ISO 37001:2016 Lead Auditor Training

Course Duration: 5 Days - 8 Hours/day

This course was developed to cover all requirements of the ISO 37001:2016 standard. The course includes key terms and definitions from ISO 37001:2016 and from ISO 9000:2015 (Quality Management Systems - Fundamentals and Vocabulary). Group exercises and case studies will be used to develop the required skills. Other topics covered include the auditing process and methodologies, e. g. planning and conducting an audit, writing nonconformity statements, preparing an audit summary and report, and verifying corrective actions following the requirements of ISO 19011 and ISO 37001. Auditing case studies to develop skills for identifying nonconformities will be used.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the application of Anti-Bribery Management principles in the context of ISO 37001:2016.
  • Relate the Anti-Bribery Management system to the organizational products, services, activities and operational processes.
  • Relate organization’s context and interested party needs and expectations to the planning and implementation of an organization’s Anti-Bribery Management system.
  • Understand the application of the principles, procedures and techniques of auditing.
  • Understand the conduct of an effective audit in the context of the auditee’s organizational situation.
  • Understand the application of the regulations, and other considerations that are relevant to the management system, and the conduct of the audit.
  • Establish, plan and task the activities of an audit team.
  • Communicate effectively with the auditee and audit client.
  • Organize and direct audit team members.
  • Prevent and resolve conflict with the auditee and/or within the audit team.
  • Prepare and complete the audit report.

Course Outline

Day One

  • Introduction and Welcome
  • Introduction to ISO 37001:2016 and Key Terms from
  • The ISO 9000:2015 - Overview and Vocabulary
  • The ISO Standards Explained
  • ISO 37001:2016 Requirements Including Applicable Guidance
  • Group Exercise: Context of the Organization
  • Group Exercise: Stakeholders or Interested Parties
  • Group Exercise: Audit Scenarios

Day Two

  • ISO 37001:2016 Requirements Including Applicable Guidance(cont’d)
  • Group Exercises: Audit Scenarios (cont’d)

Independent ABMS Written Exam

  • Introduction to Turtle Diagrams and Audit Trails
  • Management of Audit Programs
  • Audit Planning and Preparation
  • Breakout Exercise 1: Writing an Objective and Scope Statement
  • Breakout Exercise 2: Documentation Review
  • Breakout Exercise 3: Creating an Audit Plan

Day Three

  • Performing the Audit
  • Breakout Exercise 4: Performing an Audit
  • Writing Nonconformity Statements
  • Breakout Exercise 5: Writing Nonconformity Statements
  • Closing Meeting
  • Completing the Audit Report
  • Corrective Action and Closeout
  • Management Systems Auditing Written Exam

Day Four

  • Leading Audit Teams
  • Customer-Specific Requirements - from the Aerospace, Automotive, Medical Devices Industries, and Legal and Regulatory Requirements
  • Management System Certification Scheme and Auditor Qualifications
  • Leading Management Systems Audit Teams Written Exam

Day Five

  • Review of Audit Process and Audit Management Strategies
  • Leading Management Systems Audit Teams Mock Audit Case Study
  • Practical Application of Audit Principles and Instructor Interviews

Who Should Attend

This seminar is primarily designed for lead auditor candidates, but can also be valuable for anyone who may be exposed to potential bribery and managers assigned to address those issues such as Quality Managers, Purchasing and/or Sales Managers, Program Administrators, etc. Managers tasked with ISO 37001:2016 Implementation in their organizational processes would certainly benefit from this course as well as for auditing suppliers and third party auditing.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a seminar manual and a breakout workbook that includes auditing case studies.

Note: Omnex does not provide copies of standard(s) during training courses, but clients are encouraged to have their own copy.


An understanding of the ISO 37001:2016 requirements and/or work experience in applying requirements of ISO 37001:2016 is recommended.

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