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ISO 14001, Environmental Management, Lead Auditor, certification Training

Hands-on course
Duration : 5 days
Ref : SFL
Price  2021 : Contact us
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This five-day intensive course- based on practical exercises -enables the participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001 and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques.

Learning objectives

  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO 14001 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO14001 certification audit
  • To acquire necessary expertise to manage an EMS audit team
  • To understand the operation of an ISO 14001 conformant EMS


This course is followed by the 3 hours “Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor” exam.

Introduction to Environmental Management System as required by ISO 14001

  • Normative, regulatory and legal framework related to EMS.
  • Fundamental principles of Environmental Management System.
  • ISO 14001 certification process.
  • Environmental Management System (EMS).
  • Detailed presentation of the clauses of 14001.

Case study
Group exchange, case study, exam preparation.

Planning and Initiating an ISO 14001 audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles.
  • Audit approach based on evidence.
  • Preparation of an ISO 14001 certification audit.
  • An EMS Documentation audit.

Case study
Group exchange, case study, exam preparation.

Conducting an ISO 14001 audit

  • Communication during the audit.
  • Audit procedures: observation, document review, interview, sampling techniques.
  • Audit procedures: technical verification, corroboration and evaluation.
  • Audit test plans.
  • Formulation of audit findings and documenting nonconformities.

Case study
Group exchange, case study, exam preparation.

Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO 14001 audit

  • Audit documentation.
  • Conducting a closing meeting and conclusion of an ISO 14001 audit.
  • Evaluation of corrective action plans.
  • ISO 14001 surveillance and internal audit management program.

Case study
Group exchange, case study, exam preparation.

ANSI Accredited Certification Exam

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts in Environmental Management.
  • Domain 2: Environmental Management System (EMS).
  • Domain 3: Fundamental Audit Concepts and Principles.
  • Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 14001 audit.
  • Domain 5: Conduct of an ISO 14001 audit.
  • Domain 6: Conclusion and follow-up of an ISO 14001 audit.
  • Domain 7: Management of an ISO 14001 audit program.

Final exam.

Participants / Prerequisite

» Participants

Internal auditors and members of an Environmental team, Auditors wanting to perform and lead EMS certification audits, Project managers or consultants wanting to master the EMS audit process...

» Prerequisite

ISO 14001 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of ISO 14001 is recommended.

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Time schedule

Generally, courses take place from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30.
However, on the first day attendees are welcomed from 8:45, and there is a presentation of the session between 9:15 and 9:30.
The course itself begins at 9:30. For the 4- or 5-day hands-on courses, the sessions finish at 15:30 on the last day
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