PECB ISO 14001 Lead Auditor

Why should you attend?

The PECB ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course enables you to acquire the necessary competencies to conduct effective environmental management system (EMS) audits by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures, and techniques. This training course combines the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021-1, the recommendations of ISO 19011, and other best practices of auditing and integrates them into a comprehensive methodology which enables you to effectively plan and conduct ISO 14001 conformity assessment audits.

In addition to providing a solid theoretical foundation, this training course adopts a practical approach by incorporating examples, exercises, and quizzes that help you practice the most important aspects of conformity assessment audits, such as the interpretation of ISO 14001 requirements in the context of an audit, the application of auditing principles and methods, the utilization of approaches to evidence collection and verification, leading an audit team, drafting nonconformity reports, and preparing the final audit report.

After completing the training course, you can sit for the exam. After passing the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor” credential. The internationally recognized “PECB ISO 14001 Lead Auditor” certificate validates your professional expertise and demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills to audit environmental management systems that are based on the requirements of ISO 14001.

Who should attend?

  • Auditors seeking to conduct and lead EMS audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the EMS audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformity to the requirements of ISO 14001 in an organization
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for EMS audits
  • Expert advisors in environmental management

Course agenda

DAY 1 | Introduction to the environmental management system (EMS) and ISO 14001

DAY 2 | Audit principles and the preparation for and initiation of an audit

DAY 3 | On-site audit activities

DAY 4 | Closing of the audit 

DAY 5 | Certification Exam

Training material

The participant will receive training material containing more than 450 pages of information and practical examples in electronic form via the KATE app.  As part of the full-time course, the participant will also receive printed training materials. 

Examination

The “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

  • DOMAIN 1 | Fundamental principles and concepts of an environmental management system
  • DOMAIN 2 | Environmental management system requirements 
  • DOMAIN 3 | Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • DOMAIN 4 | Preparing 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 

The exam takes the form of a test consisting of 80 multiple-choice questions. It is an open-book exam, where candidates are allowed to use the following reference materials: training course materials, any personal notes taken during the training course, a hard copy dictionary, and a hard copy of a standard. The exam lasts 3 hours and can be taken online or in paper form. If you do not pass the exam, you can repeat the exam for free within 12 months.

For more information regarding the exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies

Price

The price includes participation in the course, electronic training materials, exam and PECB certification fees. In addition, the price of the full-time course includes a printed copy of the training material, lunch on the training days and refreshments.

Certification

After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for one of the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate as soon as you fulfill all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about the ISO 14001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The requirements for PECB Auditor Certifications are:

Information about the course

Course Duration: 5 days
Exam: Yes
Exam Duration: 3 hrs
Retake Exam: Free

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CredentialExamProfessional experienceAudit experience
PECB Certified ISO 14001 Provisional AuditorPECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentNoneNone
PECB Certified ISO 14001 AuditorPECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentTwo years: One year of work experience in Environmental ManagementAudit activities: a total of 200 hours
PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead AuditorPECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentFive years: Two years of work experience in Environmental ManagementAudit activities: a total of 300 hours
PECB Certified ISO 14001 Senior Lead AuditorPECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentTen years: Seven years of work experience in Environmental ManagementAudit activities: a total of 1,000 hours

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