ISO 14001:2015 - Transition


This two-day course includes the most recent information and interpretation of the ISO 14001:2015 requirements.

This course enables participants to acquire the necessary knowledge to support an organization in their process of transitioning to ISO 14001:2015. Participants will learn the different components on how to plan and implement the transition to the new version of the standard. Moreover, the training course will also explore on the time frame of implementation and the influence on current processes.

Who should attend?

  • Senior management
  • Persons responsible for the EMS transition and meeting new requirements  in their organization
  • Persons considering implementing a new environmental management system
  • ISO 14001 auditors and quality practitioners
  • Trainers and consultants
  • Operations personnel
  • Management Representatives

Learning objectives

  • Understand the new structure of ISO 14001:2015
  • Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of ISO 14001:2015 as compared to ISO 14001:2004
  • Understand the goal, content and correlation between ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14001:2015
  • Learn how to estimate the effort required to transit from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015 certification

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Course objectives and structure
  • Standard framework
  • ISO 14001:2004 revision project
  • Overview of ISO 14001:2015
  • Clause 4: Context of the organization
  • Clause 5: Leadership

Day 2

  • Clause 6: Planning
  • Clause 7: Support
  • Clause 8: Operation
  • Clause 9: Performance evaluation
  • Clause 10: Improvement
  • Transition to ISO 14001:2015 certification
  • Closing the training
  • Certification Exam


ISO 14001 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge of the ISO 14001:2004 standard 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 playings and oral presentations
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam

Examination and Certification

  • The “PECB Certified ISO 14001:2015 Transition” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
    • Domain 1: Fundamental principles of quality management
    • Domain 2: Understanding the high-level structure application on the EMS
    • Domain 3: Understand, interpret and plan the ISO 14001 changes
    • Domain 4: Planning the EMS transition based on ISO 14001
    • Domain 5: Understanding the difference between ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14001:2015
    • Domain 6: Continual improvement of a EMS based on ISO 14001
  • The “PECB Certified ISO 14001:2015 Transition” exam is available in English only
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • For more information about exam, refer to the section on ISO 14001:2015 Transition Exam
  • A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential

General Information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the overall training price
  • A student manual containing over 120 pages of information will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions.