Yes, an individual can get ISO 27001 certified by attending some of the following courses and by passing the exam:
- ISO 27001 Lead Implementer Course – this training is intended for advanced practitioners and consultants.
- ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course – intended for auditors in certification bodies and for consultants.
- ISO 27001 Internal Auditor Course – intended for people who will perform internal audits in their company.
- ISO 27001 Foundations Course – intended for people who want to learn the basics of the standard, and main steps in the implementation.
To get certified, you need to attend one of the courses from an accredited training provider, participate in the activities developed during the course, and be approved in the course’s final exam.
An accredited training provider is an organization recognized by an accreditation body regarding its capacity to provide training according to ISO 29993:2017—an international standard that prescribes globally recognized quality assurance requirements for the design and delivery of learning services.
Considering ISO 27001 personal certification, the most recognized accreditation bodies for training providers are IRCA, PECB, and Exemplar Global (formerly RABQSA).
To become an ISO 27001 auditor and work for certification bodies, you first need to pass the final exam in the ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course.
Once approved, you have to find a certification body willing to accept you as a training auditor, so you can accumulate audit hours working on certification audits, under the guidance of more experienced auditors.
As you accumulate experience, you will receive more tasks and responsibilities, until you can lead your own team of certification auditors.
To be approved in the ISO 27001 course, you need to attend all days of the course, participate in all activities developed during the course, and pass the final exam.
The activities and exam will cover both your understanding of concepts related to information security management, and how you can apply them in specific situations.