The ISO 14001:2005 Lead Auditor Training Course enables the participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001 and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques.
During this training, the participant will acquire necessary knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and certification audits according to ISO 17021. Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to efficiently conduct an audit.

Internal auditors and members of an Environmental team
Auditors wanting to perform and lead EMS certification audits
Project managers or consultants wanting to master the EMS audit process
Individuals responsible for the Environmental conformity in an organization
Experts wanting to prepare for an Environmental audit function

Introduction to Environmental Management System (EMS) concepts as required by ISO 14001
Fundamental principles of Environmental Management System
Normative, regulatory and legal framework related to EMS
ISO 14001 certification process
Detailed presentation of the clauses of 14001
Pre-Audit planning and initiating an ISO 14001 audit
Auditing objectives and types of audits Process approach
Auditors and lead auditors
The auditors’ responsibilities
The lead auditors’ responsibilities
Auditors’ qualifications and certifications
Fundamental audit concepts and principles
Audit the approach based evidence
Preparation of an ISO 14001 certification audit
​DAY 3
Planning and Conducting an ISO 14001 audit
Preparation of an ISO 14001 certification audit
Conducting an opening meeting
Collecting objectives/audit evidence
Effective interviewing techniques, observation, document review, sampling techniques,
technical verification, corroboration and evaluation
Identifying and recording non-conformities
Formulation of the audit findings and documentation non-conformities
Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO 14001 audit
Preparing for the closing meeting
Evaluation of corrective action plans
Corrective action responsibilities
Monitoring corrective action
Audit documentation
Follow up scheduling
Closing meeting and conclusionprogram
Certification Exam
CAAC 3 Hour Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Exam is available in different languages.
The Candidates who do not pass the exam will be able to retake it for free within 12 months from the initial exam date.

The exam covers the following domains:
Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of Environmental Management System
Domain 2: Environmental control best practices based on ISO 14004
Domain 3: Planning an EMS based on ISO 14001
Domain 4: Implementing an EMS based on ISO 14001
Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of an EMS based on ISO 14001
Domain 6: Continual improvement of an EMS based on ISO 14001
Domain 7: Preparing for an EMS certification audit

After successfully completing the exam, the participants can apply for the credentials of Registered Lead Auditor (RLA) ISO 14001.
A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential.
Certification fees are included in the exam price
A participation of 32 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certificate will be issued to participant