Virtual [VILT] ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Certification Training Course | CQI-IRCA Certified

Course Overview Who is this course for?

Our course is aimed at Environmental Professionals, Consultants, Auditors and Managers who:

  • want to audit the Environmental Management System [EMS] against the requirements of ISO 14001:2015
  • want to add to your credibility with a globally recognised and  accepted qualification
  • want to satisfy the formal training requirements for CQI-IRCA certification

This course provides Environmental Professionals, Consultants, Auditors, and Managers with the knowledge skills to perform first-party, second-party, and third-party audits of Environmental Management Systems against ISO 14001:2015, in accordance with ISO 19011:2018 and ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015, as applicable. 

  • want to audit the Environmental Management System [EMS] against the requirements of ISO 14001:2015
  • want to add to your credibility with a globally recognised and  accepted qualification
  • want to satisfy the formal training requirements for CQI-IRCA certification

    This course provides Environmental Professionals, Consultants, Auditors, and Managers with the knowledge skills to perform first-party, second-party, and third-party audits of Environmental Management Systems against ISO 14001:2015, in accordance with ISO 19011:2018 and ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015, as applicable. 

    Our course is aimed at Environmental Professionals, Consultants, Auditors and Managers who:

  • want to audit the Environmental Management System [EMS] against the requirements of ISO 14001:2015
  • want to add to your credibility with a globally recognised and  accepted qualification
  • want to satisfy the formal training requirements for CQI-IRCA certification

    This course provides Environmental Professionals, Consultants, Auditors, and Managers with the knowledge skills to perform first-party, second-party, and third-party audits of Environmental Management Systems against ISO 14001:2015, in accordance with ISO 19011:2018 and ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015, as applicable. 



Course Prior Learning Requirements

Management Systems

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act [PDCA] Cycle
  • The core elements of a management system and the inter-relationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, implementation, measurement, review and continual improvement

Environment Management

  • The intended outcomes of an Environment Management System
  • Enhancement of Environmental performance
  • Fulfilment of compliance obligations
  • Achievement of environmental objectives

ISO 14001:2015

  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 and the commonly used environmental terms and definitions, as given in ISO 14000:2015, which may be gained by completing a Kelmac Group® and  Certified EMS ISO 14001:2015 Fundamentals training course or equivalent


Upcoming Dates and Locations Where can I register?

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Course Learning Topics What does the course cover?
  • Our virtual [VILT] teaches Learners the audit principles, tools and techniques used for the assessment of the performance of the organization’s  Environmental Management System [EMS]

    The following is a breakdown of the course sessions;

    • Session 0 – Course Introduction

      Kelmac Group Profile; Course Introduction; Structure of the Learner Manual; Learner Attendance; Course Outcome; Continuous Assessment; Course Program; Course Aims and Objectives; Introduction to CQI-IRCA; Blbliography; Terminology; ISO in Brief

    • Session 1 – Environment Management System Overview/Refresher

      What is an EMS; Purpose/Benefits; Scope of ISO 14001; History/Evolution; ISO 14000 Family of Standards; EMS Terminology; Key Changes and Concepts; High Level Structure; Benefits of Certification/Registration; ISO 14001:2015 Requirement Application

    • Session 2 – Compliance Management System – How to audit compliance requirements?

      Introduction to ISO 19600:2014; Compliance Terminology; Manaqement System Auditor versus Inspector; Establishing the Compliance Management System; Compliance Principles; Implementation and Maintenance of the Compliance Management System; Compliance Auditing for Management System Auditors

    • Session 3 – Introduction to Auditing

      Auditing Terminology; Management System Audits; Principles of Auditing; CQI-IRCA Professional Code of Practice; Audit Life Cycle; Appointment if Lead Auditor and Audit Team; Desired Auditor Behaviours; Auditr Program Management; Conformity Assessment Standard – ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015

    • Session 4 – Initiation and Preparation

      Initiation the Audit; Initial contract with the Auditee; Audit Objectives, Scope and Criteria; Audit Feasability; Preparation for the Audit; Audit Working Documents; Audit Plan; Audit Checklists; 

      Session 5 – Conducting the Audit

      Pre-Opening Meeting Activities; Opening Meeting; Gathering Audit Evidence; Five Core Audit Methods; Auditor Note Taking; Audit Sampling; Managing the Audit Team; Audit Communications; Auditee Reactions; Audit Findings; Case Study – Simulated Audit  

    • Session 6 – Audit Reporting

      Writing/Grading Audit Findings; Audit Conclusion; Audit Report

    • Session 7 – Final Audit Team/closing-Exit Meeting

      Final Audit Team Meeting; Evaluating Correction/Corrective Action; Audit Finding Follow-up; Closing-Exit Meeting; 

    The following are the workshops completed during this class:

    ISO 14001:2015 Requirement Application; Auditing Compliance; Audit Terminology; Audit Principles; Audit Life Cycle; Auditor Team/Auditee Roles; Auditor Behaviours; Audit Program Management; Conformity Assessment Standard – ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015; Determination of Audit Feasability; Document Review prior to an on-site audit; Audit File/Working Documents; Audit Plan; Audit Checklist; Opening Meeting; Gathering Audit Evidence/Audit Methods; Communications; Case Study/Simulated Audit; Writing Audit Finding/Grading; Writing an Audit Conclusion; Evaluating Correction/Corrective Action; Determining Audit Follow-up/Auditee Risk Profile; Closing-Exit Meeting

*Kelmac Group cover this topic in more depth compared to our competitors.
**Kelmac Group proven added value as this material is not covered by the IRCA specification or our competitors.

Course Certification CQI & IRCA Certified Course (A14128)

This course is fully recognized by CQI & IRCA.

Additional Course Information

Who Should Attend?
  • Individuals interested in conducting second- or third-party audits of EMS management systems
  • Environmental Management Representatives
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Regulatory Affairs Managers
  • Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental managers
  • Environmental cross-functional team members of an environmental implementation project
  • Certification Body/Registrar Auditors
  • Individuals who want to become an IRCA Certified Provisional Auditor, Auditor, or Lead Auditor
Course Pre-Requisites

Before starting this course, each student is expected to have the following prior knowledge: Knowledge of the following environmental management principles and concepts:

  • The concept of environmental sustainable development whereby an organisation must ensure that actions of today do not degrade the environment of the future.
  • The purpose of an initial review as the basis for establishing an environmental management system where none currently exists.
  • Evaluation of activities, products and services in order to establish the environmental aspects associated with normal operating conditions, abnormal conditions such as start up and shutdown and emergency situations and accidents.
  • Considerations of environmental aspects with respect to
    • Emission to air, release to water and release to land
    • Use of raw materials, natural resources and energy
    • Energy emitted and lost e.g. heat, radiation, vibration, steam, and compressed air.
    • Public nuisance such as light pollution, noise, and odour
  • Environmental legislation and how legal compliance forms part of an environmental management system.
  • Typical methods for evaluation of the significant impacts of the environmental aspects identified and how their ranking influences operational control and priorities for improvement.

Important: Good working knowledge of the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 is required, which may be gained by completing an IRCA certified EMS Fundamentals Training course or equivalent. Additionally, each student will be required to have their own copy of ISO 14001:2015 for use during the training

Course Assessment

The Learner is assessed during the on-site class based on participation and performance throughout the duration of the course. This includes all exercises, role plays, case studies and all other activities during the course.

PLEASE NOTE: Full attendance is required during the training course.

There is a two-hour written auditor examination at the end of the on-site class. The written auditor examination is based on EMS, or ISO 14001:2015. The written examination is closed book; however, the student is required to have a hard-copy version of the relevant management system standard (ISO 14001:2015) for class use. The minimum pass rate for each written auditor examination is 70%.

Our Course vs. Our Competitors Why is our course the best? Just some examples explained of how our course goes further

  • With 50% more skill based exercises compared to our competitors. We focus on auditing that provides Assurance that the Environmental Management System meets the needs of the interested parties & our Learners are equipped to make higher quality insights for improved organizational performanceLearners practice using audit tools and techniques they can uses immediately and that inspire’s Learner confidence
  • Access to digital copy of course documentation, relevant standards following completion of course registration and up to twelve months following completion of the course
  • Our investment in our Consultant-Trainer knowledge management, learning, and digital technologies means learners are challenged and encouraged to become the very best EMS Auditors/Lead Auditors in their respective industries 
  • Learners complete a phased CQI-IRCA eAssessment examination compared to a traditional 2 hour written examination 
  • Access to digital copy of course documentation, relevant standards following completion of course registration and up to twelve months following completion of the course
  • Our investment in our Consultant-Trainer knowledge management, learning, and digital technologies means learners are challenged and encouraged to become the very best EMS Auditors/Lead Auditors in their respective industries 
  • Learners complete a phased CQI-IRCA eAssessment examination compared to a traditional 2 hour written examination 

Others train followers, we prepare and develop EMS Auditor/Lead Auditors™ for the most pressing environment issues facing clients and society today

Basic Course Requirements

  • The Kelmac Group® is known for our in-person classrom and hands-on activities, and we use an extensive toolbox to foster similar engagement and attention in our virtual classes. Our Consultant-Trainer and learners interact in real time via our flexible, online learning platform, resulting in an engaging and real-class environment. This is an ideal alternative to the typical classroom setting for professionals who are unable to travel or who just prefer the convenience of attending a class without having to leave their own personal environment.
  • This class is delivered over five consecutive days, 08:00 to 17:30, Monday to Friday
  • Kelmac Group’s® virtual instructor-led training (VILT) is a live web-based learning experience where the Consultant-Trainer and learners are in separate locations.
  • Kelmac Group’s® VILT technology platform is designed to ensure similar interaction as a traditional in-person classroom experience and allows for 2-way dialogue, break-out sessions for engaging workshops and hands-on exercises, and group work using virtual breakout rooms. This provides for an engaging learning experience in which learners can connect with the content and interact with both the Consultant-Trainer and other learners.
  • The learning objectives and topics covered during the VILT are the same as the corresponding in-person version of the class. That said, to accommodate a virtual setting, the pace at which the VILT is delivered, and the structure of class workshops and exercises, is modified to support engagement in a virtual format. Virtual class participants receive eBooks instead of printed materials.
  • All VILT classes are taught by the same, experienced team of Consultant-Trainers you’ve come to expect from the Kelmac Group®. Our team of VILT Consultant-Trainers are trained in virtual facilitation – ensuring a lively, interactive learning experience.
  • How do I need to participate in a VILT class. First and foremost, your enthusiasm. In addition, course learners are required to have their own PC or laptop with a high-speed internet connection. We recommend a headset with microphone, video capability, and the ability to participate in the training from a private, quiet setting. If possible, have two monitors; one for the virtual classroom and the other for viewing training materials. Dual monitors may be helpful but are not required

Virtual Training Technology Requirements

 

To participate in the virtual training sessions, you will need:

  • Use the latest version laptop or desktop computer. The laptop or desktop computer should not be in use for more than 4 years. (Note: A tablet or mobile device is not suitable for this training).
  • HD Webcam – Built-in or USB plug-in
  • Speakers and a microphone – Built-in or USB plug-in. We highly recommend a headset if you have this available for optimal audio quality
  • Internet connection – Minimum of 2.5Mbps download, 3.0 Mbps upload
  • Two display monitors are highly recommended
    • One for joining the virtual classroom and, if applicable, viewing digital eCourse documentation
    • The other for completing class exercises/assignments

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