The IASME Assessor Course

The IASME Assessor Course

The IASME Assessor Course is for companies who wish to become a Certifying Body and issue Cyber Essentials and IASME governance certification, including GDPR readiness, to clients.

To become an Assessor for you will first need to complete this two-day training and follow-up activities.  We require you to have at least 3 years’ experience and one of the following qualifications:

ISO27001 Lead Auditor

Course Structure


  1. Two-day classroom-based training at the National Cyber Skills Centre in Malvern, Worcestershire. Here you will learn:
    • The contents of the IASME governance and Cyber Essentials certifications
    • The requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations
    • The processes used and skills required to assess clients
    • Hands-on experience of assessing and auditing
    • Details of the next-steps required to become a Certifying Body
  2. Exam to test your understanding of assessing against the GDPR requirements
  3. Self-assessment of your company to the Cyber Essentials and IASME governance standards, including a GDPR readiness assessment.
  4. A practical exercise to be conducted at a later date after you have gained the self assessment certifications. You will be required to conduct an on-site audit of a partner company against the IASME Gold standard and they do the same to you
    • This final step requires you to visit your partner company to complete the audit, which typically requires a day for the visit and some time back at the office to write up your report.
    • Your report will be moderated by IASME to verify competence and compliance with the standard.

Following successful completion of the course, achievement of the certifications and mutual governance audit, you will be invited to become a Certifying Body and offered a contract to carry out assessments on behalf of the IASME Consortium.

Location and Costs

We currently run the classroom training once a month at the National Cyber Skills Centre in Malvern, Worcestershire. Contact us to reserve a place. Each course costs £1,500 + VAT per delegate. This price covers the costs of all steps detailed above, excluding travel and accommodation costs and the time required to audit your partner company.

There are further costs following completion of the course and an annual payment required in order to be a Certifying Body. Details can be found here.

If you want to become a Certification Body, then at least one member of your company must attend The IASME Assessor Course. At a later date, and once your company has become a Certification body, you may wish to train further members of your company.