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ISO 14001:2004 Lead Auditor Training


ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies an Environmental Management System framework against which an organization can be certified by a third party.

Implementing the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard is the first step towards sound EMS practices. The management system that is implemented helps install a basic framework for Environmental Performance.

Course Objective

This online course meets the training portion of the requirements for certification of individual EMS Lead auditors. . This course is also directly applicable to any first party, second party, and third party auditors, as well as personnel involved in the implementation of environmental management systems. As lead auditor you will remain at the forefront of EMS strategy and will drive efficiency in line with ISO 14001 and you can play a pivotal role in ensuring your organisation is committed to environmental best practice.

Course length

The 22-hour (2.2 CEU) ISO 14001 Lead Auditor course is the most comprehensive training on the subject.

Who should attend

  • Individuals wishing to lead the assessment of a company's EMS compliance against EMS standards - ISO 14001/EMAS
  • Existing auditors and assessors in quality systems and health & safety management systems
  • Management Representatives,
  • ISO 14001:2004 Internal Auditors
  • Potential EMAS verifiers and others who would like to develop judgment and decision-making in ISO 14001 and learn the auditing process for first, second, and third party auditors.

This 7Step/CALISO online training course is for you if you:

  • Want to quickly and efficiently learn how to lead an ISO 14001:2004 audit
  • Want to be a lead auditor to conduct internal audits and supplier audits for your company
  • Do NOT have time to allocate four days to take an ISO 14001 Lead Auditor class
  • Want to train more of your staff on auditing economically and without having to immobilize them in a class for a full day

Course Benefits

Your company and all who partake in planning, leading and conducting the EMS audit activities of your business and managing its environmental program will benefit from taking ISO 14001 training. It provides training on the standard itself but also on how to lead or conduct internal audits and supplier audits using ISO 19011, the guideline standard on how to audit management systems.

By participating in this 7 Step/CALISO online course, you will be able to:

  • Master the auditing techniques per ISO 19011, which are used for quality, environmental, and safety management system audits
  • Develop skills for becoming a competent member of your company’s core team, which is responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining & improving your company’s Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001 Standard,
  • To develop skills for conducting Environmental System Audits on Suppliers (Vendors) on behalf of your company.
  • To develop skills for conducting third party / external audits on behalf of a Certification Body
  • Learn how to prepare and conduct an audit
  • Be exposed to real auditing case studies covering many industries

Major topics include:

  • Understanding the General Requirements of ISO 14001:2004
  • ISO 14001 Vocabulary
  • Environmental Policy
  • Understanding Aspects and Impacts
  • Environmental Laws and Regulations
  • Planning
  • Environmental Management System Documentation
  • Implementation and Operation
  • Checking
  • Management Review
  • General Requirements of ISO 19011
  • Auditing Techniques
  • Audit Planning and Preparaton
    • Audit Plan
    • Audit Checklist Preparation and Interview
  • Performing the Audit
    • Opening Meeting
  • Writing Nonconformity Statements
    • Writing Nonconformities
    • Identifying Nonconformities
  • Closing Meeting
  • Completing the Audit Report
  • Corrective Action and Close Out
    • Verification and Closeout
    • Preparing an Audit Report
  • EMS Auditing Case Studies

Authors: CALISO Corporation


Required Prerequisites

This is an internet-delivered course featuring graphical presentation screens with text-based instruction, videos, and on-going quizzes to reinforce learning and retention and gauge your understanding of a topic before you move forward. Convenient and portable, this course provides instruction without the expense of travel and time away from the workplace.

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  • Recent browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari recommended

Award of Certificate

An online training certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course and obtaining 70% or above on the final average of the ongoing quizzes. A final Exam is provided for trainees who have less that 70%.

With your registration, you will receive online access to the course until you complete it. The limit on course completion and access to your certificate is three years.

Quantity Discounts

Quantity discounts of 15% for 10 or more students registered. The discount is automatically calculated during registration by credit card.

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