Environment Management System (EMS) Lead Auditor Training

ISO 14001 Course

Environment Management System (EMS) Lead Auditor Training

ISO 14001: 2015 Environment Management System (EMS) Lead Auditor Training

Course Overview

The ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor (EMS) is an Exemplar Global (formerly RABQSA International) Certified Course. This course is delivered in association with Edullence Education Excellence as Approved Training Partner and one of the leading providers of Management System Training and offers a range of Management Systems courses. The course is results-driven and meet internationally defined standards by adopting accelerated learning techniques. This certified course will provide you with an internationally recognised skills and qualification in lead auditing. It teaches students the principles, processes, and techniques used for the assessment of and management of Environmental aspects and impacts; and, their significance for EMS lead auditors.  This Exemplar Global certified course meets the requirements of those seeking registration as a EMS Auditor/Lead Auditor. This certificate is also fully recognised by many other international bodies as part of the training requirements for auditor registration under the lead auditor schemes. The training is practically delivered by a leading instructor in the field and utilizes accelerated learning & simulated audit exercises for a 'real practical feel' during the training. Our performance competence-based assessments meet the training requirements. It is for those seeking to lead and manage environmental initiatives in their organizations.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course students shall be able to:

  • Understand environmental management terminology, principles, processes, and techniques for the assessment and management of environmental aspects and impacts, including their significance for EMS Lead Auditors.
  • Understand the purpose, content, and interrelationship of ISO 14001, the ISO 14001 series guidance standards, and the legislative framework relevant to an EMS.
  • Understand the role of an EMS Lead Auditor to plan, conduct, report, and follow-up an audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021.
  • Be able to undertake the role of an Auditor in planning, conducting, reporting, and follow-up an audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 by interpreting the requirements of ISO 14001.
  • Conduct an Environmental risk assessment of the effectiveness and maturity of the organization's EMS management systems by interpreting the requirements of ISO 14001
  • Conduct second-party EMS audits of the organization's supply chain by interpreting the requirements of ISO 14001.
  • Conduct third-party EMS audits by interpreting the requirements of ISO 14001

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals interested in conducting second- or third-party audits of EMS management systems
  • Environmental Management Representatives
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Regulatory Affairs Managers
  • Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental managers
  • Environmental cross-functional team members of an environmental implementation project
  • Certification Body/Registrar Auditors
  • Individuals who want to become an Exemplar Global Certified Provisional Auditor, Auditor, or Lead Auditor

Course Assessment

There will be Course Brief prior to course start-date to acquaint learners of the course delivery requirements, training procedures and assessment process. There is a two-hour written auditor examination at the end of the training. The written auditor examination is based on the specific standard. The written examination is closed book; however, the student is required to have a hard-copy version of the relevant management system standard for class use. The minimum pass rate for each written auditor examination is 70%. As a means of ensuring learners get a rich training experience, class exercises, take-home assignments and mock examination are incorporated. Online examination is also available.                                            


An Exemplar Global approved certificate for those who successfully complete all elements of the course, including 100% attendance, written and practical skills assessment. For students applying to Exemplar Global for auditor registration, a certificate of successful course completion will be required which has been completed within 3 years of applying.

Professional Membership

This course satisfies the formal training requirements for those wishing to register with Exemplar Global as a EMS Lead Auditor, the certificate fully recognized as part of the training requirements for auditor registration under the lead auditor schemes. 

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