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Cyber Essentials Certification

Cyber Essentials Certification

SKU: 5566
Format: Micro (0 - 9 employees)
Format: Small (10 - 49 employees)
Format: Medium (50 - 249 employees)
Format: Large (250+ employees)
  • Achieve Cyber Essentials certification first time with our quick and easy solution.
  • Includes cyber insurance and one-to-one consultancy support, and will bolster your organisation’s commitment to baseline cyber security.
  • Work with IT Governance, one of the founding Cyber Essentials certification bodies that remains one of the largest in the UK. We have issued more than 6,000 certifications worldwide.
  • This is an annual subscription service. All elements of this service will renew automatically. Cyber Essentials certificates are valid for 12 months, in line with IASME requirements. You can cancel at any time. (T&Cs apply.)
Price: £600.00
ex. VAT

Cyber Essentials Certification

This service is for organisations that have a high degree of knowledge of all five security controls and are comfortable carrying out all the preparations for certification themselves.

What's included?

  • Up to one hour* of consultancy support to help you with your submission.
  • Access to the IASME portal where you will submit your SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire).
  • Your Cyber Essentials certificate.
  • £25,000 free cyber insurance**.

How the application process works:

  • Your Cyber Essentials package will be automatically fulfilled on your account on our IT Governance Cyber Security Portal (CS Portal).
  • You log in to our CS Portal and confirm your details.
  • We send you access details for the IASME Cyber Essentials portal via email.
  • We contact you to arrange your consultancy support for any additional questions you may have.
  • You log on to the IASME portal where you will define your scope and complete the IASME SAQ using your knowledge of the scheme.
  • You confirm and submit your application on the IASME portal.
  • Subject to a positive outcome, we issue your Cyber Essentials certificate.

Is this service right for you?

This service is suitable for your organisation if:

  • You are confident in defining the scope of your assessment encompassing the entire organisation;
  • You own and operate your entire scope of IT infrastructure;
  • You are familiar with the five key controls covered in the Cyber Essentials questionnaire and how to meet them; or
  • You have previously certified and are looking to renew and your scope has not changed.

See what our customers think about this service

“Brilliant service from the team who were completely supportive of someone like me who runs a microbusiness and is hopeless with technical stuff. I am so grateful fo the handholding and advice you gave me.”

- Caroline


“Thanks for all your support, team – really appreciate your assistance in getting us through this in such a short space of time. Couldn’t recommend a better group of folk to work with!”

- Rowan Troy, Six Degrees Technology Group Limited


“Amazing Service, very friendly throughout and willing to help you every step through the process.”

- Ian


“IT Governance were very helpful and really focussed on what was needed to get the certification and have a more secure setup as part of the process (we did not just get assurance, we improved our assurance process).”

- Karl Axnick, Alscient Ltd


“Terry and Dan were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and provide quick and effective answers to any query I raised.”

- Anonymous


Benefits of Cyber Essentials certification

Protect your organisation

Implementing the five controls correctly will help protect your organisation from approximately 80% of cyber attacks.

Secure more business

Boost your reputation and have a greater chance of winning contracts.

Drive business efficiency

Focus on your core business objectives knowing that you are protected from the majority of cyber attacks.

Reduce cyber insurance premiums

Cyber insurance agencies often look more favourably on organisations that have achieved Cyber Essentials certification.

Work with the UK government and MoD

Cyber Essentials will permit you to work with the UK government and Cyber Essentials Plus will give you the opportunity to work with the MoD.

Demonstrate organisational security

Demonstrate your commitment to protecting your own data and that of your customers and suppliers within the supply chain.



  • If you are not successful on your first submission for Cyber Essentials, you have two working days to submit a further attempt for certification.
  • If you are not successful on your second submission, you will need to purchase a new application and reapply.
  • If you subsequently apply for IASME Cyber Essentials Plus certification and are unsuccessful, your Cyber Essentials certification may be revoked.

All of our Cyber Essentials (and Cyber Essentials Plus) packages include the cost of Cyber Essentials certification, as set out by IASME. Any additional charges above the cost of Cyber Essentials certificate are for consultancy services. The level of consultancy services delivered will vary based on organisation size.

Size of organisation Cost of certificate
Micro (0–9 employees) £300 + VAT
Small (10–49 employees) £400 + VAT
Medium (50-249 employees) £450 + VAT
Large (250+ employees) £500 + VAT

*The amount of consultancy support available depends on the size of your organisation and costs of your certification (set out by IASME).

**Optional free cyber insurance available to UK companies with a turnover of less than £20 million. This includes a 24-hour helpline to report a cyber incident, which will provide crisis management and incident response, with a total liability limit of £25,000. See a full breakdown of what’s included here.

Customer Reviews

(4.95)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 37
1. on 29/09/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Easy to use and has very quick feedback. Very helpful staff at the beginning in helping me get set up. All-round very happy.
2. on 21/07/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Excellent quality of pre-check feedback and a very great process from start to finish will be using the service again in the future.
3. on 12/04/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Good help and advice available from Yvette during the process
4. on 30/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Daniel Carbis - Professional, responsive and easy to deal with. Thank you.
5. on 30/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Many thanks to George Rees for his assistance during our application. Very professional and responsive throughout.
6. on 30/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
I found Yvette and the team to be responsive, helpful and very efficient.
7. on 30/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Jason and the team are very friendly. We have always received an informed and helpful service as if they are an extension of our business rather than just a supplier. Great team to work with!
8. on 29/03/2021, said:
4 stars out of 5
The Cyber Essentials Certification and Pre-check package is a MUST HAVE for new partners or small businesses, and completely negates the knowledge requirement for those unaware of the process surrounding the certification. However in a rush this service may not suit everyone, as a speedy turnaround is not always easy frustration can occur. In the end this service is well worth the price, especially for those lacking the needed knowledge. -Jacob, Technical Delivery Manager @ Alphascan
9. on 29/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
The Cyber Essentials Team were great - thank you for all your help.
10. on 24/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Great communication from the team.
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