What a certifying body is
A certifying body is a agency that has been accredited by an accreditation body, to assess and certify organisations under the Cyber Essentials scheme.
Each assessor within those certified bodies must go through training and pass the relevant assessments and exams.
As of April 2020, IASME has been appointed as the single accreditation body for the Cyber Essentials certifications by the national Cyber Security Center (NCSC).
Local Certification bodies
How to become a certifying body
To become a certifying body visit the
IASME website and decide which assessor role you wish for your company to take. This could range from the Cyber Essentials (basic) assessment, Cyber essentials Plus or the IASME governance assessor. Once a decision has been made, ensure you meet the documented requirements on the website and enrol for the training course hosted by IASME.
Registering your company as a certifying body
Once you're registered as a certifying body you should complete our online form. We will then add your details to our list of certifying bodies on our
Cyber Essentials page.
Register as a certifying body for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus