ISO 50001 Lead Auditor

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Course Overview

ISO 50001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform an Energy Management System (EnMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 50001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the operations of an Energy Management System based on ISO 50001
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 50001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 50001 in the context of an EnMS audit
  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in EnMS audits
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies
  • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam


A fundamental understanding of ISO 50001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

Target Audiance

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Energy Management System (EnMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master an EnMS audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with Energy Management System requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for an Energy Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in Energy Management

Schedule Dates

ISO 50001 Lead Auditor
11 March 2024 - 15 March 2024
ISO 50001 Lead Auditor
17 June 2024 - 21 June 2024
ISO 50001 Lead Auditor
23 September 2024 - 27 September 2024
ISO 50001 Lead Auditor
23 December 2024 - 27 December 2024

Course Content

  • Introduction to Energy Management Systems (EnMS) and ISO 50001

  • Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

  • On-site audit activities

  • Closing the audit

  • Certification Exam


ISO 50001 Lead Auditor is a certification program designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, conduct, manage, and report on energy management system (EnMS) audits based on the ISO 50001 standard. It focuses on developing auditing competencies to assess the conformity and effectiveness of EnMS implementations, identify areas for improvement, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and organizational objectives.

The ISO 50001 Lead Auditor certification is intended for professionals responsible for auditing energy management systems within organizations, including energy auditors, consultants, lead assessors, quality managers, and individuals involved in energy management, sustainability, environmental management, or quality management roles.

Obtaining ISO 50001 Lead Auditor certification offers several benefits, including advanced knowledge and skills in EnMS auditing, ability to effectively plan and conduct EnMS audits, enhanced understanding of ISO 50001 requirements, improved audit performance and reporting capabilities, increased credibility in energy management fields, and potential career advancement opportunities in auditing and compliance roles.

To prepare for the ISO 50001 Lead Auditor certification exam, individuals can enroll in training courses offered by accredited training providers. These courses cover key aspects of EnMS auditing, including audit planning, conduct, reporting, and follow-up, as well as the requirements of the ISO 50001 standard and relevant auditing principles and techniques. Additionally, studying the standard itself, practicing with sample audit scenarios, and gaining practical experience in EnMS auditing can further enhance readiness for the certification exam.

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