To gain the Certified Lead Auditor Qualification, there are 2 options:
ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course:
• No of days: 5 Day (Approx. 40 hours)
• Delivery method: 3 Days Self-Paced followed by 2 Days Tutor Led Live-Workshop
ISO 14001 Auditor Conversion Course:
• No of days; 3 Days (approx. 24 hours)
• Delivery method: 1 Day Self-Paced followed by 2 Days Tutor Led Live-Workshop
Both courses provide CQI and IRCA Certified professional level qualifications, and hold equal weight in counting towards the application to become an IRCA Certified Auditor.
Should I do the Auditor Conversion or Lead Auditor Course?
The 3 Day Auditor Conversion Course is designed for those who have prior knowledge of Health and Safety management principles and concepts, and the requirements of ISO 14001, and have experience conducting ‘real world’ audits.
Additionally, in order to be eligible to attend the Auditor Conversion Course you must have successfully completed and passed a CQI and IRCA certified Lead Auditor course in another discipline, for example, the ISO 9001:2015 QMS Lead Auditor Course.
If you don’t satisfy this criteria, then you may feel more comfortable undertaking the full 5 day Lead Auditor Course instead.