IEMA – Accreditation Specific Information

SQT are authorised by the IEMA approved Training Organisation Antaris Consulting to present the following IEMA Certified training courses on their behalf;

IEMA Approved Lead Environmental Auditor Course (Ireland)
IEMA Approved ISO 50001:2011 Internal Energy Management System Auditor

The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) is a not-for-profit membership organisation established to promote best practice standards in environmental management, auditing and assessment.

The Institute offers ongoing support to environmental professionals and aims to promote sustainability through improved environmental practice and performance. With over 15,000 individual and corporate members based in 83 countries, the IEMA is now a leading international membership-based organisation dedicated to the promotion of sustainable development, and to the professional development of individuals involved in the environmental profession, whether they be in the public, private or non-governmental sectors. For further information see

IEMA Registration Levels

  • Principal Environmental Auditor
  • Environmental Auditor
  • Lead Environmental Management System Auditor
  • Environmental Management System Auditor
  • Associate Environmental Auditor

IEMA Points

  • 0-5 Academic qualifications
  • 0-5 Professional qualifications
  • 0-10 Training
  • 1 point every 5 days relevant experience of environmental auditing (points also available for related work, see “non-core” and “complementary” work in appendix for examples)

IEMA Registration Entry Levels

  • Associate Environmental Auditor 10 points – including either points from completion of an IEMA approved training course on Auditing or EMS  or 25 days on the job training.
  • Environmental Auditor 30 points and a minimum of 100 days of activity from appendix 1, of which a minimum of 20 must be core auditing work
  • Principal Environmental Auditor 50 points and a minimum of 200 days of activity from appendix 1, of which a minimum of 100 must be core auditing work, 7 audits conducted as lead auditor

IEMA Environmental Management Systems Auditor Registration Entry Levels

  • EMS Auditor – 20 days EMS auditing
  • Lead EMS Auditor – 35 days EMS auditing – 3 audits as lead auditor

IEMA Training Points

% Mark on course 5 day 3 day 2 day
70% + 10 points 6 points 5 points
65 – 69 % 8 points 5 points 4 points
60 – 64% 6 points 4 points 3 points
55 – 59% 4 points 3 points 2 points
45 – 54% 2 points 2 points 1 points

Complete information on the auditor register and its requirements can be found on the following page of the IEMA website: