BSI Certified Management System Specialist (CMSS) Program

The BSI Certified Management Systems Specialist (CMSS) program is a personal certification program that aims to provide you with professional and holistic knowledge on a choice of 6 popular standards. The program helps you to develop comprehensive skillsets towards the implementation, maintenance and internal audit of your organization’s management systems. You will review how much you know about the standard, close gaps in your knowledge and consider ISO requirements in the context of an audit. Become confident planning, performing and reporting on an internal audit and understand how your findings inform action to improve your management system.


BSI offers the Certified Management Systems Specialist (CMSS) program targeted at the following standards (select 1 from below):

  1. ISO 9001: 2015         Quality Management System
  2. ISO 14001: 2015       Environmental Management System
  3. OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System
  4. ISO 22301:2012        Business Continuity Management System
  5. ISO 27001:2013        Information Security Management System
  6. ISO 13485:2016        Medical Device Management System

The Certified Management Systems Specialist (CMSS) program consists of 2 modules for each of the targeted standards:

          Module 1:      Implementing & maintaining ISO (Standard) Management                                 System

          Module 2:      ISO (Standard) Internal Auditor Training

Upon successful completion of the program, delegates will be awarded both BSI’s CMSS Certificate and the Internal Auditor Certificate.

Who should become a Certified Management Systems Specialist?

The Certified Management Systems Specialist (CMSS) program is intended for professionals who play key roles in the implementation or maintenance of a management system within an organization. It is also relevant for those who have the responsibility to perform internal audits and contribute to the organization’s continual improvement in all aspects. Professionals who desire to expand their scopes or become experts in management systems should not give it a miss.