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ISO 37001 Internal Auditor

Course description

The IECB Certified ISO 37001 Internal Auditor training course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct audits of an Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) using widely accepted audit principles, procedures, and techniques.

A growing number of organizations are in need of skilled auditors to verify the effectiveness of their policies and anti-bribery controls, implemented as part of an ISO 37001-based ABMS. This course is designed to equip you to fulfil these roles effectively, underscoring the significance of proficient ABMS audits. Additionally, it aims to enhance your abilities to plan and execute ABMS audits in line with the auditing management systems guidelines specified in ISO 19011 and the certification process outlined in ISO/IEC 17021-1.

The training includes exercises, quizzes, and case studies that enable you to practice key aspects of an ABMS audit: understanding ISO 37001 requirements, applying auditing principles, utilizing tools and techniques to gather evidence, leading an audit team, conducting interviews with the auditee, reviewing documented information, drafting non-conformity reports, and preparing the final audit report.

Upon successful completion of the training course, you'll take an exam. If you pass this exam, you'll earn the "Certified ISO 37001 Internal Auditor" credential, which certifies your professional competencies and highlights your capability to audit an ABMS based on ISO 37001.

Target audience

The ISO 37001 Internal Auditor training course is intended for:

  • Internal Auditors seeking to undertake ABMS audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to understand the ABMS audit process
  • Team members responsible for maintaining conformity to ISO 37001
  • Subject matter experts seeking to prepare for an ABMS audit

Learning outcomes

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

  • Articulate the fundamental concepts and principles of an Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) as per ISO 37001
  • Understand the requirements of ISO 37001 for an ABMS from an auditor's viewpoint
  • Assess the alignment of an ABMS with ISO 37001 requirements, using foundational auditing concepts and principles
  • Plan, execute, and conclude an ISO 37001 compliance audit, in line with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021-1, guidelines of ISO 19011, and other auditing best practices
  • Oversee an internal audit program in compliance with ISO 37001

Our approach

This training course is participant centred and contains:

  • Concepts, strategies, and best practices utilized in the auditing of anti-bribery management systems
  • Instructional sessions enriched with case studies derived from actual events, complemented by practical exercises that include role-plays and discussions based on a case study
  • Engagement among participants fostered through posing questions and sharing suggestions


A basic understanding of ISO 37001 requirements for an ABMS and knowledge of ISO 19011 audit principles.

Course Overview

  • Module 1 Principles and concepts of an anti-bribery management system 
  • Module 2 ABMS requirements 
  • Module 3 ISO 19011 audit concepts and principles 
  • Module 4 Preparing an ISO 37001 audit 
  • Module 5 Conducting an ISO 37001 audit 
  • Module 6 Closing an ISO 37001 audit 
  • Module 7 Providing an ISO 37001 Internal audit programme

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to the anti-bribery management system (ABMS) and ISO 37001
  • Day 2: ISO 19011 Audit principles, preparation for and initiation of a Stage 1 audit
  • Day 3: Stage 2 Audit, On-site audit activities, Closing of the Audit and the Certification exam


  • All candidates at official training courses are tested throughout their course with quizzes and exercises, in combination with a final exam held on the last day of the course.  Both elements are a part of the overall score. For this course, the final exam constitutes a 10 question essay type exam which should be completed within 125 minutes. A passing score is achieved at 70%. Self-study candidates can purchase an exam voucher from our Store.
  • Exam results are returned within 24 hours, with successful candidates receiving both a digital badge and a Certificate of Achievement
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