ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Auditor Conversion (IRCA Certified)



  • On successfully completing the course, students will be able to:
  • Audit as per the requirements of ISO 14001:2015standard
  • Understand key elements of ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 Standards
  • Understand key environmental issues
  • Plan an audit against a set of audit criteria
  • Successfully execute an environmental management systems audit
  • Understand the differences between QMS and EMS audits
  • Create clear, concise and relevant audit reports
  • Communicate the audit findings to a client

Who the course is for

  • QHSE Managers, Internal Auditors, Management Representatives & Members of ISO implementers teams
  • Individuals working as a consultant or subject matter expert on Environmental management systems

Course Contents

  • Environmental Management Systems overview & Environmental Issues
  • What to look for in Context of the organization.
  • What to look for in Implementation and Operation.
  • What to look for in Leadership.
  • Planning and Support
  • What to look for in operation, perform
  • Basic Pre-Requisites
  • Completion of secondary education.
  • An understanding of report writing is desirable.

Knowledge of the following environmental management principles and concepts & intended out-come of an environmental management system.

The CQI-IRCA Exam will be administered online on Friday, at the conclusion of the training class.

  • a) Enhanced environmental performance
  • b) Fulfillment of compliance obligations
  • c) Achievement of environmental objectives

Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 14001, which may be gained by completing an CQI-IRCA certified EMS Foundation Training course or equivalent.

Further, the delegates must also be aware of Generic management systems including the PDCA cycle and inter-relationship between core elements of a Management System and Top Management, Policy, objectives, planning, implementation, review andcontinual improvement

Specific Pre-requisites:

  • This course is meant for qualification of existing auditors of other management system disciplines (Ex.QMS, OHSMS, FSMS, ISMS, EnMS etc.).
  • Knowledge of management systems audit as per ISO 19011 is required through the satisfactory completion of an CQI-IRCA Certified Auditor/Lead Auditor Training course in another discipline or the acceptable
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