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ISO 14001 Lead Implementer

Course Description

The IECB ISO 45001 Lead Implementer training equips you with the required expertise to guide an organization in the creation, execution, management, and upkeep of an Environmental Management System (EMS) as per ISO 14001. Throughout this training course, you will attain a comprehensive understanding of the EMS best practices, which aids in minimizing an organization's detrimental environmental effects and boosts its overall performance and efficiency.

Once you've grasped all the essential concepts of Environmental Management Systems, you're eligible to take the exam. Passing the exam earns you the "Certified ISO 14001 Lead Implementer" title, affirming your practical knowledge and professional skills to execute ISO 14001 within an organization.

Target Audience

  • Managers or consultants engaged in the realm of Environmental Management
  • Expert counselors striving to master the deployment of an Environmental Management System
  • Individuals tasked with ensuring compliance with EMS prerequisites
  • Team members part of the EMS unit

Learning outcomes

  • Recognize the relationship between ISO 14001, ISO 14040, and other standards along with regulatory frameworks
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, techniques, and methodologies used for the implementation and proficient management of an EMS
  • Understand how to interpret the ISO 14001 requirements in the specific scenario of an organization
  • Learn how to guide an organization to efficiently plan, implement, manage, monitor, and maintain an EMS
  • Develop the skills to counsel an organization in applying Environmental Management System best practices

Our approach

  • This training blends theoretical understanding with best practices employed in EMS implementation
  • Illustrative lecture sessions incorporate examples drawn from real-life case studies
  • Interactive practical exercises are built around a case study, involving role-playing activities and in-depth discussions
  • Module questions align closely with the format and structure of the final Certification Exam


A basic understanding of ISO 14001 along with an extensive familiarity with principles of implementation. 

Course Overview

  • Module 1 The principles and concepts of an Environmental Management System (EMS) 
  • Module 2 Environmental Management System overview (EMS) 
  • Module 3 Planning an EMS implementation  
  • Module 4 Implementing an EMS 
  • Module 5 Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of an EMS  
  • Module 6 Continual improvement of an EMS 
  • Module 7 Preparing for an EMS certification audit

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to ISO 14001 and initiation of an EMS 
  • Day 2: Plan the implementation of an EMS 
  • Day 3: Implementation of an EMS 
  • Day 4: EMS monitoring, measurement, continuous improvement and preparation for a certification audit, as well as 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 12 question essay type exam which should be completed within 180 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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