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Build Your Career and become a CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor (EMS)

Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training Course

*Instant Access to Online Self-Paced Course Materials

Blended Course: 3 Days Online Self Paced + 2 Days Online Remote Workshop

*This whole course can be done in the comfort of your home or workplace.


  • EMS CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training Course
  • 40 Hours Total – Highest Quality CQI and IRCA Certified Training
  • Start Immediately – Instant Access to 27 hours self-paced (approx. 3 Days) Self-Paced Online Course Materials
  • 2 Days: Online Interactive Workshop with highly experienced IRCA Certified Trainer & Auditor
  • Engaging tests and case studies using latest learning management technology
  • Online Exam plus CQI and IRCA Certificate of Achievement

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What are the differences between the Certified Auditor Conversion Course and the Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Course?

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 Environmental 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 this full 5 day Lead Auditor Course instead.

Help Organisation's Control Environmental Impacts by Becoming an IRCA Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor

The exponential rise in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has caused considerable impact to natural and human systems across the world. Considering the projected increase of the global population, fulfilling increasing economic demand will continue to be a fundamental challenge, especially in view of concerns over the scarcity of resources and global economic uncertainty.  Consequently, environmentally responsible business operations are looking to adopt a certified environmental management system (EMS) standard. 

ISO 14001 is the international standard for designing and implementing an environmental management system (EMS). This helps to control an organisation’s environmental aspects, reduce impacts and ensure compliance with legislation. 

Consequently demand for ISO 14001 professionals is rapidly growing as organisations continue to adopt the standard to control their aspects and impacts. This trend will increase in the future, ensuring that auditors with ISO 14001 certified credentials will be in high demand from organisations worldwide. 

Become a Professional Environmental Management Systems Auditor

This course will give you the skills and expertise needed to competently manage an EMS (Environmental Management System) audit program.  You will learn how to lead a team, plan, execute and report on an assessment of an QMS against the standard ISO 14001:2015.

Experienced ISO 14001 auditors and practitioners show you how to lead a EMS project from start to finish. You will be taught the detailed theory and gain ‘hands on’ experience through practical application of the audit process to ISO management systems through discussion and role play. Best-practice audit methodology based on ISO 19011 is used throughout the course allowing you to master audit techniques.

This course is provided by SEQM TRAINING, a CQI and IRCA Approved Training Provider, and will provide a professional lead auditor qualification certified by CQI and IRCA – the globally recognised ultimate standard for auditing competence.

On completing the course, passing the assessments and exam you will be presented with an CQI and IRCA certificate.  This proves that you have the knowledge and skills to be able to lead a team to conduct a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd party audit of a Environmental Management System (EMS) in any organisation – SME or multinational corporation. Furthermore it ensures that you understand and can apply the knowledge you gained in each of the course’s modules, proving that you are a highly competent lead auditor.


Anyone who wants to further their auditing career or increase their value to an organisation!

    • Individuals who want to qualify and start a career as an ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Auditor.
    • Internal and external auditors and consultants seeking to perform and lead Environmental certification audits to ISO 14001:2015.
    • SHE and SHEQ managers and officers.
    • Those looking to achieve formal recognition for the skills and knowledge they possess.
    • Those involved in conducting 1st, 2nd and / or 3rd party audits.
    • Those with a responsibility to design, implement and manage an audit programme for internal audits, supplier audits and other external audits from customers and/or certification bodies.
    • Managers, supervisors, leaders, process owners, consultants, expert advisers and anyone who needs to understand effective audit processes and practices in depth.
    • Anyone involved in the implementation, transition or maintaining conformance to ISO 14001:2015.
    • Those who wish to register with the CQI and IRCA certified training auditor registration scheme or existing IRCA registered auditors seeking re-registration.
    • Leaders of organisations who wish to maintain and improve their business and health and safety management systems.


Those attending this course are expected to have knowledge of the following:

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle.
  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continuous improvement.
  • The concepts of managing environmental management systems.
  • The intended outcomes of environmental management, that is; enhancement of environmental performance; fulfilment of compliance obligations and achievement of environmental objectives.
  • Common examples of relevant national and local environmental legislation and requirements.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 14001 and the commonly used environmental management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 14001.

This knowledge can be gained through:

  • Completing a CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 14001:2015 EMS Foundation training course or the equivalent.
  • Previous experience and existing knowledge.
  • Self-education

As well as a good knowledge of ISO 14001:2015 and the key principles of an EMS, it would help (but is not essential) if you have attended an internal or lead auditor course or have experience conducting internal or supplier audits.


CQI and IRCA Approved Training Partner

Successful completion of this internationally recognised  certified course will enhance your professional development and provide important industry recognition.

This course is CQI and IRCA certified, an internationally recognised organisation for personal certification, and passing its exam confirms you are competent to lead ISO 14001 audits to internationally recognised standards.

Certified training helps you stand out from the crowd in terms of your career. This is because most training courses provide certificates but these are predominantly certificates of completion, and not necessarily certified by a globally recognised 3rd party.

CQI and IRCA support a large global community of highly educated and engaged professionals, just like you, to enhance their career outcomes. Successful completion of this widely accepted certification will enhance your professional development and provide important industry recognition.

WHY ISO 14001?

Help Organisations Reduce their Effect on the Environment !

With the growth and global acceptance of ISO 14001:2015 as the default standard for Environmental Management and baseline for many other standards, there is a huge demand for qualified ISO 14001 lead auditors.

Gaining the knowledge and qualifications required to conduct an ISO 14001 audit is essential for the successful career development of all lead auditors.

Furthermore a practical working knowledge of the lead audit process is also a crucial requirement for the manager responsible for implementing and maintaining ISO 14001 compliance within an organisation.
This course provides it all!

The Global ISO Certification Market


To Become Certified You Will Need to:

1) Complete the Course Learning Material
2) Attend the Interactive Workshop
3) Pass the Exam

The course will cover not only the accepted principles of auditing, but will give participants a detailed understanding of audit methodology, including audit preparation, managing an audit team, determining compliance with the standard, interview techniques, following audit trails and documenting evidence.

Delegates will participate in workshops and case studies to develop their auditing techniques, and will learn how to handle some of the more challenging situations an auditor may face. The course has been designed in keeping with international standards on auditing techniques, including ISO 19011.

The course will also familiarise participants with the challenges of auditing ISO14001 and will cover all sections of the standard in detail, providing tips on how to audit individual clauses, including risk assessments, business continuity, and effective continual improvement.

The course will make extensive use of group exercises and case studies throughout, providing attendees with a proper foundation in the practical aspects of auditing conformance with ISO 14001.


Everything you need to become a competent ISO 14001 Auditor

  • How to prepare, lead and report on the findings of an environmental management system audit
  • A thorough understanding of best practice in audit methodology based on ISO19011
  • How to identify non-conformances, and ensure appropriate corrective action is undertaken
  • Detailed knowledge of how to audit against ISO14001 and the related Interview techniques, following audit trails and reviewing documented evidence
  • How to report findings accurately and factually and produce a practical value-added documentation audit report
  • How to apply your new skills and knowledge by participating in role-play exercises, workshops and reviewing case studies
  • Ultimately – how to become a lead auditor, certified by a leading globally recognised certification body


Practice your auditing techniques in a simulated environment

Interactive Workshops give trainees a chance to implement the knowledge learnt from the online training to simulated commercial environments. Audit techniques will be practiced on a fictitious company . These will include:

  • Audit Planning and Preparation
  • Conducting Audits
  • Conducting meetings
  • Interview Techniques
  • Data Analysis
  • Evaluating Findings
  • Report Writing and Following Up
  • Conducting Closing Meetings


Our workshop trainers have been in your shoes and ‘walked the walk’.

Trainers, auditors, mentors and, above all real people!  Our trainers understand your anxieties and have done this exact course and passed the same exam that you will be doing. Will I be good enough? How can I pass the exam? What opportunities are out there? They can answer your questions and give you tips and advice to enhance your chances of success at the exam, and guide you in creating a successful career.

The workshop is the place to put everything together that you have learnt, and close the gaps for anything you are unsure about. It will be delivered in a very professional and engaging manner yet relaxed enough for you to learn at maximum efficiency. Passionate about their subject, the trainers are very approachable and there to help you with the whole process with the ultimate goal of getting you certified.

As well as being a fully qualified instructors, your workshop course trainers have extensive experience as Lead Auditors conducting audits on a broad and diverse range of organisations for many standards including ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, SSIP, BS 10012 and The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and many others.

Your trainers also have a wealth of experience as Data Protection Consultants, Business Management Systems Auditors and Consultants, for a wide and diverse range of organisations located in the UK, Europe and Asia, including multinationals, Blue Chip and SME companies. They have extensive experience working within industry managing Quality Management Systems, compliance, governance and group operations, from board level management through to ‘hands on’ implementation and systems development.

All in all, this ensures that you will have the highest probability of becoming a certified lead auditor, and you are getting the best ISO 14001 training available anywhere in the UK.


Your new expertise will be invaluable in driving organisations to reach new levels of excellence

As an individual you will gain a professional qualification that certifies that you have the knowledge and skills to be able to lead a team to conduct an audit of an EMS in any organisation. If you work within a company there are many benefits that you new skills will bring to the organisation.

These include:

  • A realisation of the scope and purpose of the standard and how it can be implemented within the organisation.
  • An understanding of how to apply Best Practice in Environmental Management and apply this within the organisation.
  • A familiarity with the key terms and definitions used in ISO 14001 to effectively roll out the principles.
  • How to lever the fundamental ISO 14001 requirements for an EMS to address the need to continually improve.

In essence your company will have an internal resource and process to be able to conduct its own audit of a Environmental Management System (EMS) to assess and improve conformance with ISO 14001:2015

Furthermore the organisation will benefit from:

  • Establishing a structured approach to Environmental Management
  • Reduced energy and material costs
  • Reduced waste management costs
  • Ongoing compliance with legislation
  • Gaining a competitive differentiator when tendering for business contracts.
  • Enhancing reputation and brand by operating to a globally recognised standard.
  • Demonstrating compliance with an internationally recognised standard and the ability to satisfy customer  requirements.


YES – I want to become an ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor

YES – I want to pass an internationally recognised course certified by CQI and IRCA

YES – I want to enhance my career and increase my net worth