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ISO 37301 Lead Auditor

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Course Overview

The PECB Certified 37301 Lead Auditor training course enables you to develop the necessary competence to perform compliance management system (CMS) audits by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures, and techniques.

Many organizations seek competent auditors to determine whether their policies, procedures, and controls adhere to ISO 37301 requirements. This training course aims to help you complete these tasks successfully and intends to reflect the importance of effective CMS audits. In addition, this training course aims to strengthen your knowledge and skills to plan and carry out CMS audits based on the guidelines for auditing management systems provided in ISO 19011 and the certification process described in ISO/IEC 17021-1.

This training course can potentially qualify you to conduct audits on behalf of conformity assessment bodies.

The exercises, quizzes, and case studies provided in this training course are designed to help you practice the most important aspects of a CMS audit: ISO 37301 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.

After successfully completing the training course, you can sit for the exam which is designed to measure your knowledge and skills regarding CMS audits. If you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 37301 Lead Auditor” credential. The “PECB ISO 37301 Lead Auditor” certification validates your professional capabilities and demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills to audit a CMS based on ISO 37301.

Learning objective

This training course enables you to:

  • Understand the main concepts of a compliance management system (CMS) and its processes based on ISO 37301
  • Acknowledge the relationship between ISO 37301 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
    Understand the auditor’s role in planning, leading, and following up on a CMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Interpret the requirements of ISO 37301 in the context of a CMS audit
  • Plan an audit, lead a team of auditors, draft nonconformity reports, and follow up on an audit
  • Act with due professional care during an audit

Educational approach

This training course is participant centered and contains:

  • Theories, approaches, and best practices used in ISO management system audits
  • Lecture sessions illustrated with examples based on case studies that were inspired by real events
  • Practical exercises based on a case study which includes role-playing and discussions
  • Interaction between participants by means of questions and suggestions
  • Quizzes with stand-alone questions and scenario-based questions, tailored to prepare the participants for the certification exam


A fundamental understanding of ISO 37301 requirements (or ISO 19600 guidelines) for a CMS and a comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

Target Audiance

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead CMS audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the CMS audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformity to ISO 37301 requirements in an organization
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a CMS audit
  • Expert advisors and compliance officers

Schedule Dates

ISO 37301 Lead Auditor
16 September 2024 - 20 September 2024
ISO 37301 Lead Auditor
16 December 2024 - 20 December 2024
ISO 37301 Lead Auditor
17 March 2025 - 21 March 2025
ISO 37301 Lead Auditor
23 June 2025 - 27 June 2025

Course Content

  • Introduction to the compliance management system (CMS) and ISO 37301

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

  • On-site audit activities

  • Closing of the audit

  • Certification exam


The ISO 37301 Lead Auditor certification is a credential that demonstrates an individual’s competence to plan, conduct, and manage compliance management system (CMS) audits based on the ISO 37301 standard. It signifies expertise in evaluating an organization’s compliance management practices and ensuring alignment with ISO 37301 requirements.

The ISO 37301 Lead Auditor certification is ideal for professionals involved in auditing compliance 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 compliance audits.

The ISO 37301 Lead Auditor certification program covers comprehensive aspects of auditing compliance management systems according to ISO 37301. This includes understanding the principles and requirements of ISO 37301, planning and conducting audits, evaluating compliance with CMS policies and procedures, assessing compliance risks, verifying the effectiveness of controls, reporting audit findings, and ensuring audit follow-up and corrective actions.

Preparation for the ISO 37301 Lead Auditor certification exam involves thorough study of the ISO 37301 standard, audit principles, and relevant compliance management practices. Candidates are advised to attend accredited training programs specifically designed 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 compliance management systems outlined in ISO 37301.

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