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ISO 27701 PIMS Lead Auditor Training Course

Certified ISO 27701 PIMS Lead Auditor Training Course

SKU: 5560
  • IBITGQ-accredited instructor-led Live Online training course
  • Learn how to extend an ISO 27001-compliant audit program and conduct PIMS (privacy information management system) audits against ISO/IEC 27701
  • Our Live Online option allows you to study your way, keeping travel and costs to a minimum
  • Successful completion of the course and included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated Certified ISO 27701 PIMS Lead Auditor (CPI LA) qualification and 14 CPD/CPE points
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Training course outline

This fully accredited, practitioner-led course will teach you how to extend an ISO 27001-compliant audit program and conduct PIMS audits against ISO/IEC 27701, in line with international data protection regimes such as the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

The course covers:

  • The key concepts, principles, and main requirements of ISO/IEC 27701
  • Best-practice audit methodology based on ISO/IEC 19011 and ISO/IEC 17065, allowing you to master audit techniques
  • How to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR and other data privacy obligations around the processing of PII (personally identifiable information)
  • Practical working knowledge of ISO/IEC 27701 in addition to the skills and expertise needed to competently manage a PIMS audit program

COVID-19: remote delivery options

We would like to reassure our clients that all training courses will go ahead as scheduled during the current COVID-19 situation. As a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere. Please also refer to our COVID-19 policy.

Certified ISO 27701 Lead Auditor Training Course benefits

 Fast-track to certification

Achieve a globally recognized ISO 27701 qualification certificated to ISO 17024 in just two days.

 Delivered by professionals

Real-world practitioners show you how to conduct PIMS audits from start to finish.

 Designed by experts

Designed by the team that led the world’s first successful ISO 27001 implementation project.

 Hands-on study

Participate in group discussions and practical exercises, and explore case studies throughout the course.

See what our previous learners think about this course

“The tutor was really pleasant, very accommodating and clearly had a great depth of knowledge that she could draw upon. Overall the tutor made the course what it is.”

- Jason McAdam, Information Security Consultant, i3 Secure

Who should attend this course?

  • Auditors seeking to conduct and lead PIMS certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a PIMS audit process
  • IT/information security consultants
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with PIMS requirements
  • Technical experts preparing for a PIMS audit
  • Expert advisors in the protection of PII

Your learning path

Find out how the Certified ISO 27701 PIMS Lead Auditor Training Course will help you start or enhance your knowledge and career.

This course is an essential component of the following learning paths:

ISO 27001 learning path

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • We’re internationally recognized as the authority on ISO 27001 – our team led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project, and since then we have trained more than 8,000 professionals on ISMS (information security management system) implementations and audits.
  • Trained by industry experts – our trainers are working consultants with years of practical, hands-on experience.
  • Learn from anywhere – as a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere.
  • Access your training anywhere – all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available 20 days before your course.
  • Business solutions to suit you – whether you’re a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.
Course details

What does this training cover?

  • What ISO 27701 is and the relationships between ISO 27701, ISO 27001, and the GDPR
  • The structure of ISO 27701 and how to navigate the Standard
  • The requirements and guidelines specific to the protection of PII
  • Privacy procedures, methods, tools, and technologies
  • How to map ISO 27701 to existing frameworks
  • The PIMS auditing process

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file)
  • The ISO 27701 Certified PIMS Lead Auditor (CPI LA) exam
  • A certificate of attendance

What equipment do I need?

You will need a laptop for the duration of your course and exam. Full details on how to access the exam will be provided by email 1–2 days before sitting the exam.

Course duration and times

Day 1: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Day 2: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Before taking this course, participants should have:

  • A fundamental understanding of information security and privacy, and a good knowledge of management system audit principles and ISO/IEC 27001:2013
  • Ideally passed an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor course or equivalent with a recognized awarding body such as IBITGQ, IRCA, RBQSA, PECB, or other, as the ISO 27701 course builds upon that methodology

Is there any recommended reading?

We strongly recommend you purchase and read the ISO 27701 standard before attending the course:

Exams and qualifications

Certified ISO 27701 PIMS Lead Auditor exam

Participants take the ISO 17024-certificated ISO 27701 Certified PIMS Lead Auditor (CPI LA) exam set by IBITGQ at the end of the course. There is no extra charge for this exam.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

Certified ISO 27701 PIMS Lead Auditor (CPI LA).


This course is accredited by the IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications).

You can demonstrate your professional and practical knowledge and expertise by registering your qualification on the IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register.

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

  • Provisional exam results will be available immediately upon completion of the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Results notifications and certificates are sent directly to candidates by the relevant exam board in electronic format; please note that hard copy exam certificates are not issued.

Do I need proof of identity to take the exam?

Participants must have a form of photographic ID with them as the proctor may request to check it before the exam.

Can exams be retaken?

Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt, you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest.

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