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Language requirements for an ISO 27001 certification

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Language requirements for an ISO 27001 certification

We would like to use English as the ISO 27001 program language – documentation, meetings, etc. but we will refer to some documentation (in German) already in place. Will this be acceptable as references and/or evidences for the final ISO 27001 certification?
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Rhand Leal Nov 16, 2016

Answer: Yes, references and/or evidences in multiple languages are acceptable for the final ISO 27001 audit certification, but you should inform the certification body of this fact when arranging the certification audit. In the audit, it is certain that the certification auditor will seek evidence that people who use this documented information to carry out their activities, have the necessary fluency in the languages involved (e.g. lawyers evaluating contracts, buyers evaluating suppliers proposals, etc.), so be prepared for that.

This article will provide you further explanation about why to consider language issues in a relationship with a certification body:
- How to choose a certification body https://advisera.com/blog/2021/01/11/how-to-choose-an-iso-certification-body/

Thes e materials will also help you regarding requirements to consider for a certification audit:
- Book Secure & Simple: A Small-Business Guide to Implementing ISO 27001 On Your
Own https://advisera.com/books/secure-and-simple-a-small-business-guide-to-implementing-iso-27001-on-your-own/
- Free online training ISO 27001 Foundations Course
https://training.advisera.com/course/iso-27001-foundations-course/
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