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

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.

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  • 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.
  • 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.

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

ISO 14001 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge of ISO 14001 is recommended.

  • This training is based on both, theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Practical exercises
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam
  • To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited
    • 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 competence 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


  • The “PECB Certified ISO 14001 Lead Implementer” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form);
  • The exam is available online, please refer to PECB Exams User Manual ;
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • For more information about exam, refer to PECB section on ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Exam ;
  • A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential;
  • For more information about PECB Certified ISO 14001 certifications and the PECB certification process, refer to ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Certification .

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