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ISO 14001 Lead Auditor (PECB)


You will learn the art and science of EMS auditor for your organization.

Lead EMS Auditor Course Description

Learn how to organize and lead an Environmental Management System (EMS) audit using ISO 14001 principles. This course is offered over five days, typically Monday-Friday, and is presented online with a live instructor. After you finish the class sessions, you can schedule to take the exam. After you pass the exam, you will be able to obtain certification based on completion of the course and you individual career experience. If you need CPD units, you will be issued CPD units after completing the course. Course materials include over 450 pages of resources for study that you will receive with your other course materials.


Why should I take this course?

When it comes to performing audits for ISO 14001 compliance in EMS, this course will prepare you to take the lead. You will be able to handle any EMS auditor role wherever you go. The global market for ISO 14001 certification is projected to be over $2bn by 2025. You don't want to miss out on this substantial market. This EMS auditor toolkit is applicable anywhere, in any industry from Aerospace to Zymurgy.

Outcome of EMS Auditor course study

Here's an example of EMS from the Environmental Protection Agency of the USA

How does it work?

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How do I get started?

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You will obtain the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification processes.

You will master audit methods and will become competent to manage an audit program, an audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

After this training, you can take the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor” credential. Having a certificate means that you have demonstrated that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

Are you one of these?

  • An auditor looking to perform and lead Environmental Management System (EMS) certification audits
  • A manager or consultant looking to master the EMS audit process
  • Responsible for overseeing conformance with EMS requirements
  • A technical expert preparing for an EMS audit
  • An expert advisor in Environmental Management


  • Understand the operations of an Environmental Management System (EMS) according to ISO 14001 standards
  • Recognize the relationship between ISO 14001, ISO 14040, other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 14001 in the context of an EMS audit
  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

Educational approach

  • This course utilizes both theory and best practices used in EMS audits
  • Lectures use examples from case studies
  • Exercises use case studies and include role playing and discussions from real cases
  • Practice tests prepare you for the Certification Exam


A fundamental understanding of ISO 14001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor (PECB)

Daily agenda

Day 1: Introduction to ISO 14001 and EMS
Day 2: Audit principles, prepare for and launch an audit
Day 3: On-site audit activities
Day 4: Closing the audit
Day 5: Certification Exam

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor (PECB)


The exam covers the following domains:

Domain 1: Essential principles of an Environmental Management System (EMS)

Domain 2: Environmental Management System (EMS)

Domain 3: Essential audit concepts and principles

Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 14001 audit

Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 14001 audit

Domain 6: Closing an ISO 14001 audit

Domain 7: Managing an ISO 14001 audit program

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor (PECB)


Once you pass the exam, you have a range of credentials you can apply for based on your career experience. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. Please see for more information on available credentials.

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor (PECB)

General Information


  • Course fees include the costs of the exam and certification
  • You will receive over 450 pages of information and practical examples
  • You will be issued 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits when you complete the course
  • If you fail the exam, you will be able to retake the exam within 12 months for free

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor (PECB)

Strengthen your EMS auditor toolkit by connecting to ISO 14001 concepts and principles


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