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ISO 14001 Lead Auditor

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Duration: 5 Days*

Exam: Included

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ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Overview

This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course consists of a 5 day course that aims to teach delegates the complexities of completing both internal and external audits that are required to sustain Environmental Management Systems. The course will cover all processes of completing an audit from start to finish, including reporting, procedures, principles, and techniques.


This ISO 14001 allows organisations to implement procedures that match up to best practise standards. This increases the efficiency of the company and allows the quality of the product of service that the organisation provides to be improved. This will have a direct impact on customer satisfaction, with the additional benefits of reducing costs and increasing profit margins.


This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training is the third of a four part series within ISO 14001. Prior to completing this course, delegates can complete the ISO 14001 Foundation course and the ISO 14001 Internal Auditor course. To complete the series, candidates can undertake the ISO 14001 Lead Implementer certification.  

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Outline

This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course consists of 8 modules that cover the following content:

Module 1: Introduction to Lead Auditing

  • Definition and terms
  • Internal and External Auditing
  • Purpose of auditing
  • Functions and limitations of auditing
  • Difference between internal and external auditor

Module 2: Types of Audit

  • First party
  • Second party
  • Third party

Module 3: Phases of audit

  • Preparation
  • Performance
  • Reporting
  • Follow-up and closure

Module 4: Planning an EMS audit

  • Selecting a team
  • Identify the objective and scope
  • Identify criteria
  • Plan a program
  • Confirming with the client
  • Develop checklist and working documents

Module 5: Tasks of lead auditor

  • Review the EMS documentation
  • Verify that EMS conforms to ISO 14001
  • Samples the elements after verifying
  • Ensure that the system has been properly implemented and maintained

Module 6: External auditing process

  • Understand ISO 14001 standards
  • Review gap analysis
  • Follow procedures
  • Review procedures

Module 7: Leading management system audit team

  • Establish and plan the activities of team
  • Effective communication with the auditee and audit client
  • Organising and directing team members
  • Prepare and complete the reports
  • Use of remote auditing methods

Module 8: Roles and responsibilities of 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
  • Follow the instructions given by auditor


Who should attend?

This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor course is designed for individuals who need to learn how to complete both internal and external audits. Specifically, this course would be beneficial for:

  • Internal auditors

  • Quality managers

  • Sustainability professionals

  • Engineers

  • Project managers and consultants

  • Executives

  • Environmental management representatives



As a prerequisites of this course, candidates must have completed the ISO 14001 Internal Auditor certification.  

ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management standard that provides a framework for organisations to build their environmental requirements and commitments around.
In order 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, in order 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. In order to gain the full ISO 14001 certification candidates can complete the ISO 14001 Lead Implementer course.
The course will begin at 9 am and finish by 5pm. We ask that candidates arrive at the venue by 8:45 to ensure that the course can begin promptly at 9am.
The Knowledge Academy offer: ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 14001, ISO OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301, ISO 27005, and ISO 13485.

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Examination

In order to complete this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course, delegates must pass the associated exam which, will be completed at the end of the final day of the course. The exam is:

  • 40 questions

  • Multiple choice

  • 40 minutes in duration

  • 50% pass mark (20/40)

  • Closed book


This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course includes:

  • The ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Examination

  • The Knowledge Academy ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Manual 

  • Certificate

  • Experienced Instructor 

  • Refreshments 

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