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Introduction to ISO 14001 Internal Audit & Environmental Management Practices

Offered twice per year in the Spring and Fall: See course dates or register for the course

Course Description:

This 2-day course provides an overview of the benefits of establishing an efficient Environmental Management System (EMS). The course will focus on environmental compliance and will also thoroughly review how to perform an internal audit.

A functional EMS is crucial when seeking a competitive advantage and gaining the trust of stakeholders. This course will use the globally accepted standard, ISO 14001, as a template for developing a successful EMS.

Any company can benefit from this course, whether or not they are seeking or have ISO 14001 certification. The EMS concepts presented are universal to any company striving to be compliant with regulations and to be more environmentally friendly.

Day 1 of the course will be an auditing workshop where we take a clause-by-clause look at ISO 14001.

Day 2 will focus on environmental compliance and provide an overview of the environmental regulations that apply to your facility.


ISO14001-2015 Standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

ISO190011:2011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems.


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ISO 14001 Certification Stamp



Who Should Attend?

If you are responsible for the environmental aspects of your company, whether it is permits, waste disposal, or just daily operations, this 2-day course will provide you with the tools to manage your company’s environmental issues more effectively.

Using strategies covered in this course will benefit you and your company in the following ways:

  • Cost Savings
    • Could reduce insurance cost
    • Waste management
    • Process improvements
  • Environmental Regulations
    • Compliance with local, state, federal, and international environmental regulations
    • Improve your relations with customer environmental regulating bodies
  • Safety
    • Reviewing operational procedures
    • Response procedures
  • Public Relations
    • Corporate image
    • Employee engagement
    • Stakeholder involvement and trust


Cancellation Policy Effected June 1, 2023

A cancellation charge of 100% of the registration fee will be assessed on cancellations occurring within seven (7) days of the start of this session. Refunds will not be granted after the program has begun. The University of Alabama reserves the right to cancel, postpone or combine class sections, to limit registration or to change instructors. To cancel your registration, contact the Registration Services department at 205-348-3000 or A copy of the OTIDE Cancellation Policy can be found online.

Compliance assistance

UA SafeState can also come to your site and provide detailed consultative assistance to provide technical assistance and guidance on ISO 14001 – allowing you to focus on your business and leave regulatory compliance to the experts. For details, please contact Michael Rasbury at 205-348-3967 or