IEMA Environmental Auditor Register
The IEMA Register of Environmental Auditors is open to both internal and external auditors working within the areas of environmental auditing and environmental management systems (EMS) auditing.
You can apply to one of the general environmental auditor levels as an Associate, Registered or Registered Principle Environmental Auditors, or to one of the EMS Auditor Levels as an EMS Auditor or Lead EMS Auditor.
Associate Environmental Auditor
Registered Associate Environmental Auditors are typically active 'trainee' environmental auditors who are expected to have, as a minimum, a basic knowledge of environmental auditing.
Registered Environmental Auditor
Registered Environmental Auditors are expected to have a good appreciation of a range of environmental issues and environmental auditing techniques and to be competent environmental auditors in the areas in which they operate. However, their experience may be confined to a limited number of environmental audit types and sectors. Registered Environmental Auditors will typically be regular and active members of environmental audit teams.
Principal Environmental Auditor
Registered Principal Environmental Auditors are expected to have a wealth of environmental auditing expertise and will typically lead/manage environmental audit teams and liaise with senior management on a regular basis. They are expected to be able to take considerably greater responsibilities than registered Environmental Auditors and to have an excellent appreciation of the wide range of issues pertaining to environmental auditing.
EMS Auditors are expected to have a good appreciation of the EMS audit process and be qualified to be a member of an audit team to undertake specific duties that they have expertise in.
Lead EMS Auditor
Lead EMS Auditors are expected to have a thorough appreciation of all aspects of the EMS audit process and be qualified to lead an audit team.
The Register is an internationally recognised environmental auditor accreditation scheme, dedicated to raising the professional competence in the environmental auditing field.
By becoming an IEMA Registered Auditor you will:
How to Apply
Learn more about the application process on the IEMA Environmental Auditor Register Application Process page.
Please see the Application Pack to review the eligibility levels for each of the Environmental Auditor register.
The initial application fee will cover the administrative costs of undertaking the assessment, and Affiliate Membership of the Institute if you are not already a member. Thereafter you will be required to pay an annual renewal fee. The cost of applying depends on whether you are already a member of IEMA. The cost to members will be appropriate application fee only. Please see application pack for details.
|Auditor Level||Membership Fee||Auditor Application Fee||Total Fee|
|Associate Environmental Auditor||£112||£49.20 (inc. VAT 20%)||£161.20|
|Environmental Auditor||£112||£175.20(inc. VAT 20%)||£287.20|
|Principal Environmental Auditor||£112||£313.20 (inc. VAT 20%)||£425.20|
|EMS Auditor||£112||£54.00(inc. VAT 20%)||£156.00|
|Lead EMS Auditor||£112||£85.20(inc. VAT 20%)||£197.20|
Find out more through this webinar:
In this IEMA webinar held in May 2014 we went through what the Register is, benefits of joining, the different levels of registration and the process of applying.
Maintaining your IEMA Environmental Auditor Membership
CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is a key component of being an IEMA registered Auditor with a requirement for all registered Auditors to submit annual evidence of CPD.
Auditor Training with IEMA
IEMA approve a variety of Environmental courses
Here's a couple of standards you can buy through the BSI shop to help
BS EN ISO 19011:2011 Guidelines for auditing management systems
BS EN ISO 14015:2010 Environmental management. Environmental assessment of sites and organizations (EASO)