Course Description

Auditing is a management tool used by organizations to verify that the organization is meeting its external and internal obligations with regards to health, safety and the environment. It is an essential element of a management system and a primary driver of continual improvement. The course explores the processes and procedures for various types of environmental health and safety audits, with an emphasis on auditing of regulatory compliance.

Formerly: BMC 238 Environmental Health and Safety Auditing

Course Details

Many tips and techniques for successful auditing and audit programs management will be provided.

For many, environmental health and safety auditing is a rewarding career choice. The course also examines auditing as a profession, discusses what it takes to become a certified auditor and explores emerging opportunities.

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Clearly define the scope and objectives of an audit.
  • Develop a useful audit protocol.
  • Conduct audit investigations, including effective interviews.
  • Write audit reports that will get results.
  • Act professionally and ethically during the course of an audit.
  • Plan an audit program to cost-effectively reduce organizational risk.


Students may take either BMC 281 Auditing of HSE Management Systems and Compliance or BMC 116 Management Tools and Techniques for Environmental Issues in their core component of the Environmental Management Certificate. If both courses are taken, one will be assigned to core and the other will be assigned as optional.

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Online Asynchronous
Jul 02, 2024 to Sep 09, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $559.00
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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