ISO 50001 Lead Auditor Course ([Duration] Days)

Mastering the Audit of an Energy Management System (EnMS) based on ISO 50001

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Summary

This five-day intensive course enables the participants to develop the needed expertise to audit an Energy Management System (EnMS) based on ISO 50001 and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training, the participant will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and certification audits according to ISO 17021. Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to efficiently conduct an audit.

Who should attend?

  • Internal auditors
  • Auditors wanting to perform and lead Energy Management System (EnMS) certification audits
  • Project managers or consultants wanting to master the Energy Management System audit process
  • Individuals responsible for the energy or conformity in an organization
  • Members of energy team
  • Expert advisors in Energy Management Systems
  • Technical experts wanting to prepare for energy audit function

Learning objectives

  • To understand the implementation of an Energy Management System in accordance with ISO 50001 and to be able to accomplish the requirements from implementation perspective
  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required for the effective management of Energy Management System
  • To understand the relationship between the components of Energy Management System and the compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of an organization
  • To acquire necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, managing and maintaining an EnMS as specified in ISO 50001
  • To acquire necessary expertise to manage a team implementing ISO 50001
  • To develop the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in the management of quality.
  • To improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in the context of energy management
  • To prepare an organization for an ISO 50001 audit

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Energy Management System (EnMS) concepts as required by ISO 50001

  • Introduction to management systems and the process approach
  • Normative frameworks and methodologies related to Energy
  • Fundamental principles of Energy management
  • ISO 50001 certification process
  • Energy Management System (EnMS)
  • Detailed presentation of the clauses of ISO 50001

Day 2: Planning and initiating an ISO 50001 audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence
  • Preparation of an ISO 50001 certification audit
  • EnMS documentation audit
  • Conducting an opening meeting

Day 3: Conducting an ISO 50001 audit

  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures: observation, document review, interview, sampling techniques, technical verification, corroboration and evaluation
  • Audit test plans
  • Formulation of audit findings
  • Documenting nonconformities

Day 4: Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO 50001 audit

  • Audit documentation
  • Quality review
  • Conducting a closing meeting and conclusion of an ISO 50001 audit
  • Evaluation of corrective action plans
  • ISO 50001 surveillance audit
  • ISO 50001 internal audit management program

Day 5: Certification Exam

Prerequisites

ISO 50001 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge of ISO 50001 is recommended

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and practice:
  • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
  • Practical exercises based on a full case study including role playing and role presentations
  • 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

Examination and Certification

  • The "Certified ISO 50001 Lead Auditor" exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
    o Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts in energy management
    o Domain 2: Energy Management System (EnMS)
    o Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles
    o Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 50001 audit
    o Domain 5: Conduct of an ISO 50001 audit
    o Domain 6: Conclusion and follow-up of an ISO 50001 audit
    o Domain 7: Management of an ISO 50001 audit program
     
  • The "Certified ISO 50001 Lead Auditor" exam is available in different languages
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • For more information about exam, refer to PECB section on ISO 50001 Lead Auditor Exam
     
  • After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO 50001 Provisional Auditor, Certified ISO 50001 Auditor or Certified ISO 50001 Lead Auditor, depending on their level of experience. Those credentials are available for internal and external auditors
  • A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully passed the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential
  • For more information about certification, refer to PECB section on ISO 50001 Lead Auditor Certification

General Information

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • Participant manual contains over 450 pages of information and practical examples
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake it for free under certain conditions
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