ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Course
(CQI and IRCA 18197)

This course is an advanced course to Environmental Management Systems (EMS) where learners will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and conduct third-partyrd EMS audits including act as an audit team leader to manage audits effectively.

Guardian Independent Certification Limited is an approved training partner of Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) of the United Kingdom and this course is certified by CQI and IRCA with Registration No. 18197.

The successful completion of this course will increase learners’ credibility, enable learners to conduct third-party audits against ISO 14001 and satisfy the formal training requirements for individuals seeking to become a certified Auditor or Lead Auditor with CQI and IRCA.

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Who Should Attend

  • Management representatives and core group members responsible for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and auditing EMS against ISO 14001 requirements
  • Environmental professionals, engineers, administrators and executives wanting to widen their knowledge and skills in auditing
  • Individuals looking to become a registered ISO 14001 Auditor/Lead Auditor with CQI and IRCA

What will you learn

  • Understand the purpose of an EMS, EMS standards, management system audit, third-party certification and business benefits from improved performance of the EMS
  • Understand the EMS standards framework of Plan-Do-Check-Act, interrelationship with top management commitment, policy, objectives, planning, implementation measurement, review and continuous improvement
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up on an audit of an environmental management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 14001 and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021, where applicable.

What do you need to know prior to enrolling

  • Understanding of the concept of environmental sustainable development
  • Understanding of the purpose of an initial environmental review
  • Evaluation of activities, products and services to establish environmental aspects associated with normal operating conditions, abnormal conditions such as start-up and shutdown, plus emergency situations and accidents.
  • Consideration of environmental aspects with respect to: emission to air, release to water, release to land, use of raw materials, natural resources and energy, energy emitted and lost, public nuisance… etc.
  • Understanding of environmental legislation and how legal compliance forms part of an environmental management system
  • Understanding of typical evaluation methods of the impact of the environmental aspects identified and how their ranking influences operational control and priorities for improvement
  • Knowledge of ISO 14001 requirements and commonly used terms and definitions

Learners that are not familiar with the purpose and intent of the ISO 14001 should complete an CQI and IRCA Certified EMS Foundation Training course or equivalent, prior to attending this one

What's Included

  • Course Materials
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Upon full attendance and successful completion of this course, including passing the exam, you will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified Certificate of Successful Completion

Delivery Methodology

  • A 40-hour virtual classroom course delivered over five days or
  • A 40-hour traditional face-to-face classroom course delivered over five days

This course is structured with the majority of time being spent on activity-based learning. There are many group exercises, workshops and case studies for discussions, presentations and interactions between learners and tutors.

The virtual classroom courses are delivered in real time via our online platform and provide learners with the flexibility of attending from a convenient place, without the requirement of traveling. However, the examination is required to be taken physically within one month of completing the course.

Course Outline

  • Session 1: Course Introduction
  • Session 2: Introduction to Environmental Management System
  • Session 3: ISO 14001:2015 Requirements
  • Session 4: Audit Principles and Managing an Audit Program
  • Session 5: Planning the Audit
  • Session 6: Conducting the Audit
  • Session 7: Generating Audit Findings
  • Session 8: Reporting and Following Up on the Audit
  • Session 9: Certification Process and IRCA Registration


5 days

Course Fee

S$1680.00 (Before GST)

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