ISO/IEC 27001:2013 was published in October 2013 and the deadline for certification bodies (CBs) to transition from the older ISO 27001:2005 to ISO 27001:2013 has been set by the IAF as 1 October 2015. Once they have completed this, CBs will look to transition their clients promptly, and will carry out transition audits at their next scheduled surveillance visits.
On this basis, it is very likely that you will already be working towards implementing, maintaining or auditing the requirements of ISO 27001:2013. But are your qualifications aligned to the 2013 standard? Your organisation and future employers need to know that your knowledge and qualifications are current and up to date. This is particularly important if you are an independent consultant or auditor, and need to win more business in an increasingly competitive GRC business market.
The good news is that if you have attended any of our ISO 27001 training courses since January 2014, your knowledge will be based on ISO 27001:2013 and your IBITGQ certificates will have been awarded with 2013 status. For individuals with older Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI) and/or Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA) qualifications, I recommend that you attend our one-day ISO 27001 2013 Certified ISMS Transition training session. This is available in a classroom format or as a unique online training course that enables delegates to save time and money, and study from any location in the world.
Delegates who successfully complete this Advanced Level course and pass the exam will be awarded the ISO 27001 2013 Certified ISMS Upgrade (CIS 2013 UP) qualification issued by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ). They will also be awarded an upgrade to their existing CIS LI and CIS LA qualifications if applicable. Delegates with existing certificates awarded from other exam bodies such as IRCA, BSI or PECB are also welcome. Documented evidence of any existing qualifications must be provided prior to being awarded the updated IBITGQ 2013 certificates.
If you are not yet up to speed with the benefits of ISO 7001:2013 to your organisation or your career, please see our dedicated ISO 27001 information page.