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ISO 37001 Lead Auditor

Course description

The IECB Certified ISO 37001 Lead Auditor training course equips you with the required knowledge and skills to conduct Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) audits, employing universally accepted audit principles, procedures, and methodologies.

Numerous organizations require skilled auditors to assess the effectiveness of their policies and anti-bribery controls, which are part of an ISO 37001-based ABMS. This course is designed to enable you to fulfill these roles proficiently, emphasizing the importance of effective ABMS audits. It also aims to enhance your understanding and skills to organize and conduct ABMS audits in line with the auditing management system guidelines set out in ISO 19011, and the certification process described in ISO/IEC 17021-1.

The course comprises exercises, quizzes, and case studies intended to allow you to practice critical aspects of an ABMS audit: comprehension of ISO 37001 requirements, auditing principles, tools and techniques to gather evidence, leading an audit team, conducting interviews with the auditee, reviewing documented information, creating nonconformity reports, and drafting the final audit report.

On successful completion of the course, you will take an exam. If you pass this exam, you will obtain the "Certified ISO 37001 Lead Auditor" credential, attesting to your professional capabilities and signifying your ability to audit an ABMS in line with ISO 37001.

Target audience

The ISO 37001 Lead Auditor training course is intended for:

  • Auditors aiming to perform and oversee ABMS audits
  • Managers or consultants aiming to become proficient in the ABMS audit process
  • Individuals tasked with ensuring an organization's compliance with ISO 37001 requirements
  • Technical professionals looking to prepare for an ABMS audit
  • Specialist advisors in anti-bribery management

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 outlined by ISO 37001
  • Decipher the requirements of ISO 37001 for an ABMS from an auditor's point of view
  • Assess the alignment of an ABMS with ISO 37001 requirements, using the fundamental auditing concepts and principles
  • Organize, execute, and finalize an ISO 37001 compliance audit, following ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements, ISO 19011 guidelines, and other auditing best practices
  • Oversee an audit program in compliance with ISO 37001

Our approach

This training course is delegate centred and includes:

  • Conceptual frameworks, strategies, and proven practices implemented in auditing an anti-bribery management system
  • Instructional sessions highlighted with case studies drawn from real-life scenarios and hands-on exercises founded on a case study that incorporates role-playing and interactive discussions
  • Participant engagement through questioning and sharing of ideas and 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 for an ISO 37001 audit 
  • Module 5 Conducting an ISO 37001 audit 
  • Module 6 Closing an ISO 37001 audit 
  • Module 7 Managing and Improving an ISO 37001 audit programme

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: Foundational components of an anti-bribery management system
  • Day 2: ISO 19011 Audit principles and the preparation for and initiation of an audit
  • Day 3: Stage 1 and Stage 2 Audit process
  • Day 4: Closing of the Audit, development of the Audit Report 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 12 question essay type exam which should be completed within 180 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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