ISO 14001:2015 Internal Assessor

Course Description

2-day (16 hour course) designed to provide participants with auditing skills to ISO 14001. Class typically taught in two consecutive days. 3rd day is optional for on-site audits.


EMS/Quality professionals, supervisors/managers. Students will utilize both analytical and communication skills.

Course Outline:

Overview of ISO 14001 and Environmental Management System Standards
Class objectives
History of Environmental Management Standards
Environmental Management System Terms and Vocabulary

Understanding ISO 14001:2015
Customer Context and Interested Parties
Environmental Aspects and Compliance Obligations o Philosophy and Principles with ISO 14001
History of the ISO 14001 Standard

Interpreting ISO 14001:2015
Overview of the EMS Model
Element Analysis Exercise
Element by Element Review including
Element key points
What to look for during an audit
Who is audited
Role plays

Audit Process
Audit Preparation Activities, Including:

  • Documentation Review
  • Reviewing Previous Audit History
  • Creation of Element Application Matrix
  • Creating the Audit Checklist

Audit Performance Activities, Including:

  • Providing Introductions
  • Framing Questions
  • Recording Objective Evidence

Audit Report Writing Activities, Including:

  • Creating the Audit Report
  • Presenting Findings
  • Follow-up Activities

Auditor Skills
Audit Responsibilities
Communication Skills
Do’s and Don’ts During the Audit o Audit Role Plays

Presentation of Final Exam

16 Hours

Contact Information


1 (650) 967-2700

P.O. Box 2103
Sunnyvale, CA 94087-0103