Ex 24 - INTERNAL EMS AUDITING COURSE for ISO 14001 and other EMS standards and codes


This THREE-DAY course approved by the UK Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) is a recognised qualification for environmental management systems (EMS) auditors demonstrating competence in internal EMS auditing.

There is an examination on the last day, and a certificate will be issued on completion of the course, which will contribute to the requirements to register as an IEMA Environmental Auditor specializing in EMS assessments.

Key Session Topics

  • The EMS Standards (ISO 14001, Eco-Management and Audit Regulation - EMAR, etc.)
  • EMS auditing standards
  • Audit planning. Use of checklists
  • Audit interviewing and evaluation of information
  • Environmental legislation and codes of practice
  • Environmental aspects and impacts
  • Auditing the improvement programme
  • Non-compliance evaluation
  • Accreditation and certification
  • Corrective Actions and effective follow-up programmes
  • Sources of information


  • A deeper understanding of ISO 14001 and related standards sufficient to determine compliance and identify areas for improvement.
  • More effective auditing techniques, improved evaluation and communication skills, develop more professional reporting and increase your ability to implement corrective action programmes.
  • Development of continuous improvement that provides on-going future benefits to your company’s growth and success.

Who Should Attend

    • Company personnel who have been selected to carry out environmental system audits.
    • Experienced quality auditors who want to audit environmental management systems and who need to show professional competence in this subject.
    • Environmental auditors wishing to understand the EMS auditing process.
    • Senior managers who will have to evaluate the outcome of internal EMS audits.

    Course Techniques

    This intensive course uses a combination of tutorials, practical workshops, case studies and role-play. Workshop topics include assessments of policy, simulated auditing, and aspects and impact evaluation. Evening work groups prepare responses to case study situations.

    Reference material is available for delegates to keep.


    Attendees' subsequent EMS audits can be supervised to give practical on-site training.

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