Successful RCMS (or RC14001) certification starts with thoroughly preparing the auditor that leads the process, not just having them sit in a classroom. Understanding, applying and practicing the job of RCMS/RC14001 Lead Auditor are the disciplines mastered here.

Our Responsible Care Lead Auditor training course provides the skills to manage RCMS and RC14001:2015 audits. Learn the environmental, health, safety and security (EHSS) requirements of RC14001, RCMS and the Codes and how to relate those requirements to your business management system. Understand how process-based management systems are responsible for managing risks and ensuring that environmental, health, safety and security (EHSS) requirements are accurately determined and consistently fulfilled over time.

Responsible Care Lead Auditor with RCMS and RC14001 training class includes an assessment for RC14001 and RCMS as per American Chemistry Council (ACC) requirements. Students who successfully pass the exam and continuous assessment are eligible to sit for further examinations with BEAC for certification as an RC14001/RCMS auditor .

In addition to the course specifics, please see our RCMS/RC14001 training section for more general information about the structure, requirements and goals of the Responsible Care Management System.

In our Responsible Care Lead Auditor training course, you will learn the skills to conduct RC audits, as well as process and system audits, including on undocumented systems to assess conformity to Responsible Care requirements. Students will be able to:

  • Plan and execute EHSMS/RCMS development projects assuring conformity to Responsible Care requirements and compliance to applicable regulations
  • Conduct an environmental aspects and impacts analysis
  • Identify and implement the controls necessary for an effective EHSMS/RCMS
  • Relate fiduciary concerns to the performance of the EHSMS/RCMS
  • 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 EHSMS/RCMS to the organization
  • Conduct audits, including 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 EHSMS/RCMS to manage environment, health, safety and security risks and continually reduce waste

  • Environmental, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) professionals
  • Quality and EHSS professionals working in or with the chemical industry
  • VP/Directors of Regulatory Affairs
  • EHSS Managers/ Management Reps
  • Individuals who want to become certified Responsible Care auditors
  • Systems professionals or people who want to understand how management systems work
  • Improvement Specialists


  • Lecture: Intro to Environmental Management
  • Lecture: Intro to EHSSMS Responsible Care
  • Lecture: Comparison of Standards
  • Lecture: Understanding Environmental Impacts
  • Lecture: Understanding HSS Impacts
  • Lecture: ACC RCMS
  • Lecture: RC 14001


  • Lecture: RCMS Certification and Audit
  • Lecture: Safety and Security
  • Lecture: Assessing Environmental Impacts
  • Workshop: Assessing EHSS Impacts
  • Workshop: Environmental Policy
  • Lecture: EHSS Policy and Objectives
  • Workshop: Setting Objectives


  • Workshop: ISO/RC 14001 – Lead Audit Plan and Checklist
  • Workshop: Lead Audit Opening Meeting
  • Workshop: Lead Audit Investigation
  • Workshop: Writing Nonconformity Statements


  • Workshop: Closing Meeting Preparation
  • Workshop: Corrective Action
  • Lecture: Environmental Education and Training
  • Lecture: Monitor Report & Improve Environmental Performance
  • Lecture: Monitoring, Reporting and Improving HSS Performance
  • Workshop: Closing Meeting and Report
  • Lecture: Certification, Registration, Accreditation

Students successfully completing QMII’s 4-day RC 14001 & RCMS Lead Auditor training and the examinations provided in conjunction with this course, receive a Certificate of successful completion.

This certificate meets the requirements dictated by the American Chemistry Council in RC206 for certification as a Responsible Care© Auditor/Lead Auditor using RCMS and RC14001:2015.