ISO 37001 Lead Auditor

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Course Overview

The PECB Certified ISO 37001 Lead Auditor training course provides the necessary knowledge and skills that enable you to perform anti-bribery management system (ABMS) audits by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures, and techniques.

Many organizations seek competent auditors to determine whether the policies and anti-bribery controls, implemented as part of an ISO 37001-based ABMS, are effective. This training course aims to help you complete these tasks successfully and intends to reflect the importance of effective ABMS audits. Additionally, it aims to strengthen your knowledge and skills to plan and carry out ABMS audits in compliance with the guidelines for auditing management systems provided in ISO 19011 and the certification process described in ISO/IEC 17021-1.

The exercises, quizzes, and case studies provided are designed to help you practice the most important aspects of an ABMS audit: ISO 37001 requirements, auditing principles, tools and techniques used to obtain evidence, leading a team of auditors, conducting interviews with auditee, reviewing documented information, drafting nonconformity reports, and preparing the final audit report.

The successful completion of the training course is followed by an exam. If you pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 37001 Lead Auditor” credential. An IAS accredited and internationally recognized “PECB ISO 37001 Lead Auditor” certificate validates your professional capabilities and demonstrates your ability to audit an ABMS based on ISO 37001.

Learning objectives

By the end of this training course, the participants will be able to:

1- Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of an anti-bribery management system (ABMS) based on ISO 37001
2- Interpret the ISO 37001 requirements for an ABMS from the perspective of an auditor
3- Evaluate the ABMS conformity to ISO 37001 requirements, in accordance with the fundamental audit concepts and principles
4- Plan, conduct, and close an ISO 37001 compliance audit, in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements, ISO 19011 guidelines, and other best practices of auditing
5- Manage an ISO 37001 audit program

Educational approach

This training course is participant centered and contains:

  • Theories, approaches, and best practices used in anti-bribery management system auditing
  • Lecture sessions, which are illustrated with case studies inspired by real events and practical exercises based on a case study that includes role-playing and discussions
  • Interaction between participants by means of questions and suggestions


The main requirements for participating in this training course are a fundamental understanding of ISO 37001 requirements for an ABMS and a comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

Target Audiance

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead ABMS audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the ABMS audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformity to ISO 37001 requirements in an organization
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for an ABMS audit
  • Expert advisors in anti-bribery management

Schedule Dates

ISO 37001 Lead Auditor
27 May 2024 - 31 May 2024
ISO 37001 Lead Auditor
02 September 2024 - 06 September 2024
ISO 37001 Lead Auditor
02 December 2024 - 06 December 2024
ISO 37001 Lead Auditor
03 March 2025 - 07 March 2025

Course Content

  • Introduction to the anti-bribery management system (ABMS) and ISO 37001

  • Audit principles and the preparation for and initiation of an audit

  • On-site audit activities

  • Closing of the audit

  • Certification exam


The ISO 37001 Lead Auditor certification is a credential that demonstrates an individual’s competency to plan, conduct, and manage anti-bribery management system (ABMS) audits based on the ISO 37001 standard. It signifies expertise in evaluating an organization’s anti-bribery practices and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

The ISO 37001 Lead Auditor certification is ideal for professionals involved in auditing anti-bribery management systems within organizations or as part of third-party audit teams. This includes internal auditors, external auditors, compliance officers, risk managers, and consultants specializing in anti-bribery compliance.

The ISO 37001 Lead Auditor certification program covers a wide range of topics related to auditing anti-bribery management systems. This includes understanding the principles and requirements of ISO 37001, planning and conducting audits, evaluating compliance with anti-bribery policies and procedures, assessing bribery risks, verifying the effectiveness of controls, reporting audit findings, and ensuring audit follow-up and corrective actions.

Preparation for the ISO 37001 Lead Auditor certification exam involves comprehensive study of the ISO 37001 standard, audit principles, and relevant anti-bribery laws and regulations. Candidates are advised to attend accredited training programs specifically tailored for the Lead Auditor certification, which often include practical audit exercises, case studies, and discussions on audit techniques. Additionally, candidates should review study materials provided by reputable training providers, practice with sample audit scenarios, and engage in self-study to enhance their auditing skills and knowledge of anti-bribery management systems.

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