ISO 14001: 36-Hour Certified Lead Auditor Training

Course Description

Learn to approach ISO 14001 registration from the professional auditor’s point of view by focusing on key audit skills that enhance auditing capability. You will also learn critical skills to help you gain insight into the ISO 14001:2015 requirements, audit and create effective documentation, and manage a successful ISO 14001 implementation.

This course is offered in cooperation with AQS Management Systems, an Exemplar Global Certified/ANSI Accredited Course Provider. This course is certified in the Exemplar Global Certification Program, and meets the training portion of the requirements for related auditor certification.

Course ID: ENV 1202P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Nov 12, 2018 Nov 16, 2018 Friday, November 2, 2018 - 23:55 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595 18385
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14340 Jun 23, 2014 Jun 27, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595
14341 Nov 17, 2014 Nov 21, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595
15504 Mar 16, 2015 Mar 20, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595
15538 Nov 16, 2015 Nov 20, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595
16318 Mar 14, 2016 Mar 18, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595
16319 Jun 20, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595
16320 Nov 14, 2016 Nov 18, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595
17352 Mar 13, 2017 Mar 17, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595
17353 Jun 19, 2017 Jun 23, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595
17354 Nov 13, 2017 Nov 17, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595

Special Discounts

There are discounts available for this course. Please use one of the coupon codes below at checkout. Note: Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Groups: If 2 or more people from your organization are registering for this course, you can recieve 10% off.  Use coupon code MULTI.

Who Should Attend

Those responsible for planning and scheduling an audit program for an environmental management system and those who must perform audits to ISO 14001, Environmental Compliance Officers, Environmental Affairs Managers, Environmental Professionals, ISO and Environmental Project Managers, ISO and Environmental Project Team Members, Quality Assurance Professionals, or anyone desiring an in-depth understanding of the ISO 14001 Audit Process.

How You Will Benefit

  • Interpret the ISO 14001:2015 requirements
  • Understand environmental terms and definitions
  • View the ISO 14001:2015 requirements from an auditor's perspective
  • Plan, manage, and schedule an audit program
  • Identify, understand, and manage environmental aspects and impacts
  • Provide critical knowledge for your management and staff on ISO 14001:2015
  • Learn how to audit for ISO 14001:2015 and create effective documentation
  • Qualify additional staff in the ISO 14001:2015 requirements
  • Gain insight into the ISO 14001:2015 audit requirements to augment/sustain your existing program
  • Gain knowledge to help manage a successful ISO implementation project


  • ISO and environmental terminology and definitions
  • Background and rationale for environmental management
  • Environmental aspects and Impacts
  • Introduction to the ISO 14001:2015 family of documents
  • Analysis of the contents of ISO 14001
  • Audit of active manufacturing (audit #1)
  • Environmental management system (EMS) requirements
  • Analyzing EMS audit findings
  • Audit of active mfg. to ISO 14001 and manual (audit #2)
  • Exemplar Global and U.S. certification system
  • Auditor qualifications
  • Roles and responsibility of auditors
  • Creation of effective audit checklists
  • Audit of active mfg. document audits (audit #3)
  • Tips for the professional auditor
  • Audit of active mfg. - department audit (audit #4)
  • Compiling audit findings
  • Documentation in the environmental management system
  • Planning and conducting effective audits
  • Refining interview and note-taking skills
  • Applicability of the elements to company situations
  • Prevention vs. detection
  • Audit of active mfg. dept and system auditing (audit #5)
  • Corrective action initiation and closure
  • Refining audit interview and note-taking skills
  • Creation of an audit report
  • Conducting the audit
  • Preparation and presentation of a closing meeting



  • Attendees with international addresses must purchase a copy of the ISO 14001:2015 and bring it to class. By contractual agreement, the standard cannot be shipped outside the US.


  • Attendees with US addresses will receive a copy of the ISO 14001:2015 via US mail and must bring it to class.

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Bill Meffert