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ISO 14001 Internal Auditor

Course Description

The IECB ISO 14001 Internal Auditor training course equips participants with the required skills to conduct successful environmental management system (EMS) audits. The training methodology combines the mandates of ISO/IEC 17021-1, ISO 19011 guidelines, and best practices of auditing, enabling auditors to plan and execute internal ISO 14001 conformity assessment audits.

The training program incorporates real-world examples, exercises, and quizzes to elucidate the auditing process. It covers the interpretation of ISO 14001 requirements within an organization's context, the selection of appropriate auditing principles and methods, evidence collection and verification, drafting of nonconformity reports, and preparation of the final audit report.

After completing the training course, you can sit for the exam. After passing the exam, you gain the “Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor” credential, which validates your professional expertise and demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills to conduct Internal Audits of an organisation's environmental management system.

Target Audience

The ISO 14001 Internal Auditor training course is intended for:

  • Internal Auditors seeking to conduct EMS audits
  • Department Managers wishing to understand the requirements of an EMS audit
  • Individuals with an interest in becoming an Audit professional
  • Technical experts wishing to understand their role in EMS audits
  • Implementation team members wishing to understand evidence requirements of an EMS Audit

Learning outcomes

By the end of this training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain the foundational concepts and principles of an environmental management system (EMS) based on ISO 14001
  • Interpret the ISO 14001 requirements for an EMS from the perspective of an auditor 
  • Evaluate the EMS conformity to ISO 14001 requirements, in accordance with the foundational audit concepts and principles
  • Plan, conduct, and close an ISO 14001 compliance audit, in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements, ISO 19011 guidelines, and other best practices of auditing
  • Manage an ISO 14001 audit programme 

Our approach

The training course is participant centred and contains:

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


Course delegates should have a foundational understanding of environmental management systems, ISO 14001, and audit principles.

Course overview

  • Module 1 Audit principles and the link to an environmental management system 
  • Module 2 Environmental management system requirements 
  • Module 3 ISO 19011 audit concepts and principles 
  • Module 4 Planning an ISO 14001 audit  
  • Module 5 Conducting an ISO 14001 audit 
  • Module 6 Closing an ISO 14001 audit 
  • Module 7 Delivering an ISO 14001 internal audit programme

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, Closing of the audit 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 10 question essay type exam which should be completed within 125 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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