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ISO 14001 Foundation

Course description

The Certified ISO 14001 Foundation training course provides a foundational insight into Environmental Management and an overview of the ISO 14001 management system. As with all ISO standards, the course is designed to help you gain the knowledge required of an implementation or operational team member, with discussions around environmental policy, operational controls, performance measures, senior management commitment, internal audit, management review, and continual improvement.

The successful completion of the training course is followed by an exam. If you pass the exam, you gain the "Certified ISO 14001 Foundation” certificate, which not only validates your understanding of Management Systems, but prepares you to take part in an implementation project of an EMS based on ISO 14001.

Target Audience

The ISO 14001 Foundation training course is intended for:

  • Managers wishing to understand the value of environmental management
  • Organisations wishing to see the value of of a more sustainable and environmentally-conscious environment
  • Team members needing to understand the main requirements of ISO 14001
  • Those interested in a career in environmental management

Learning outcomes

This training course enables you to:

  • Understand the requirements of an ISO 14001 environmental management system
  • Understand how businesses can prepare themselves for the implementation of the ISO 14001 system
  • Develop a good understanding of how an organisation can maintain an ISO 14001 system once implemented

Our approach

The training course is participant centred and contains:

  • Modules that are a reflection of real world analysis
  • Sessions that are designed to be interactive and engaging
  • Quizzes that reflect the exam questions


There are no prerequisites to participate in this training course.

Course Overview

  • Module 1: The principles and concepts of environmental management systems 
  • Module 2: ISO 14001 requirements evaluation

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to environmental management systems 
  • Day 2: Evaluation of the ISO 14001 requirements and the certification exam


  • All candidates at official training courses are tested throughout their course with quizzes and exercises, in combination with a final exam held on the last day of the course.  Both elements are a part of the overall score. For this course, the final exam constitutes a 40 question multiple choice type exam which should be completed within 60 minutes. A passing score is achieved at 70%. Self-study candidates can purchase an exam voucher from our Store.
  • Exam results are returned within 24 hours, with successful candidates receiving both a digital badge and a Certificate of Achievement
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