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ISO 37101 Foundation

Why should you attend?

The ISO PECB Certified ISO 37101 Foundation training course presents the requirements of ISO 37101 for implementing and managing a management system for sustainable development (MSSD) in communities. By participating in this training course, you will be able to understand the different aspects of an MSSD, including: understanding the context of a community, leadership and commitment from those at the top, risk and opportunity management, processes and operational controls, performance evaluation, and continual improvement.

After attending the training course, you can take the exam. If you pass, you can apply for the “PECB Certificate Holder in ISO 37101 Foundation” certificate. An internationally recognized “PECB ISO 37101 Foundation” certificate demonstrates that you understand the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework, and management approach of ISO 37101 with regard to the implementation of an MSSD.

Who should attend?

  • Managers/consultants seeking to get acquainted with a systematic approach to sustainable development in communities
  • Individuals aiming to transform their communities into more sustainable and environmentally- and socially-conscious entities
  • Individuals interested in getting acquainted with the main requirements of ISO 37101 for a management system for sustainable development
  • Individuals interested in pursuing a career in community sustainable development

Learning objectives

This training course enables you to:

  • Understand the basic concepts definitions, and approaches to sustainable development in communities
  • Get acquainted with the ISO 37101 requirements for a sustainable development management system
  • Develop a general understanding of how ISO 37101 requirements could be applied in a community

Educational approach

The training course is participant centered and contains:

  • Lecture sessions illustrated with graphics, examples, and discussions
  • Interactions between participants by means of questions and suggestions
  • Quizzes as a simulation and preview of the certificate exam


There are no prerequisites to participate in this training course.

More Details

  • Day 1: Introduction to the basic concepts of sustainable development in communities and clauses 4 to 6 of ISO 37101

    Day 2: Clauses 7-10 of ISO 37101 and certificate exam

  • The exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certificate Programme. It covers the following competency domains:

    Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of ISO 37101

    Domain 2: ISO 37101 requirements for a management system for sustainable development – Clauses 4 to 10

    For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies.

  • After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credential shown on the table below. 

    The certificate requirements for the ISO 37101 Foundation are:

    Designation Exam Professional experience MS audit/assessment experience SOMMS project experience Other requirements
    PECB Certificate Holder in ISO 18788 Foundation Pass the PECB ISO 18788 Foundation exam None None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

    • Certificate and examination fees are included in the price of the training course
    • Participants will be provided with over 200 pages of training material containing explanatory information and practical examples.
    • An attestation of course completion worth 14 CPD (continuing professional development) credits will be issued to participants who have attended the training course.
    • In case of exam failure, the candidate can retake the exam once for free within 12 months of the initial exam date.