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BS 10012 Certified PIMS Lead Implementer

The BS 10012 Certified PIMS Lead Implementer course outline

Learn how to implement BS 10012:2017 +A1 2018 and demonstrate compliance with the GDPR  while embedding data management in your organisation’s culture. The Standard integrates well with other leading global standards, such as ISO 27001, for total GDPR compliance. 

BS 10012 is a British standard that outlines the specifications for a PIMS (personal information management system). This course will teach you how to implement an effective PIMS, allowing your organisation to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Target Audience:

Those responsible for implementing a PIMS or individuals who wish to understand the benefits of BS 10012 compliance. 

Job titles:

  • Privacy managers
  • Data protection managers
  • Information security managers
  • IT managers
  • Project managers
  • Corporate governance managers
  • Risk and compliance managers
  • General or privacy counsels


Learning Objectives

What’s included in the course?

  • A professional training venue with lunch and refreshments.
  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • The BS 10012 Certified PIMS Lead Implementer exam.
  • A certificate of attendance.


• Delivered by professionals: real-world practitioners show you how to tackle a PIMS project from start to finish.

• Steps to success: learn about the steps to BS 10012 success.

• Hands-on study: participate in group discussions, practical exercises and case studies throughout the course.

• Fast track to certification: achieve a globally recognised BS 10012 qualification certificated to ISO 17024 in just three days.

• Designed by experts: designed by the first organisation in the world with an accredited ISO 27001 certificate referencing BS 10012:2017.

• Reassure customers, investors and other stakeholders: implementing BS 10012 demonstrates that your organisation has a framework in place to comply with the data protection requirements imposed by laws such as the GDPR.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Is there any recommended reading?

We strongly recommend you purchase and read the BS 10012 standard before attending the course:

We also recommend that you purchase and read the following textbook:

Course Content

What does the course cover?

  • Understanding what a PIMS is
  • Managing system standards
  • Overview of BS 10012
  • PIMS project roadmap
  • Setting up a PIMS framework
  • Managing PIMS-related risks
  • Implementing a PIMS
  • Measuring, monitoring, reviewing and improving the PIMS
  • Certification audit

What equipment should I bring?

The exam is an online exam. You will need to bring a ‘pop-up enabled’ laptop/tablet to the venue. Full details on how to access the exam will be provided by email 1–2 days before sitting the exam.

Exams & Certification

BS 10012 Certified PIMS Lead Implementer exam

Attendees sit the BS 10012 Certified PIMS Lead Implementer examination. 


C PIMS LI, exam included. This course qualifies for 21 CPD/CPE credits.

What qualifications will I receive?

  • Exams are taken online (either remotely or by computer in the classroom), and provisional exam results will be available immediately on completion of the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Results notifications and certificates are sent directly to candidates by the relevant exam board in electronic format; please note that hard copy exam certificates are not issued.

Can exams be retaken?

Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest for the exam.

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