Environmental Management Systems Auditor Conversion Training Course




IRCA A17274



Three Days
Session Dates and LocationTBA

Intended For:

Experienced management systems auditors seeking additional skills in auditing environmental management systems.


To equip existing auditors of other management system standards with the knowledge and skills required to perform audits of environmental management systems against ISO 14001:2004, in accordance with ISO 19011.



By the end of the course the students will be able to:

  • describe the purpose of an environmental management system.
  • explain the principles, processes and techniques used for the assessment and management of risk, including the significance of these for EMS auditors.
  • explain the purpose, content and interrelationship of ISO 14001:2004, the ISO 14000 series guidance standards, and the legislative framework relevant to an EMS.
  • interpret the requirements of ISO 14001:2004 in context of an audit.
  • undertake the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • have undergone training recognised by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) for persons wishing to become an EMS auditor.


  • The Content of an Environmental Management Policy based upon ISO 14001:2004
  • Implementation of an EMS
  • Integration with Other Management Systems
  • Planning Audits
  • Conducting Audits
  • Interview Skills
  • Report Writing
  • Key National Environmental Legislation
  • Identifying and Assessing Environmental Aspects and Impacts
  • Monitoring EMS Performance
  • Continual Improvement
  • Certification Requirements