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ISO 37001 Lead Implementer

Course description

The advantages of establishing an Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) in compliance with ISO 37001 are extensive: they assist organizations in mitigating the costs, risks, and damages associated with bribery, foster trust and assurance, encourage due diligence and ethical business practices, among others. To harvest these benefits for your organization, it's crucial to possess the requisite knowledge and skills to initiate, implement, manage, maintain, and continually enhance an ABMS. The IECB ISO 37001 Lead Implementer training course is ideally suited for this purpose. This training course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of ISO 37001 requirements, as well as best practices and methodologies used in the implementation and ongoing upkeep of the management system.

By participating in this training course, you can aid organizations in adhering to anti-bribery regulations, as well as introducing controls that proactively aid in bribery prevention, contributing towards an organizational culture of integrity, transparency, openness, and compliance.

Upon completion of the training course, you'll have the opportunity to take an exam. If successful, you'll earn the “Certified ISO 37001 Lead Implementer” credential. This internationally recognized certificate authenticates your professional abilities and expertise to implement an ABMS within an organization in accordance with ISO 37001 requirements.

Target audience

  • Managers and consultants aiming to acquire a detailed comprehension of the ISO 37001 prerequisites for an anti-bribery management system
  • Managers and consultants who desire an exhaustive framework for implementing an ABMS
  • Executives responsible for exercising vigilance regarding potential bribery risks
  • Individuals interested in promoting organizational integrity by fostering ethical conduct
  • Members and managers of governance, risk management, and compliance divisions
  • Those with aspirations to become anti-bribery consultants

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 in ISO 37001
  • Decipher the requirements of ISO 37001 for an ABMS from the viewpoint of an implementer
  • Kick-start and plan the establishment of an ISO 37001-based ABMS, leveraging IECB’s IMS2 Methodology and other leading practices
  • Assist an organization in operating, preserving, and consistently enhancing an ABMS following the ISO 37001 guidelines
  • Equip an organization for a third-party certification audit

Our approach

This training course is participant centred and contains:

  • Theories and leading practices utilized in anti-bribery management
  • Lectures enriched with practical illustrations drawn from a case study, including role-play scenarios and discussions
  • Interactions between participants through question and answer sessions and sharing of suggestions


A basic knowledge of ISO management system standards, a general understanding of ISO 37001, and an awareness of the Management System implementation approaches.

Course overview

  • Module 1 Principles and concepts of an anti-bribery management system 
  • Module 2 Anti-bribery management system (ABMS) requirements 
  • Module 3 Planning of an ABMS implementation 
  • Module 4 Scoping and Implementation of an ABMS 
  • Module 5 Monitoring, measurement and reporting requirements
  • Module 6 Continuous improvement approach
  • Module 7 Preparation for an ABMS certification audit

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: The scope of ISO 37001 and the initiation of a Programme
  • Day 2: Implementation planning
  • Day 3: Implementation of a Programme in a structured methodology
  • Day 4: ABMS continuous improvement and preparation for the certification audit, as well as 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 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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