ISO 14001

Lead Auditor

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ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training Course

About the Course

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training provides you with the knowledge and concepts for:

  • Theory and practice of auditing

  • Practical understanding of the roles and responsibilities of an environmental auditor

  • Understanding the audit principles, techniques and methodologies required to effectively audit an Environmental Management System

  • Managing an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution

  • Planning and carrying out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and the certification process according to ISO/IEC 17021-1


Upon successful completion of the examination, you can apply to be recognised as a “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor”. By becoming a PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor, you demonstrate that you have the professional competence to plan and carry out an effective internal and external Environmental Management System audits in an organisation, with recognition world-wide. For more information visit pecb.com

Who Should Attend
  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Environmental Management System certification audits

  • Managers or Consultants involved in Environmental Management System audit process

  • Individuals responsible for Environmental Management System conformance in an organisation

  • Managers, Consultants or Advisors already working with management systems, seeking to master the auditing of an Environmental Management System

  • Those exploring new career opportunities in Environmental Management Systems auditing

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the operations of an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001

  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 14001, ISO 14040 and other standards and regulatory frameworks

  • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011

  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team

  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 14001 in the context of an EMS audit

  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

Educational Approach

This training is based on both theory and best practices used in Environmental Management System audits.
Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples is provided.
Training sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies.
Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions.
Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam.

Prerequisites

A fundamental understanding of ISO 14001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

Course Agenda
Day 1 Introduction to ISO 14001 and Environmental Management System
Day 2 Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit
Day 3 On-site audit activities
Day 4 Closing the audit
Day 5 Certification Exam


A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued upon completion of the course.

Examination

The PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP) and covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1 Fundamental principles and concepts of an Environmental Management System
Domain 2 Environmental Management System
Domain 3 Fundamental audit concepts and principles
Domain 4 Preparation for an ISO 14001 audit
Domain 5 Conducting an ISO 14001 audit
Domain 6 Closing an ISO 14001 audit
Domain 7 Managing an ISO 14001 audit programme


For more information about the ISO 14001 Lead Auditor exam contact us on 1300 614 007 or visit the PECB Examination Rules and Policies.

Certification

After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown in the table below. You will receive a certificate once you demonstrate you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

Credential Exam Professional Experience QMS project experience Other requirements
PECB Certified ISO 14001 Provisional Auditor PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor  exam or equivalent None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 14001 Auditor PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor  exam or equivalent Two years: One year of work experience in Environmental Mangement Audit activities: a total of 200 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor  exam or equivalent Five years: Two years of work experience in Environmental Mangement Audit activities: a total of 300 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 14001 Senior Lead Auditor PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor  exam or equivalent Ten years: Seven years of work experience in Environmental Mangement Audit activities: a total of 1000 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics


Note: PECB Certified Individuals who do possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor Credentials are qualified for the respective PECB Master Credential, given they have taken 4 additional Foundation Exams which are related to this scheme. For more detailed information about the Foundation Exams and the overall Master Requirements, please go to the following link: https://pecb.com/en/master-credentials.

To be considered valid, these audits should follow best audit practices and include the following activities:

  1. Audit planning
  2. Audit interview
  3. Managing an audit program
  4. Drafting audit reports
  5. Drafting nonconformity reports
  6. Drafting audit working documents
  7. Documentation review
  8. On-site audit
  9. Follow-up on nonconformities
  10. Leading an audit team

For more information about the ISO 14001 Lead Auditor exam contact us on 1300 614 007 or visit the PECB Certification Rules and Policies.

Delivery options

Self-Study

  • Study at your own time, pace and location

  • Online support from our certified trainer

  • Certification Exam completed in our classroom or online

  • We provide comprehensive course material

  • Upon successful completion of the Certification Exam, each attendee receives an Attendance Certificate and 7 CPD credits and can apply to be recognised as a PECB Certified Professional

Training Days CPD Credits Exam Exam Duration Retake Exam
No limit 31 Yes 3 hours 12 months

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In-House Training

  • Our trainer comes to your workplace

  • We schedule the training to fit around your business commitments

  • Training delivered by a certified professional with more than 15 years of real life experience

  • We provide comprehensive course material

  • Upon successful completion of the Certification Exam, each attendee receives an Attendance Certificate and 7 CPD credits and can apply to be recognised as a PECB Certified Professional

Training Days CPD Credits Exam Exam Duration Retake Exam
4 days 31 Yes 3 hours 12 months

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Public Training

  • Face to face training conducted in a classroom environment

  • Great networking opportunity

  • Training delivered by a certified professional with more than 15 years of real life experience

  • We provide comprehensive course material

  • Upon successful completion of the Certification Exam, each attendee receives an Attendance Certificate and 7 CPD credits and can apply to be recognised as a PECB Certified Professional

Training Days CPD Credits Exam Exam Duration Retake Exam
4 days 31 Yes 3 hours 12 months

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