ISO 14001 EMS Lead Implementer

Mastering the implementation and management of an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001

Course Description

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.


  • 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

Delivery and duration

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  • 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

General Information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued to the participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake it for free under certain conditions

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 and Policies for environmental management
  • Identification of Environmental Aspects
  • Risk assessment
  • Definition of the organizational structure of Environmental Management

Day 3: Deploying the EMS

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

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

  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
  • Internal audit and 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

  • Duration: 3 hours

Examination and Certification

The ''Certified ISO 14001 Lead Implementer" exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (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 "Certified ISO 14001 Lead Implementer" exam is available in different languages including English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

For more information about the exam, refer to PECB Exam Preparation Guide

After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO 14001 Provisional Implementer, Certified ISO 14001 Implementer or Certified ISO 14001 Lead Implementer, depending on their level of experience.

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 the certification process, refer to PECB section on ISO 14001 Lead Implementer

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