Course code
PT215/PT216/PT211
Duration
8-16 hours

All IRCA Certificated EMS auditors, irrespective of grade, are required to ensure their knowledge, skills and experience pertaining to ISO 14001:2015 are current. This course brings auditors up to date on the revised version of ISO 14001 and the skills needed to audit against the new standard and includes a 30-minute test.

All IRCA Certificated EMS auditors, irrespective of grade, are required to ensure their knowledge, skills and experience pertaining to ISO 14001:2015 are current. This course brings auditors up to date on the revised version of ISO 14001 and the skills needed to audit against the new standard and includes a 30-minute test.

The recommended method of transition is through successful completion of an appropriate ISO 14001 auditor training course. Alternatively, auditors are required to demonstrate the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and experience through appropriate CPD. This may include, but is not limited to, attending training courses, conferences or seminars: pursuing a course of online study or webinar; private study and reading. Read the full policy document below.

Duration

PT215: (Combined) Auditor Transition – 16 hours

PT216: (Modular) Auditor Transition – 8 hours

PT211: Annex SL (Module 1) – 8 hours

Who is it for?

All IRCA Certificated EMS Auditors and it is recommended for professionals working in organisations certified to the ISO 14001 standard, or those looking to work with a newly revised standard.

Learning outcomes

Courses consist of the following:

  • Content relating to the adoption of Annex SL
  • Content relating to the specific requirements ISO 14001.

Courses are available in two formats:

ISO 14001:2015 (Combined) Transition

This course includes both the Annex SL content and the content specific to ISO 14001 as a combined programme over two days.

ISO 14001:2015 (Modular) Transition

This course has two separate modules: one for the Annex SL content and one for the ISO 14001 -specific content. Auditors must attend both modules. However, if you are certificated to either ISO 45001, ISO 50001 or ISO 9001, you do not need to attend the Annex SL module twice.

Some approved training providers offer the two modules as separate courses, for the benefit of auditors certificated to more than one scheme who do not want to repeat the Annex SL content (if you prefer, you can still choose to attend the Annex SL content twice in order to better understand its relevance to both ISO 9001 and ISO 45001).

Updating your IRCA certification

Once you have completed your chosen method of transition. Submit your evidence in the form of a training certificate or CPD log to auditors@quality.org and we will update the IRCA register accordingly.

Find an ISO 14001 transition course

Go to the course directory to find a transition training course near you. If there is no course available in your country, please keep checking. Need help? Please contact auditors@quality.org.

Read the CQI Transition Policy

Download the ISO 14001:2015 Transition Policy

Find out more about transition training