cqi-irca Course
















EXAM FEE: $180


Resit Fee: $180


5TH -  9TH FEB 2024 Within 30 Days from 9TH FEB 2024
1ST - 5TH APR 2024 Within 30 Days from 5TH APR 2024
3RD - 6TH JUN 2024 Within 30 Days from 6TH JUN 2024
5TH - 9TH AUG 2024 Within 30 Days from 9TH AUG 2024
7TH - 11TH OCT 2024 Within 30 Days from 11TH OCT 2024
2ND - 6TH DEC 2024 Within 30 Days from 6TH DEC 2024
3RD - 7TH FEB 2025 Within 30 Days from 7TH FEB 2025
* Please also note that additional Fees will be charged for shipping hardcopy course materials to your location.


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Thank you, our esteemed learner, for choosing Safeguard for your Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) exceptional learning experience. We offer, the UK CQI-IRCA Approved, Lead Auditor courses and company certifications in 7 standards in association with TVE International Academy (ATP: 6023829). We are Africa’s largest QHSE training solutions provider, facilitator, and consultants since 1999. We are also one of the leading global Learning Partner of the UK National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). We offer a total of 17 NEBOSH courses making us the largest NEBOSH Learning Partner and qualifications provider in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Safeguard is also among the top 10 NEBOSH Learning Partner globally, with over 85% pass rate in examinations. We welcome you to be part of our success story.


This course is delivered in association with TVE International Academy, a CQI-IRCA (Chartered Quality Institute and International Register of Certificated Auditors) Approved Training Partner, ATP Number: 6023829. TVE is one of the leading providers of Management System Training and offering a wide range of Management Systems courses. The ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) Lead Auditor training is a CQI-IRCA Certified Course Ref. No. 1709. The courses are results-driven and meet internationally defined standards by adopting accelerated learning techniques. The CQI-IRCA Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training 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 course is registered by CQI-IRCA and meets the requirements of those seeking registration as an 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 their lead auditor schemes. The course is highly interactive, and the training is practically delivered by a leading instructor in the field and utilises accelerated learning & simulated audit exercises for a 'real practical feel' during the training. Our Performance Competence-based assessments go further than CQI-IRCA requirements.


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


  • Individuals interested in conducting second- or third-party audits of EMS management systems
  • Environmental Management Representatives
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental 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 CQI and IRCA Certified Provisional Auditor, Auditor, or Lead Auditor


  • Increased awareness regarding the environmental management systems.
  • Reduced frequency of errors.
  • Up-gradation in the knowledge.
  • Convenient learning because of the Video & slide shows.


  • Maintaining the records regarding environmental management system training conducted.
  • Increased reputation.
  • Lesser supervision required after the completion of the training.
  • Uniform training of innumerable staff members in-house through this pack.


CQI and IRCA online exams are delivered through an online assessment system called SARAS. You will have access to two SARAS portals – one for your practice questions and the other for your exam. The portal links are shown below.


To log into your practice questions and exam you will need a username and password after registration for the exam.


All Lead Auditor online exams are structured as follows:

Lead Auditor exam  
Exam duration 1 hour 45 minutes (40 questions in total)
Exam content areas: Recommended time for each section:
Section 1: Concepts and principles of Management Standards and Systems 10 minutes (6 questions)
Section 2: Audit concepts and auditor responsibilities 10 minutes (6 questions)
Section 3: Planning the audit 10 minutes (6 questions)
Section 4: Conducting the audit 45 minutes (14 questions)
Section 5: Reporting and closing out the audit 30 minutes (8 questions)

The exam questions will be a mix of:

  • Multiple choice (choose one correct answer)
  • Multiple response (choose several correct answers)
  • Fill in the blanks (drag and drop the correct words into the sentence)
  • Matching (drag and drop responses to correctly match items)
  • Sequencing (drag and drop responses to form the correct order)

The last two sections of the exam will include scenario questions related to conducting, reporting on, and closing out audits. You will be asked to evaluate the scenario presented to you and select the correct course(s) of action.

All questions will be computer-marked. The exams are open book, so you can refer to your notes from your training course. However, you are not permitted to use the internet to search for answers to questions. You will need access to a copy of the ISO management systems requirements standard associated with your course to answer some of the questions. The standards can be paper or electronic format.

To help you prepare for your exam, CQI-IRCA created 24 practice questions for the Lead Auditor exam. You are strongly advised to take the practice questions before taking your online exam to familiarize yourself with the question types and how SARAS works. You will have 30 days from the last day of your course to take your exam.


CQI and IRCA online exams are invigilated remotely, using Easy Proctor. The system will:

  1. Take an image of your photo identification (photo ID) and your face
  2. Record you for the duration of your exam using your webcam and microphone
  3. Record your computer screen for the duration of your exam

Acceptable forms of photo identification include: Current valid international passport, current driving licence and National identification card. Once you have completed the exam, Easy Proctor will compare your photo ID with your facial image to verify you are the same person and will analyse the recording of your exam session for any anomalies such as unexpected sounds, movements, objects, or people. It will then flag these incidents to the CQI for further investigation.

Once you have completed your exam, the CQI will review the findings from your proctoring recording and if there are no issues, the results will be available for your training provider to download within 10 UK working days. If you have not received your results within 14 working days of taking your exam, please contact your training provider.


An CQI-IRCA approved certificate for those who successfully complete all sections of the course, including 100% attendance, written and practical skills assessment. For students applying to CQI-IRCA for auditor registration, a certificate of successful course completion will be required which has been completed within 5 years of applying.


This course satisfies the formal training requirements for those wishing to register with CQI-IRCA as a Lead Auditor, the certificate fully recognised as part of the training requirements for auditor registration under the lead auditor schemes. 

Nigeria Learner Amount

Physical: ₦ 175,000

Virtual: ₦ 150,000

Corporate: ₦ 196,875

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Oversee Learner Amount

Physical: ₦ 0

Virtual: ₦ 0

Corporate: ₦ 0

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Thank you, our esteemed learner, for choosing SAFEGUARD RTL for your Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) exceptional learning experience. We are a leading African QHSE training solutions provider, facilitator and consultants since 1999. We welcome you to be part of our success story.

Payment and Registration

Cash payment is not allowed. Payment in any convenient installment is allowed starting with a minimum of 50% of the total training fees before receipt of training materials, however candidate must complete payment in full 21 days before the first selected exam date. All payment shall be made by bank payment or by using the Paystack Payment App on-line by visiting Payment can also be by cheque made in favor of Safeguard Resources and Technologies Limited. See bank details below:

To register, make payment, then fill and return the REGISTRATION FORM immediately. You can also register on-line by visiting You will return the completed form with your Evidence or Proof of Payment for confirmation. Once payment is confirmed, you will receive an acknowledgment including an e-receipt and other details about the training including the training materials. You will be required to study and endorse our Terms & Conditions, Joining Instruction/Training Agreement and Non-Disclosure Agreement and submit along with a scanned Copy of original Valid Photo ID (such as International Passport, Driver’s License or National Identity Card) for online verification. Your registration will be annulled if your Photo ID is not verifiable.

The Training fees cover: registration, examination fee, tuition and course materials (in addition to tea break and lunch break for physical class). After payment and registration, you will receive the complete course material ahead of the training.

Traning Locations:

You can join our Nebosh IGC Virtual Classroom or the distance learning program from any location globally and also write your Open Book Exam (OBE) and Practical Risk Assessment from the comfort of your home and workplace without the need to travel out of your location. Physical Classroom usually hold in Lagos and Port Harcourt (Nigeria) as indicated below:

  • Port Harcourt Training Center: #6C, Forces Avenue, Old G.R.A Port Harcourt, Before SPAR Back Gate.
  • Lagos Training Center: #7, Acme Road, Off Agidingbi Road, Ogba Industrial Estate, Ikeja, Lagos.

Training Modes

Physical Classroom

  • Safeguard physical classroom study allows you to get away from the distractions from workplaces and homes to enable concentrate on your training until completion.
  • It provides learners a great opportunity to condense their study within the training the days compared to our Distance Learning Program which can be studied over a relatively longer period.
  • Learners also have the option to take the examination within the study period or any other convenient available examination date.
  • The classroom setting allows learners to learn in our safe, quiet, clean multi-media training laboratory, away from the noise and pressures of their work or their homes.
  • Again, learners could be large which allows the classroom environment to provide the important “human touch” that teaches learners how to interact physically with one another in a professional, productive and cooperative way which is often missing in distance learning program.
  • The course fee cover training materials, tutorials, revision class, mock examination, main examination, in addition to tea break and lunch break.

Live Virtual Classroom

  • If you have the time for classroom study but you are not available to join our classroom session due to distance or location, then our Live Virtual Class is your best alternative.
  • Our live virtual class is easy to follow and can be completed within the same time as the physical classroom. Learners can join remotely and learn ‘live’ online with a tutor just as they would in a classroom.
  • You get all the benefits of structured classroom learning but with the convenience of the digital world, studying where you like. Our learners can remotely join the virtual class from any location in the world through live video conferencing with the Zoom Technology using a PC, laptop, tablet or a smart phone.
  • Learners are advised to download and install the Zoom application in their devices for this purpose and secure a reliable internet service in advance to enable access to the live virtual class.
  • Throughout the course, learners can see and interact with the tutor and with other learners. Group interaction enhances learning; learners learn from one another as well as from the tutor.
  • Our live virtual class provides practical, flexible and convenient ways of learning, designed to fit around you and your needs.
  • Learners are able to drop questions on the chat box in group or private chat the Tutor and learners can also request to ask questions while the training is going on.
  • Daily take-home assignment will be posted in chat box and on the group WhatsApp which will be reviewed by the tutor at the beginning of each day’s tutorial.
  • There will be workbook and course workbook which will be completed by learners and submitted for tutor’s evaluation.
  • A revision class and a mock examination will be arranged to prepare learners for the final examination.

Corporate Classes

  • Organizations that are sponsoring learners to join our physical classroom, virtual classroom or distance learning program will have to pay the corporate course fees.
  • We can also arrange an executive package for organizations that desire a top-class welfare package for their employees.
  • We can visit your workplace and deliver the course at a time and place to suit you in the form of in-company training.
  • This is an effective way of training several delegates at the same time, saving on time and travel costs. The biggest benefit of in-company training is the location.
  • Organizing training off-site can be difficult for some employers, especially if you have a large team to get through a course. On-site training means less travel time and are much more convenient for your employees.
  • Hosting a course, yourself also means last minute changes can be made to attendees. For example, if someone suddenly becomes free to complete some training, at least they will be in the right place already. 
  • You may want to do this so that lessons tie in with your own policies and procedures, or even just change the learning pace to suit your employee's schedules.
  • There are benefits to your business too by hosting training in-house; employees do not have to spend unnecessary time away from their jobs and can instead clock back to work as soon as the training is complete.


  • Our instructors are top indigenous and expatriate professionals who have spent large number of years in industry and are therefore able to temper academic theory with practical experience. They are also acclaimed and renowned with impeccable record and experience spanning several years in Health and Safety industry.
  • With our multi-media training laboratory and our training facilities, we are ever ready to offer you training programs of the highest possible standards and which meet internationally recognized level of performance.
  • Our high pass rate has made us an exceptional NEBOSH Training Center in Africa.
  • Whether you are highly experienced or just taking up a new career in Health and Safety, you can take advantage of our comprehensive tutorial and excellent instructorship which put you at good standing for success in NEBOSH exams.
  • Only well-tutored and prepared delegates succeed in NEBOSH exams.