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ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Course (IRCA Regd.)

TÜV NORD is a well-established and reliable partner for inspection and certification services throughout the world.

With more than 1,200 experienced experts, our pool of auditors guarantees the highest level of competence in the certification of management systems, products and personnel.

Learning objectives:

The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of environmental management systems against ISO 14001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable. In detail, the training course will provide students with the basis to become a competent Lead Auditor,

Successful completion of the course (including examination) will result in the issue of a certificate which may be used to support an application to become registered as an IRCA auditor. Being certified as an IRCA auditor is a clear statement that you are a recognized, qualified and capable auditing professional.

Recommended prior knowledge:

The students are expected to know the concept of environmental sustainable development and to have an understanding of an initial review as the basis for establishing an environmental management system. Furthermore, awareness of environmental aspects with due consideration to emissions into air and water, consumption of energy, release onto land, use of raw materials and natural resources is also required.

Participants should have experience in the evaluation of activities, products and services in order to identify normal and abnormal conditions. A successful participation is supported by expertise in environmental law. It is recommended that participants attend an EMS Foundation Course in advance.

Group of participants:

Management system consultants, management involved in ISO 14001 implementation and maintenance, personnel working with regulatory authorities, personnel carrying out 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits and all those who require a detailed knowledge of the EMS audit process. The number of participants is limited to max. 20 people.


Five days with concluding examination


Business hotels, training centers or customers premises if required

Course instructor:

Professional lecturers from TÜV NORD or appointed partner organization


  • Explain the role of an auditor in the planning, conducting, reporting and follow-up of audits as per ISO 14001, ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021
  • Benefits of improving environmental performance
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act framework
  • Explain the interrelationship between management responsibility, environmental policy, environmental planning, implementation of policy, operational control, checking of performance, management review and continual improvement
  • Concepts and terminology defined in the standard
  • Explain the benefits of third-party accredited certification of environmental management systems for organisations and stakeholders
  • Explain the purpose of and differences between first-party, second-party and third-party certification audit of management systems

Location & Date

  • 2020
    • 18 Oct-22 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
    • UAE


  • 2020
    • Per participant
    • USD 550
Fees + VAT as applicable
Tax Registration Number : 100139824100506