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Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer Compliance Management System

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.

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” 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.

Learning Objective

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the concepts, approaches, methods, and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of a CMS.

  • Explain the relationship between ISO 37301 and other standards and regulatory frameworks.

  • Interpret the requirements of ISO 37301 from the perspective of an implementer.

  • Support organizations in establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving their CMS based on ISO 37301.

  • Prepare an organization to undergo a third-party certification audit.

Educational Approach

This training course is learner-centered and contains:

  • Approaches and best practices used in compliance management system implementation, operation, maintenance, and continual improvement.

  • Theoretical basis supported by practical examples, throughout the four days of the training course.

  • Lecture sessions illustrated with practical examples based on a case study.

  • Interaction between the trainers and participants by means of questions and discussions.

  • Stand-alone quizzes and scenario-based quizzes intended to prepare the participants for 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) and the MS implementation principles.


  • 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.

Certificate requirements

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 9001 credentials and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

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


CredentialExamProfessional experienceCMS project experienceOther requirements
PECB Certified ISO 37301 Provisional ImplementerPECB Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer exam or equivalentNoneNoneSigning the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 37301 ImplementerPECB Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer exam or equivalentTwo years, of which one in compliance managementAt least 200 hours of activitiesSigning the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 37301 Lead ImplementerPECB Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer exam or equivalentFive years, of which two in compliance managementAt least 300 hours of activitiesSigning the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 37301 Senior Lead ImplementerPECB Certified ISO 37301 Lead Implementer exam or equivalentTen years, of which seven in compliance managementAt least 1,000 hours of activitiesSigning 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 plan.

  2. Managing or leading CMS implementation projects.

  3. Implementing the CMS.

  4. Managing documented information.

  5. Implementing corrective actions.

  6. Establishing performance indicators and evaluating the CMS performance.

  7. Performing continual improvement activities.

General Information

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

  • PECB will provide over 500 pages of instructional materials containing explanations, guidance, and practical examples.

  • 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, the candidate can retake the exam once for free within 12 months following the initial exam date.

Meet your Facilitator

Eng. Mustafa Sameer Mohamed Qattorah

Mustafa is a corporate trainer and consultant who helps individuals and organizations improve their performance and achieve their potential. He has a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering and a master's degree in quality management, which gives him a unique perspective on the technical and managerial aspects of various industries. He is also a quality management specialist who has extensive experience in implementing and auditing quality standards and systems. He is also a speaker who can captivate any audience with his insights and stories. He has created and delivered online video courses on various topics such as customer service, communication, and risk management, reaching more than 8000 learners from 37 countries across six continents. He has also conducted physical training in Bahrain and GCC (UAE, Oman, Qatar & KSA). He has designed and developed more than 100 training programs and established or enhanced the quality management system for more than 10 organizations in different fields. He has achieved the Competent Communicator Award from Toastmasters International in less than 9 months and published various motivational and business articles in well-reputed newspapers. He is also a writer and reader who loves to express his thoughts and feelings through poems and articles. He loves training and feels proud when he sees his learners achieve their goals and dreams. He believes that learning is a lifelong journey and that everyone can grow and excel with the right guidance and support. Mustafa is a certified PECB Trainer for ISO 31000, ISO 9001, ISO 21500, ISO 45001, ISO 13053, ISO 37301 and Six Sigma.

Registration Instructions:

  1.  Open an account on the PECB website:

  2. Get your PECB ID.

  3. Buy your course via MARKO Advance Store.

  4. In the checkout page, write your PECB ID in the “Order notes ” section.

  5. Make the online payment and complete your order.

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