About the course

Why should you take this training course?

ISO 18788 Lead Implementer training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support an organisation in establishing, implementing, managing and maintaining a Security Operations Management System (SOMS) based on ISO 18788. The SOMS implementation ensures the protection and safeguarding of clients’ lives and property by respecting the fundamental freedoms, human rights, and national and international laws. During this training course, you will gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of Security Operations Management Systems and be able to apply them in an organisation.

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Course Outlines

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to ISO 18788 and initiation of a SOMS

  • Course objectives and structure
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Security Operations Management System (SOMS)
  • Initiate the SOMS implementation
  • Understand the organisation and clarify the security operations objectives

Day 2: Plan the implementation of a SOMS

  • Leadership and approval of the SOMS project
  • SOMS scope
  • Policies for security operations management
  • Risk assessment

Day 3: Implementation of a SOMS

  • Security operations objectives
  • Organisational structure
  • Resource management
  • Awareness and communication
  • Documentation management
  • Operations management
  • Security service and establishment of code of ethics
  • Incident management

Day 4: SOMS monitoring, continuous improvement and preparation for a certification audit

  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
  • Internal audit
  • Management review
  • Treatment of nonconformities
  • Continual improvement
  • Preparing for the certification audit
  • Competence and evaluation of implementers
  • Closing the training

Day 5: Certification Exam (3 Hours)

The exam complies with the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP) requirements. The exam covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1 Fundamental principles and concepts of a Security Operations Management System (SOMS)
  • Domain 2 Security Operations Management System (SOMS)
  • Domain 3 Planning a SOMS implementation based on ISO 18788
  • Domain 4 Implementing a SOMS based on ISO 18788
  • Domain 5 Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of a SOMS based on ISO 18788
  • Domain 6 Continual improvement of a SOMS based on ISO 18788
  • Domain 7 Preparing for a SOMS certification audit

Course Details

Duration: Up to 6 months

Starts: Upon Registration

Ends: After Examination

You'll be signed up to our PECB platform KATE where you will have access to all training procedures.

  • Certification fees are included on the exam price
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Prerequisites

A fundamental understating of ISO 18788 and comprehensive knowledge of implementation principles.

Who should attend?

  • Managers or consultants involved in Private Security Operations
  • Expert advisors seeking to master the implementation of a Security Operations Management System
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with SOMS requirements
  • SOMS team members

How do I maintain my Certification?

PECB certifications last three years. PECB certified professionals must meet the following requirements in order to maintain their certification:

  • CPDs must be submitted to PECB.
  • Annual Maintenance is payable to PECB.
  • Follow the PECB Code of Ethics.

ISO 18788 Lead Implementer – Self-Study


Master the implementation and management of Security Operations Management Systems (SOMS) based on ISO 18788

Self-Study Course: €1,000 + VAT