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ISO 37301 Foundation

Course description

The IECB Certified ISO 37301 Foundation course offers an introduction to compliance fundamentals and the requisites of ISO 37301 for a compliance management system (CMS). This course covers diverse aspects of a CMS, encompassing compliance policy, cultivating a compliance culture, compliance risk evaluation, operational controls, measuring performance, leadership involvement, internal audits, management review, and continuous improvement.

Upon completion of the course, you will have the opportunity to sit for an exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive the “Certified ISO 37301 Foundation” certificate. This internationally recognized credential attests to your professional competence to participate in an ISO 37301 CMS implementation project.

Target audience

The ISO 37301 Foundation training course is intended for:

  • Managers and consultants interested in understanding the fundamental concepts of a CMS
  • Compliance officials and team members aiming to familiarize themselves with the requirements of ISO 37301
  • Individuals intending to aid in preserving organizational integrity through the promotion of ethical conduct
  • Governance, risk management, and compliance team members and managers
  • Individuals aspiring to a career path as a compliance officer

Learning outcomes

By participating in this training course, you will:

  • Understand the foundational compliance management system concepts, definitions, and approaches
  • Understand and be able to articulate the ISO 37301 requirements for a compliance management system
  • Be able to be a part of a Project team responsible for implementing the requirements of ISO 37301

Our approach

The 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


  • None.

Course Overview

  • Module 1: Basic concepts and principles of compliance management systems based on ISO 37301 
  • Module 2: ISO 37301 requirements interpretation and implementation considerations

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to the requirements of a CMS 
  • Day 2: The scope of ISO 37301 and 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 40 question multiple choice exam which should be completed within 60 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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