Training structured to provide end-to-end audit support – both in and out of the classroom – to ensure proper audit management, the key role of the lead auditor.

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Learn the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 and how to relate the requirements to your business management system. Understand how process-based management systems are responsible for ensuring customer requirements are determined and consistently fulfilled over time.

Learn the difference between:

  • Non-value adding “ISO” systems based on the standard; AND
  • Value adding business management systems conforming to ISO 14001.

Gain the tools necessary to conduct and lead process and system audits to determine conformity to ISO 14001.

In our ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor training course, you will learn how to:

  • Plan and execute EMS development projects assuring conformity to ISO 14001 and compliance to applicable regulations
  • Conduct an environmental aspects and impacts analysis
  • Use an EMS to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Identify and implement the controls necessary for an effective EMS using ISO 14001
  • Develop reliable and pliable systems (particularly effective for organizations where process objectives are constantly changing)
  • Determine and communicate the resources necessary for the system to work as planned
  • Communicate the roles and responsibilities within the EMS to the organization
  • Conduct 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits, particularly on undocumented systems, and audit for process effectiveness against measurable objectives
  • Relate the capabilities of the organization to the expectations of customers, top management and shareholders
  • Use the EMS to manage environmental risk and continually reduce waste
  • Environmental professionals
  • VP/Directors of Regulatory Affairs
  • ISO Managers/Management Reps
  • Individuals who want to become Exemplar Global certified lead auditors
  • Systems professionals or people who want to understand how management systems work
  • Improvement Specialists​


  • Lecture: Intro to Environmental Management
  • Lecture: Understanding Environmental Impacts
  • Lecture: ISO 14001.1.2
  • Lecture: ISO 14001 2.2
  • ISO 14001 Self Study
  • Lecture: ISO 14001 v ISO 50001
  • Workshop: ISO 14001 Clauses
  • Lecture: Comparison of Standards
  • Lecture: Developing Process-Based Management Systems
  • Lecture: Environmental Legislation and Regulation
  • Lecture: Assessing Environmental Impacts


  • Lecture: Assessing Environmental Impacts
  • Workshop: Assessing EHSS Impacts
  • Lecture: Environmental Policy, Objectives and Targets
  • Workshop: Environmental Policy
  • Workshop: Objectives and Targets
  • Lecture: Auditing Management Systems
  • Workshop: Terms and Definitions ISO 19011
  • Lecture: Lead Audit Planning and Preparation


  • Lecture: Lead Audit Planning and Preparation
  • Workshop: ISO/RC 14001–Lead Audit Plan and Checklist
  • Lecture: Performing the Lead Audit Investigation
  • Workshop: ISO/RC 14001 Lead Audit Opening Meeting
  • Workshop: ISO 14001–Lead Audit Investigation


  • Workshop:ISO 14001–Lead Audit Investigation
  • Lecture: Concluding the Audit
  • Workshop: Writing Nonconformity Statements
  • Workshop: Closing Meeting Preparation
  • EMS Practice Exams


  • Lecture: Corrective Action and Follow-up
  • Workshop: Corrective Action
  • Lecture: Environmental Education and Training
  • Lecture: Monitoring, Reporting and Improving Environmental Performance
  • Lecture: Monitoring, Reporting and Improving Environmental Performance
  • Workshop: Closing Meeting and Report
  • Lecture: Certification, Registration, Accreditation
  • Class Wrap Up
  • EMS Exams

Exemplar Global LogoAttendees successfully completing the examinations provided in conjunction with this course receive a Certificate of Attainment for these QMII training units:

14001 – Environment Management Systems

AUDITOR – Management Systems Auditing

TEAMLEAD – Leading Management Systems Audit Teams

This course is recognized by Exemplar Global as meeting the training requirements for ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor personnel certification.

Successful course candidates can use these certifications as earned credit towards other certifications such as ISO 45001 Lead Auditor and other similar standards.