Course Details

Course Objective

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.

  • 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

Targeted Audience

  • 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

Delivery Method

Online Training

  • 7 Days – Online Training
  • Exam Simulation
  • Group Activity (Break-out Session) after each lesson
  • Access to additional References – Glossary/ Recommended Reading/ Syllabus
  • Material language will be in English

Exam & Certification

Exam:

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

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of an Environmental Management System (EMS)
  • Domain 2: Environmental Management System (EMS)
  • Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Domain 4:Preparation of 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

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.

Certification

After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials

You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

For more information about ISO 14001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

  • Credential: PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor
  • Exam: PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent
  • Profession Experience: Five years: Two years of work experience in Environmental Management
  • EMS Audit experience: Audit activities: a total of 300 hours
  • Other Requirements Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

Course Outline

Introduction to Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
Standards and regulatory frameworks
Certification process
Fundamental concepts and principles of environmental management
Environmental Management System (EMS)

Fundamental audit concepts and principles
Audit approach based on evidence and risk
Initiating the audit
Stage 1 audit
Preparing the stage 2 audit (on-site audit)

Stage 2 audit
Communication during the audit
Audit procedures
Creating audit test plans
Drafting audit findings and non-conformity reports

Audit documentation and quality review
Closing the audit
Evaluation of action plans by the auditor
Beyond the initial audit
Managing an internal auit programme
Competence and evaluation of auditors
Closing the training

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