ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Course

This comprehensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001:2004. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices used to  implement requirements of Environmental Management System of ISO 14001. This training is consistent with the project management practices established in ISO 10006 (Quality Management Systems – Guidelines for Quality Management in Projects). This training is fully compatible with ISO 14004 (Environmental management systems-General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques) and ISO 10012 (Measurement management systems-Requirements for measurement processes and measuring equipment).


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PECB Certified Course, Accredited by ANSI

Learning objectives

  • 14001_125x125To understand the implementation of an Environmental Management System in accordance with ISO 14001
  • To Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required for the effective management of an Environmental Management System based on ISO 14001
  • To understand the relationship between the components of an Environmental Management System and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, managing and maintaining an EMS as specified in ISO14001
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to manage a team implementing ISO14001
  • To develop the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in the environmental management
  • To improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in the context of environmental management

Course Agenda

Session 1: Introduction to Environmental Management System (EMS) concepts as required by ISO 14001

  • Introduction to management systems and the process approach
  • Presentation of ISO 14001:2004 structure and requirements
  • ISO 14001:2004 Application
  • Fundamental principles of environmental management
  • Identification and evaluation of environmental aspects/impacts and their significance
  • Writing a business case and a project plan for the implementation of an EMS

Session 2: Initiating an EMS based on ISO 14001

  • Definition of the scope of EMS
  • Definition of EMS policy and objectives
  • Planning aspects of environmental management – legal/regulatory and impact issues
  • Drafting an EMS
  • Drafting an environmental policy
  • Developing and delivering meaningful objectives and targets

Session 3: Implementing an EMS based on ISO 14001

  • Implementation of a document management framework
  • Design of controls and writing procedures
  • Analyzing and implementing operational processes and controls
  • Emergency preparedness and response process
  • Development of a training & awareness program and communicating about the Environmental
  • Operational management of an EMS

Session 4: Controlling, monitoring,measuring and improving an EMS;the certification audit of an EMS

  • Controlling and monitoring an EMS
  • Development of metrics and performance indicators and dashboards
  • ISO 14001 Internal Audit
  • Management review of an EMS
  • Implementation of a continual improvement program
  • Preparing for an ISO 14001 certification audit
  • Plan for registration with the certification body

Session 5: Certification Exam

The “Certified ISO 14001 Lead Implementer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

  • The “Certified ISO 14001 Lead Implementer” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO 14001 Certified Provisional Implementer, Certified ISO 14001 Implementer or Certified ISO 14001 Lead Implementer depending on their level of experience
  • A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential
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