ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Course (CQI IRCA 18036)

The purpose of this training course is to provide knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) against ISO 14001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021, as applicable.

DURATION: 5 DAYS (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Course Description

The purpose of this training course is to provide knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) against ISO 14001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021, as applicable. Capitalizing on the powerful Accelerated Learning Technique, this course spends a good portion of the time on discussions, exercises and case studies to help students to consolidate knowledge and acquire hands-on experience that are instrumental in their capacity as a EMS auditor or as an environmental personnel.

Students who passed the continuous assessment and the 2-hour closed book examination will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement. Based on CQI IRCA policy, this course satisfies the training requirement for certification as a CQI IRCA registered EMS Lead Auditor/Auditor.

Course Objective

  • 6:15 AM
    Knowledge
    Describe the purpose of an environmental management system, of EMS standards, of management system audit and of third-party certification, and the business and societal benefits of improving environmental performance.
  • 6:15 AM
    Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an EMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1, as applicable.
  • 6:15 AM
    Skills
    Plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of an EMS to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 14001, and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 as applicable.
  • 6:15 AM
    What will i learn?
    General Introduction
  • 6:15 AM
    Environmental Management Principles, Vocabulary and ISO 14001 requirements
  • 6:15 AM
    Stage 1 Audit (including document review)
  • 6:15 AM
    Audit Planning
  • 6:15 AM
    Process auditing and audit Skills
  • 6:15 AM
    Writing NC reports and audit reporting
  • 6:15 AM
    Audit follow up

Who Should Attend?

Prerequisite

CQI IRCA recommends that students are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

Methodology

There is a balance between knowledge-based presentation, discussions, exercises and case studies. About two third of the time is spent on activity based learning. A mock examination paper will be discussed throughout the course to help students to be familiar with the style of the questions.

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