40hrs Blended Course

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training is for anyone who needs the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of environmental management systems against ISO 14001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO IEC 17021-1, as applicable.

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ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training

Course Overview

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training

Our Blended Learning Methodology requires Learners to first complete highly interactive eLearning modules on the underlying knowledge & theory before attending skills-based Workshops with an Instructor that focus on practical application in a real life context.

Available Formats:



Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning

Customized Learning

Customized Learning

On successful completion of this course, Learners will have gained the knowledge & skills required to:

  1. Explain the purpose of environmental management systems, standards, and audits
  2. Explain the purpose of third-party certification, and the business and societal benefits of improving the performance of the environmental management systems
  3. Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report, and follow up a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO IEC 17021, as appropriate
  4. Plan, conduct, report, and follow-up an audit of an Environmental Management System to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 14001, and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO IEC 17021, as appropriate

A summary of learning topics within this course include:

  • Purpose, Benefits & Structure of ISO 14001
  • Key Terms & Definitions
  • Documentation Requirements under ISO 14001
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)
  • Process-based Management Systems
  • Risk Based Thinking (RBT)
  • Management Commitment
  • Management System Audits
  • Audit Terminology
  • Principles of Auditing
  • Audit Program Management
  • Certification Audit Program
  • Audit Life Cycle
  • Audit Scope, Objectives & Criteria
  • Selection of Audit Location
  • Selection of Audit Team
  • Auditee, Observer & Guides
  • Audit Initiation & Preparation
  • The Audit Plan
  • Audit Documentation
  • Overview of Audit Activities
  • Opening Meeting
  • Communication
  • Collecting & Verifying Information
  • Audit Findings
  • Final Audit Team Meeting
  • Audit Conclusion
  • Closing Meeting
  • Audit Report
  • Audit Completion
  • Audit Follow-Up

Exemplar Global

Exemplar Global certify this course under the Recognized Training Provider scheme. Successful completion of this course will entitle the Learner to a digital Certificate of Achievement.

Note: the final examination (s) will assess each Learner on the full course program – including knowledge of the ISO 14001 Requirements.

Before completing this course, each Learner should have the following prior knowledge:

  • It is recommended that anyone wishing to attend this course has some work-based experience in Environmental Management (based on ISO 14001) or Internal Auditing in advance of registering for this training course
  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 and the commonly used terms associated with each standard is a key pre-requisite in attending this course. Without this knowledge, the course & final examination may be very challenging.
  • Knowledge of ISO 14001:2015 may be gained by completing a relevant Foundation training course or equivalent
  • 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 continual improvement.
  • The intended outcomes of an environmental management system:
    • Enhancement of environmental performance
    • Fulfilment of compliance obligations
    • Achievement of environmental objectives.

Fluency in spoken and written English

  • For participants whose first language is not English, we recommend a minimum English language competency of IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) for successful completion of the program. This is not assessed by Comply Guru in advance & each participant must self-assess their competency.

Copy of ISO 14001 (International Standard)

  • It is recommended that each Learner should have a copy of ISO 14001:2015 (International Standard) to reference while completing this course. This is not provided by Comply Guru and without it, this course will be challenging to complete successfully.

In order to successfully complete this course, each Learner will need to:

  1. Complete the eLearning modules and obtain 70% or higher in the final assessments (MCQ-based) by the required deadline set in advance of the given workshop dates you are registered for
  2. Fully attend the Live Instructor Workshops as 100% attendance is required
  3. Obtain 70% or higher in the graded assessments during the Live Instructor Workshops
  4. Complete & pass the CQI & IRCA Online Lead Auditor Assessment (ISO 14001) within 30-days of the final workshop date.

There are recommended requirements for each Learner in wishing to complete any of our eLearning modules. In our experience, Workplace IT environments’ internal configurations and available software can vary (new or old), and there may be various limitations or other restrictions in place, and as such, the functionality of any Learning Management System (LMS) may be impacted, restricted and may not perform well. Read the full technology requirements here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we permit transfers to a future date (s) provided the request is made at least 30 days in advance of the live workshops you registered for. No refund is possible if less than 30 days’ notice is given. On a case-by-case basis, if we can accommodate a transfer at less than 30-days notice, we will but this cannot be guaranteed.
Yes, we offer in-house training and if you have 5 or more learners that can be trained together, we strongly recommend arranging for in-house training. With this option, there is the possibility of customizing some elements of the training to your organization. Please request a quote and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss this further with you.
Each Learner is provided with 3 attempts at each final assessment. We strongly encourage all Learners to review the course content again before each attempt (if unsuccessful on an attempt). If unsuccessful after a 3rd attempt, you will not be eligible to continue to the live workshops.
Each Learner is entitled to resit the examination once if unsuccessful in their first attempt. There is a small fee applicable for resit examinations. If unsuccessful after a 2nd attempt, you will need to re-register for the full program.
A blended learning course is a hybrid of eLearning modules and classroom modules (in-person or virtual). Each Learner is required to successfully complete interactive eLearning modules in advance of the live workshops that form the second phase of the training.
We keep our classes to 10 or 12 maximum depending on the blended course, to ensure you can enjoy breakout rooms, activities and Q&As with the Instructor and other participants.
For the live workshops, we use Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Full details will be shared with Learners upon registering for the training. In our experience, Workplace IT environments’ internal configurations and available software can vary (new or old), and there may be various limitations or other restrictions in place, and as such, the functionality of any Learning Management System (LMS) may be impacted, restricted and may not perform well. Read the full technology requirements here.  
The standard license is for 90 days (3 months). Access is available 24/7 for the full 90-days even if you complete the course, you can still go back in and view the course content, but you cannot retake the assessments.
Once you have completed the full program, including examination (if applicable), your certificate will be available within 30 business days via your Dashboard once all examination grading has been completed & verified. To access your certificate, you must first submit a short course survey and then the certificate will be available for download/print.
CQI & IRCA Accredited Training Provider

CQI & IRCA Accredited Training Provider

Offering certified courses since 2019

Exemplar Global Recognized Training Provider

Exemplar Global Recognized Training Provider

Offering certified courses since 2020