Environmental Management Systems Auditor / Lead Auditor Training Course

(5 Days)
Focus Standard ISO 14001:2015 with 11 Workshops


*This intensive 5-day course is certified by the Governing Board of the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA Cert. No. 17921).

*This training course and certificate of attainment is recognized by RABQSA as equivalent to their EMS Lead Auditor Course (TCD-20).

Delegates successfully completing this course satisfy the formal training requirement for individuals seeking certification under the IRCA EMS Auditor Certification Scheme.

On successful completion the delegate will know the ISO 14001 Standard, be trained EMS Auditors, be competent to audit their own organization, subcontractors and suppliers as Auditors or Lead Auditors, be able to prepare for audits and understand the economic and environmental advantages of Environmental Management Systems.

Interactive learning techniques are used to maximize delegate participation, including workshops designed to broaden the knowledge of system and audit applications.

From and auditor's perspective, persons who should attend this course include:

  • Managers introducing Environmental Management Systems
  • Personnel who audit within their organization and those of their suppliers
  • Management consultants who need to know more about ISO 14001, and
  • Persons wishing to pursue a career as third party EMS Auditors and Lead Auditors

NOTE: This course is not intended to be an implementer’s course, or one that will create an expert in environmental legislation.

NOTE: If the candidate is already a qualified auditor in other disciplines, such as QMS or OH&S, and have experience of environmental management, a 3-day EMS Auditor Conversion training course may be more appropriate.


This 5-day Environmental Management Systems Auditor / Lead Auditor Training Course offered by Ashbrooke has been developed to progress the delegate through a series of modules, each containing a day's activities of presentation and participation.

Developing good communication skills is encouraged early and is reinforced throughout the course as it is essential for an Auditor / Lead Auditor to hold well developed written and verbal communication skills. This is achieved with verbal and written evaluation activities, open forum presentation format and active delegate participation throughout the course.

The course examines these issues by opening with the Auditor’s Code of Conduct. This is followed by examining and exploring:

From an auditor's prespective, persons who should attend this course include:

  • ISO 19011:2018
  • Environmental Legislation Review
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • Environmental Objectives
  • Environmental Aspects and Impacts
  • Continual Improvement
  • Corrective Action
  • Risk-Based Auditing
  • Audit Process
  • Environmental Management System Documentation
  • Audit Plans
  • Checklists
  • Audit Plans
  • Pre-Audit Contact
  • Conformance Audits
  • Follow-up and Completion

Plus, over 90% of the course timing is dedicated to syndicate activities designed to examine and explore the disciplines of planning and conducting EMS audits. This course contains 4 Questionnaires and 10 Workshops.

Prior Knowledge Expectation...

    Management systems

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continuous improvement

    Environmental management

  • The intended outcomes of an environmental management system: Enhancement of environmental performance; Fulfilment of compliance obligations; Achievement of environmental objectives

    ISO 14001

  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 14001 and the commonly used environmental management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 14001, which may be gained by completing an IRCA Certified EMS Foundation Training course or equivalent.
Published course dates are subject to change or cancellation. Ashbrooke Quality Assurance Ltd. is not responsible for any expenses incurred prior to confirmation that the course is running. Student initiated date change or cancellation is permitted only with written notice received into Ashbrooke's offices not less than ten working days prior to course commencement.

Please note that course dates are subject to change without notice.

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