Environmental Auditing and Reporting

Certificate in Environment Auditing and Reporting


    The participant should the able to:
  • Explain the different types of environmental audits and their benefits and disadvantages;
  • Describe the responsibilities of Managers initiating an audit and their role in maintaining and improving environmental management systems;
  • Discuss responsibilities of auditors and their role in auditing and reporting to ensure organizations maintain and improve environmental management systems;
  • Gather evidence through observation, interview and sampling documents and records;
  • Analyze different ways of evaluating the findings and presenting them to the senior management of the organization;
  • Prepare and submit an environmental audit report to the senior management of the audited organization, suggesting ways in which effectiveness of corrective measures might be verified; and
  • Conduct a mini-environmental audit that enables the candidate to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the course.

    Course Content

  • CEA01 Introduction to environmental auditing
  • CEA02 Pre-audit Activities for the Manager
  • CEA03 Pre-audit Activities for the Auditor
  • CEA04 Purpose and Structure of ISO 9001:2008
  • CEA05 Conducting the Audit
  • CEA06 Evaluating the Audit Results
  • CEA07 Environmental Reporting
  • CEA08 Course assessment: Individual Project
  • CEA09 Course assessment: Theory examination
  • Options (2 electives)

  • CEA10 Principles of Environmental Sustainability
  • CEA11 Environmental Change: Past, Present and future
  • CEA12 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • CEA12 Introduction to Ecological Footprinting

Learning outcome

Environmental and Natural Resource Managers have an enhanced understanding of the principles, features and application of ISO 9001:2008 in auditing of environmental features of organizational operations. They can also actively participate in an audit.

Course Dates

Contact CCE for dates

Target Group

This course is suitable for Environmental and Natural Resource Managers, managers and staff who are about to become members of the audit team, and anyone intending to develop a career in environment and development. While prior experience in environment and development field is an added advantage, people who have never worked in this field can also be considered for the course.

Course duration

12 months


Awarded a Certificate in Environmental Auditing and Reporting upon successful completion of the course



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