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ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Training Course

ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Training Course

SKU: 2753

This fully accredited course equips you with the skills to conduct second-party (supplier) and third-party (external and certification) audits. Build your career as a lead auditor, lead a team of auditors and achieve compliance with ISO 27001.


Four-and-a-half days/London.


Classroom sessions from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Also available as a Live Online training course.


Achieve the ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor (CIS LA) qualification (ISO 17024-accredited).
Exam included in the course.


“I can recommend this course to anyone who needs an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor qualification. The trainer, exam and lessons are amazing. As a trainer myself, I have to say this is one of the best courses I have ever attended.”

Michael Wilson, IAL Consultants

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Learn how to plan, lead and execute an ISO 27001 ISMS audit

This four-and-a-half-day course covers the key steps involved in planning and executing an external audit of an ISO/IEC 27001:2013-compliant information security management system (ISMS).

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Course highlights


Designed by experts

Designed by IT Governance Director Steve Watkins, technical assessor for UKAS (the United Kingdom Accreditation Service), where he helps with the assessment of certification bodies, enabling them to award ISO 27001 certificates of compliance.


Delivered by professionals

Real-world practitioners show you how to tackle an ISMS project from start to finish.


Led by specialists

An experienced ISO 27001 auditor and practitioner will explain how to lead an audit from start to finish.


Aligned with best practice

Aligned with the best-practice ISO 19011:2011 (Guidelines for auditing management systems) audit methodology.


Hands-on study

Gain practical experience of the audit processes through discussion, case studies and role-play.


Incredible value

At just £1,000 for four-and-a-half days of training, we won’t be beaten on price.


100% occupancy

Our lead auditor course is always fully booked.



Understand how to effectively monitor conformance of an ISMS to ISO 27001

The ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Online training course supports professional development: delegates who pass the included exam are awarded the ISO 17024-accredited CIS LA qualification by IBITGQ.

This course is also accredited by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), and satisfies the IISP Skills Framework requirements at Level 1: A1, A3, A7, C1, C2, D2, E3, F2, H1, H2; and at Level 1+: A2, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, D1, E1, E2, F1 and G1.


What will you learn?

  • Understand the audit process used by certification bodies.
  • An overview of the structure and requirements of ISO 27001.
  • Learn how to use audits to monitor conformance.
  • How to apply continual improvement of the ISMS.
  • The purpose and benefits of the audit.
  • The role of auditors and standards in audits.
  • Common audit terms and definitions.
  • More >>


CIS LI examination

Take the CIS LA examination at the end of the course – a 90-minute, multiple-choice, ISO 17024-accredited exam set by IBITGQ.

There is no extra charge for taking this exam.

CIS LA is acknowledged by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as an approved qualification meeting the requirements of an application for an individual to become a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).


Who should attend this course?

This course is aimed at people who want a globally recognised ISO 27001 lead auditor qualification to further their careers, and at managers who are responsible for the implementation and maintenance of an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS.

This course also meets the requirements of the PCI SSC for additional QSA qualifications and, in the UK, is covered by the MoD’s ELCAS scheme.


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but it is assumed that you will have a basic knowledge of ISO 27001 gained through practical experience, reading the ISO 27001:2013 standard, or by attending the ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation or ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer training courses.

We also recommend that delegates have copies of the most recent versions of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO/IEC 27002:2013 standards with them during the course.


Additional information

This course is non-residential, but we can help you to find a hotel close to the training venue if you require – simply drop us an email after you book. Our superb training support team will find the solution most suitable for your needs.

The course includes:

  • A professional training venue with lunch and refreshments;
  • Comprehensive documentation (digital copy provided as a PDF file);
  • The CIS LA examination;
  • A certificate of attendance; and
  • A guarantee that the course will run, as we never cancel a course.


ISO 27001 Learning Pathway

This course is part of our ISO 27001 Learning Pathway, which also includes the ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation, Risk Management, Lead Implementer and Internal Auditor courses.


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Very useful course indeed. Ian really managed to ensure that all pupils were fully engaged and everyone got a lot out of the course. His examples were current and easy to understand and you can tell that Ian really takes his role very seriously and passionately
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Very useful training. Ian Shorten was our trainer on the course, and he is really great teacher. I learned a lot. The course is very practical and actually help me in everyday work.
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The subject itself can be dry at times, but I enjoyed the learning along with some good work colleagues and the instructor, Ian really has a passion for what he does.
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Full credit to Ian Shorten my trainer on the course, I really got a lot out of this, the materials and delivery were excellent and presented in a lively and interesting way. It has helped me be more objective when dealing with multiple teams and get more of people.
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Very productive training!!! Ian was presenting the material in easily understandable way providing practical examples! Thanks a lot!
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Well done to Ian in his delivery of this training course. All objectives were satisfied and we benefitted from a very good group with real-life case study material to discuss and learn from. Many thanks
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Ian was a great teacher and made what could be a pretty dry subject come to life. He was genuinely enthusiastic about the subject and very engaging.
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It was a great experience. The facilitator displayed the highest level of competence, knowledge, experience, and a bit of humor making the class exciting. It was exactly what I needed: fulfillment of my course expectations!!!
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Pat was a fantastic teacher. Funny, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and heaps of experience
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Great course, excellent facilitator
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