ISO 14001:2015 Auditor Transition (EMS)
– CQI & IRCA Certified

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A two-day CQI IRCA certified (18053) Training Course – This two-day course will provide delegates who have completed previous Auditor training courses in Environmental Management Systems with the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to understand... Read More

A two-day CQI IRCA certified (18053) Training Course – This two-day course will provide delegates who have completed previous Auditor training courses in Environmental Management Systems with the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to understand and audit against, the new standard framework Annex SL in ISO 14001:2015.

It is ideally suited for existing ISO 14001:2004 Internal and Lead Auditors who want to understand the changes in the new standard and the skills needed to audit against ISO 14001:2015 based EMS requirements.

All CQI IRCA certified EMS auditors must successfully complete a CQI IRCA certified EMS Auditor Transition course before 1 September 2018 in order to maintain their CQI IRCA EMS Auditor registration.

There are over 250,000 facilities in 160 countries certified to ISO 14001. It is the most widely adopted environmental management system in the world. The standard enables organisations to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about significant environmental aspects.

The changes contained within ISO 14001:2015 can be broadly classified into those which have arisen from using Annex SL as a foundation for the standard and those relating to changes to standard specific requirements.  Annex SL was developed as a generic framework for management system standards (MSSs) to ensure that all future MSSs have the same look and feel by using common terms and definitions and identical core text and language.

As ISO 14001:2015 is now adopting this relatively new framework, it is expected to have a profound effect on organisations implementing the standard and those auditing against the requirements of the standard. Bearing this in mind, auditors will need to ensure they are prepared for this.



What's covered?

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The programme covers the following topics: 

Day 1 – Addresses changes arising from adopting Annex SL

  • How the ISO 14001 standard is changing
  • An introduction to Annex SL and the high level structure
  • Exploring new terms and definitions as outlined in Annex SL
  • Understanding the clause changes and requirements including the organisational context, leadership, planning, support and operation
  • Considering the impact of additions and amendments

Day 2 –Addresses changes to the standard-specific content and how to audit against these changes, which include:

  • Scope
  • Normative References
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Context of the Organisation
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Operation
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Improvement

If you have access to a copy of ISO 14001:2015, please bring a copy of the standard with you. If you don’t have access, a copy will be provided for you and will be collected at the end of the course.

Who should participate?

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  • Second or third party environmental management systems auditors wishing to build on their existing external auditing experience
  • Those who need to learn about ISO 14001:2015 and how the revisions to the standard affect them
  • Those who work for an organisation that is transitioning from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015
  • CQI IRCA certified ISO 14001:2004 lead and internal auditors who plan to audit to ISO 14001:2015.

For applicants whose first language is not English, SQT recommends a minimum English language competency of IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) for successful completion of this programme. It is important to note that learners are not expected to have an IELTS or equivalent examination complete. Potential delegates are expected to self-assess their English language competency against the IELTS Band scores which can be found in this document.

What will I learn?

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Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Describe and outline the framework for a generic management system
  • Explain the new and revised terms and definitions
  • Communicate any changes in EMS specific requirements arising as a result of transitioning from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015
  • Explain the new requirements relating to Context, Leadership, Planning, Support and Operation in Annex SL Appendix 2
  • Explain the NSAI certification transition arrangements
  • Plan and conduct an audit to ISO 14001:2015
  • Evaluate evidence and generate findings against the requirements of ISO 14001:2015

Who are the tutors?

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How will I be assessed?

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A variety of exercises will be carried out throughout the course which utilise case studies and sample documentation. Delegates are assessed by a written examination and throughout the course by continual assessment.   Continual assessment is based upon the student’s participation and performance during the exercises and question & answer sessions. It is essential that delegates attend the full course, take an active part in all course activities and pass both the written exam AND continuous assessment in order to successfully complete the course.


How do we train and support you?

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In-House Courses
For In-House courses, the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation.

Course Manual
Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

Programme accreditation

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This course is certified by CQI IRCA. The International Register of Certificated Auditors (CQI IRCA) is the world's original and largest international certification body for auditors of management systems.

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CQI & IRCA Certified - Programme Ref 18053(Includes Module 1 - Annex SL)

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ISO 14001:2015 Auditor Transition (EMS)
– CQI & IRCA Certified


ISO 14001:2015 Auditor Transition (EMS)
– CQI & IRCA Certified