ISO 18788 Lead Auditor

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Course Overview

An ISO 18788 Lead Auditor is a professional who has expertise in auditing and evaluating the compliance of a private security company’s Security Operations Management System (SOMS) with the requirements of the ISO 18788 standard. The key roles and responsibilities of an ISO 18788 Lead Auditor include:

Conducting audits: Leading and conducting audits of a private security company’s SOMS to determine its compliance with the requirements of ISO 18788.

Developing audit plans: Developing audit plans and checklists based on the scope of the audit, the needs of the client, and the requirements of ISO 18788.

Reporting: Preparing comprehensive audit reports that document the findings of the audit, including any non-conformities or areas of improvement identified during the audit.

Providing recommendations: Providing recommendations and guidance to the private security company to address any non-conformities identified during the audit.

Communicating with stakeholders: Communicating effectively with key stakeholders, including senior management, operational staff, and external partners, to promote understanding of the audit process and the importance of compliance with the ISO 18788 standard.

Maintaining knowledge: Staying up-to-date with the latest developments and trends in the private security industry and the ISO 18788 standard to ensure that audits are conducted effectively and efficiently.

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Target audiences

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Security Operations Management System (SOMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a Security Operations Management System audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with SOMS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Security Operations Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in a Security Operations Management

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ISO 18788 Lead Auditor


ISO 18788 Lead Auditor


ISO 18788 Lead Auditor


ISO 18788 Lead Auditor

The structure of the exam is comprised of the following components. The multiple choice questions test the theoretical knowledge of the candidate. A candidate must have to audit some real case scenarios based on their learning. The exam may also include writing a comprehensive report writing based on the given case study. A candidate must have to achieve 70 per cent to acquire the certificate.

Individuals who want to be ISO 18788 Lead Auditors can join this course and the individuals who are in the security management team can also attend this course. This course is also valuable for those who want to polish their skills regarding ISO 18788 Lead Auditor.

There are some prerequisites for this course are as follows Knowledge of Management systems and reading the ISO 18788:2015 standard. Understand the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle. ISO 18788 Quality Management (Knowledge of the following ISO 18788 Quality Management Principles and concepts)

The key roles and responsibilities of an ISO 18788 Lead Auditor are as follows. Conduct audits Prepare audit reports Providing recommendations Monitoring corrective actions Reviewing documentations Conducting training Maintaining knowledge


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