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Course Introduction

The ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) Lead Auditor course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct and lead EMS audits in accordance with ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 19011:2018 standards.

Understanding the requirements and structure of ISO 14001:2015.

The role and responsibilities of an EMS lead auditor.

Benefits of implementing an EMS.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the purpose and benefits of an EMS and the standards governing it.
  • Plan, conduct, report, and follow-up on audits.
  • Identify and evaluate environmental aspects and impacts.
  • Apply ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 19011:2018 requirements in practical audit scenarios.
  • Develop audit plans and checklists and manage an audit team effectively.

Course Overview

The course typically spans five days and includes a mix of theoretical learning and practical exercises.

Learning Methodology :

The course uses a combination of lectures, discussions, case studies, and role-playing exercises. Active learning focuses on applying audit principles in simulated environments to enhance practical understanding.

Course Outlines:


  • Introduction to environmental management systems.
  • Detailed review of ISO 14001:2015 clauses.
  • Context of the organization, leadership, planning, and support.
  • Auditing EMS policy and objectives.
  • Preparing an audit checklist.




  • Auditing EMS aspects and impacts.
  • Understanding audit management and auditor competence requirements.
  • Auditing top management.
  • Auditor responsibilities for preparing the audit.


  • Reporting non-conformities (NCRs) and corrective actions.
  • Planning and conducting Stage 1 and Stage 2 audits.
  • Audit report preparation and review.




  • Conducting opening and closing meetings.
  • Audit role play and practical exercises.
  • Corrective actions and audit follow-up.




  • Final audit simulations.
  • Comprehensive review and final examination preparation.
  • Continuous assessment throughout the course.