ISO 37001:2016 Anti-bribery Management Systems Lead Auditor Training Course

Course Aim: This course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of anti-bribery management systems compliant with ISO 37001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable.

Course Description: Our Anti-bribery Management Systems Lead Auditor Training Course teaches the fundamental auditing principles and practices, in conformance with national and international accepted norms and regulations relating to anti-bribery requirements specified in ISO 37001. 

By attending this course, you will also gain the necessary auditing skills through activity-based learning, and practical auditing experience with coaching, group workshops and open forum discussions. Experienced BSI tutors will guide you through the entire audit process; from initiation to conducting audit follow-up. 

Successful completion of this BSI certified training course, by passing the relevant examination and skills assessment, will demonstrate knowledge and basic skills to undertake and lead a management systems audit. 

Who should attend?

Anyone with the need to audit an organization’s anti-bribery management system (ABMS).

Any person or team tasked with, or interested in, leading an audit of an organization’s ABMS and those seeking to become a second-party ABMS auditor based on ISO 37001.

Please note: The implementation and the auditing of an ISO 37001-based anti-bribery management system requires different skill sets. Delegates with an interest in implementation should consider completing our implementation course.

Prerequisites: Delegates are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

Management systems

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continual improvement

Anti-bribery management

  • The concepts of managing anti-bribery through identification of risk, risk assessment, risk control and compliance with legal requirements and other requirements
  • The relationship between anti-bribery management and the provision/implementation of reasonable and proportionate measures designed to prevent, detect and respond to bribery
  • Common examples of relevant international, national and local anti-bribery legislation and requirements

ISO 37001

Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 37001 and the commonly used anti-bribery management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 37001, which may be gained by completing our ISO 37001 Requirements training course, or the equivalent.

What will I learn?

On successful completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to:


  • Explain the purpose of an anti-bribery management system, of anti-bribery management system standards, of management system audit, of third-party certification, and the business benefits of improved performance of the anti-bribery management system
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an anti-bribery management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as appropriate


  • Plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of an anti-bribery management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 37001, and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 where appropriate

How will I benefit?

This course will help you:

  • Identify the aims and benefits of an ISO 37001 audit
  • Interpret ISO 37001 requirements for audit application
  • Plan, conduct and follow-up auditing activities that add real value
  • Grasp the application of risk-based thinking, leadership and process management
  • Access the latest auditor techniques and identify appropriate use
  • Build stakeholder confidence by leading audit activities in line with the latest requirements

What's included?

For Classroom Course:

  • Detailed course notes
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • On completion, you will be awarded an internationally recognized BSI Training Academy certificate
  • Loan copy of the standard (to be returned after the course)

For CLL Course:

On completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI Training Academy certificate.

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