ISO 14001 Foundation

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Course Overview

The PECB Certified ISO 14001 Foundation training course presents the basic information on the concepts of environmental management and an overview of the ISO 14001 requirements. By participating in this training course, you will be able to understand the different aspects of an EMS, including the environmental policy, operational controls, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review, and continual improvement.

The successful completion of the training course is followed by an exam. If you pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certificate Holder in ISO 14001 Foundation” certificate. An internationally recognized “PECB ISO 14001 Foundation” certificate validates your professional capabilities and demonstrates your ability to take part in an implementation project of an EMS based on ISO 14001.

Learning objectives

This training course enables you to:

  • Understand the basic environmental management concepts, definitions, and approaches
  • Get acquainted with the ISO 14001 requirements for an environmental management system
  • Develop a general understanding of how ISO 14001 requirements could be applied in an organization

Educational approach

The training course is participant centered and contains:

  • Lecture sessions illustrated with graphics, examples, and discussions
  • Interactions between participants by means of questions and suggestions
  • Quizzes as a simulation and preview of the certificate exam


There are no prerequisites to participate in this training course.

Target Audiance

  • Managers/consultants seeking to get acquainted with the basic concepts of environmental management
  • Individuals aiming to transform their organizations into more sustainable and environmentally-conscious entities
  • Individuals interested in getting acquainted with the main requirements of ISO 14001 for an environmental safety management system
  • Individuals interested in pursuing a career in environmental management

Schedule Dates

ISO 14001 Foundation
18 March 2024 - 19 March 2024
ISO 14001 Foundation
18 June 2024 - 19 June 2024
ISO 14001 Foundation
18 September 2024 - 19 September 2024
ISO 14001 Foundation
18 December 2024 - 19 December 2024

Course Content

  • Introduction to environmental management, EMS, and clause 4-6 of ISO 14001

  • Clauses 7-10 of ISO 14001 and certificate exam


ISO 14001 Foundation is a certification program designed to provide individuals with a fundamental understanding of environmental management systems (EMS) and the ISO 14001 standard. It covers basic concepts, principles, and requirements of ISO 14001, enabling professionals to comprehend environmental management practices and contribute effectively to the implementation and maintenance of EMS within organizations.

The ISO 14001 Foundation certification is suitable for individuals involved in environmental management, sustainability, occupational health and safety, or quality management across various industries and organizational sizes. This certification is particularly beneficial for environmental managers, consultants, auditors, and professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of EMS principles and practices.

Obtaining ISO 14001 Foundation certification offers several benefits, including enhanced understanding of environmental management principles, familiarity with ISO 14001 requirements, ability to support the implementation and maintenance of EMS within organizations, increased credibility in environmental management fields, and potential career advancement opportunities in environmental sustainability roles.

To prepare for the ISO 14001 Foundation certification exam, individuals can enroll in training courses offered by accredited providers. These courses cover key concepts, principles, and requirements outlined in the ISO 14001 standard, facilitating exam preparation. Additionally, studying the standard itself and practicing with sample exam questions can further aid in readiness for the certification exam.

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