ISO 37001 Training – Anti-bribery Management Systems (ABMS)

ISO 37001 training – Anti-bribery Management Systems (ABMS). At ABAC®, we understand how vital ISO 37001 ABMS training is for your career, team and organisation – a company’s employees are its best protection against corruption. Statistics show that most corruption is detected internally. Give yourself and your employees the tools they need to prevent bribery and mitigate related risks.

Achieving ISO 37001 ABMS training in Introductory, Internal Auditor, or Lead Auditor courses is a proactive way of demonstrating your organisation’s commitment to ethical sustainability. Your employees will be able to recognise any form of corruption and report it. Our trainers are the best in the business. They’re passionate about sharing their knowledge with you or your employees. ABAC® trusted experts have years of hands-on and interaction experience – they bring the subject matter to life with relevant and contemporary examples.

The World Bank estimates that over USD 1 trillion is paid in bribes each year, with disastrous impacts such as eroding political stability, increasing the cost of business and contributing to poverty. On a global level, it is a significant barrier to international trade, while within an organisation has a highly negative impact on employee morale. Many governments have taken measures to address bribery through national laws as well as international agreements such as the United Nations Convention against Corruption, but more can be done. Institutional change and an anti-bribery culture within organisations can contribute significantly to the fight against bribery and complement national and international measures.

What is ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management System?

An anti-bribery management system is designed to instil an anti-bribery culture within an organisation and implement appropriate controls, which will, in turn, increase the chance of detecting bribery and reduce its incidence in the first place. ISO 37001, Anti-bribery management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, gives the requirements and guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an anti-bribery management system. The system can be independent of, or integrated into, an overall management system. It covers bribery in public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including bribery by and against an organisation or its staff and bribes paid or received through or by a third party. Bribery can occur anywhere, be of any value, and involve financial or non-financial advantages or benefits.

Who needs ISO 37001, and how does it helps combat bribery in your organisation?

The requirements of ISO 37001 are generic and intended to apply to all organisations (or parts of an organisation). Regardless of type, size and nature of the activity, whether in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors – this includes state-owned enterprises, large organisations, SMEs and non-governmental organisations.

The measures required by ISO 37001, designed to be integrated into existing management processes and controls. ISO 37001 is based on the ISO High-Level Structure (HLS) for management system standards – this means it can be easily integrated into other existing management systems (such as quality, environmental and safety).

Why implement an ABMS based on ISO 37001?

ISO 37001 is designed to help your organisation implement an anti-bribery management system or enhance your current controls. It requires implementing a series of measures such as:

  • Adopting an anti-bribery policy
  • Appointing someone to oversee compliance with that policy
  • Vetting and training employees
  • Undertaking risk assessments on projects and business associates
  • Implementing financial and commercial controls
  • Instituting reporting and investigation procedures.

Implementing an anti-bribery management system requires leadership and input from top management, and organisations must communicate the policy and programme to all staff and external parties such as contractors, suppliers and joint venture partners. In this way, it helps to reduce the risk of bribery occurring. It can demonstrate to your management, employees, owners, funders, customers and other business associates that you have put in place internationally recognised good-practice anti-bribery controls. It can also provide evidence in the event of a criminal investigation that you have taken reasonable steps to prevent bribery.

ISO 37001 Training Courses

ABAC®, powered by CRI Group, is an internationally recognised global leader in risk, compliance and anti-bribery solutions – providing training and certification in this field. ABAC® training is the case-study focus with loads of practical implementation embedded in the syllabus to help delegates obtain recognition and demonstrate professional capabilities. We will help you become a successful anti-bribery professional, specialist, or auditor in the auditing team member.

We are offering three training courses under ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management Systems suitable for all levels of employees and individuals seeking professional enhancement in the anti-bribery field:

ISO 37001 Awareness (Introduction)

This course is suitable for professionals who want a brief and general understanding of ISO 37001 requirements for an ABMS.


ISO 37001 Internal Auditor

This course is a four-day training course that will enable you to acquire the necessary competencies to implement, operate, maintain, and continually improve an ABMS based on ISO 37001.


ISO 37001 Lead Auditor

This course is a five-day training course that allows you to obtain the necessary capabilities to audit an ABMS against the criteria established by ISO 37001.


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Training Mode

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.

ISO 37001 ABMS Training Calendar 2022 (Virtual Training)

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

ISO 37001 Introduction (Awareness)

  • 6-7 Jan
  • 10-11 Feb
  • 10-11 Mac
  • 7-8 Apr
  • 5-6 May
  • 9-10 Jun
  • 7-8 Jul
  • 11-12 Aug
  • 9-10 Sep
  • 7-8 Oct
  • 10-11 Nov
  • 8-9 Dec

ISO 37001 Internal Auditor

  • 15-17 Feb
  • 11-13 Apr
  • 13-15 Jun
  • 15-17 Aug
  • 11-13 Oct
  • 12-14 Dec

ISO 37001 Certified Internal Auditor

  • 15-18 Feb
  • 11-14 Apr
  • 13-16 Jun
  • 15-18 Aug
  • 11-14 Oct
  • 12-15 Dec

ISO 37001 Certified Internal Auditor Examination

  • Open all year

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

CPD Compliance and attribution of CPD points

As a provisional Lead Auditor, you must earn a minimum of 20 credit hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) every 12 months. You are required to submit evidence of CPD compliance within 12 months of the date of your certificate on an annual basis.

Breakdown of CPD

  • CPD units must be fraud, compliance or ethics related to being considered relevant for compliance.
  • Non-accredited training can be granted CPD, but on case to case basis, based on their relevance to the certificate issued.

Ways to submit CPD

Noncompliance for submission of CPD

  • If you do not submit CPD as per the deadline, your credential will be placed into Suspension. During Suspension, you are restricted to claim status as Provisional Lead Auditor.
  • Suspension can be resolved by submitting the required CPD via website or email. However, if the Suspended status remains for more than one year, the certificate will be revoked, and you will be required to retake the Lead Auditor Exam.

“Suhaimi is very capable of sharing his experience and wisdom. His vast experience and ability to connect to the real world is what we are looking for – beyond google search and books, therefore he is another feather in ABAC cap as a training provider that other institutes may not be able to offer. Approachable and able to guide participants efficiently and professionally. Thank you, ABAC for offering this course. All the best to the top leadership.”

Balakrishnan Rajagopal
ISO 37001 ABMS Lead Auditor Course

“Trainers are well knowledgeable, extremely helpful besides, simple, and concise manner. Superb! hopefully, can meet in the physical training after covid”

Mohd Nurrahmad Shah Ahmad Tajuddin
ATS Oilfield Supply & Services Sdn Bhd (ATS)
ISO 37001 ABMS Awareness Course

ISO 37001 Training Courses

Introduction (Awareness)

Internal Auditor

Lead Auditor

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