COURSE:  WENV 350 Environmental Management Systems Auditing Course

OBJECTIVE:  For each student to comprehend the philosophy, objectives, procedures, and principles of the Air Force Environmental Management System (EMS) audit process, conducted in conjunction with the Environmental inspection process under the AF Inspection System (AFIS), and to thoroughly understand each step in the EMS audit process and how it should be integrated in the AFIS so they can evaluate the effectiveness and adequacy of the installation’s EMS.

DESCRIPTION:  This course provides the detailed management philosophy behind the Air Force Environmental Management Systems (EMS) audit. In this course, students will learn to identify strengths and weaknesses of environmental management systems, understand the key Air Force and ISO 14001 requirements for an effective EMS, understand audit criteria, audit evidence and when a nonconformity exists, understand ideal characteristics for any EMS auditor, learn techniques for effective interviewing which is a key means of gaining information during an EMS audit, identify underlying causes that may contribute to the occurrence of observed conformance deficiencies, and learn the importance of report documentation and timely follow-up corrective action. Graduates will develop skills needed to serve as a member of their installation's internal EMS audit team and will be ready to assist their Command in performing external audits at other bases by developing an in-depth understanding of the program, and a thorough familiarity with auditor responsibilities. Successful completion of this course fully meets the requirement in DODI 4715.17, Environmental Management Systems, for a qualified auditor to complete an "accredited EMS lead auditor training course or equivalent DoD Component training." This course is the official Air Force EMS lead auditor training class.

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  Installation EMS Coordinators, EMS Cross Functional Team members (including Primary Unit Environmental Coordinators), and personnel selected to participate in reviews of a base’s EMS as auditors, including AFCEC selected inspectors and Inspector General Inspectors.

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  Senior leaders responsible for system oversight and review, Alternate Unit Environmental Coordinators (UECs) at all levels, Environmental Program managers at all levels, and AFCEC SMEs.

GRADE:   Officers: O1-O6; Enlisted: E4-E9; Civilians: GS5-GS14



COURSE CREDIT:  2.5 CEUs in compliance with IACET standards

COURSE LENGTH:  3 1/2 days

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HOW TO APPLY:  Select a date from the list below by clicking the button. (Note: Some courses are offered only once annually). Then click the Apply button.

12-Dec-2017 to 15-Dec-2017 / WPAFB Resident
17-Jul-2018 to 20-Jul-2018 / WPAFB Resident



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