The EPI ISO 50001 Lead Auditor certification will prove the competence of the auditors, and achieve the following objectives:
- Address the lack of skilled and trained personnel available to conduct ISO 50001 certification audits.
- Reduce the burden on Certification Bodies to prove the competence of their auditors by incorporating the ISO standard requirements for both ISO 50003 and 17021-1.
- Ensure that ISO 50001 is being implemented consistently nationally and internationally, so that governments can use the standard as a key tool to measure progress towards energy and climate goals.
- Demonstrate the value of energy management systems (EnMS) business practices to industrial, commercial, and public sector organizations to impact international acceptance of ISO 50001 and other important energy related standards.
- Enable Personnel Certification Bodies (PCBs) to offer a turnkey certification program and attain ISO / IEC 17024 accreditation by maintaining these Certification Products under strict control of the EPI.
This credential ensures the qualified candidate is competent in the following ISO 50003 technical areas: buildings, building complexes, and industry – light to medium. Within the context of the audit plan, the ISO 50001 Lead Auditor will be able to:
- Plan, lead and manage an ISO 50001 audit team effectively to ensure the audit objectives are met;
- Conduct the ISO 50001 audit in conformance with ISO 50003 requirements;
- Assess conformance to ISO 50001- Energy management systems standard, which includes confirming continual improvement of energy performance and any additional organizational requirements;
- Document and report audit findings based upon objective evidence;
- Effectively manage the relationship with the client and the auditee; and
- Communicate, justify, and take responsibility for the audit results both verbally and in a written report to the client.