ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform an Environmental Management System (EMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques.

Why should you attend?

During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

Who should attend?

  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for an Environmental Management System audit
  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Environmental Management System (EMS) certification audits
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with EMS requirements
  • Expert advisors in Environmental Management
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master an Environmental Management System audit process

Learning objectives

  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 14001, ISO 14040 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the operations of an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 14001 in the context of an EMS audit
  • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in EMS audits
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies
  • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

Prerequisites

A fundamental understanding of ISO 14001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.