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Georgia Tech Professional Education

36-Hour Certified Lead Auditor Training (ISO 14001)

Nov 11—15, 2019
5 days
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
USD 1595
USD 319 per day

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Learn to approach ISO 14001 registration from the professional auditor’s point of view by focusing on key audit skills that enhance auditing capability. You will also learn critical skills to help you gain insight into the ISO 14001:2015 requirements, audit and create effective documentation, and manage a successful ISO 14001 implementation.

This course is offered in cooperation with AQS Management Systems, an Exemplar Global Certified/ANSI Accredited Course Provider. This course is certified in the Exemplar Global Certification Program, and meets the training portion of the requirements for related auditor certification.

What You Will Learn

  • Audit for ISO 14001 and create effective documentation
  • ISO 14001 audit requirements
  • Environmental terms and definitions
  • How to plan, manage, and schedule an audit program

How You Will Benefit

  • Interpret the ISO 14001:2015 requirements
  • Understand environmental terms and definitions
  • View the ISO 14001:2015 requirements from an auditor's perspective
  • Plan, manage, and schedule an audit program
  • Identify, understand, and manage environmental aspects and impacts
  • Provide critical knowledge for your management and staff on ISO 14001:2015
  • Learn how to audit for ISO 14001:2015 and create effective documentation
  • Qualify additional staff in the ISO 14001:2015 requirements
  • Gain insight into the ISO 14001:2015 audit requirements to augment/sustain your existing program
  • Gain knowledge to help manage a successful ISO implementation project



  • ISO and environmental terminology and definitions
  • Background and rationale
  • Environmental aspects and impacts
  • Environmental management system (EMS) requirements
  • Analyzing EMS audit findings
  • Documentation in the environmental management system
  • Exemplar global and U.S. certification system

ISO 14001

  • Introduction to the ISO 14001:2015 family of documents
  • Analysis of contents of ISO 14001 audit of active manufacturing (Audit #1)


  • ISO 14001 and manual (Audit #2)
  • Document audits (Audit #3)
  • Department audit (Audit #4)
  • Department and system auditing (Audit #5)


  • Auditor qualifications
  • Roles and responsibility of auditors
  • Tips for the professional auditor
  • Refining interview and notetaking skills


  • Creation of effective audit checklists
  • Compiling audit findings
  • Planning and conducting effective audits
  • Refining audit interview and notetaking skills
  • Applicability of the elements to company situations
  • Prevention versus detection
  • Creation of an audit report
  • Conducting the audit
  • Preparation and presentation of a closing meeting



  • Attendees with international addresses must purchase a copy of the ISO 14001:2015 and bring it to class. By contractual agreement, the standard cannot be shipped outside the US.


  • Attendees with US addresses will receive a copy of the ISO 14001:2015 via US mail and must bring it to class.

Who should attend

This course is designed for those responsible for planning and scheduling an audit program for an environmental management system and those who must perform audits to ISO 14001, including environmental compliance officers, environmental affairs managers, environmental professionals, ISO and environmental project managers, ISO and environmental project team members, quality assurance professionals, or anyone desiring an in-depth understanding of the ISO 14001 audit process.


Deann Desai is a project manager for Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. She is actively involved in ISO committees on a variety of topics. She provides implementation assistance and training to companies pursuing ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 50001. Desai has experience in energy mana...
Sandra Enciso is a project manager for Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. She provides technical assistance, training and assessment services for environmental, health, and safety management system programs, environmental regulatory compliance, and sustainability projects. Enciso als...
Holly Grell-Lawe is a Principal Research Associate and Project Manager with Energy & Sustainability Services at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, where she specializes in environmental, energy and sustainability management systems for industry and government. Lawe develops and p...

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Nov 11—15, 2019
5 days
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
USD 1595
USD 319 per day

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