ISO 14001 Lead Implementer Course Optimizer Middle East
Price: AED 8,000
AED 12,500
  • Location: Deira - Dubai
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Timings: Part Time, Flexible

Course details

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001:2015. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices used to implement environmental management processes that will address risks of environmental impacts and opportunities in environmental protection, and thus lead the organizations in achieving a balance between the environment, society and the economy - essentials for a sustainable development. Furthermore, this training is consistent with the project management practices established in ISO 10006 (Quality Management Systems - Guidelines for Quality Management in Projects) and also fully compatible with ISO 14004 (Environmental management systems-General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques) and ISO 10012 (Measurement management systems-Requirements for measurement processes and measuring equipment).

Learning objectives
  • To understand the implementation of an Environmental Management System in accordance with ISO 14001
  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required for the effective management of an Environmental Management System based on ISO 14001
  • To understand the relationship between the components of an Environmental Management System and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To gain the knowledge and skills in identifying the risks and opportunities associated with an organization
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, managing and maintaining an EMS as specified in ISO14001
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to manage a team implementing ISO14001
  • To develop the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in the environmental management
  • To improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in the context of environmental management
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
  • 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
  • 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

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 playings and oral presentations
  • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
  • Practice test similar to the certification exam
Examination and certification
The "Certified ISO 14001 Lead Implementer" exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of Environmental Management System
  • Domain 2: Environmental Control Best Practice based on ISO 14004
  • Domain 3: Planning an EMS 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
Updated on 01 December, 2020

Eligibility / Requirements

ISO 14001 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of ISO 14001 is recommended.

About Optimizer Middle East


Optimizer Middle East is a professional organization located in Business village, Deira, Dubai, UAE and active in the MENA countries. The core business of the organization encompass services and consultancies in accounting management systems based on international standards and professional training including technical, management and accounting with the objective of developing personnel skills. 

We have executed various professional development projects the Gulf region and North Africa till date targeting to be a leader for Training and development in the area.


We Optimizer Middle East shall become the professional umbrella for all the training and development professionals in MENA regions.


Develop, organize, sustain through providing professional services, consultancies and training with the objective of disseminating standardized and developed professional practices to individuals and private as well as governmental organizations in MENA region.

Our Objectives:

  • Provision of knowledge as skills
  • Empowering individuals and organizations in MENA region with the latest professional advanced tools  
  • Introduction of conceptual practices in the organizational activities
  • Qualifying professional experts in the government and private sector
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