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 PECB 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 “PECB Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer” credential. The “PECB ISO 37301 Lead Implementer” certification 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.

More Details

  • 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 PECB Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB 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 specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the 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 PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

    The PECB ISO 37301 Implementer certification scheme has the following requirements:

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

    Note: PECB certified individuals who possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor credentials are qualified for the respective PECB Master credential, given they have taken four additional Foundation exams related to the scheme. For more information about the Foundation exams and the overall Master credential requirements, go to  

    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
    • Certification and examination fees are included in the price of the training course
    • 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.