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ISO14001-2015 Certified Lead Auditor

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Course Hours: 32

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This program certified in the competency based training program
Students can earn the EMS, AU and TL competency credits

All training sessions are offered as Virtual Training classes

ISO 14001:2015 Certified EMS Lead Auditor
8 a.m. -5 p.m. daily

Updated to include the recently published updates to the ISO 19011-2018 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems 

About the course:

Since 1999, QAI has taught tens of thousands of people to be effective auditors, audit team members, and audit team leaders.  Our successful pass-fail rate of over 98% proves that point.   

In 2006, QAI paved the way for a Lead Auditor training class that matches the normal working hours that adults are accustomed to working. In the past, cramming in an outdated style of "brain dump training" culminated with the results of a 2-hour exam on day five was the norm.

In the QAI Competency Based Lead Auditor training session,  students get four days of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. instruction. There is "hands-on" activities and practice. This, along with multimedia and high tech video training techniques - make training enjoyable, easy to learn, fast, and fun. Results that are measurable. 

Competency based training includes multiple examination activities that take place several times each day. Students receive feedback and guidance in each examination activity.  The feedback and guidance help make certain that students not only understand the material, but are able to apply it in their job.  These multiple examinations help instructors assure that a student understands and grasps the material. Instructors can then provide guidance to help the student understand any gaps that may not have been closed to that point.  Reassessing and re-guiding from an instructor with "real world" experiences helps to improve confidence in abilities, helps in applying the newly learned information, and improves competency.

With energetic, enthusiastic, and experienced internationally certified auditors as instructors, students get more than "slide readers" at all QAI training sessions. In this QAI Lead Auditor course, students get real-world, professional know-how partnered with outstanding training materials.  A handsome, durable, and professionally prepared student book will display well. It will serve  nicely as a reference for years to come. Additionally, receiving the support of an ISO9001 registered training company is a great bonus. 

With multiple, progressive learning approaches, including hands-on practice auditing, our EMS Lead Auditor training course prepares graduates to become proficient and professional EMS auditors. 

The course includes a complete and thorough review of the ISO14001 standard. It includes a look back at the history of environmental movements that have led to the current standardized approach of the ISO14001 system. 

The workshop includes a special section for identifying Environmental Aspects and ranking and identifying their potential impact. We’ll describe what is required, what to include, how to maintain them, what auditors will look for, and what internal auditors should look for.  This session includes a practical recommendation for a means to easily facilitate and accomplish this process using well industry tools.

Lecture topics will include implementation and documentation strategies and methods. Workshop activities are designed to strengthen the ability to assess a complete EMS system and its conformance to the standard.

Group case studies with mock auditing, reinforce the learning process and help to familiarize students with process auditing. The course is designed around an actual case study of a facility and its’ Environmental Management System. Students end the course conducting an assessment of the case study facility and making a recommendation on registration. 

Under the new competency requirements program, instructors administer examinations throughout the course so that students get immediate feedback on how well they are doing.   When students leave this course they already know if they have passed the course. There is no more waiting for results of a final examination like the old boot camp days of Lead Auditor training.   Instructors like this format because they get feedback along the way about how well they are transferring critical knowledge.  It is a blend that works for everyone.

We've taught tens of thousands using this format. If you're in line to take a lead auditor training class, you're really going to like the new competency based training format used by QAI in all of our Lead Auditor training courses. 


  • EMS System Managers
  • EMS Auditors
  • EMS Auditors that need to upgrade to the 2015 version
  • QMS & OHS Auditors that want to become qualified for EMS Audits
  • Supplier Auditors
  • Persons investigating EMS for their organization

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