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Effective environmental management starts here.
ISO 14001:2015 recognizes environmental management doesn't happen in a vacuum. Customer, government and supplier input must be combined with leadership, product life-cycle responsibility, expanded documentation (and more) to improve your environmental performance.

An ISO 14001:2015 Transition Course that gets down to (your) business

You already have an Environmental Management System (EMS) in place. We teach you how to address the updated requirements of ISO 14001 without reinventing your system, or adding a lot of superfluous paperwork. We will help you figure out where you may need to augment or amend your system to meet the updated requirements of ISO 14001.

Why not have your whole team attend the QMII 14001:2015 Transition Course? Our instructors will ensure your team understands point-by-point how to apply ISO 14001 principles and requirements to your system. Our transition course includes an action planning workshop for addressing the new ISO 14001:2015 requirements within your existing processes and systems.

Course details

Our ISO 14001:2015 Transition Course is a two-day, 18-hour course that teaches you what you need to know about transitioning to the new ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) standard requirements. Understand the changes from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015 and how these will affect your organization so you can start putting transition arrangements in place. This course will enable you to identify the core changes and requirements of ISO 14001:2015. It will assist you with the implementation of the changes within your organization.

In addition to the course specifics, please see our ISO 14001 training section for more general information including additional payment options, cancellations, common questions and other training options.

Course duration

Two days with classes starting at 8 a.m., ending at 5 p.m. including lunch and two breaks.


See individual course dates and locations as fees can change based on class registration levels.

Course discounts

$100 Early Bird Discount with 30+ days notice

Multiple registration discounts:

  • 2-day courses 2+ $50

See other discount options and guidelines.

Course instructions and provided materials

Participants will receive a course manual and reference materials. Please bring your own copy of the ISO 14001:2015 standard. You may purchase the standard here. Participants are encouraged to bring their organization's particular process and system documentation concerns to class so the instructor can help them apply their learning by assisting with relevant transition questions. Students not initially passing the course will be allowed to retest at a later date. Attendees successfully completing the TPECS examinations provided in conjunction with this course receive a Certificate of Attainment for these Exemplar Global (formerly RABQSA International) knowledge competency units:

  • EM - Environment Management Systems

The Certificate of Attainment provides evidence of knowledge competency defined by Exemplar Global in the competency units required for certification as a Environment Management Systems Lead Auditor using ISO 14001.

We Help You Learn With:

Varied teaching modes including role playing

Active listening

Peer-to-peer, peer-to-teacher interaction

Major concept focus

Using only essential terminology

Learning objectives

Through our ISO 14001:2015 Transition course, you will learn about the latest changes to ISO 14001, how they affect your management system and the steps you need to take to prepare your organization to meet the new requirements. Students will be able to:

  • Identify the latest changes in the ISO 14001:2015 standard
  • Identify how the changes affect your EMS
  • Prepare transition plans for their company to meet the new requirements of ISO 14001:2015
  • Identify changes in how the new standard is interpreted and implemented
  • Apply best practice advice for transition to their own EMS

Suggested previous training

Being familiar with these areas is suggested before attending our ISO 14001:2015 Transition course in order to succeed:

  • Have a basic understanding of ISO 14001
  • Be experienced in organizational management, roles and responsibilities

Who needs this course?

  • Senior Management
  • Those responsible for transitioning their organization's EMS to meet the new requirements
  • Those considering implementing an environmental management system
  • ISO 14001 Auditors and environmental professionals
  • Individuals directly involved in the planning, implementing, maintaining or auditing of an EMS conforming to ISO 14001.

This course also benefits a range of professionals including quality managers and directors, business process owners/managers, supply chain/purchasing managers, chief executives and directors.

Certificates You Will Earn

Exemplar Global Certificate of Knowledge Attainment for:

EM-Environmental Management Systems

Building your reputation through these earned course certificates

Attendees successfully completing the Training Provider & Examiner Certification Scheme (TPECS) examinations offered with our ISO 1400:2015 Transition course receive a Certificate of Attainment for these Exemplar Global - knowledge competency units*:

  • EM-Environmental Management Systems

The Certificate of Attainment demonstrates knowledge competency defined by this course's certifying organization, Exemplar Global, in the competency units required for certification. Students successfully completing QMII's 2-day ISO 1400:2015 Transition course receive a Certificate of Attainment for the Exemplar Global knowledge competency unit above.

Successful course candidates can use these certifications as earned credit towards other certifications such as ISO 14001 Lead Auditor and other similar standards under Exemplar Global's TPECS program.

What is TPECS?

Training Provider and Examiner Certification Scheme (TPECS) is a certification scheme based on the assessment outcomes of competency-based training courses. This popular training program uses contemporary and innovative learning and assessment practices to demonstrate knowledge competence required for Exemplar Global personnel certification. This simplifies and expedites training certifications by allowing students to demonstrate competence in specific subject area modules.

Click here for a more complete explanation of QMII's TPECS training.

QMII is an Exemplar Global Certified TPECS Provider for the above Competency Units*