ISO 27001 – ISMS Lead Auditor: Exams and Stuff | ALC Training News

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ISO 27001 Foundation certification or basic knowledge of ISO27001 and ISO 27002 is recommended.

Live Virtual Training – At course completion participants of the ISO Auditor training will receive an online exam voucher. The online exam is web-based and hosted by the PECB Exam System which is accessed via a web browser. The exam can be taken at any time after the course. The exam voucher has a 12 month validity period.

Face-to-Face Training – Participants will be provided with a paper-based exam which is completed whilst at the course in the same venue of the course itself.

Exam Format:

  • 80 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • Open book
  • 3 hours (30 additional mins for EASL)
  • Pass mark 70%
  • If delegates fail their first attempt they can retake it for free within 12 months

Certification Levels

There are three levels of accreditation that you can apply for after passing the exam, depending on professional experience:

  • ISO/IEC 27001 Provisional Auditor – exam passed, no direct professional experience, no MS audit/assessment experience
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Auditor – exam passed, two years professional experience with at least one year in information security, audit experience of at least 200 hours
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor – exam passed, five years professional experience with at least two years in information security, audit experience of at least 300 hours

Candidates can apply for the appropriate level of accreditation once exam results have been received.


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