ISO 14001 - Environmental management systems
Training Courses & Certification

What is ISO 14001 ?

ISO 14001 is a widely recognized international standard which specifies the requirements for organizations that want to enhance their environmental performance and increase their operational efficiency. The framework that is based on ISO 14001 will help organizations manage their short-term and long-term processes through the use of efficient resources, which will have a positive impact on the environment.

Benefits of ISO 14001 Environmental Management

Obtaining an ISO 14001 certification will enable you to:

  • Improve your career opportunities in the Environmental industry.
  • Minimize environmental impact.
  • Increase environmental awareness within the organization.
  • Reduce the organization’s  costs and waste production.
  • Enhance the organization’s profile and integrity.
  • Increase the profits.
PECB 300x129 - ISO 14001 - Environmental management systems

PlaninLux is an authorized provider for ISO 14001 PECB Training Courses and Certifications. PECBProfessional Evaluation and Certification Board – is a certification body which provides education and certification in accordance with ISO/IEC 17024 for individuals on a wide range of disciplines.

Our training & certification offer

Check the training courses below and find the one that suits you best: Introduction, Foundation, Lead Implementer or Lead Auditor.


Introduction

  • Why should you attend?

    ISO 14001 Introduction training course enables you to comprehend the basic concepts of an Environmental Management System (EMS).

    By attending the ISO 14001 Introduction course, you will understand the importance of an Environmental Management System and the benefits that businesses, society and governments can attain.

    Who should attend?

    • Individuals interested in Environmental Management.
    • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main processes of Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

    Learning objectives

    • Understand the concepts, approaches, methods, and techniques used to implement an Environmental Management System.
    • Understand the basic elements of an Environmental Management System (EMS).

    Prerequisites

    None

  • Course Agenda

    Duration: 1 day

    Day 1: Introduction to Environmental Management System (EMS) concepts as required by ISO 14001.

    Training materials

    Training material containing over 100 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed.

  • Examination

    None

    Certification

    None

    A participation certificate of 7 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued.


Foundation

  • Why should you attend?

    The PECB Certified ISO 14001 Foundation training course presents the basic information on the concepts of environmental management and an overview of the ISO 14001 requirements. By participating in this training course, you will be able to understand the different aspects of an EMS, including the environmental policy, operational controls, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review, and continual improvement.

    The successful completion of the training course is followed by an exam. If you pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Foundation” credential. An internationally recognized “PECB ISO 14001 Foundation” certificate validates your professional capabilities and demonstrates your ability to take part in an implementation project of an EMS based on ISO 14001.

    Who should attend?

    The ISO 14001 Foundation training course is intended for:

    • Managers/consultants seeking to get acquainted with the basic concepts of environmental management.
    • Individuals aiming to transform their organizations into more sustainable and environmentally-conscious entities.
    • Individuals interested in getting acquainted with the main requirements of ISO 14001 for an environmental safety management system.
    • Individuals interested in pursuing a career in environmental management.

     Learning Objectives

    This training course enables you to:

    • Understand the basic environmental management concepts, definitions, and approaches.
    • Get acquainted with the ISO 14001 requirements for an environmental management system.
    • Develop a general understanding of how ISO 14001 requirements could be applied in an organization.

    Educational approach

    The training course is participant centered and contains:

    • Lecture sessions illustrated with graphics, examples, and discussions.
    • Interactions between participants by means of questions and suggestions.
    • Quizzes as a simulation and preview of the certification exam.

    Prerequisites

    None

  • Course Agenda

    Duration: 2 days

    Day 1: Introduction to environmental management, EMS, and clause 4-6 of ISO 14001.

    Day 2: Clauses 7-10 of ISO 14001 and certification exam.

    Training materials

    Training material containing over 200 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed.

  • Examination

    Duration: 1 hour / Number of questions: 40 / Closed Book / Exam: Multiple Choice

    The “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Foundation” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

    Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of environmental management and environmental management systems

    Domain 2: ISO 14001 requirements for an environmental management system – Clauses 4 to 10

    Certification

    After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credential PECB Certified ISO 14001 Foundation. 

    A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued.


Lead Implementer

  • Why should you attend?

    ISO 14001 Lead Implementer training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in establishing, implementing, managing and maintaining an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of Environmental Management Systems, consequently reducing an organization’s negative environmental impacts and improving its overall performance and efficiency.

    After mastering all the necessary concepts of Environmental Management Systems, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Implementer” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Implementer Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to implement ISO 14001 in an organization.

    Who should attend?

    • Managers or consultants involved in Environmental Management.
    • Expert advisors seeking to master the implementation of an Environmental Management System.
    • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with EMS requirements.
    • EMS team members.

    Learning objectives

    • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 14001, ISO 14040 and other standards and regulatory frameworks.
    • Master the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of an EMS.
    • Learn how to interpret the ISO 14001 requirements in the specific context of an organization.
    • Learn how to support an organization to effectively plan, implement, manage, monitor and maintain an EMS.
    • Acquire the expertise to advise an organization in implementing Environmental Management System best practices.

    Educational approach

    • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in the implementation of an EMS.
    • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies.
    • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions.
    • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam.

    Prerequisites

    A fundamental understating of ISO 14001 and comprehensive knowledge of implementation principles.

  • Course Agenda

    Duration: 5 days

    Day 1: Introduction to ISO 14001 and initiation of an EMS

    Day 2: Plan the implementation of an EMS

    Day 3: Implementation of an EMS

    Day 4: EMS monitoring, measurement, continuous improvement and preparation for a certification audit

    Day 5: Certification Exam

    Training materials

    Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed.

  • Examination

    Duration: 3 hour / Number of questions: 12 / Open Book / Exam: Essay Type

    The “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Implementer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

    Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of an Environmental Management System (EMS)

    Domain 2: Environmental Management System (EMS)

    Domain 3: Planning an EMS implementation based on ISO 14001

    Domain 4: Implementing an EMS based on ISO 14001

    Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of an EMS based on ISO 14001

    Domain 6: Continual improvement of an EMS based on ISO 14001

    Domain 7: Preparing for an EMS certification audit

    Certification

    After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

    A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued.

    ISO 14001 Lead Implementer - ISO 14001 - Environmental management systems


Lead Auditor

  • Why should you attend?

    During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

    Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

    After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

    Who should attend?

    • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Environmental Management System (EMS) certification audits.
    • Managers or consultants seeking to master an Environmental Management System audit process.
    • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with EMS requirements.
    • Technical experts seeking to prepare for an Environmental Management System audit.
    • Expert advisors in Environmental Management.

    Learning objectives

    • Understand the operations of an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001.
    • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 14001, ISO 14040 and other standards and regulatory frameworks.
    • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011.
    • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team.
    • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 14001 in the context of an EMS audit.
    • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011.

    Educational approach

    • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in EMS audits.
    • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies.
    • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions.
    • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam.

    Prerequisites

    A fundamental understanding of ISO 14001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

  • Course Agenda

    Duration: 5 days

    Day 1: Introduction to Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and ISO 14001
    Day 2: Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit
    Day 3: On-site audit activities
    Day 4: Closing the audit
    Day 5: Certification Exam

    Training materials

    Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed.

  • Examination

    Duration: 3 hour / Number of questions: 12 / Open Book / Exam: Essay Type

    The “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

    Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of an Environmental Management System (EMS)

    Domain 2: Environmental Management System (EMS)

    Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

    Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 14001 audit

    Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 14001 audit

    Domain 6: Closing an ISO 14001 audit

    Domain 7: Managing an ISO 14001 audit program

    Certification

    After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

    A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued.

    Iso 14001 Lead Auditor - ISO 14001 - Environmental management systems

Advantages of our ISO standards training offer

Global recognition of PECB accredited certifications. A PECB certification will provide an opportunity for professionals to demonstrate compliance, dedication for excellence, and competence in improving operations of organizations worldwide.

Free access to KATE app, an exclusive learning platform. Through KATE, you will easily access your training courses as well as download them locally on your device.

By including both examination and certification processes into the training course fee, not only does PECB hold the lowest charging rate of professional training certification services, it also concludes with providing the lowest certification maintenance fees in the industry.

Training courses containing exercises, case studies, and quizzes, available in multiple languages.

Training and certification offer fully in compliance with Standards and their conditions

Exam preparation guides & Candidate Handbooks

Certification and exam fees are included on the training price.

In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free

User-friendly digital environment for online examination

Self-study & training provided by experts

Check out the advantages of our two training options: self-study or training provided by experts.

    • Registration open at any time.
    • Freedom and flexibility: you study the course on your own.
    • Training materials are available and can be download through KATE app.
    • Online examination – you can choose the date of the exam with total flexibility.
    • Low fees.
    Recommended option for “introduction” and “foundation” courses
    • On-demand training for organizations.
    • We organize the training at your organization, in an external classroom setting, via teleconference or a hybrid environment.
    • Participants get the opportunity to ask questions and share some practical tips with a certified ISO expert.
    • Training materials are available and can be download through KATE app.
    • The exam type can be online or paper-based.
    • Tailor-made quotation.
    Recommended option for “Lead Implementer” and “Lead Auditor” courses
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