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ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor Course

In this free online course you’ll learn everything you need to know about ISO 14001, but also how to perform an internal audit in your company. The course is made for beginners in environmental management and internal auditing, and no prior knowledge is needed to take this course. If you like this course, you can go for the certification exam.

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 and Management Systems Auditing competencies.

The course is organized into 9 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 15 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 two weeks’ time.
  • The access to this course and to the practice exams is completely free; the fee for the certification exam is US$ 449– after you pass the exam you’ll receive your certificate in a matter of days.
ISO training | ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor Course
Course instructor: Strahinja Stojanovic
Course language: English
1609 students
The course instructor is Strahinja Stojanovic, who has rich experience with ISO 14001, but also with ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 as a consultant, certification auditor, and trainer. He is the author of numerous articles in the leading ISO 14001 blog, and also of the ISO 14001 Documentation Toolkit.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the course
Module 1 - Introduction to ISO 14001
Introduction & suggested reading
What is ISO 14001?
The structure of ISO 14001
Introduction to environmental management system
Implementing ISO 14001 requirements
Implementing ISO 14001 as a project
Documenting ISO 14001 requirements
ISO 14001 Benefits
Related documentation
Practice exam
Module 2 - The planning phase
Introduction & suggested reading
Understanding your organization and its context [clause 4.1]
Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties [clause 4.2]
Determining the scope of the EMS [clause 4.3]
Leadership and commitment [clause 5.1]
Environmental Policy [clause 5.2]
Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities [clause 5.3]
Environmental objectives [clause 6.2]
Resources [clause 7.1]
Competence [clause 7.2]
Awareness [clause 7.3]
Communication [clause 7.4]
Documented information [clause 7.5]
Related documentation
Practice exam
Module 3 - Risks, opportunities and environmental aspects
Introduction & suggested reading
Addressing risks and opportunities [clause 6.1.1]
Environmental aspects and impacts – an introduction [clause 6.1.2]
Identification of environmental aspects [clause 6.1.2]
Evaluation of environmental aspects [clause 6.1.2]
Compliance obligations [clause 6.1.3]
Planning the implementation [clause 6.1.4]
Related documentation
Practice exam
Module 4 - Operation
Introduction & suggested reading
Operational planning and control – introduction [clause 8.1]
Managing outsourcing of operations [clause 8.1]
Controlling changes [clause 8.1]
Emergency preparedness and response [clause 8.2]
Operating the EMS [clause 8.1]
Related documentation
Practice exam
Module 5 - The Check and Act phases
Introduction & suggested reading
Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation [clause 9.1]
Internal audit [clause 9.2]
Management review [clause 9.3]
Nonconformities and corrective actions [clause 10.1]
Continual improvement [clause 10.2]
Related documentation
Practice exam
Module 6 - Introduction to the internal audit
Introduction & suggested reading
Internal vs. external audit
The main purpose of the internal audit
Requirements of ISO 14001
Criteria for selecting the internal auditor
The audit findings
Major and minor nonconformities
Definition of major nonconformity
ISO 19011
Related documentation
Practice exam
Module 7 - Organizing the internal audit
Introduction & suggested reading
Organizing the internal audit
Internal audit procedure
Annual audit program
Audit plan for an individual audit
Related documentation
Practice exam
Module 8 - Internal audit elements
Introduction & suggested reading
Internal audit elements
Document review
Creation of the checklist
Internal audit report
Corrective action requests
Corrective action follow up
Related documentation
Practice exam
Module 9 - The main audit
Introduction & suggested reading
Auditor assumptions
Techniques for finding evidence
Sampling the records
Recording the evidence
Interviewing techniques
Related documentation
Practice exam
Instructions for taking the exam and obtaining the certificate

Course Reviews

  1. Profile photo of nkwekam nkwekam says:

    Good Job: The course is down to earth.
    Videos are clear and message is straight to the point. The modules are well organized. Illustrations on concepts are clear enough with practical examples to match them. Review questions present to assimilate concepts.

    It will be great to have a lead auditor training course online too.

  2. Great course. Clear walk-though of all topics.
    It was really a pleasure to participate and I may even do it again some other time to refresh my knowledge.
    The small videos are great.
    One small suggestions: It would be good with more complex cases. Also I suggest you make Lead Auditor Training if possible.
    Thank you Very much.
    Well DOne!!!!

  3. ISO 14001 Internal Auditor Course
    Excellent course, well presented and a brief but extremely effective introduction to the standard and to the internal audit process. Well done Strahinja!

  4. ISO 14001:2015 Foundationa and Internal Auditor Course
    Could not open the course documents

Frequently Asked Questions

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!

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 link will also be needed. And, of course, enough time to attend the course.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.



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