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Auditor certification requirements in ISO 14001

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Auditor certification requirements in ISO 14001

Does the Standard require auditors to be certified as internal auditors to the ISO 14001 Standard? If so where is that requirement found in the Standard?

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Carlos Pereira da Cruz Apr 30, 2020

Each organization has the authority to determine its competency requirements for its internal auditors. Normally, organizations consider that internal auditors should have knowledge of the audit criteria (ISO 14001:2015 in this case) and should have training in internal audits. You can even decide that an auditor has to study a book on audits or attend an online course and do an in-house exam. Internal auditor competence requirements can be established in a job description, for example.

I would recommend training about ISO 14001:2015 and an internal audit course. As a plus I would recommend that you participate as auditor, making part of an audit team, in 2 or 3 internal audits. Attention, I don’t recommend that internal auditors perform global internal audits. Normally, they don’t have time and experience for that, I recommend splitting the scope of the quality management system into 3 or 4 audits along a year.

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