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ISO 14001 Lead Auditor

Our ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training Course.



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.

About This Course


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 gain "Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor” Certificate. By holding this Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices. 


Learning objectives


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



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

Who Should Attend?


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

What's Included?


Refreshments & Lunch (Classroom courses only)                

Course Slide Deck             

Official Study Guides        

CPD Certificate             

The Exam






Delegates sit a combined exam, consisting of in-course quizzes and exercises, as well as a final 12 question, essay type exam on Day 4 of the course. The overall passing score is 70%, to be achieved within the 150 minute time allowance.

Exam results are provided within 24 hours, with both a Certificate and a digital badge provided as proof of success.

Provided by


This course is Accredited by NACS and Administered by the IECB

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