Environmental Management System (EMS) Auditor Certification

Exemplar Global Environmental Management System (EMS) Auditor certification provides international recognition for individuals who audit ISO 14001-based environmental management systems, including those based on ISO 14001:2015.

In accordance with ISO 19011:2011, Exemplar Global EMS Auditor certification provides individuals with proof of their competence to effectively audit environmental management systems through extensive examination of their knowledge, work experience, and competence to audit. Our EMS Auditor certification aligns with ISO 14001:2015, giving you assurance that your audits to the revised standard are accepted globally.

Our EMS Auditor certification is also a stepping stone along the Exemplar Global career pathway. Being part of the Exemplar Global family opens individuals up to a world of opportunity. The Exemplar Global career pathway provides tailored assistance along each stage of your professional journey. Plus, adding additional certifications to your professional portfolio is easy once you’re ready to take the next step.

Exemplar Global EMS Auditor certification gives you access to a host of exclusive customer benefits such as:

  • Low-cost professional liability insurance
  • Access to quality-related news and articles in The Auditor Online
  • Cutting-edge industry research in our white papers
  • Access to the Exemplar Global Career Center, which has thousands of quality-related job postings and gives you the ability to post your resume and set up job alerts
  • Listing in our Global Search Register, which showcases your QMS Auditor certification status to a global audience

Contact us to get started on your journey toward Exemplar Global EMS Auditor certification and gain your passport to the world!

Competency Based Certification Exemplar Global RABQSA iNARTEThe Competency Based Environmental Management System (EMS) Principal and Lead Auditors are accredited under ISO17024:2003. Businesses and industries worldwide are facing the requirement to demonstrate their ability to successfully manage environmental issues.  Environmental management systems require competent Environmental auditors.  The benefits being:

  • Provides international recognition for professionals managing Environmental Management Systems in accordance with ISO14001:2004 & ISO19011:2011.
  • Provides proof of competence to effectively manage environmental issues via extensive examination of knowledge, work experience and competence to audit.
  • As a certified professional you gain a passport to the world!

This table provides a summary of certification requirements:

Grade Knowledge Competencies
(Section 3)
Skill Competencies
[examined in audit situation by Exemplar Global examiner]
(Section 4)
Qualifications
(education,
training,
work experience]
(Section 5)
Personal Attributes (Section 6)
Provisional Environmental Auditor Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-EM
N/A N/A N/A
Environmental Auditor Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-EM
Environmental auditing as team member. Tertiary + 2 years relevant work exp. to scope PAAS Master®
Principal Environmental Auditor Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-EM
Environmental auditing as solo auditor. Tertiary + 2 years relevant work exp. to scope PAAS Master®
Lead Environmental Auditor Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-EM,
Exemplar Global-TL
Environmental auditing as audit team leader. Tertiary + 2 years relevant work exp. to scope PAAS Master®
Business Improvement Environmental Auditor Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-EM,
Exemplar Global-TL,
Exemplar Global-OI
Environmental auditing as audit team leader. Tertiary + 2 years relevant work exp. to scope PAAS Master®

Qualification Based Certification Exemplar Global RABQSA iNARTEThe Qualification Based Environmental Management System (EMS) program has been designed to ensure that auditors meet or exceed the qualification guidelines described in ISO 19011:2002. Business and industry worldwide are facing the requirement to demonstrate their ability to successfully manage environmental issues. To ensure continued maximum effectiveness, a quality management system requires regular performance assessment, this is best achieved by using competent auditors. The benefits being:

  • Provides international recognition for professionals managing Environmental Management Systems in accordance with ISO14001:2004 & ISO19011:2011.
  • Provides proof of competence to effectively manage environmental issues via extensive examination of Knowledge, Work Experience and competence to audit.
  • As a certified professional you gain your passport to the world!

This table provides a summary of certification requirements:

Grade Knowledge Competencies (Section 3) Audit
Experience
Qualifications
[education,
training,
work experience]
(Section 5)
Associate EMS Auditor (EMS-AA) Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-EM or EMS Lead Auditor course
N/A At least two years of environmental work experience in the last four years anda minimum of four to eight years work experience, depending on formal qualifications.
EMS Auditor (EMS-A) Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-EM or EMS Lead Auditor course
20 audit days, with at least 4 complete audits as member of audit team At least two years of environmental work experience in the last four years anda minimum of four to eight years work experience, depending on formal qualifications.
Principal EMS Auditor (EMS-PR) Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-EM or EMS Lead Auditor course
20 audit days, with at least 4 complete audits. At least 10 days and 2 complete audits as a solo auditor At least two years of environmental work experience in the last four years anda minimum of four to eight years work experience, depending on formal qualifications.
Lead EMS Auditor (EMS-LA) Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-EM,
Exemplar Global-TL or EMS Lead Auditor course
35 audit days, with at least 7 complete audits. At least 15 days and 3 complete audits as Team Leader At least two years of environmental work experience in the last four years anda minimum of four to eight years work experience, depending on formal qualifications.
Business Improvement EMS Auditor (EMS-BI) Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-EM,
Exemplar Global-TL,
Exemplar Global-OI or EMS Lead Auditor course Exemplar Global-OI
35 audit days, with at least 7 complete audits. A least 15 days and 3 complete audits as Team Leader At least two years of environmental work experience in the last four years anda minimum of four to eight years work experience, depending on formal qualifications.