IRCA Accredited ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Course (CQI & IRCA Certified Course No. 18125)

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Day 1 - 8:30am to 7:00pm

Day 2 - 8:30am to 7:00pm

Day 3 - 8:30am to 7:00pm

Day 4 - 8:30am to 7:00pm

Day 5 - 8:30am to 5:00pm


$1,995.00 USD/ CAD per participant 

Discounts Offered

10% Early Bird discount when registered 90 days prior to the class

10% Group Rate 3+

15% Combination Early Bird/Group Rate 3+



Participants will receive certificate below at the conclusion of the course.

Certificate of Successful Completion recognized by IRCA to the attendee who has 100% attendance in the course and achieve pass mark in both the continuous assessment and written examination; or

Certificate of Attendance to the attendee who has 100% attendance in the course and pass the continuous assessment.


Course Overview

The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of environmental management systems against ISO 14001:2015, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021.

This course is certifed by the CQI and IRCA and satisfies the training requirements for individuals seeking registration under the IRCA EMS Auditor Registration Scheme.

Course Provider is TÜV NORD CERT.


Course Description

This training course will provide you with the basis to become a competent Lead Auditor, including via the following:

  • Explain the role of an auditor in planning, conducting, reporting and follow-up of audits as per ISO 14001, ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021
  • Benefits of improving environmental performance
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act framework
  • Explain the interrelationship between management responsibility, environmental policy, environmental planning, implementation of policy, operational control, checking of performance, management review and continual management
  • Concepts and terminology defined in the standard
  • Explain the benefits of third-party accredited certification of environmental management systems for organizations and stakeholders
  • Explain the purpose of and differences among first-party, second-party and third-party certification audit of management systems 


Recommended prior knowledge

The students are expected to know the following prior to attending this course:

  • The concept of environmental sustainable development
  • An understanding of how to establish an environmental management system
  • Environmental aspects with due consideration to emissions into air and water, consumption of energy, release onto land, use of raw materials and natural resources
  • Evaluation of activities, products and services in order to identify normal and abnormal conditions
  • Environmental law

For delegates not having the respective prior knowledge, it is recommended to attend one of our following courses:

  1. 1-Day ISO 14001:2015 Requirements and Understanding Course
  2. 2-Day ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor Course
  3. 3-Day ISO 14001:2015 Advanced Internal Auditor Course

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