ISO 37301 Lead Implementer

Why should you attend?

The benefits of implementing a compliance management system (CMS) based on ISO 37301 are manifold: helping the organization avoid or mitigate the costs, risks, and damage of noncompliance, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the organization, promoting trust and confidence, encouraging good governance practices, due diligence, and ethically sound business dealings, etc.

The  ISO 37301 Lead Implementer training course provides the knowledge needed to establish, implement, manage, maintain, and continually improve a CMS. It aims to provide an in-depth understanding of ISO 37301 requirements, as well as the best practices and approaches used for the implementation and subsequent maintenance of the compliance management system.

The training course enables you to help organizations establish processes needed to adhere to all compliance obligations and establish controls that proactively prevent noncompliance and contribute to the creation of a culture of integrity, transparency, and openness.

The training course is followed by the certification exam. If you pass, you can apply for the “Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer” credential. The “ISO 37301 Lead Implementer” certificate is internationally recognized. It validates your professional capabilities and competences to implement a CMS in an organization based on the requirements of ISO 37301.

Who should attend?

  • Managers, consultants, and compliance officers wishing to develop a thorough understanding of ISO 37301 requirements for a compliance management system
  • Managers and consultants seeking a comprehensive CMS implementation framework
  • Compliance officers responsible for practicing due diligence with regard to compliance risks
  • Individuals wishing to contribute in maintaining organizational integrity by supporting ethical behavior
  • Managers and members of governance, risk management, and compliance teams
  • Individuals aspiring to become compliance officers or compliance management consultants

Learning objectives

This training course will help you:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, methods, and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of a CMS
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 37301 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Gain the ability to interpret the requirements of ISO 37301 in the specific context of an organization
  • Develop the necessary knowledge and expertise to support an organization in effectively planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining a CMS
  • Acquire the expertise to advise an organization in implementing CMS best practices

Educational approach

This training course is participant centered and contains:

  • Theories, approaches, and best practices used in compliance management system implementation
  • Lecture sessions illustrated with practical examples based on a case study that includes role-playing and discussions
  • Interaction between participants by means of questions and suggestions
  • Quizzes with stand-alone questions and scenario-based questions, which are a simulation and preview of the certification exam


The main requirements for participating in this training course are a basic knowledge of ISO management system standards, as well as a general understanding of ISO 37301 (or ISO 19600 guidelines) and the MS implementation principles.

Course agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to ISO 37301 and the initiation of a CMS implementation
  • Day 2: Implementation plan of a CMS
  • Day 3: Implementation of a CMS 
  • Day 4: CMS monitoring, continual improvement, and preparation for the certification audit 
  • Day 5: Certification exam


The  Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer exam fully meets the requirements of the  Examination and Certification Program (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a compliance management system
  • Domain 2: Initiation of a CMS implementation
  • Domain 3: Planning of a CMS implementation based on ISO 37301
  • Domain 4: Implementation of a CMS based on ISO 37301
  • Domain 5: Monitoring and measurement of a CMS based on ISO 37301
  • Domain 6: Continual improvement of a CMS based on ISO 37301
  • Domain 7: Preparation for a CMS certification audit

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.


Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for one of the credentials shown in the table below. You will receive a certificate once you fulfill all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about ISO 37301 certifications and the certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The ISO 37301 Implementer certification scheme has the following requirements:

Credential Exam Professional experience CMS project experience Other requirements
Certified ISO 37301 Provisional Implementer Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer exam or equivalent None None Signing the P Code of Ethics
 Certified ISO 37301 Implementer  Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer exam or equivalent Two years, of which one in compliance management At least 200 hours of activities Signing the P Code of Ethics
 Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer  Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer exam or equivalent Five years, of which two in compliance management At least 300 hours of activities Signing the Code of Ethics
 Certified ISO 37301 Senior Lead Implementer Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer exam or equivalent Ten years, of which seven in compliance management At least 1,000 hours of activities Signing the  Code of Ethics

To be considered valid, the implementation activities should follow best practices and include the following:

  1. Drafting a CMS implementation business case
  2. Managing a CMS implementation project
  3. Implementing the CMS
  4. Managing documented information
  5. Implementing corrective actions
  6. Monitoring the CMS performance
  7. Managing a CMS implementation team

General Information

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price.
  • Training material of over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be provided.
  • An attestation of course completion worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants who have attended the training course.
  • In case of exam failure, candidates can retake the exam once for free within 12 months following the initial exam date.

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