP, FMEA, MSA, and SPC. The questions reflect information that virtually everyone in automotive quality today should know, and results can be used to verify the effectiveness of your Core Tools training and develop individual or group improvement plans.

The CTSA is a timed open book exercise available in nine different languages: English, Spanish (Latin American), Korean, Simplified Chinese, Russian, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese. Available (for free!) at the AIAG Store, the self-assessment can be completed online at any time, with access to the assessment for 30 days after the registration date if you are unable to take it right away. Upon completion, you will receive your confidential scores for each Core Tool, to help measure your competencies and monitor your improvement.

As of the end of last month – March 31, 2020 – a total of 12,506 exams have been completed across China, Mexico and the U.S., collectively. Results can be seen in the bar chart below, where the “goal” score of at least 80% for each Core Tool is noted, along with the current industry averages, and average scores for participants in China, Mexico and the U.S.

CTSA update 4-20

Ready to learn more about the CTSA? Click here to visit the AIAG Store and register for your free self-assessment today!