ISO 50001:2018 Lead Auditor Training

Certified by Exemplar Global, this course will teach you to become an effective ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS) lead auditor, conduct solo audits and manage audit teams.


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Duration: 40 hours

This ISO 50001:2018 Lead Auditor Training course teaches everything you need to know to conduct effective audits, either as a solo auditor or head of an audit team.

Learning is enhanced by live, real-time video examples that enable course participants to experience opening and closing meetings, as well as an authentic audit.

Learners will also learn how to correctly interpret ISO 50001:2018 requirements and prepare documented information, understand the principles of the PDCA cycle, and know how to assess and manage risk.

The ISO 50001 course includes an examination. Upon successful completion, graduates have the option to seek registration as an Exemplar Global Certified Energy Management System (ISO 50001) Lead Auditor.

ISO 50001 lead auditor training and exam are online and on-demand. Both can be taken anytime and on any device.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course you will:

  • Have a detailed understanding of the ISO 50001:2018 standard, along with its requirements, benefits, and high-level structure (Annex SL).
  • Understand how to prepare and maintain documented information.
  • Know how to use the Plan Do Check Act cycle (PDCA) to create a sustainable Energy Management System that fosters a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Be able to understand, identify, and communicate best practices.
  • Understand risk assessment and risk management techniques within the context of ISO 50001:2018.
  • Understand the processes involved in auditing, including the types of auditing and questioning techniques.
  • Have acquired the skills needed to conduct an internal audit, including preparation, and opening and closing meetings.
  • Know how to prepare and maintain lead audit reports.
  • Be able to set up and manage a team of lead auditors.
  • Have learned techniques to prepare you and your organization for the final certification audit.

Course Content

The online course is interactive and combines lectures with videos, presentations, and practical examples. More than 170 pages of PDF handouts are provided, which learners are encouraged to retain and refer back to.

The course also provides a comprehensive set of Audit Checklists designed specifically for Energy Management Systems. The set can be used as a valuable tool when conducting internal audits.

Overview of ISO 50001:2018

This first part introduces ISO 50001, explaining what it is, how it's used, and the purpose and benefits of an Energy Management System (EnMS).

ISO 50001 Requirements

This part takes a step-by-step look at the relevant clauses in the ISO 50001:2018 standard in order to understand what they mean and what your company needs to do to comply with them.

Documented Information

Clear, well-written, and non-bureaucratic documentation is an important part of an Energy Management System.

A point worth noting here is that documents are used for storing and sharing information, while records are essentially hard copies of results (such as from an audit) or evidence of activities that have been performed. And while documents get revised from to time and are generally kept up-to-date, records are static and never revised.

Risk-Based Approach

As per the 2018 revision of ISO 50001, all internal and external risks that may affect planned outcomes and energy performance must be identified and assessed when formulating your organization's Energy Policy.

Audit Process

This part gives an overview of internal auditing and includes a video tutorial that gives a practical "real-life" demonstration of an auditor conducting the opening meeting.

Audit Terms and Definitions, and Roles and Responsibilities

Terms and definitions are introduced and explained, as well as a discussion of the roles and responsibilities expected from a company's internal auditor. The lessons also include a video tutorial that gives a practical "real-life" demonstration of audit questions and answers.

Performing an Audit

This part includes a video tutorial that gives a practical "real-life" demonstration of an auditor conducting the closing meeting.

Nonconformities and Corrective Action

Nonconformities (also known as non-conformities or non-conformances) are the "gaps" in your EnMS that don't fully comply with ISO 50001:2018 requirements. Corrective actions are actions taken to address these gaps. Keeping a record of all such nonconformities and corrective actions is a crucial part of auditing.

Who Should Take ISO 50001:2018 Lead Auditor Training?

This course is ideal for:

  • Staff who've been appointed solo auditor or leader of the company's ISO 50001 audit team.
  • Energy management professionals who need an in-depth understanding of ISO 50001 EnMS audit practices.
  • Individuals who want to conduct third-party audits, work as a registrar auditor, or otherwise seek to expand their career opportunities as a Certified ISO 50001 Lead Auditor.

Certificate of Completion

Graduates of this ISO 50001:2018 Lead Auditor Training course receive a Certificate of Completion with the Exemplar Global accreditation mark. The certificate provides evidence of successfully passing the training program.

Certificate ISO 50001:2018 Lead Auditor Training

To receive a Certificate of Completion, you need to pass the final exam. It's a multiple-choice assessment with a passing score of 60%. The exam can be re-taken unlimited times without additional charge.

What's Included

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Average Rating: 4.4 (113 ratings)

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Robert Cohen

Reviewer Rating 5 Stars27 March 2023

It's was kinda daunting at first to be appointed lead or managing auditor. It's a big responsibility. All of us (4 guys involved with the audit ...

Trish Henderson

Reviewer Rating 4 Stars1 May 2023

The good news is that course content has obviously been written by people who understand this topic. The bad news is that the course takes ...

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