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ISO 14001 Environmental Management Lead Auditor

Course Code

ISO 14001-LA

Course Category

ISO Standards

Learning Mode

Self-Study

Examination

Yes (Optional)

Course Material

Downloadable Manual

PECB Certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management Lead Auditor

Obtain the necessary competencies to plan, conduct, and close an ISO 14001 audit based on the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021-1, the guidelines of ISO 19011, and other best audit practices

The PECB ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course has been designed to equip you with the necessary skills to conduct effective audits of environmental management systems (EMS). The course comprises widely recognized audit principles, procedures, and techniques of ISO/IEC 17021-1, the recommendations of ISO 19011, and other best practices of auditing. It employs a comprehensive methodology that enables you to plan and carry out ISO 14001 conformity assessment audits efficiently. 


In addition to providing a theoretical foundation, this training adopts a practical approach that includes examples, exercises, and quizzes. These will help you to practice the essential aspects of conformity assessment audits, such as the interpretation of ISO 14001 requirements in the context of an audit, the application of auditing principles and methods, the utilization of approaches to evidence collection and verification, leading an audit team, drafting nonconformity reports, and preparing the final audit report. 


Upon completing the training course, you can sit for the exam and obtain the “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor” credential after passing the exam. This internationally recognized certificate validates your professional expertise and demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills to audit environmental management systems based on the requirements of ISO 14001.

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Learning Objectives & Outline

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Lead Auditor

By the end of this training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of an environmental management system (EMS) based on ISO 14001

  • Interpret the ISO 14001 requirements for an EMS from the perspective of an auditor

  • Evaluate the EMS conformity to ISO 14001 requirements, in accordance with the fundamental audit concepts and principles

  • Plan, conduct, and close an ISO 14001 compliance audit, in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements, ISO 19011 guidelines, and other best practices of auditing

  • Manage an ISO 14001 audit program


KEY LEARNING AREAS

Module 1 - Introduction to the environmental management system (EMS) and ISO 14001

  • Training course objectives and structure

  • Standards and regulatory frameworks

  • Certification process

  • Fundamental concepts and principles of environmental management

  • Overview of ISO 14001 requirements


Module 2 - Audit principles and the preparation for and initiation of an audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles

  • The impact of trends and technology in auditing

  • Evidence-based auditing

  • Risk-based auditing

  • Initiation of the audit process

  • Stage 1 audit


Module 3 - On-site audit activities

  • Preparing for stage 2 audit

  • Stage 2 audit

  • Communication during the audit

  • Audit procedures

  • Creating audit test plans


Module 4 - Closing the audit

  • Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports

  • Audit documentation and quality review

  • Closing of the audit

  • Evaluation of action plans by the auditor

  • Beyond the initial audit

  • Managing an internal audit program

Examination

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Lead Auditor

The “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1 - Fundamental principles and concepts of an environmental management system

  • Domain 2 - Environmental management system requirements

  • Domain 3 - Fundamental audit concepts and principles

  • Domain 4 - Preparing an ISO 14001 audit

  • Domain 5 - Conducting an ISO 14001 audit

  • Domain 6 - Closing an ISO 14001 audit

  • Domain 7 - Managing an ISO 14001 audit program

Who Should Take this Course

PECB Certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management Lead Auditor

The ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course is intended for:

  • Auditors seeking to conduct and lead EMS audits

  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the EMS audit process

  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformity to the requirements of ISO 14001 in an organization

  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for EMS audits

  • Expert advisors in environmental management

General Informatio

  • PECB will provide training material of over 450 pages of information and practical examples.

  • An attestation of course completion worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants who have attended the training course.

Enrollment & Payment

Important 

  • Registration and payment for this training course is a prerequisite to participation.

  • Upon payment, you will receive an "Invitation to create a PECB account" from PECB (Professional Evaluation and Certification Board), the global accreditation body for this course of study. This will allow you to set up your account with the requisite pass codes for access to the learning portal.  

  • Once completed your application will be processed within a maximum of two working days, after which you will receive notification by email with confirmation of finalization of registration to access the portal and commence this course of study. 

  • In accordance with exchange requirements, billings are done in Barbados dollars which exchange at a rate of Barbados $2 to every US$1.

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