ISO 20121 Lead Auditor Certification

The ISO 20121 Auditor certifications are credentials for professionals needing to audit an Event Sustainability Management System (ESMS) and, in case of the ISO 20121 Lead Auditor” Certification, able to manage a team of auditors.

The principal competencies and knowledge skills needed by the market are the ability to proficiently plan and perform audits compliant with the certification process of the ISO 20121:2012 standard and to master the audit techniques and to manage (or be part of) audit teams and audit program.

Various professions may apply for this certification:

  • Internal auditors
  • Auditors wanting to perform and lead Event Sustainability Management System (ESMS) certification audits
  • Project managers or consultants wanting to master the Event Sustainability Management System
  • Managers working in the organization of the events or who implement the sustainable events or policies for companies
  • Members of an event sustainability team
  • Members of the event industry, supply chain including organizers, event managers, stand builders, caterers and logistics suppliers

The requirements for “Auditor” certifications are:

Credential Exam Professional experience MS audit/ assessment experience Other requirements
ISO 20121 Provisional Auditor PECB Certified ISO 20121 Lead Auditor exam or equivalent None None Signing the PECB code of ethics
ISO 20121 Auditor PECB Certified ISO 20121 Lead Auditor exam or equivalent Two years: One year of work experience in related field Audit activities totaling 200 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics
ISO 20121 Lead Auditor PECB Certified ISO 20121 Lead Auditor exam or equivalent Five years: Two years of work experience in related field Audit activities totaling 300 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics

If an applicant doesn’t have all requirements to apply for the credentials of ISO 20121 Lead Auditor he/she may apply for the credentials of ISO 20121 Auditor or ISO 20121 Provisional auditor.

For certification purposes, the following audit types constitute valid audit experience: 

  1. Pre-assessment/pre-audit
  2. Gap analysis
  3. Internal audits
  4. Second party audits
  5. Third/external audits
  6. Opinion audit

To be considered valid, these audits should follow best audit practices and include most of the following activities:

  1. Audit planning
  2. Audit interview
  3. Managing an audit program
  4. Drafting audit reports
  5. Drafting non-conformity reports
  6. Drafting audit working documents
  7. Documentation review
  8. On-Site Audit
  9. Non-conformity follow-up actions
  10. Leading a team of auditors

 

Informations and registration:

Poza-site-ANAlexandra Niculae, Training Director ENVISO

alexandra.niculae@enviso.org

0723.592.977


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