ISO 37001 Lead Auditor Training

ISO 37001 Lead Auditor training course with ABAC®. The lead auditor training course provides the necessary knowledge and skills that enable you to perform anti-bribery management system (ABMS) audits by applying widely recognised audit principles, procedures, and techniques. Many organisations seek competent auditors to determine whether the policies and anti-bribery controls, implemented as part of an ISO 37001-based ABMS, are effective.

The course aims to develop the knowledge and skills required to conduct a full audit. This course will also increase the auditor’s confidence to audit an ABMS effectively and efficiently in accordance with internationally recognised best practices and techniques. Our trainers provide delegates with guidance and practical experience in how to plan, execute, and report the results of ABMS Audits.

Who should attend?

  • Those with a considerable risk of exposure to bribery and compliance risk
  • Those involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of their organisation’s ABMS
  • Those involved with the assessment of the organisation’s internal and external supply chain
  • Those involved in coordinating anti-bribery compliance activities internally
  • Those given the responsibility to audit an ABMS
  • Existing auditors who wish to refresh their skills


  • At least one year of experience in any of the ISO standard auditing.
  • Have a fundamental understanding of ISO 37001 requirements for an ABMS and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

What are the intended measurable outcomes that you will achieve when attending the ABMS Lead Auditor Course?

  • Develop the skillsets, tools, techniques and attributes of internal auditors
  • Understand the globalisation of corruption
  • Identify the aims and benefits of an ISO 37001 Audit
  • Add value to your internal audit process
  • Understand the application of risk-based thinking, process approach, and leadership
  • Remain compliant to the International Standard for ABMS
  • Practically train personnel in auditing practices and techniques
  • Build your stakeholders confidence by identifying and managing organisational risk from bribery and corruption
  • The attributes and behavioural requirements of being a lead auditor
  • The principles and techniques of auditing to ISO 37001 ABMS
  • Planning, conducting, reporting and following up audit activities
  • Competence requirements for auditing and certification of ABMS
  • Interviewing skills and techniques to extract audit evidence

ISO 37001 ABMS Lead Auditor Course Outline

The course aims to develop the knowledge and skills required to conduct a full audit. This course will also increase the auditor’s confidence to effectively and efficiently audit an ABMS following internationally recognised best practices and techniques. Our trainers provide delegates with guidance and practical experience in planning, executing, and reporting the results of ABMS Audits.

  • Unit 1: Introduction to lead auditor
    • Build stakeholder confidence by managing processes in line with the latest requirements
  • Unit 2: Identify the aims and benefits of an ISO 37001:2016 ABMS audit
    • Purpose of an ISO 37001:2016 ABMS audit and satisfy third-party certification
  • Unit 3: Grasp the application of risk-based thinking
    • Grasp the key principles and practices of effective ABMS audits in line with ISO 37001:2016
    • Leadership and process management
  • Unit 4: Plan, conduct and follow-up auditing activities
    • A step-by-step approach
    • Skills required to undertake and lead a successful management systems audit

The ABAC® training course is participant centred and contains

  • Highly Interactive Session, with a bilateral approach to the subject matter, allowing participants to share incidences at respective work locations.
  • Essay-type exercises and multiple-choice quizzes
  • Interaction between participants through questions and suggestions


  • Lecture, role play, case study, discussion, and video clips


ABAC® provide several training delivery options based on your suitability:

  • Virtual Training: Interactive virtual classroom conducted online with a dedicated trainer.
  • Physical Training: Face to face training for individuals or groups at our venue or your premises.
  • Dedicated Training: In-house group training exclusively for your organisation at your preferred venue or via a virtual classroom.
  • Bespoke Training: Tailored the training course based on your requirements from incorporating documentation to customising case studies or adding specific modules.

Schedule 2022 (Virtual Training)

ISO 37001 Lead Auditor

  • 21-24 Mac
  • 20-23 Jun
  • 26-29 Sep
  • 19-22 Dec

ISO 37001 Certified Lead Auditor

  • 21-25 Mac
  • 20-24 Jun
  • 26-30 Sep
  • 19-23 Dec

ISO 37001 Certified Lead Auditor Examination

  • Open all year

Additional Information

  • Training Days: 5
  • Training Hours: 20 (4 hours/day)
  • Examination: Yes

For physical, dedicated or bespoke training schedule, kindly contact our Training Specialist – Suhaimi Saad, for consultation.

Suhaimi Saad - Orange BG

Suhaimi Saad

Training Specialist

e: | t: +6014 328 0331

Suhaimi Saad is a Learning and Development Enthusiast with a solid 30 years of experience encompassing several industries such as Oil & Gas, Heavy Engineering & Construction, Information Technology, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Agribusiness. He has handled several high-end volume projects with the Prime Minister Office, corporate national and multinational companies and conducted a number of training programs including Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, and the UK. One of the projects he was heavily involved with was the IC CITIZEN Certification, a program designed and developed by a Malaysia-based certification solutions company in collaboration with Certiport Inc. The mission was to promote ethical and appropriate use of technology, in response to the growing need to raise a generation of responsible and safe digital citizens. The program was very successful and received an award from the Prime Minister for the Best of e-Inclusion & e-Community MSC Malaysia APICTA 2013.

Zafar I Anjum - Orange

Zafar I. Anjum

Group CEO of CRI Group and ABAC® | Industry Expert (Co-Trainer)

e: | t: +44 7588 454959

Zafar Anjum is the founder and Group CEO at CRI Group. A global due diligence firm focused on fraud prevention and security among corporate clients, government agencies and industry groups, and its ABAC® Center of Excellence – an independent certification body established to provide certification and training in internationally recognised ISO standards for risk and compliance anti-bribery and anti-corruption management. Zafar Anjum uses his extensive knowledge and expertise in creating stable and secure networks across challenging global markets. For organisations needing comprehensive project management, security, safeguard and real-time compliance applications, he is the assurance expert of choice for industry professionals. Financier Worldwide has recently awarded Zafar Anjum as the ``Exceptional Expert`` in White Collar Crime Investigations.

Fee (Virtual Training)

Lead Auditor Course
USD 450
GBP 340
MYR 1800
Certified Lead Auditor Course (Include Examination)
USD 530
GBP 450
MYR 2200
Certified Lead Auditor Examination Fee
USD 450
GBP 350
MYR 1900
Bundle Lead Auditor Course
30% Discount
Combine ISO 37001 Lead Auditor course + ISO 37301 Lead Implementer course and pay at a 30% discounted price.
To enquire about physical, dedicated or bespoke training, kindly contact our team for a consultation.

Special corporate rates will be offered to the company, subject to terms and conditions.

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