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ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Course

Our convenient online course will give you the knowledge and experience you need to become an independent ISO 14001 consultant, ready to help companies implement their own Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Course was designed for beginners with no prior knowledge of environmental management or consulting, so you can get started right away. The course includes a certificate, approved by ASIC, which proves your expertise in the standard and enhances your consulting practice, as most organizations seek out certified consultants.

After successful completion of the course examination, you will receive a globally recognized certificate showcasing your competence as a consultant or practitioner in ISO 14001. And, as most companies look for professionals with formal accreditations, your certification will open the door to new career pathways.

The ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Course is made up of 3 parts: a set of video lectures, a workshop, and an online certification exam. Each of these parts brings you closer to your goal of becoming a certified ISO 14001 Lead Implementer. You’ll also gain access to a library of on-demand videos featuring tutorials on writing your ISO 14001 documentation and procedures, helping you become a more confident consultant.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the course 00:00:00
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
Certification FAQs 00:00:00
Recap quiz 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
Recap quiz 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
Recap quiz 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
Recap quiz 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
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 6 - Getting the project approved
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
What is your situation? 00:00:00
For consultants: Get more sales meetings with prospects 00:00:00
How to get the interest of top management in your project? 00:00:00
How to present the project 00:00:00
Other techniques for presenting the project 00:00:00
For consultants: Writing a great proposal 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 7 - Prepare for the implementation
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Define the scope of the project 00:00:00
Key stages of the project 00:00:00
Tips for project management 00:00:00
Estimating the project 00:00:00
Communication 00:00:00
Use of tools 00:00:00
Define roles and responsibilities 00:00:00
Project manager beware 00:00:00
Project documentation 00:00:00
Write a Project Plan 00:00:00
Kick-off meeting 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 8 - Implementation of a management system
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Executing the project work 00:00:00
Work assignment 00:00:00
Managing work assignments and resources 00:00:00
Enabling smooth project execution 00:00:00
Gathering information and recommending changes 00:00:00
Introducing documentation and changes in day-to-day use 00:00:00
Overcoming the resistance to change 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 9 - Monitor, control and completing the project
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Verifying and issuing a status report 00:00:00
Communication about the project status 00:00:00
Monitor and control meeting 00:00:00
Internal audit 00:00:00
Management review purpose 00:00:00
Management review preparation and execution 00:00:00
Acceptance and implementation closure 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 10 - Taking the organization for the certification
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Go for certification or not? 00:00:00
Choose a certification body 00:00:00
Certification process 00:00:00
Stage 1 and Stage 2 audits 00:00:00
Prepare the certification audit 00:00:00
Logistics of the certification audit 00:00:00
Preparing your people for the certification audit 00:00:00
What to expect from the certification auditors 00:00:00
After the certification audit 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 11 - Maintaining the certification
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Keeping the certification 00:00:00
Improving the management system 00:00:00
Top management leadership and example 00:00:00
Keep the management system updated 00:00:00
Until the next surveillance audit 00:00:00
What is the surveillance audit 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Instructions for taking the exam and obtaining the certificate 00:00:00
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  • 11 MODULES
  • COURSE DURATION: 20 hours
    With the purchase you get:
  • Access to documentation tutorials
  • Certificate approved by ASIC
  • ISO 14001 EBOOK
  • Access to course script
  • Free exam retake
  • Access to practice exam
  • Price US$ 1797

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STEP 1: Watch video lectures

The video lectures part of the course is available to you whenever you like – absolutely free. There are 11 distinct modules, each made up of video lectures and quizzes to help you learn more quickly, along with a recap quiz to show you what to expect when you take the certification exam. The lectures are all pre-recorded, so you can view them at your convenience, anytime and anywhere. You can see an outline of the module content in the curriculum above.

The ISO 14001 course was developed by long-time consultant Carlos Cruz, who has 30 years of experience leading companies of all sizes and industries in their management system implementations.

The instructions for the course are Garry Cornell and Strahinja Stojanovic. Garry has experience as a senior manager, a consultant, and a certification auditor, working with businesses worldwide to implement various ISO standards. Strahinja has worked extensively as a consultant, a certification auditor, and a trainer in several ISO standards. In addition, he is the author of numerous expert articles on top ISO blogs, and of the ISO 14001 Documentation Toolkit.

ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Course

Type: Online video lectures

Course language: English

STEP 2: Schedule a workshop

As excellent as our lectures series is, you’re never going to learn all of the skills necessary to implement ISO 14001 via video lectures. That’s why we created a one-day interactive workshop that you can attend online via webinar. In this unique workshop, you will have the opportunity to gain the skills you need to successfully implement an Environmental Management System in the real world, while also developing soft skills that can improve your performance both on the certification exam – and as a new consultant.

Take a look at the dates of our online workshops and book the one that suits you best – you can participate from anywhere.

ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Course

Duration: 1-day workshop

Type: Online webinar

STEP 3: Pass the online exam

After completing the video lectures and the workshop, you will be ready to take the final step on your way to certification: the certification exam. The exam is taken online, so you will be able to take it at a time that’s convenient for you, from anywhere you like.

Once you have successfully passed the certification exam, you will receive a certificate formally recognizing your abilities as an ISO 14001 consultant.

The cost for taking the online exam is included in the workshop price, so the exam will be available to you as soon as you book your workshop.

ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Course

Number of question: 54

Type: Online proctored exam

BONUS: ISO 14001 documentation tutorials

Upon your registration for the live workshop and online certification exam, you will be given access to a bonus set of tutorial videos created to assist you with your ISO 14001 documentation. The videos will offer step-by-step guidance for writing the main documents required by ISO 14001 – think of them as your quick-start guide to becoming an ISO 14001 consultant.

You will benefit from expert instruction on how to complete your Environmental Policy, Environmental Manual, Environmental Objectives, Scope of the Environmental Management System, and all of the other mandatory documentation for an ISO 14001 EMS.

ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Course

Number of tutorials: 13

Tutorials language: English

Benefits of getting the certificate

A certificate of competence proves that you attended the eTraining course and that you passed the exam certified by ASIC. 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) Attend the workshop.
3) Pass the online exam.

Bonuses with the certificate

Once you purchase the certificate, you will receive the following bonuses:

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The ISO 14001:2015 Companion (eBook)

A straightforward guide to implementing an EMS in a small business.

This new book by experienced environmental management consultant and certification auditor, Garry Cornell, is packed full of the knowledge you need to successfully implement ISO 14001. Written in an easy-to-follow format, reading this book means you will never struggle with your Environmental Management System again!

Course Script (PDF)

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 quizzes.

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

Free exam retake

Once you purchase the exam, you will be able to retake it.

This means, if you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, you can retake it one time, free of charge.

There is no mandatory waiting period between the two attempts.

Practice Exam

With the purchase of the exam, you get access to practice exams. You can use these exams to test your knowledge and familiarize yourself with the exam environment.

The results from the practice exam do not have any effect on the results of the final exam.

Course Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no deadline for completion of the video lectures, so you can watch them at your convenience. That said, we recommend watching them within a 3- to 4-week period to gain the most benefit.

You may watch the video lectures whenever you like. The video lectures part of the course consists of pre-recorded videos, practice quizzes, reading materials, and other activities that are accessible any time.

None at all! We developed this course for beginners to the fields of environmental management and consulting.

We have to maintain the high standards of quality that you have come to expect 🙂 Although our video lectures are available free of charge, there is a fee for attending the workshop, taking the online certification exam, and receiving the certificate – but, this fee is much lower than you would pay to attend a similar classroom-based course. Additionally, after we receive payment for your workshop, we will send you a link to download a bonus PDF that contains the scripts from all of the video lectures, plus all of the practice quizzes, practice exams, and extra reading materials. Having all of the content from the video lectures readily available will help you prepare for your workshop and certification exam much more easily. You will also gain access to the video tutorials showing you how to write the mandatory documentation for ISO 14001.

To participate in the online workshop, we will send you a special link to connect to the Zoom. All you need is a computer with microphone and speakers.

The only prerequisite is watching all of the video lectures.

The certification exam is given online, so it can be taken from anywhere. This is made possible by our use of an online proctoring service. Click here to learn more.

After watching all of the video lectures and participating in the workshop, you are ready to take the certification exam. If you achieve the minimum score, you will be given the certificate. Please be aware that an online proctoring service will be used to verify your identity and to make sure that you do not use any outside assistance during the exam. Click here to learn more about this online proctoring service.

You may access the course on a PC, Mac, or mobile device, using any major browser (e.g., Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Apple Safari), with a broadband Internet connection.

The materials from this ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Course (including the video lectures, quizzes, reading materials, practice exams, and other activities), plus the skills you gain during the workshop, are all you need to successfully pass the online exam and earn your certificate.

Upon your purchase of the workshop and the online certification exam, you will also receive a bonus PDF download containing all of the scripts from the video lectures, quiz questions, readings, access to the practice exams, and a series of video tutorials that walk you through writing the documentation required by ISO 14001.



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