Learn about the significance and conduct of ISO 14001 internal audits by attending our IEMA approved ISO 14001 Internal Auditor training course.

This course teaches attendees how to carry out regular planned audits that will enable them to check the performance of their organisation’s environmental management systems (EMS) against both the ISO 14001 standard and their organisation’s own requirements. They will also learn how to determine whether their EMS is being effectively maintained.

The 2-day course employs interactive training through group workshops, tutorials and discussions for a practical approach to learning new skills.

Students are evaluated by continuous assessment and a 1-hour exam that combines written and multiple choice questions. Attendees successfully completing the course receive an IEMA approved ISO 14001 Internal Auditor training course certificate.

The course is suitable for:

  • those who understand ISO 14001 and now wish to learn how perform an internal EMS audit
  • IEMA members who wish to expand their knowledge to cover EMS
  • those seeking to understand the audit process
  • those responsible for maintaining and continually improving the EMS
  • auditees who are due to be audited and wish to understand the audit process in more depth

Please note that delegates do need good prior knowledge of ISO 14001 and environmental management systems (EMS) terms, definitions and requirements to derive the greatest benefit from this course. This knowledge can be gained by attending our Introduction to ISO 14001:2015 1-day course.

Alternatively, you may like to look at our Internal Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Auditor training course, which brings together the Introduction to ISO 14001:2015 course and this ISO 14001 Internal Auditor training course into one 3-day package.

Topics covered during the course include:

  • introduction to internal environmental management systems (EMS) auditing
  • overview of ISO 19011:2018 principles of auditing
  • the audit programme
  • stages in the EMS audit
  • audit roles and responsibilities
  • auditing skills
  • undertaking an internal audit
    • initiation – confirming the scope
    • audit preparation – reviewing documented information, creating audit plans and checklists
    • conducting the audit – audit methods, sourcing objective evidence, opening meeting
    • audit reporting – closing meeting, EMS audit report writing, corrective actions and nonconformity writing

On completion of this IEMA approved ISO 14001 Internal Auditor course, delegates will be able to:

  • understand the roles and responsibilities of an auditor, and the characteristics of a ‘good’ auditor
  • undertake an internal audit of an EMS in line with ISO 14001
  • determine audit priorities within a given scope
  • take a risk-based approach to auditing
  • perform audit interviews using appropriate questioning techniques
  • write clear and comprehensive nonconformity statements
  • summarise audit findings and discuss these with a senior manager in a closing meeting
  • contribute to continuing improvement

Delegates will also receive an IEMA approved ISO 14001 Internal Auditor training course certificate.

ISO 14001 Internal Auditor Certificate