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Virginia Tech Center of Excellence for Environmental Management
Virginia Tech Center of Excellence for Environmental Management

Virginia Tech Center of Excellence for Environmental Management


Intro to ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems

A short course designed as a foundation for those new to an Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) or for those who wish to review the standard. This course will give an overview of what an ESMS is, the requirements of ISO 14001:2015, and how the standard provides a framework for creating an ESMS.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone new to ESMS
  • Environmental managers and consultants
  • Anyone responsible for developing and implementing an EMS to ISO 14001:2015 standards
  • Organizations or individuals that want to learn about ISO 14001:2015
  • Internal and external management system auditors who will be auditing to ISO 14001:2015

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of environmental management
  • Understand the requirements of ISO 14001:2015
  • Apply knowledge of the requirements to aid in developing an ESMS

If you would like an in-depth course in developing an ESMS we recommend that you enroll in the two-year ESMS Institute.

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Refund and Cancellation Policy: Requests for refunds will be honored when received fourteen calendar days prior to the program. However, another person may be substituted at any time for this program. A $60 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellations. In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

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If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Martha Franklin at 540-767-6114 or email mpfrankl@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the first day of the program.‚Äč Requests received less than 10 business days prior to the start date of the program may not be able to be accommodated.

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