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ISO 14001:2015
Environmental Management System  
Certified Lead Auditor Course

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Who Should Attend:

Those responsible for planning and scheduling an audit program for IS0 14000 and those who must perform audits to ISO 14001:2015, Quality Assurance and Environmental Affairs Managers, Quality Assurance and Environmental Professionals, ISO and Environmental Project Managers, ISO and Environmental Project Team Members, or anyone desiring an in-depth understanding of the ISO 14001:2015 Audit Process.

This course will help you:

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

Day One

ISO and Environmental Terminology and Definitions
Background and Rationale for Environmental Management
Environmental Aspects and Impacts
Introduction to the ISO 14001:2015 family of documents
Analysis of the Contents of ISO 14001:2015
Audit of Active Manufacturing (Audit #1)

Day Two

Environmental Management System (EMS) Requirements
Analyzing EMS Audit Findings
Audit of Active Mfg. to ISO 14001:2015 and Manual (Audit #2)
Exemplar Global and U.S. Certification System
Auditor Qualifications
Roles and Responsibility of Auditors
Creation of Effective Audit Checklists

Day Three

Audit of Active Mfg. Document Audits (Audit #3)
Tips for the Professional Auditor
Audit of Active Mfg. - Department Audit (Audit #4)
Compiling Audit Findings
Documentation in the Environmental Management System
Planning and Conducting Effective Audits
Refining Interview and Note-Taking Skills
Applicability of the Elements to Company Situations
Prevention vs. Detection

Day Four

Audit of Active Mfg. Dept and System Auditing (Audit #5)
Corrective Action Initiation and Closure
Refining Audit Interview and Note-Taking Skills
Creation of an Audit Report
Conducting the Audit
Preparation and Presentation of a Closing Meeting

Day Five

Review & EXAM

This course is certified in the Exemplar Global Certification Program and meets the training portion of the requirements for certification of individual Environmental Systems Provisional Auditors, Environmental Systems Auditors, and Environmental Systems Lead Auditors. As a member of your ISO 14001:2015 project team, you gain critical knowledge to move your company ahead in today's competitive marketplace. ISO 14001:2015 project team members will gain the credibility and prestige to effectively interact with certification bodies, customers, management and employees


The instructor for this course is Kevin A. Lehner, EMS-LA, CHMM. In April of 1998, Kevin Lehner, President of ECSI, obtained certification as an Environmental Management System Lead Auditor from Exemplar Global.  Mr. Lehner has performed over 500 ISO 14001, 9001 and ISO 45001, OHSAS 18001 registration and internal audits for ANAB accredited registrars  at manufacturing plants in the United States and Canada.

Telephone 920-648-4134

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Certified Lead Auditor Course Schedule

ISO 14001:2015
Lead Auditor

Madison, WI

June 17-21 , 2019

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Updated 4/4/19