ISO 14001:2015 • AIAG • In-Person Workshop • Live Virtual Workshop

ISO 14001:2015 EMS Lead Auditor

This unique five-day training program, offered by Plexus International in partnership with AIAG, is the highest level of training available to organizations with an environmental management system.

An environmental management system (EMS) based on the ISO 14001:2015 standard is recognized worldwide as a superb methodology for reducing environmental hazards, maintaining regulatory compliance and as a cost-saving vehicle.

Environmental management system audit team leaders and internal auditors assist an organization in maintaining an effective EMS and in meeting environmentally sensitive targets and objectives. Using environmental methodology and tools, this ISO 14001:2015 EMS Lead Auditor class helps your organization drive continuous improvement.

This in-depth course gives you the skills and tools necessary to become an effective lead auditor in your organization. Hands-on class work, exercises and case studies will prepare you to effectively run your internal audit, as well as oversee internal auditors during the course of an audit. Learn a range of internal EMS auditing skills that will help you become a strong advocate and auditor in your company’s effort to obtain maximum value from your commitment to environmental issues. Gain confidence in your audit skills – from planning through reporting the results. In addition, acquire actual experience working as a member of a functioning audit team during the course.

Note: Successful completion of this course and exam may not be sufficient qualification to conduct ISO 14001 third-party audits. Please consult the third-party auditor qualification requirements of your Certification Body.

Enrollment Options

Select an existing open enrollment session, or contact us for additional training options.

Regular Price

Course Details


5 days


Management system auditing experience

Requirements for Successful Completion

Training course and/or examination assumes the individual has working knowledge and experience related to this subject. Although there is no mandatory verification by Training Administrator, lack of the required working knowledge and experience in this competence area may negatively affect training participation and final scoring.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss environmental awareness
  • Assess Top Management commitment
  • Apply Compliance with environmental legal requirements
  • Conform with OEM Customer Specific Requirements (automotive industry only)
  • Interrelate with other management systems
  • Complete ISO 14001:2015 EMS Application Activity (Aspects and Impacts)
  • Understanding the ISO 14001:2015 standard and environmental legal requirements
  • Utilize EMS Customer Specific Requirements (automotive industry only)
  • Practice Auditing Skills
  • Apply Audit Skills
  • Demonstrate use of Conformity Assessment Documents

Who Should Attend

Recommended for anyone taking on the role of lead auditor, EMS audit program coordinators, EMS auditors desiring lead auditor status, EMS planners, implementers and team members.


Day 1

  • Environmental awareness
  • Top Management commitment
  • Compliance with environmental legal requirements
  • Conformity with OEM Customer Specific Requirements (automotive industry only)

Day 2

  • Interrelation with other management systems
  • EMS Application Activity (Aspects and Impacts)
  • Understanding the ISO 14001:2015 Standard and environmental legal requirements

Day 3

  • Understanding EMS Customer Specific Requirements (automotive industry only)
  • Auditing Skills

Day 4

  • Auditing Skills
  • Auditing Application

Day 5

  • Audit Application
  • Conformity Assessment Documents
  • Review and Wrap-Up
  • Final Examination

Delivery Details

Combining the best of online and traditional face-to-face learning, Live Virtual Workshops use web-based teleconferencing technologies to bring your team together with our experienced instructors in an interactive learning environment. We have always believed interactivity, application, and group discussion are critical parts of an effective and sustainable learning experience. To ensure that these values hold true, and every participant can build the same caliber of knowledge, each workshop includes the following Live Virtual functionality and features:


  • Trainers & Moderators: For every session, both trainers and moderators will be present and accessible to ensure optimal interaction for each participant, upholding the intimacy of a face-to-face training. Participants can use chat and “raise hand” features, speak directly to trainers, moderators, and other participants, and share their screen all in real-time.
  • Exercises & Break-out Rooms: Throughout the session, participants will be assigned to teams and split into team breakout rooms to privately complete group activities and discussions, then return to the larger group to present. There will also be quizzes (polls) throughout to measure knowledge retention throughout the units.
  • Digital Learning Package & Shipped Materials: Depending on the course, participants may be mailed a hardcopy of the Participant Training Book and/or receive a digital learning package complete with training handouts, case studies, digital workbooks, and a virtual platform user-guide.
  • Technical Support & Resources: On-Demand New to Live Virtual Training and Consulting technology? We’ve prepared resources and user guides to help you navigate the Zoom Live Virtual conferencing technology and will have live support on-hand just in case you need a little extra help. We'll also allow you to join the session 30 minutes earlier and a moderator will guide you in experiencing the key functionalities and features used in the virtual platform.


Attendees who successfully pass the exams during this course will receive am AIAG ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Training certificate. Those who do not pass will receive a certificate of attendance.


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