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ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to ISO 14001

  • What is ISO 14001?
  • Reasons for Implementation
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • Benefits of ISO 14001:2015
  • What is ISO 14000?
  • Standards of 14000 Family
  • Aims of ISO 14001
  • ISO 14001:2015 Timeline
  • ISO 14001 Model
  • Policy Requirements
  • Requirements of ISO 14001
  • ISO 14001 Structure

Module 2: ISO 14001 Clauses

  • Overview of ISO 14001 Clauses
  • Context of the Organisation
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Operation
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Improvement

Module 3: Operation Planning and Control

  • Introduction to Operation Planning and Control 
  • Control of Documents
  • Nonconformity

Module 4: Environmental Management Systems

  • Environmental Policy
  • Integration
  • Emergencies
  • Management Review
  • Implementation and Operation of the Specific Requirements

Module 5: Phases of an Audit

  • EMS Audit Procedure
  • Preparation and Planning of an Audit 
  • Reporting
  • Follow-Up and Closure

Module 6: Planning an EMS Audit

  • Selecting a Team
  • Identifying the Objective and Scope
  • Identifying Criteria
  • Plan a Programme (Certification Process)
  • Confirming with the Client
  • Develop Checklist and Working Documents

Module 7: PDCA Cycle

  • Plan
  • Do
  • Check
  • Act
  • Check and Correct the Actions

Module 8: Planning of EMS

  • Introduction to Planning
  • Actions to Address Risks and Opportunities
  • Quality Objectives and Planning to Achieve Them
  • Planning of Changes
  • EMS Project
  • Scope
  • Policies for Managing the Environment
  • Identify the Environmental Aspects
  • Risk Assessment
  • Structure of Management

Module 9: Implementation of EMS

  • Document Management Process
  • Operations Management
  • Communication Between the Team
  • Determine Policies and Procedures
  • Training and Awareness Plan

Module 10: EMS Measurement and Continuous Improvement

  • Monitoring and Measurement
  • Continual Improvement of Project
  • Management Processes
  • Resolve the Problems
  • Analysis and Evaluation
  • Model of Continual Improvement

Module 11: Phases of Implementation

  • Procedures
  • Optional Job Instructions
  • Other Documents

Module 12: Implementation Tasks

  • Preparation
  • Implementing Task
  • System Certification
  • Operations and Maintenance

Module 13: Introduction to Lead Auditing

  • Definitions and Terms
  • Lead Auditor
  • Internal and External Audit
  • Purpose of Auditing
  • Functions and Limitations of Auditing
  • Types of Audits

Module 14: Tasks of a Lead Auditor

  • Review the EMS Documentation
  • Verify that EMS Conforms to ISO 14001
  • Samples the Elements After Verifying
  • Review Gap Analysis
  • Following Procedures
  • Reviewing Procedures

Module 15: Leading Management System Audit Teams

  • Establish and Plan the Activities of a Team
  • Effective Communication with the Auditee and Audit Client
  • Organising and Directing Team Members
  • Prepare and Complete Reports
  • Use of Remote Auditing Methods

Module 16: Roles and Responsibilities of the Audit Team

  • Initialise, Plan, and Conduct the Audit
  • Report Results
  • Ability to Communicate Effectively
  • Formal Training
  • Evaluate Results
  • Present the Complex Issues
  • Fair Presentation of Reports
  • Follow the Standards of ISO 14001:2015
  • Follow the Instructions Given by an Auditor

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Who should attend this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training Course?

  • The ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course is essential for professionals aiming to become proficient in leading and conducting effective audits of Environmental Management Systems. The following professionals will benefit the most from this course: Environmental Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Health and Safety Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Auditors
  • Sustainability Professionals
  • Consultants

Prerequisites of the ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course. However, basic knowledge of Environmental Management and auditing can be beneficial for the delegates.

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

The ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to become proficient Environmental Auditors. This training course is essential in the context of environmental sustainability, as it deals with the complexities of conducting audits to ensure compliance with global environmental standards.

Mastering ISO 14001 Lead Auditor is crucial for professionals across industries, including Environmental Specialists, Auditors, and Quality Managers. This subject is vital because it signifies an organisation's commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability. Professionals in these roles should prioritise gaining expertise in the subject to drive eco-conscious practices, compliance, and operational excellence. This is also one of the most sought-after ISO 14001 Courses.

The Knowledge Academy's 5-day training on ISO 14001 Lead Auditor is designed to empower delegates with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in environmental auditing. This comprehensive course covers audit processes, reporting, principles, and techniques. By attending this training, professionals can enhance their career prospects and play a significant role in helping organisations achieve the ISO 14001 Certification and meet global environmental standards.

Course Objectives:

  • To grasp the ISO 14001 standard and its audit requirements effectively
  • To learn how to plan, conduct, and report environmental audits efficiently
  • To comprehend regulatory compliance and sustainability principles thoroughly
  • To strengthen problem-solving and decision-making skills in environmental management
  • To gain expertise in evaluating and enhancing environmental management systems
  • To prepare thoroughly for ISO 14001 Lead Auditor certification

Upon completion of this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course, delegates will gain the expertise and confidence to conduct comprehensive environmental audits, contributing to their professional growth and career advancement. Additionally, they will help organisations achieve the ISO 14001 Certification, leading to improved environmental performance, enhanced reputation, and potential cost savings, ultimately benefiting both their employers and the environment.


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What’s included in this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training Course?

  • ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Exam Information

To achieve the ISO 14001 Lead Auditor, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 30 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 15/30 Marks 
  • Duration: 40 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


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We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


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We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


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This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


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Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


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This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


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ISO 14001 Lead Auditor FAQs


ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management standard that provides a framework for organisations to build their environmental requirements and commitments around.
To enrol on this training course delegates, need to have passed the ISO 14001 Internal Auditor training certification.
This course is 5 days in duration.
Yes, to complete this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training delegates must pass the associated exam.
We provide classroom-based ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training in a range of locations across the world.
Yes, this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor course is the third of a series of four certifications. Prior to this, candidates can complete the ISO 14001 Foundation certification and the ISO 14001 Internal Auditor certification. To gain the full ISO 14001 certification candidates can complete the ISO 14001 Lead Implementer course.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
The Knowledge Academy offer: ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 14001, ISO OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301, ISO 27005, and ISO 13485.
The price for ISO 14001 Lead Auditor certification in Belgium starts from €2295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 14001 Lead Auditor.

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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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