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Capable audit management = Responsible Care® certification.

Successful RCMS (or RC14001) certification starts with thoroughly preparing the auditor that leads the process, not just having them sit in a classroom.

Understanding, applying and practicing the job of RCMS/RC14001 Lead Auditor are the disciplines mastered here.

American Chemistry Council (ACC) member chemical companies are on the front lines of environment, health, safety and security. So why take chances with managing your RC14001/RCMS audits? QMII's Responsible Care® Lead Auditor training course offers your company the tools necessary to conduct and lead process and system audits to demonstrate conformity to RC14001 and RCMS.

Course details

Our Responsible Care Lead Auditor training course is a three-day, course that provides the skills to manage RCMS and RC14001:2015 audits. Learn the environmental, health, safety and security (EHSS) requirements of RC14001, RCMS and the Codes and how to relate those requirements to your business management system. Understand how process-based management systems are responsible for managing risks and ensuring that environmental, health, safety and security (EHSS) requirements are accurately determined and consistently fulfilled over time.

Responsible Care Lead Auditor with RCMS and RC14001 training class includes an assessment for RC14001 and RCMS as per American Chemistry Council (ACC) requirements. Students who successfully pass the exam and continuous assessment are eligible to sit for further examinations with BEAC for certification as an RC14001/RCMS auditor.

In addition to the course specifics, please see our RCMS/RC14001 training section for more general information about the structure, requirements and goals of the Responsible Care Management System.

Course duration

Three days from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Schedule includes 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:

  • 5-day courses 2-5 $100
  • 6+$300
  • 3-day courses 2+ $100
  • 2-day courses 2+ $50)

See other discount options and guidelines.

Course instructions and provided materials

Participants will receive a course manual and pre-class materials. Students must bring copies of the RC14001:2015 standard, the Security Code, Product Code, Process Code and the RCMS to class. Students can find copies of the Security Code, Product Code, Process Code and RCMS as free downloads on the ACC website. The RC14001 is available for purchase in the ACC store.

Participants are encouraged to bring their organization's particular process and system documentation and concerns to class, and the instructor will attempt to answer specific questions.

Students not initially passing the course will be allowed to retest at a later date.

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

In our Responsible Care Lead Auditor training course, you will learn the skills to conduct RC audits, as well as process and system audits, including on undocumented systems to assess conformity to Responsible Care requirements. Students will be able to:

  • Plan and execute EHSMS/RCMS development projects assuring conformity to Responsible Care requirements and compliance to applicable regulations
  • Conduct an environmental aspects and impacts analysis
  • Identify and implement the controls necessary for an effective EHSMS/RCMS
  • Relate fiduciary concerns to the performance of the EHSMS/RCMS
  • Develop reliable and pliable systems (particularly effective for organizations where process objectives are constantly changing)
  • Determine and communicate the resources necessary for the system to work as planned
  • Communicate the roles and responsibilities within the EHSMS/RCMS to the organization
  • Conduct audits, including on undocumented systems, and audit for process effectiveness against measurable objectives
  • Relate the capabilities of the organization to the expectations of customers, top management and shareholders
  • Use the EHSMS/RCMS to manage environment, health, safety and security risks and continually reduce waste

Suggested previous training

To get the most out of your Responsible Care Management Systems Auditor using RC14001:2015 and RCMS class, we recommend that prior to starting the class, you:

  • Review the content of RCMS materials
  • Complete the pre-class self-study materials provided by QMII

Who needs this course?

  • Environmental, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) professionals
  • Quality and EHSS professionals working in or with the chemical industry
  • VP/Directors of Regulatory Affairs
  • EHSS Managers/ Management Reps
  • Individuals who want to become certified Responsible Care auditors
  • Systems professionals or people who want to understand how management systems work
  • Improvement Specialists
Certificates You Will Earn

QMII Certificate of Attendance

Building your reputation through these earned course certificates

Successfully passing this training meets the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) requirements for a qualified Responsible Care course as outlined in RC206 as necessary for pursuing certification as a Responsible Care Auditor or Lead Auditor with BEAC or Exemplar Global.

All Responsible Care auditor participants will be given a certificate of attendance.

QMII is an Exemplar Global Certified Training Provider for this Responsible Care Auditor/Lead Auditor Training.