An Environmental Audit Primer

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Promote environmental responsibility by learning the tools to complete organizational audits.




About the Course

This course will guide you and your organization on the path to being environmentally responsible. Following upon the Environmental Sustainability course, this course expands upon that with the notion of an environmental audit. You are exposed to the different types of audits, how to create a checklist, deal with noncompliance, and how to wrap up an audit with a closing meeting.

Course Schedule

This course is self-paced; you decide the order and progression you’d like to take, allowing you to revisit and review sections in greater depth as needed.

Elements of the course:

  • Self-paced lessons
  • Interactive practice activities
  • Final assessment
  • Additional resources/Closing Meeting
Following the course, you will complete an assessment that requires you to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be awarded an electronic certificate of completion.

Course Chapters

  • Overview
  • Auditing
  • The Audit
  • Audit Checklist
  • Noncompliance and Corrective Action
  • Closeout
  • Take it Further
  • Conclusion

Course Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Identify the different types of audits and examine the levels of auditing available
  • Identify the qualifications of auditors and the preparation they need
  • Identify and take the basic steps in an audit and learn how auditors gather information and evidence
  • Identify and develop an audit checklist based on EMS procedures
  • Feel comfortable conducting internal environmental audits

Recommended Background

This course is beneficial to anyone looking to conduct environmental audits.


Aside from an internet connection, what resources will I need for the course?

The ability to print some information for reference at a later time may be desirable.

Will I get a certificate after completing the course?

Yes! All courses include a final assessment to evaluate your understanding of key course concepts. A certificate of completion will be offered to you if you complete the assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

Why should I take this course?

Each Eppley e-course is designed collaboratively among experienced instructional designers, subject matter experts, and our partner organizations and institutions. The course curriculum includes current information and best practices in the field, and it is recognized by national leaders in parks, recreation, and land management. Not only will this course benefit your career by expanding your knowledge base, but it will also enhance your application and problem-solving skills.

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