Jack Sehkon and Associates Inc.

3 Day ISO 14001:2015
Internal Auditing Training Course

Course Instructor

Jack Sekhon P. Eng
Author & Trainer

Course Information

Estimated Time 1 Day
Categories Certified Courses, EMS


Normative References
Terms and conditions
Principles of Auditing
Managing an Audit Program
Performing an Audit
Audit Plan Sample
ISO 19011:2018 Overall AU Exercise 1
Performing and Audit Continued
Determining Auditor Competence
ISO 19011:2011 Overall AU Exercise 2
3 Day ISO 14001:2015

“3 Day ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditing” is a competency-based three-day course that focuses on auditing management systems using ISO 19011:2018 Standard guidelines to evaluate the level of conformance of an organization’s processes against the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 Standard. The course builds upon the knowledge gained from “ISO 14001:2015 Requirements” 2 day course and augments the understanding and intent of guidelines of the ISO 19011:2018 Standard. It explains the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of an auditor – from the audit initiation stage through audit follow-up stage – through the use of real life examples as applied to various business and industry sectors. The auditing approach can be applied for internal auditing, supplier auditing, customer-initiated auditing and accreditation/certification auditing as an auditor. This course covers competencies EM (2 day environmental management system requirements) and AU (1 day auditing) that can be taken consecutively or simultaneously.

Learning Objectives Requirements
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Participants Handouts
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System Requirements
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Please refer to learning objectives defined in “ISO 14001:2015 Requirements” 2-day course that covers EMS module plus the following:
  • Understand the intent and application of auditing-related terminologies and terms;
  • Learn principles of auditing and their importance in auditing profession;
  • Understand how to establish audit objectives, scope and criteria in various business and industry sectors;
  • Understand the role of and how to conduct effective documentation review and develop an individual/overall risk-based audit plan/schedule; Grasp how to prepare a concise, effective and value-added audit checklists;
  • Learn the purpose, value and methodology of effective opening and closing meetings as well as on-going communications during the audit;
  • Understand sources of and how to collect verifiable audit evidence through interviews, observations, documents/records review and other methods using effective/relevant skills, confidentiality matters, appropriate personal behaviour, risk based approach, appropriate cultural/social/language skills and proper sampling techniques;
  • Evaluate audit evidence to generate and document findings and conclusions of conformance and non-conformance for a specific audit scenario to be included in an audit report by the team leader;
  • Understand the process of follow-ups to address findings of non-conformance;
  • Understand the compliance with various applicable regulations, legal requirements and industry codes of practice in relation to management system conformance; and,
  • Learn the intent and high-level details of applicable environmental Federal and Provincial legislation.
Participants receive a package that consists of interpretation of ISO 19011 Standard related materials supported by process approach and risk assessment examples, scenarios and case studies and other value-added reference materials.
Who Should Take This Course?
  • Anyone entering environmental management-related career
  • Environmental Managers, Coordinators and Consultants
  • Senior Management personnel who direct and control organizations
  • Human Resources/Training professionals
  • Engineers, technicians and technologists
  • Supervisors, Foremen and Lead Hands Laboratory, Testing and Inspection professionals
  • Reliability and Statisticians
  • Anyone seeking advanced knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 Standard
  • Auditors seeking accreditation to become external auditors employed by EMS registrars
  • Internal auditors seeking to advance knowledge of ISO 14001 Standard requirements
Participants who successfully demonstrate competence during this course will receive a Certificate of Attainment covering the following Exemplar Global knowledge competency units:
Participants who successfully demonstrate competence during this course will receive a Certificate of Attainment covering the following Exemplar Global knowledge competency units:
Participants not deemed competent are issued Certificates of Attendance and provided the opportunity to retake the mandatory competencies previously missed.
  • This is an instructor led course where instructor covers a bulk of course via zoom interaction using a adobe course slides and exercises.
  • A student manual is provided which can be either downloaded or printed by students at the beginning of the course for taking notes during the class.
  • It is of vital importance that all students follow the instructor using adobe slides because the slides are the best source for understanding the interpretation of the ISO standards.
  • The course is made up of various lessons. Each lesson is made up of various sub-clauses. Each sub-clause must be clicked for access before proceeding to next lesson.
  • Every effort will be made during the class that each student is capable of completing the exercises within a lesson before moving on to the next lesson
  • The student`s responses to exercises will be saved by the system and students will save these responses onto their individual devices, for reference during the examinations. In addition students should print the student manual before the beginning of the course so they can manually complete the exercises on the printouts in the class that is being facilitated by the trainer.
  • A computer running windows 8 or windows 10 or macOS X with macOS 10.9 or later.
  • Windows (Internet browsers): Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • Mac (Internet browsers): Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers, a microphone and webcam (required for Zoom or Microsoft Teams usage and for examination)

june, 2023

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