ISO/IEC 42001 Foundation

The ISO/IEC 42001 Foundation training course equips you with the core principles necessary for establishing and managing an artificial intelligence management system (AIMS) in accordance with ISO/IEC 42001. The course is structured to provide you with essential understanding, setting a solid foundation for further expertise in AIMS.

Course description:

Attending the ISO/IEC 42001 Foundation training course is an important step for professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of AIMSs. This course covers the essential aspects of ISO/IEC 42001, including context understanding, policy establishment, risk management planning, support, operation, performance evaluation, emphasizing the importance of internal audits, management reviews, and continual improvement.

By completing this training course, you will gain valuable insights and be prepared for the certificate exam. The “PECB Certificate Holder in ISO/IEC 42001 Foundation” certificate demonstrates a thorough understanding of the fundamental methodologies, requirements, and managerial approaches essential for an effective AIMS. This credential demonstrates that you possess the professional capabilities to contribute to the enhancement of AI governance and ensure compliance, making it an invaluable addition to your professional qualifications.

Course objectives:

After successfully completing the training course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of artificial intelligence management 
  • Describe the main requirements of ISO/IEC 42001 for an artificial intelligence management system (AIMS)
  • Identify approaches, methods, and techniques used for implementing, managing, and improving an AIMS


  • Professionals seeking to gain a fundamental understanding of the requirements of ISO/IEC 42001
  • Managers and consultants seeking to learn more about artificial intelligence management
  • Individuals involved in the management or implementation of AI systems
  • Individuals tasked with overseeing AI-related project.


After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about ISO/IEC certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

Certification 42001 Foundation


There are no prerequisites to enroll in this training course.

Course outline:

Introduction to artificial intelligence management system (AIMS) and ISO/IEC 42001

Artificial intelligence management system (AIMS) and certificate exam


The exam is will take place at the end of the course on onsite classroom courses

For Virtual courses we will send out a voucher that gives you access to an online exam. This can be booked and taken home monitored by a proctor via camera. More information about the exam rules will be send fromPECB.

Test details:

  • Multiple choice “closed book” exam where the candidates are not authorized to use anything but the exam paper and a pen or,
  • Duration: 1 hour (+ 10 min extra time for non-native)
  • The use of electronic devices, such as laptops, cell phones, etc., is not allowed.

As the exam is an Multiple Choice.


Examination rules and policies


Results will be communicated by email in a period of 6 to 8 weeks, after taking the exam. The results will not include the exact grade of the candidate, only a mention of pass or fail.

Candidates who successfully complete the examination will be able to apply for a certified scheme which is explained in the course description.

In the case of a failure, the results will be accompanied with the list of domains in which the candidate had failed to provide guidance for exams’ retake preparation.

Candidates, who disagree with the exam results, may file a complaint by writing to or through PECB ticketing system.


There is no limit on the number of times a candidate may retake an exam. However, there are some limitations in terms of allowed time-frame in between exam retakes, such as:

  • Students, who have completed the full training but failed the written exam, are eligible to retake the exam once for free within a 12 month period from the initial date of the exam.
  • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the second attempt, he/she must wait 3 months (from the initial date of the exam) for the next attempt (2nd retake). Retake fee applies.
  • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the third attempt, he/she must wait 6 months (from the initial date of the exam) for the next attempt (3rd retake). Retake fee applies.

After the fourth attempt, a waiting period of 12 months from the last session date is required, in order for candidate to sit again for the same exam. Regular fee applies.

For the candidates that fail the exam in the 2nd retake, PECB recommends to attend an official training in order to be better prepared for the exam.

To arrange exam retakes (date, time, place, costs), the candidate needs to contact Glasspaper.


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