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ISO 14001:2015 Foundations Course

In this online course you’ll learn everything you need to know about ISO 14001, including all the requirements and best practices for compliance. The course is made for beginners in environmental management and ISO standards, and no prior knowledge is needed to take this course.

The exam from this course is certified by Exemplar Global (formerly RABQSA). After passing the exam you will receive a certificate proving that you attained Environmental Management System competency.

The course is organized into 5 modules, where each module has several video lectures and activities that will help you learn more quickly, as well as a practice exam that will prepare you for the certification exam – please see below for the content of each module. All the video lectures are pre-recorded, so you can take the course from anywhere, at any time for your convenience.

  • The total course duration, including the reading of required materials, is approximately 8 hours.
  • Materials provided in the course (video lectures, articles, and activity questions) are everything you need to successfully pass the certification exam.
  • There is no time limit for taking the course, but it is recommended that you finish it within one week’s time.
  • The access to this course and to the practice exams is completely free; the fee for the certification exam is US$ 249– after you pass the exam we’ll send you your certificate in a matter of days.
  • After you purchase the exam, you will receive a bonus PDF containing scripts from all of the video lectures, activity questions, practice exams, and links to additional reading.

Course Curriculum

Introduction
Introduction to the course 03:30:00
Module 1 - Introduction to ISO 14001
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
What is ISO 14001? 01:00:00
The structure of ISO 14001 03:00:00
Introduction to environmental management system 02:00:00
Implementing ISO 14001 requirements 02:30:00
Implementing ISO 14001 as a project 01:30:00
Documenting ISO 14001 requirements 03:30:00
ISO 14001 Benefits 02:30:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Module 2 - The planning phase
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Understanding your organization and its context [clause 4.1] 02:30:00
Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties [clause 4.2] 02:00:00
Determining the scope of the EMS [clause 4.3] 02:30:00
Leadership and commitment [clause 5.1] 02:00:00
Environmental Policy [clause 5.2] 01:00:00
Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities [clause 5.3] 03:00:00
Environmental objectives [clause 6.2] 02:30:00
Resources [clause 7.1] 02:00:00
Competence [clause 7.2] 01:30:00
Awareness [clause 7.3] 01:30:00
Communication [clause 7.4] 01:30:00
Documented information [clause 7.5] 04:30:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Module 3 - Risks, opportunities and environmental aspects
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Addressing risks and opportunities [clause 6.1.1] 03:00:00
Environmental aspects and impacts – an introduction [clause 6.1.2] 01:50:00
Identification of environmental aspects [clause 6.1.2] 03:30:00
Evaluation of environmental aspects [clause 6.1.2] 02:30:00
Compliance obligations [clause 6.1.3] 02:30:00
Planning the implementation [clause 6.1.4] 02:30:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Module 4 - Operation
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Operational planning and control – introduction [clause 8.1] 04:30:00
Managing outsourcing of operations [clause 8.1] 02:30:00
Controlling changes [clause 8.1] 02:30:00
Emergency preparedness and response [clause 8.2] 06:00:00
Operating the EMS [clause 8.1] 02:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Module 5 - The Check and Act phases
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation [clause 9.1] 06:00:00
Internal audit [clause 9.2] 02:30:00
Management review [clause 9.3] 05:30:00
Nonconformities and corrective actions [clause 10.1] 04:00:00
Continual improvement [clause 10.2] 02:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Instructions for taking the exam and obtaining the certificate 00:00:00

Benefits of getting the certificate

Certificate of competence proves that you attended the eTraining course, and that you passed the exam certified by Exemplar Global (formerly RABQSA). This ensures that you understand and can apply the knowledge you gained in each of the course's modules.

How to get certified?

It's simple:
1) Watch complete videos of all lectures, and answer all practice exams.
2) Pass the online certification exam.

Course Script

If you decide to purchase the exam you will get the PDF script from the course completely free. The script includes everything said in the videos and all activity questions as well as practice exams.

This way, you can access course materials any time you like, making it much easier to practice and prepare for the exam.

Course Reviews

  1. Is good for a free course

    Some of the answers of the questions indicate the necessity of a documented procedure. The ISO 14001:2015 does not ask for any documented procedure, but does ask for documented information.

    3
  2. Is good for a free course

    Some content information of the ISO 14001 is missing. The course does not include the item 7 support. In addition, some of the answers of the questions indicate the necessity of a documented procedure. The ISO 14001:2015 does not ask for any documented procedure, but does ask for documented information.

    2
  3. ISO 14001

    GOOD PRESENTATION

    5
  4. Activity 4.2 of ISO14001 Course

    I think your answer is wrong

    3
  5. It was so simple to understand

    It’s easy to follow and clear to the students specially when you gives examples
    Hope to find some videos talks about how to implement Iso 14001 -2015 in drinking water field

    5
  6. ISO 14001

    Excellent, was quite straight forward and easy to understand

    4
  7. ISO 14001

    Excellent and Thank You very much

    5
  8. Delivery by presenter

    For a course this technical, it will be better if the presenter is less monotonous on his speech delivery. Providing transcript will be helpful as well as some may learn/pick up faster through reading instead of listening.

    2
  9. ISO 14001:2015 Foundations Course

    Thank you for this course. The presentation was direct and easily understood, This foundation will help for future implementation,

    4
  10. Week 6 Auditing

    Enjoyed this weeks learning because it apply’s a lot to my current job which is about employee safety and what to do in case of emergencies.

    For this weeks post, this was all about the auditing process. I enjoyed this because it was very relatable to my specific area of work!

    4
  11. ISO14001

    Thank you…..a very good understanding is provided of the course content. I have one comment. I would like to have access to a few full 12 question sample exams. The reason is that the questions and practice exams dont give me enough understanding and feel for what type of questions and or content I can expect in the exam. To retake the exam at the South African exchange rate will make failing an expensive excercise and unaffordable. Thank you for your consideration. Regards Thomas

    4
  12. Feedback for ISO14K W5

    Enjoyed this weeks learning because it apply’s a lot to my current job which is about employee safety and what to do in case of emergencies.

    3
  13. Very Good

    The video lectures along with the suggested articles and related documentations make this a very good course.

    4
  14. It was a good learning experience.

    Great learning.

    5
  15. Excellent

    This will prepare me for the auditor certification.
    You guys are A(+).
    Thank you for all that you do.

    5
  16. Great !!!!

    5
  17. ISO 14001 Foundations Course

    I am a management system expert and consultant in South Africa. I know the standards well (certified lead auditor – IRCA), and present training on SHEQ Management Systems often, as well as related training material. I also carry out audits on behalf of clients. I found this course so far to be excellent. It is straight to the point, and easy to understand. It clarifies the new requirements very clearly. Personally I will continue through the other courses as well. One never knows everything, and there is always more to learn, and getting it from other expert sources is a good way to go about it. I will easily recommend that persons enroll and do these courses.

    Just on the negative side: There are a few small spelling mistakes that I have noticed so far.

    5
  18. this is a great foundational course. the reference material is written in an easy to read and understand language, an aspect that allows for easy understanding, and follow-through.

    Great work guys!

    I’d love to see what you can do for the ISO22000 standard.

    5
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Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can attend the course as long as you like; however, you should try to finish it in a couple of weeks because otherwise, you won’t get enough benefits out of it.

You can access it any time – the course is a combination of recorded video lectures, quizzes, reading, and other activities, and because all those materials are readily available, you can access them at a time that is convenient for you.

None. The course was made in such a way that a beginner in this topic can easily understand it.

Well, we have to make money somehow :). We have made most of the course freely available, but to access the exam and get the certificate you’ll have to pay a fee – by the way, this fee is by far smaller than the fee for attending the classroom-type course. Additionally, when you pay for the certificate, you will be able to download a PDF scripts from all of the video lectures, activity questions, practice exams, and links to additional reading. This way, you can access the content from the course and prepare for the exam much more easily.

The exam, as well as the whole course, is completely done online, from your office, your home, or any other place convenient for you. For the exam we use an online proctoring service – click here to learn more.

After you finish attending the course, you can go for the exam – if you finish this exam successfully, i.e., if your score is above the minimum, then you will receive the certificate. By the way, during the exam we use an online proctoring service that will ask for proof of your identity, and make sure that you have taken the exam with no external help. Click here to learn more about online proctoring.

The course is a combination of recorded video lectures, quizzes, reading, and other activities – the course takes you through all these materials in an optimal way.

You can access the course using your PC, Mac, or mobile device, using any major browser (i.e., Chrome, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Safari); a broadband Internet connection will also be needed. And, of course, enough time to attend the course.

The materials provided in the course – recorded video lectures, quizzes, reading, and other activities – are everything you need to successfully pass the exam and obtain the certificate. The best part is: they are completely free with unlimited access!

If you decide to purchase the exam, you will receive a bonus PDF containing scripts from all of the video lectures, activity questions, practice exams, and links to additional reading. This way, you can prepare for the exam much more easily.

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