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Implementing an Integrated Management System

BSI's Implementing and auditing an integrated management system course enables students to leverage and combine two or more management system standards into one integrated management system (IMS) for an organization. Students will learn the steps of integration as it affects business processes, objectives, and risks and the impact the integration can have on the efficiency and effectiveness of the system Students will also learn how the basics of how to audit an IMS by following ISO 19011:2002, "Guidelines for Quality and/or Environmental Management Systems Auditing". Along with a combination of lecture, practical exercises, and workshops, the instructors facilitate class discussions in a formal, organized manner ensuring you leave with the skills needed to make an IMS efficient and effective.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the benefits of an IMS
  • Understand the process of documenting an IMS
  • Understand how to write an integrated procedure
  • Recognize the components of an integrated manual
  • Understand how the ISO 19011:2002 standard fits within an audit program
  • Understand how to integrate internal audits
  • Practice IMS audit scenarios
  • Understand how to work with a registrar on integrated third-party certification

Course materials:

Students receive comprehensive course manuals with reference materials.

Who should attend:

  • Individuals who are involved in the development of an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 IMS
  • Quality, environmental, or health and safety managers interested in understanding how an IMS will affect their business processes and existing audit programs
  • Individuals who will manage or conduct audits of an IMS


Prior experience with auditing management systems to standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 is strongly encouraged. Knowledge of a ISO 9001 or ISO 14001:2004-based management system standard is required.