ISO/IEC 27701: Privacy Information Management Lead Auditor

ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor (PECB)

Privacy Information Management

Brief Course Description

This Privacy Information Management System Lead Auditor training course is presented by a certified PECB instructor either in a live classroom setup, or over an online meeting format. The course duration is five days. The certification exam will be held on day five of the course. Once you pass the exam, you can apply for the credential appropriate to your personal career level of experience.

You will receive 31 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits, and will receive 400 pages of course materials for your continued study.

You can take this course using PECB's eLearning format.

Why should I take this course?

When completed, you will be able to plan and carry out audits of a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) based on ISO 27701 for any entity needing it.

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ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor

How will you benefit from this course?

You will obtain the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process. You will acquire knowledge on the protection of privacy in the context of processing personally identifiable information (PII), master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, and you will learn to establish communication with customers and resolve potential conflicts.

Once you complete the course, you will be able to take the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor” credential. The credential shows that you are prepared to audit organizations according to ISO/IEC 27701.

Are you one of these?

  • Auditor seeking to perform and lead Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) certification audits
  • Manager or consultant seeking to master a PIMS audit process
  • Individual responsible for maintaining conformance with PIMS requirements
  • Technical expert seeking to prepare for a PIMS audit
  • Expert advisor in the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Learning Objectives

  • Understand a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and its processes based on ISO/IEC 27701
  • Identify the relationship between ISO/IEC 27701, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Acquire the competences of the auditor’s role in planning, leading, and following up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27701 in the context of a PIMS audit


A fundamental understanding of information security and privacy, and a comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor

The Five-day Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and ISO/IEC 27701

Day 2: Audit principles, preparation, and launching of an audit

Day 3: On-site audit activities

Day 4: Closing the audit

Day 5: Certification exam

ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor


The exam covers the following competence domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS)

Domain 2: Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) requirements

Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

Domain 4: Preparing an ISO/IEC 27701 audit

Domain 5: Conducting an ISO/IEC 27701 audit

Domain 6: Closing an ISO/IEC 27701 audit

Domain 7: Managing an ISO/IEC 27701 audit program

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ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor


22000 Lead Implementer certification for the win

Once you pass the exam, you will be able apply for a credential appropriate to your experience. You will receive the certificate after you show that you comply with all the requirements related to the credential.

For more information about ISO/IEC 27701 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor

General Information

  • The course fee includes the cost of the exam and certification.
  • You will receive over 400 pages of training material containing explanatory information and practical examples.
  • You will be issued 31 CPD (continuing professional development) credits once you complete the course.
  • If you fail the exam, you will be able to retake the exam once for free within 12 months following the initial exam date.

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ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor Course Brochure

Learn to audit a Privacy Information Management System


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