ISO 14001: 2015 Lead Auditor Course

To provide potential auditors of management systems with the necessary knowledge and skills to competently conduct third party assessments on Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

Course Objectives: 

This course is modulated such that the first two days provide an introduction to auditing quality management systems and focuses on the skills required for sound internal auditing. The third and fourth days focus on ISO 14001 and EMS specific issues, particularly relevant to external auditing. The fifth day is focussed on auditor specific requirements and the certification process.

Target Audience: 
Course Methodology: 


Participants are assessed continuously throughout the course and through a written examination on the afternoon of the fifth day. All participants who attend the Course will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Those who are deemed ‘competent’ shall receive a Certificate of Attainment from RABQSA.

Lead Assessor Certificate

Duly signed by RABQSA together with their Accredited logos on the certificate


A certificate will be provided to successful participants upon completion of the course. The Lead Assessor Certificate has RABQSA Accredited logos on the certificate and is recognized worldwide.


RABQSA (QSA 013348).

RABQSA International

Exemplar Global Incorporated, formerly known as RABQSA is an international not-for-profit organization with charitable status in Australia. Exemplar Global provide professional credentialing programs and training certification programs. They give professionals with credentials of their competence and capability through a personnel certification beyond the attainment of a certificate of training. Exemplar Global was created in 2004 from the acquisition of the personnel certification activities of United States of America-based Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB) by Australia-based Quality Society of Australasia (QSA). Exemplar Global has offices in Milwaukee, Sydney, Seoul plus international partnerships. Its business includes a number of distinct business divisions; Certification Services, College(Continual Professional Development activity for customers), Gratiis to support its charitable work, Laureate that supports the advancement of the communities it works in and iNARTE

Course Outlines: 

Day 1: Module AU – Management Systems Auditing

  • Major Changes of ISO 14001:2015
  • Introduction of Risk Management elements and key implementation review
  • Review on Clause 4 :Context of the Organization
  • Clause 4.1,4.2,4.3 & 4.4 implementation and review on environment management system
  • Review on Clause 5 : Leadership
  • Clause 5.1,5.2 & 5.3 implementation and review
  • Review on Clause 6: Planning
  • Clause 6.1 & 6.2 implementation and review
  • Review on Clause 7: Support

Day 2: Module AU – Management Systems Auditing

  • Clause 7.1,7.2,7.3,7.4 & 7.5 implementation and review
  • Review on Clause 8: Operation Planning & Control
  • Clause 8.1 :Operation & Planning
  • 8.2 : Emergency Preparedness & Response
  • Review on Clause 9: Performance Evaluation
  • Clause 9.1,9.2 & 9.3 Implementation and review
  • Review on Clause 10: Improvement
  • Clause 10.1 &10.2,Implementation and review

Day 3: Module QM – Auditing Quality Management Systems

  • How to Audit Legal Compliance
  • The Audit Lifecycle
  • Audit Preparation
  • Documented EMS Management Systems and Documentation Review
  • Auditors Audit Methodology
  • The Audit Plan
  • The Audit Checklist
  • Evening Assignments: Preparing audit plan and audit checklists

Day 4: Module QM – Auditing Quality Management Systems

  • Process Based Auditing
  • The Opening Meeting
  • Conducting the Audit
  • Generating Audit Findings
  • The Closing Meeting
  • Corrective Action Follow-up and Surveillance Audit
  • The Roles and Responsibilities of the Auditor
  • International Registration Scheme for Certificated Auditors (RABQSA)
  • Exam Techniques and Debrief on Specimen Exam Paper
  • Evening Assignments: Finalizing the audit checklists

Day 5: Module TL – Leading Management Systems Audit Teams

  • the certification process
  • auditor skills and abilities
  • auditors Code of Conduct
  • legal/ethical aspects of auditing
  • Should there be no company hosting the live audit, the auditing skills will be practice based on case study manual
  • Review of the “Live Audit”
  • Course Review and Summary
  • Written Examination (3 hours*)

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