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ISO 27701 PIMS Lead Implementer Training Course

Certified ISO 27701 PIMS Lead Implementer Training Course

SKU: 5475
  • IBITGQ-accredited two-day instructor-led Live Online training course
  • Covers the key steps involved in planning, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an ISO 27701-compliant PIMS (privacy information management system)
  • Learn how to extend an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS (information security management system) to cover privacy information management
  • 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 Implementer (CPI LI) qualification and 14 CPD/CPE points
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Training course outline

This fully accredited, practitioner-led course equips you to lead an ISO/IEC 27701 PIMS implementation project.

The course covers:

  • The key concepts, principles, and main requirements of ISO/IEC 27701
  • How to prepare for your ISO 27701 certification audit and ensure you pass the first time
  • Privacy impact assessments
  • How to manage and drive continual improvement under ISO 27701

Certified ISO 27701 Lead Implementer 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 tackle a PIMS project 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.

 Learning that suits your lifestyle

All the interactive benefits of classroom training but from the convenience of your desk. Save time and reduce costs, with no travel or accommodation required.

Who should attend this course?

Anyone involved in privacy information management, as a PII controller, PII processor, or lead implementer, or as part of an implementation team:

  • IT/information security consultant
  • IT/information security manager
  • Cybersecurity consultant
  • Head of IT
  • CISO (chief information security officer)
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) consultant
  • Information security analyst
  • ISMS manager
  • Network manager
  • Privacy manager
  • Data protection manager
  • Project manager
  • Corporate governance manager
  • Risk and compliance manager

Your learning path

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

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

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 implementations and audits.
  • Trained by industry experts – our trainers are working consultants with years of practical, hands-on experience.
  • Choose the method that suits you – we offer instructor-led Live Online, self-paced online, e-learning, and in-house training options.
  • 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?

  • Why personal information management is important to an organization
  • The key concepts, principles, and main requirements of ISO/IEC 27701
  • The relationship between ISO 27701 and ISO 27001 (and other management system standards)
  • The PIMS-specific requirements related to ISO 27001
  • The PIMS-specific requirements related to ISO 27002
  • The documentation you should keep as part of your PIMS
  • Privacy impact assessments
  • The importance of staff awareness training to comply with data protection regimes
  • The relationship between data controllers and processors, with regard to data transfers
  • How to prepare for your ISO 27701 certification audit and ensure you pass the first time
  • Responding to data security incidents, including relevant notifications
  • How to manage and drive continual improvement under ISO 27701
  • The role and structure of a privacy information policy
  • Annex A – PIMS objectives and controls for data/PII controllers
  • Annex B – PIMS objectives and controls for data/PII processors
  • Annex D – mapping to the GDPR

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file)
  • The ISO 27701 Certified PIMS Lead Implementer (CPI LI) 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

Live Online PDT/PST

  • Day 1: 07:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Day 2: 07:30 am – 3:00 pm

Live Online CDT/CST

  • Day 1: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Day 2: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Live Online EDT/EST

  • Day 1: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Day 2: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Before taking this course, you need to have passed the Certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer Training Course and exam.

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 Implementer exam

Participants take the ISO 17024-certificated ISO 27701 Certified PIMS Lead Implementer (CPI LI) 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 Implementer (CPI LI).


This course holds accreditation from IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications), a renowned authority in personnel certification within the field of IT governance.

As a premier personnel certification body, IBITGQ specialises in certifying individuals who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in IT governance practices.

IBITGQ maintains accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard, a globally recognised benchmark for conformity assessment. Accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) further underscores the course's commitment to meeting stringent certification requirements.

ISO 17024 certification is esteemed within the industry and universally acknowledged by employers worldwide. By aligning with this standard, our course ensures that your qualifications are not only recognised but also highly valued by employers across diverse sectors.

Upon successful completion of the course, you have the opportunity to validate your professional expertise by registering your qualification on the esteemed IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register. This platform serves as a testament to your commitment to excellence in IT governance, setting you apart as a distinguished professional in the field.

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.

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.

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.

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