ISO 14001 Lead Implementer EMS (Environmental Management Systems) Self-Study

About the course

If you want to take a training course at your own pace and in a location of your choosing, you can do so through self-study, where all you need is access to the training course materials.

One of the primary benefits of our self-study training course delivery format is that you can control and direct your own learning. This format is appropriate for participants who have extensive knowledge of the subject and do not require assistance with lecturing.

Irrespective of the format of the training course, all participants will have digital access to the course material via KATE.  You can take the exam from anywhere in the world after completing the training. Those who pass the exam will then be invited to apply for certification.

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Course Outlines

Duration: 5 days

Course Agenda 

Day 1 Introduction to ISO 14001 and initiation of an EMS

  • Course objective and structure
  • Standard and regulatory framework
  • Environmental Management System (EMS)
  • Fundamental principles of environmental management
  • Initiating the EMS implementation
  • Understanding the organization and clarifying the environmental objectives
  • Analysis of the existing management system

Day 2 Plan the implementation of the EMS

  • Leadership and approval of the EMS project
  • EMS scope
  • Policies for environmental management
  • Risk assessment
  • Definition of the organizational structure of environmental management

Day 3 Implementation of an EMS

  • Definition of the document management process
  • Design of controls and drafting of specific policies & procedures
  • Communication plan
  • Training and awareness plan
  • Implementation of controls
  • Incident Management
  • Operations Management

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

  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
  • Internal audit
  • Management review
  • Treatment of problems and non-conformities
  • Continual improvement
  • Preparing for the certification audit
  • Competence and evaluation of implementers
  • Closing the training

Day 5 Certification Exam


Course Details

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

This ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Self-study 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 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.


Frequently Asked Questions

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.

How does Self-paced training work?

This course is completed entirely online. You will be provided notes and training material and you can study at your own pace and in your own time.

You can begin whenever you choose and have up to 6 months to complete the course.



ISO 14001 Lead Implementer EMS (Environmental Management Systems) Self-Study


Master the implementation and management of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) based on ISO 14001

Course Price: €1,000 (Exc. Vat)