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ISO 37101 Lead Implementer

Why should you attend?

The PECB ISO 37101 Lead Implementer training course enables you to develop the necessary expertise to implement a management system for sustainable development in communities (MSSDC) based on ISO 37101, an international standard that aims at helping communities of all types and sizes become more sustainable and resilient. During this training course, you will gain a thorough understanding of the best practices used for the implementations of ISO management system standards in general, with a special emphasis on sustainable development as set out by the requirements of ISO 37101.
After mastering all the necessary concepts, techniques, and implementation approaches, you can sit for the exam and, if you successfully pass, you can apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 37101 Lead Implementer” credential. By holding this credential, you demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to help an organization implement an MSSDC that meets the requirements of ISO 37101 and you can help communities become more sustainable.

Who should attend?

  • Managers or consultants involved in sustainable development and management system standards
  • Officials from the public sector that are tasked with helping their communities become smarter, more sustainable, and resilient
  • Individuals from non-governmental bodies that seek to help their communities become more sustainable, resilient, and smarter
  • Expert advisors seeking to master the implementation, operation, and maintenance of an MSSDC based on the requirements of ISO 37101
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformity to MSSDC requirements
  • Individuals that are part of sustainable development teams in local governments

Learning objectives

  • Learn how to support an organization in effectively planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining an MSSDC
  • Identify the correlation between ISO 37101 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Learn how to interpret the ISO 37101 requirements in the specific context of a community
  • Master the concepts, approaches, standards, methods, and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of an MSSDC
  • Enhance your expertise to advise a community during the implementation of an MSSDC

Educational approach

  • This training course is based on theory and best practices used in the implementation of an MSSDC.
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical examples.
  • Participants are encouraged to communicate with each other and engage in discussions and exercises.
  • Exercise questions are similar to the certification exam questions.


Participants attending this training course are required to have a general understanding of the ISO 37101 requirements, a general knowledge regarding the ISO management system standards, and the trends and approaches in sustainable development.

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to ISO 37101 and initiation of an MSSDC
Day 2: Planning the implementation of an MSSDC
Day 3: Implementation of an MSSDC
Day 4: MSSDC monitoring, continual improvement, and preparation for the certification audit
Day 5: Certification exam


The “PECB Certified ISO 37101 Lead Implementer” exam complies with the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP) requirements. The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a management system for sustainable development in communities (MSSDC)

Domain 2: Management system for sustainable development in communities (MSSDC)

Domain 3: Planning an MSSDC implementation based on ISO 37101

Domain 4: Implementing an MSSDC based on ISO 37101

Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring, and measurement of an MSSDC based on ISO 37101

Domain 6: Continual improvement of an MSSDC based on ISO 37101 

Domain 7: Preparing for an MSSDC certification audit 

In case candidates fail the exam, they can retake the exam within twelve months following the initial exam for free.
*Note: This applies only to candidates who have attended the training course.

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


After successfully passing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive the certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. Certification fees are included in the exam price.

For more information about the certification, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The requirements for PECB ISO 37101 Implementer certifications are:

Note: PECB Certified Individuals who do possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor Credentials are qualified for the respective PECB Master Credential, given they have taken 4 additional Foundation Exams which are related to this scheme. For more detailed information about the Foundation Exams and the overall Master Requirements, please go to the following link: 

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

  1. Drafting the MSSDC plan
  2. Initiating the MSSDC implementation
  3. Implementing the MSSDC
  4. Managing, monitoring, and maintaining the MSSDC
  5. Identifying and acting upon continual improvement opportunities

General Information

  • Participants will be provided with the training material containing over 450 pages of explanatory information and practical examples.
  • An Attendance Record worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants who have attended the training course.

Training Days
CPD Certification
Exam Duration hours
Retake Exam
Language : English
Type : Classroom
Certification Fees: N/A
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