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Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor


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This course is certified by Exemplar Global and is presented in partnership with Pillar Management Associates (the certified course provider). The course satisfies the training requirement for ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor certification.


Who Should Attend this course?
  • This course is designed for those who will be planning and/or conducting audits of environmental management systems (EMSs) against the international ISO 14001 standard
what will i learn in this course?
  • Understand the benefits of documented EMS
  • Gain knowledge of the requirements of ISO 14001
  • Understand the principles and methods of performing audits against ISO 14001
  • Be able to prepare, perform, and lead an audit
  • Learn how to evaluate and report audit findings
  • See how to apply for Lead Auditor certification
  • 2.6 CEUs, 2.6 COCs, 4.34 CMs, ABIH approval #10-260
DURATION: 4 days

Dates & Locations

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29 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 ABS Group | Arlington, VA
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04 Nov - 06 Nov 2019 ABS Group | Spring, TX
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17 Mar - 19 Mar 2020 ABS Group | Knoxville, TN
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20 Oct - 22 Oct 2020 ABS Group | Arlington, VA
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02 Nov - 04 Nov 2020 ABS Group | Spring, TX
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Day 1
  • Environmental Management Systems
    • Understand the application of environmental management principles
    • Understand the application of environmental science and technology
    • EMS terminology
    • Understand the application of environmental systems to different operational processes
    • Assess the risk of significant environmental aspects and impacts identified in the context of the organization's EMS management system
    • Understand the requirements of ISO 14001
    • Understand risk-based thinking
Day 2
  • Environmental Management Systems (continued)
    • Assess the effectiveness of methodologies to control environmental hazards
    • Operational control & legal compliance
    • Assess the EMS roles and responsibilities within the context of the organizational environment
    • Determine the adequacy and effectiveness of the EMS
  • Auditing
    • Understand the application of the principles, procedures and techniques of auditing
    • The conduct of an effective audit in the context of the auditee's organizational situation
    • Terms & Definitions
    • Auditor Responsibilities: Personal attributes necessary for the effective and efficient conduct of a management system audit
    • Principles of auditing
    • Audit Planning
    • On-site audit preparation
Day 3
  • Auditing (continued)
    • On-site audit
    • Audit report and closing
    • Mock Audit
Day 4
  • Lead Auditing
    • Establish, plan and task the activities of an audit team
    • Communicate effectively with the auditee and audit client
    • Organize and direct audit team members
    • Prevent and resolve conflict with the auditee and/or within the audit team

Evaluations: re-testing as necessary. Note: there is no final exam. Competencies are tested throughout the course.


Mr. Frank Degar - President RAB/QSA certified, Pillar Management Associates

Ms. Stacy Foret - Principal-in-Charge, Centerfield Consulting and Associates

Ms. Carol Robinson - Vice President RAB Certified Quality Systems Lead Auditor, Pillar Management Associates 

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