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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)
  • Bolster your organisation’s commitment to baseline cyber security by achieving Cyber Essentials certification first time with our quick and easy solution.
  • Work with IT Governance, one of the founding Cyber Essentials certification bodies that remains one of the largest in the UK, issuing more than 7,000 certifications worldwide.
  • Benefit from same day turnaround with a 98% customer success rate.
  • Includes cyber insurance, access to our Cyber Security Portal to manage your application, and expert guidance from our cyber security advisers to improve your chances of passing first time.
  • This is an annual subscription service and 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: £420.00
ex. VAT

Cyber Essentials Certification

This service is for organisations that do not need one to one consultancy support and are comfortable carrying out all the preparations for certification themselves.

What's included?

  • Cyber Essentials certification. (The price of Cyber Essentials is from £300 + VAT (dependant on the size of the organisation being certified).
  • Access to our Cyber Security Portal to manage your application.
  • Guidance from our cyber security experts to help you understand and complete your SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire).
  • Two attempts to achieve a positive outcome.
  • £25,000 free cyber insurance*.

Benefits of choosing IT Governance as your certification body

 Same day turnaround

 98% customer success rate

 ‘World-Class’-rated customer service

 1-1 support included as standard

 Fixed price packages at competitive rates

 Over 7,000 certificates issued

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.
  • You log on to the IASME portal where you will define your scope and complete the IASME SAQ using your knowledge of the scheme and our expert guidance.
  • 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.



  • We strive to ensure you pass first time, but we’ll work closely with you to identify any issues or areas of improvements so that we can get you certified as soon as possible. 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.

This Cyber Essentials package includes the cost of your Cyber Essentials certification, as set out by IASME. Additional charges are for additional services delivered.

Please ensure you select the correct package for your organisation size. Prices quoted are available for purchase online through the website only. Any purchases processed offline through our sales teams will be subject to a £50 administration fee.

*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

(4.91)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 56
11. on 07/11/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Fantastic process. Easy to follow and navigate. We managed to get certified in 24hrs! Thanks
12. on 02/11/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Easy to use, help was always there. 3rd year we have renewed now. see you next year
13. on 01/11/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
A professional service with helpful assessment allowing us to check and improve our cyber security. No qualms in recommending
14. on 25/10/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
the product is good, however the changeover between the new and old platform caused delays
15. on 24/10/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Simple process and we were guided through the areas that we needed to provide more information for. Very helpful team, thank you!
16. on 07/10/2022, said:
4 stars out of 5
I purchased what I wanted with the minimum of fuss. The updates were timely and accurate and I was able to pass the certification again with no issues.
17. on 28/03/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
The consultant helped me get through the process.
18. on 28/03/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Communication and feedback on the pre-check were precise and clear.
19. 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.
20. 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.
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