ISO 20121 Lead Auditor Training

ISO 20121 Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to implement and manage an Event Sustainability Management System (ESMS). During this training, you will be able to understand the different modules of an ESMS, including ESMS policy, procedures, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review and continual improvement.

After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 20121 Foundation” credential. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach. 


Who should attend?

Individuals involved in Event Sustainability Management.

Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main processes of Event Sustainability
Management Systems (ESMS).

Individuals interested to pursue a career in Event Sustainability Management.



Understand the operations of an Event Sustainability Management System (ESMS) based on ISO 20121.

Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 20121 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 20121 in the context of an ESMS 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. 

This training is based on both theory and best practices used in ESMS 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.







Day 1: Introduction to Event Sustainability Management Systems (ESMS) and ISO 20121.

Day 2: Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit.

Day 3: On-site audit activities.

Day 4: Closing the audit.

Day 5: Certification exam.


CPD Certification Credits: 31

Exam duration: 3 hours 

Exam retake: Yes


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