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.

“The training was excellent. It was definitely an intense course and the instructor did a great job in keeping us engaged. I was really impressed not only with the instructor’s teaching ability byt also with the depth of coverage of this course.” – M. Young, Verdani LLC . 

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

Learn the difference between:

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