I would like to know if there is a process for maintenance and how do I go about it. I was doing my masters soon after I completed my certification and thus did no audits. I am worried if I have missed on gaining any continuous education points needed. Kindly suggest how to ensure that I maintain my certification.
Answer: There is no program for maintenance of ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification. What happens is that when the standard is updated some providers offer shorter courses to previously certified persons so they can know what has changed in the new release, so they do not need to perform a lead auditor course again.
If you work as an ISO 27001 certification auditor, you need to maintain certain minimum of audit days to maintain you qualification. The precise number of audit days you must check with the certification body you work with.
>I am reaching out to you for the clarification of maintenance again. Please refer to my certificate. It says it is valid for 3 years. I understand we don't need to renew it but the details on the certificate say otherwise. Can you please help me to understand if I am missing something?
This period mentioned in the certification is related for how long this certificate can be used in the process to become an certification auditor. Since you have been approved in the exam by 2016, this certification is valid until 2019, to be used to fulfill one of the requirements to become a certification auditor. After 2019 you to take another exam to have a valid certification for this process.