Course Details

ISO 20121:2012 Internal Auditor course

Course Area


Course Duration

2 Days

Continuing Education Units


Course Fee

USD $1250.00

Early Bird Price*

USD $1150.00

Upcoming Sessions
Jun 6-7, 2024 - Live Online - Full DayEnroll
Sep 5-6, 2024 - Live Online - Full DayEnroll
Dec 16-17, 2024 - Live Online - Full DayEnroll

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* Subject to availability

Course Details

ISO 20121 is the international standard for sustainable events management. It specifies how to deliver events that sponsors, clients and attendees will appreciate. Internal auditing allows a company to assess its ISO 20121 framework to make sure it remains compliant, effective and keeps improving.

A compliant ISO 20121 management system has the flexibility to deliver value consistently, despite no two events being the same and each needing a different approach.

This course will show how to maintain conformance with ISO 20121 requirements. Current knowledge about the standard will be reviewed and any gaps closed. The requirements will also be considered in the context of an audit.

Learn how to plan, perform and report on internal audits, and  understand how these findings can help to improve sustainable events management.

How will I benefit?

  • ISO 20121 will not only help improve the sustainability of events, but it may also improve financial performance. 
  • The standard outlines ways to achieve greater efficiency across the full spectrum of event management, helping to improve resource management and streamline delivery. 
  • Identify where it is possible to reduce waste, create stakeholder win/wins and identify the full range of value to be derived from the event – in maximizing the event’s contribution to sustainable development and a positive reputation.
  • Go beyond ISO 14001 Environmental Management to deliver more for clients, sponsors and attendees.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this training, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by the term sustainability issue
  • Understand what 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits are
  • Appreciate the reasons for carrying out audits
  • Understand the audit life cycle
  • Describe the role of an auditor
  • Plan and carry out effective internal ESMS audits
  • Complete audit reports and evaluate appropriate effective corrective action
  • Take away practical audit skills
  • Understand the requirements of the key ESMS and MS standards

Who should attend?

Individuals interested in monitoring the effectiveness of their organization’s ISO 20121 management system and those who want to be ISO 20121 internal auditors.


2 days

What will I gain?

On completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI Training Academy certificate.


There are no formal prerequisites, however, it will be useful for delegates to read the relevant standards before attending the course.

Course Materials

Soft Copy: You will receive an email prior to the course with instructions on how to access the online Student Handbook, which can be viewed, downloaded or printed.

NOTE: Copies of the standards are not included in the class fee.

BSI will make reasonable efforts to have loaner copies available for use during the class, but students are encouraged to have their own copy. Soft copies of the digital loaner standard cannot be printed or downloaded.

Course Logistics

If your class is Live Online:

  • Students need to connect to the class from any internet accessible location.
  • Webcam and Microphone are REQUIRED.
  • ALL course times shown are US EASTERN TIME.

If your class is In-person :

  • You are encouraged to bring a laptop with you to class.
  • *Session lengths could vary depending on amount of class discussion.

All Upcoming Course Dates

Date and Time Location Fees Enroll
Jun 6, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Jun 7, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Live Online - Full DayUSD $1250.00Enroll
Sep 5, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Sep 6, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Live Online - Full DayUSD $1250.00Enroll
Dec 16, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Dec 17, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET
Live Online - Full DayUSD $1250.00Enroll

The venues for scheduled courses are tentative until receipt of a course confirmation from BSI.

Live Online Classes

Certified, convenient, and interactive, with no travel costs.

Private Class

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