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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.

June 1-2, 2016 (Registration Deadline May 25)

Fee: $375
Registration fee includes lunch on the first day and breakfast on the second. Purchase of the ISO 14001:2015 printed standard is optional for $150.

Schedule: Noon to 5pm on the first day and 8am to noon on the second day
Agenda (Draft): IntroAgenda.pdf

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.

Lodging information:
A room block is held at The Hotel Roanoke for the night of June 1. Rooms are $149 for a single or double, $20 for each additional person in a room, plus tax. For reservations please contact the hotel directly at 540-985-5900 or toll free at 866-594-4722 between the hours of 8am and 5:30 pm Monday - Friday and ask for the ISO 14001 Introduction Course room block. The deadline to make a reservation is May 16, 2016.

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June 1-2, 2016
Registration Deadline May 25
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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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