Auditing for Environmental Compliance™

Skills, methods, and perspectives for environmental compliance auditors.

Auditing for Environmental Compliance™ was developed to prepare attendees to perform comprehensive compliance audits of all types of organizations in accordance with proven industrial standard practices.

As an environmental auditor, you can improve your organization’s compliance position, control risks, improve internal controls, support environmental management systems, and identify pollution prevention opportunities. Delivering this value requires an effective audit approach and an understanding of proven audit techniques and industry audit standards. Join us 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

What’s covered in the course?

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.

  • First-, second-, or third-party auditors
  • Audit program managers
  • EH&S compliance managers
  • Risk managers
  • Audit program quality-control staff

Course Agendas are subject to change

This course is perfect for anyone involved in building an audit program, leading audits, or serving on internal audit teams.

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

Craig J. Schwartz, CHMM, CPEA, is an environmental regulatory compliance expert, with more than 20 years hands on experience assisting clients achieve and maintain compliance nationwide. He is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA). He has also achieved certification by the US Army Corps of Engineers as a wetland delineator, UST operator certifications in multiple states, several state-level sediment and erosion control certifications, pesticide manager certification, and RAB/QSA ISO 14001 Lead Auditor certification training.

Craig formerly served as technical manager for the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Wetlands Information Hotline, program manager for USEPA Enforcement Support Services (ESS), project manager for the development of comprehensive environmental compliance audit protocols, and technical lead for hundreds of facility environmental plans and permit applications. Craig has supported more than 250 private companies and Federal agencies, ranging from steel mills to the US Army, and has led environmental compliance assistance audits for more than 350 facilities in 42 states, and has been approved by the USEPA as a third-party compliance evaluator.