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Auditing Environmental Compliance

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This course provides auditors with the environmental auditing skills consistent with updated auditing performance practices and standards from the Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications® (BEAC®). It is an invaluable preparatory course for those working to obtain certification as a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor® (CPEA®).

This course also serves as an excellent refresher for those who want to enhance their environmental auditing skills. This 2½-day course is worth 16 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours from BEAC®.​

Course Duration: 2 day(s)
CPEs Available: 16
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Basic understanding of auditing performance practices and standards
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Method: On-site Training (Group-Live); Seminar (Group-Live)

Environmental Legislative/Regulatory Applicability

This section relates to an auditor’s need to understand what environmental laws and regulations apply to a particular process or operation at audited facilities. Training will focus on topics such as: 

  • The major tenets of the law 
  • How the laws were enacted and then codified 
  • What authority EPA has to implement these laws 
  • How states are delegated authority to manage these regulations 
  • How to determine whether these regulations apply to a facility

Process Operations and Related Pollution Control Technologies

This section relates to an auditor’s ability to evaluate what environmental impacts and compliance issues result from typical process operations and to understand the generic pollution control technologies to control the impacts. Training will focus on topics such as: 

  • Typical waste streams and pollutants generated by process operations 
  • Thresholds that trigger compliance requirements 
  • General concepts of operation of pollution control technologies 
  • Typical compliance-related requirements associated with pollution control technologies

Regulatory Knowledge for Specific Environmental Media

This section relates to an auditor’s knowledge of key environmental regulatory requirements that are typically evaluated during an audit. Training will focus on topics such as: 

  • Drinking water/wastewater/storm water 
  • Air pollution control 
  • Hazardous waste/solid waste 
  • Toxic substances control 
  • Emergency response planning

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