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Who should Apply?
The objective of the “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer” examination is to ensure that the candidate has the knowledge and skills to support an organization in implementing and managing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001. If you’re an executive, senior manager, experienced project manager, consultant and/or ISO auditor in information security management looking to understand the value of an ISMS to your organisation, to certify your skills, stand out to employers/clients and maximize your earning potential, PECB’s “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer” credential is the right choice for you.
Content of the exam
The “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
• Domain 1: Fundamental information security principles and concepts
• Domain 2: Planning an ISMS based on PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001
• Domain 3: Implementing an ISMS based on PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001
• Domain 4: Information security control best practices, based on ISO 27002
• Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of an ISMS based on PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001
• Domain 6: Continuous improvement of an ISMS based on PECB Certified ISOIEC 27001
• Domain 7: Preparing for an ISMS certification audit
Prepare for the exam
Candidates are responsible for their own study and preparation for the exam. No specific set of courses or curriculum of study is mandatory as part of the certification process. The completion of a recognized “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer” course or program of study can significantly enhance your chance of passing a PECB certification examination.
PECB’s training schedule is available here.
To find a training provider, review PECB’s qualified training partners.
How to Apply?
Candidates must complete the exam application form here. Candidates will be required to register for a password-protected account where they can then create, manage, update, and submit their application.
Applicants can pay their application fees online and upload all required supporting documents to PECB. Applicants will also have the option of mailing the payment (via cheque) although this will result in delays of the application process.
Applicants will be able to select a date and location for their certification exam. PECB’s exam schedule is available here.
You must register at least fourteen (14) days before the exam date.
The “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form).
Exam Cancellation
To receive a full refund, you must cancel your exam registration at least 14 calendar days prior to the start date of the course.
If you cancel between fourteen (14) and seven (7) calendar days before the course, you will receive a 50% refund of the exam fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations requested less than seven calendar days of the exam start date.
You may also contact us up to seven (7) calendar days prior to the course and arrange to transfer to another exam. When a transfer request is made, a new course date must be provided. No transfer requests will be allowed less than seven (7) calendar days of the exam start date.
In case that PECB must cancel an exam or change exam location, liability is limited to the exam fee. In such circumstances, the customer has the option of a full refund or transfer to an alternative available exam.
Take the exam
Candidates will be required to arrive at their chosen location at least 30 minutes before the beginning of the certification exam. Candidates arriving late will not be given additional time to compensate for the late arrival and if late more than 30 minutes after the beginning will not be allowed to enter the examination room. They will also be required to remain outside the examination room and to be given an individual briefing prior to being permitted to enter the examination room and commence the examination.
All candidates will need to present to the proctor one example of photo-id issued by a national, regional or state body, along with their exam confirmation letter.
The exam consists of essay-type questions. During the examination participants may use all PECB provided documentation plus their own course notes but will not be permitted to use any computer, laptop or any other electronic device. The exam lasts 3 hours. Minimum passing score: 70%.
After the exam and application for certification
It may take up to 8 weeks for candidates to receive their exam results. All results are sent via email. The examination results will not include the exact grade that you had, only whether you passed or failed. In the case of a failure, the results will be accompanied with the list of domains in which you had a mark lower than the passing grade to provide guidance in preparing yourself to retake the exam.
After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Provisional Implementer, PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Implementer or PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer, depending on their level of experience. The requirements for certification are explained in detail in PECB certification section.
Certification fees are included in the examination price.
A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all other requirements related to the selected level of credential.

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