Aarcher Institute of Environmental Training LLC

Auditing for Environmental Compliance


Auditing for Environmental Compliance™ prepares EHS professionals to lead internal compliance evaluation programs or serve as an effective member of an audit team.

Auditing for Environmental Compliance™

Auditing for Environmental Compliance™ offers experienced auditors and those new to the internal audit practice an opportunity to better understand the audit process and become better positioned to improve your organization’s compliance position, control risks, improve internal controls, support environmental management systems, and identify pollution prevention opportunities. Ensuring your audit program delivers real value requires an effective audit approach and an understanding of proven audit techniques and industry audit standards. While many of the Aarcher Institute courses focus on specific environmental laws and requirements, this course focuses on the principles and realities of environmental compliance auditing process.

Join your fellow environmental professionals for an in-depth look at all facets of multimedia environmental compliance auditing:

  • Learn to be an effective environmental compliance auditor
  • Understand audit program elements and components
  • Discuss auditing methods and skills
  • Explore reporting options
  • Analyze results, including internal controls, root causes, and other factors

This course is valuable for anyone developing an internal audit process, functioning as a lead auditor, or serving as an audit team member. For those involved in evaluating audit results from a management or leadership level, this course will help you better understand audit results and range of potential benefits an audit program can provide. Environmental staff at audited facilities also fine this course valuable in terms of audit preparation. Common titles of those attending this course include the following:

  • Audit program managers
  • Corporate or facility leadership
  • EHS compliance auditors
  • EHS directors
  • Environmental compliance managers
  • Internal counsel
  • Quality control managers

This course is presented over two days by experienced environmental compliance auditors able to relate course contents to real-life experiences conducting audits for a variety of organizations and industry sectors. Information is presented in a series of well-crafted modules, interspersed with real-life scenarios, exercises, and opportunities for structured class discussion. This course has been refined over many presentations and demonstrates ever-increasing value to attendees.

Course Agendas are subject to change

Day One: 8:15 am – 4:15 pm

  • Introduction
  • Background on Auditing
  • Environmental Audit Standards
  • Audit Ethics and Standards of Conduct
  • Environmental Audit Components and Process Overview
  • Pre-Audit Activities
  • On-Site Audit Activities
  • Evaluating Internal Controls

 Day Two: 8:15 am – 3:00 pm

  • Reporting Results
  • Analyzing Results
  • Fundamentals of EH&S Regulatory Applicability
  • Findings Review and Critique
  • Audit Exercise

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