Course Overview

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit an Anti-bribery management system based on ISO 37001:2016 and ensures that the organization is competent in maintaining its management system. The Lead Auditor training will equip each participant with the skills and ability to perform audits by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During the training, the participant will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011; the certification process according to ISO 17021. Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to efficiently conduct an audit.

Who should attend?

  • Internal auditors
  • Auditors wanting to perform and lead Anti-bribery Management System certification audits
  • Project managers or consultants wanting to master Anti-bribery Management System audit process
  • Persons responsible for Anti-bribery conformity in an organization
  • Members of Anti-bribery team
  • Expert advisors in Anti-bribery Management System
  • Technical experts wanting to prepare for Anti-bribery audit function

Learning objectives

  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO 37001 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO 37001 certification audit following ISO 19011 guidelines and ISO 17021 specifications
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to manage Anti-bribery Management System audit team
  • To understand the relationship between the Anti-bribery Management System and compliance with the requirement of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To improve the ability to analyze the internal and external environmental of an organization, and audit decision-making in the context of Anti-bribery Management System

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Anti-bribery Management System concepts as required by ISO 37001
  • Introduction to management system and the process approach
  • Normative frameworks and methodologies related to Anti-bribery
  • Fundamental principles of Anti-bribery Management System
  • ISO 37001 certification process
  • Detailed presentation of ISO 37001 clauses
Day 2: Planning and initiating an ISO 37001 audit
  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence and risk
  • Preparation of an ISO 37001 certification audit
  • Anti-bribery management system documentation audit
  • Conducting an opening meeting
Day 3: Conducting an ISO 37001 audit
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures: observation, document review, sampling techniques, technical verification, corroboration and evaluation
  • Audit test plans
  • Formulation of audit findings
  • Documenting non-conformities
Day 4: Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO 37001 audit
  • Documentation of the audit and anti-bribery review
  • Conducting a closing meeting and conclusion of an ISO 37001 audit
  • Evaluating corrective action plans
  • ISO 37001 surveillance audit
  • ISO 37001 internal audit management program
Day 5: Certification Exam


ISO 37001 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge on ISO 37001 is recommended

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Practical exercises based in a full case study including role playing and role presentations
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam

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