ISO 37001 Lead Auditor Examination

ISO 37001 Lead Auditor

Mastering the audit of Anti-bribery Management System based on ISO 37001

Course Description

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit an Anti-bribery management system based on ISO 37001:2016 and ensures that the organization is competent in maintaining its management system. The Lead Auditor training will equip each participant with the skills and ability to perform audits by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During the training, the participant will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011; the certification process according to ISO 17021. Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to efficiently conduct an audit.

Who Should Attend

  • Internal auditors
  • Auditors wanting to perform and lead Anti-bribery Management System certification audits
  • Project managers or consultants wanting to master Anti-bribery Management System audit process
  • Persons responsible for Anti-bribery conformity in an organization
  • Members of Anti-bribery team
  • Expert advisors in Anti-bribery Management System
  • Technical experts wanting to prepare for Anti-bribery audit function

Course Duration

Day 1: Introduction to Anti-bribery Management System concepts as required by ISO 37001

  • Introduction to management system and the process approach
  • Normative frameworks and methodologies related to Anti-bribery
  • Fundamental principles of Anti-bribery Management System
  • ISO 37001 certification process
  • Detailed presentation of ISO 37001 clauses

Day 2: Planning and initiating an ISO 37001 audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence and risk
  • Preparation of an ISO 37001 certification audit
  • Anti-bribery management system documentation audit
  • Conducting an opening meeting

Day 3: Conducting an ISO 37001 audit

  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures: observation, document review, sampling techniques, technical verification, corroboration and evaluation Audit test plans
  • Formulation of audit findings
  • Documenting non-conformities

Day 4: Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO 37001 audit

  • Documentation of the audit and anti-bribery review
  • Conducting a closing meeting and conclusion of an ISO 37001 audit
  • Evaluating corrective action plans
  • ISO 37001 surveillance audit
  • ISO 37001 internal audit management program

Day 5: Certification Exam


ISO 37001 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge on ISO 37001 is recommended

Examination and Certification

The "Certified ISO 37001 Lead Auditor" exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of Anti-bribery Management System
  • Domain 2: Anti-bribery Management System
  • Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 37001 audit
  • Domain 5: Conduct of an ISO 37001 audit
  • Domain 6: Conclusion and follow-up of an ISO 37001 audit
  • Domain 7: Management of an ISO 37001 audit program

The "Certified ISO 37001 Lead Auditor" exam is available in different languages

Duration: 3 hours For more information about exam, refer to PECB section on ISO 37001 Lead Auditor Exam

After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO 37001 Provisional Auditor, Certified ISO 37001 Auditor or Certified ISO 37001 Lead Auditor, depending on their level of experience. Those credentials are available for internal and external auditors

A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential

For more information about PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 certifications and the PECB certification process, refer to the section on ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer