About the certification

An Information Security Policy and topic-specific policies should be defined, approved by management, published, communicated to and acknowledged by relevant personnel and relevant interested parties, and reviewed at planned intervals and if significant changes occur. The Information Security Policy Foundation is a certification intended for IT professionals seeking to validate their knowledge of Information Security Policy.

The exam validates the candidate's knowledge in Information Security Policy. The Information Security Policy Foundation (ISO/IEC 27001:2022) certification exam is based on the ISO/IEC 27002:2022 standard.

The Information Security Policy (ISO/IEC 27001:2022) certification exam is an online, closed-book, and remotely-proctored exam. It includes 40 multiple-choice questions and the passing score is 70%. Candidates will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. Validate your knowledge of Information Security Policy in accordance with the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 and advance your career. Register for your online exam now!

Information Security Policy Foundation

Exam details

Exam code


Launch date

December 3, 2016

Exam description

The Information Security Policy Foudation (ISO/IEC 27001:2022) exam validates the candidate's knowledge of Information Security Policy.

Current version

v2 (October 23, 2023)

Exam format

Multiple choice; closed book; online proctored exam

Number of questions

40 questions

Passing score

70% (28 out of 40)

Exam duration

60 minutes




English and Portuguese (Brazilian)

Exam description

Information Security Policy


16 hours

Bloom's Taxonomy

Level 1 (Remembering), Level 2 (Understanding) and Level 3 (Applying)

Recommended reading

• ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection - Information security management systems - Requirements
• ISO/IEC 27002:2022 Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection - Information security controls
• ISO/IEC 27003:2017 Information technology - Security techniques - Information security management systems - Guidance


There are no prerequisites for this certification

Recommended experience

Six months of work experience in Information Security

Validity period


How to get certified


Browse our certification programs and choose your certification.


Discover the exam objectives and prepare for your exam.


Register for your online proctored exam.


Take your online proctored exam in the comfort of your home or office.


Congratulations! You are certified!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does an ITCERTS certification exam cost?

    All exams are available for $150 USD each. Prices may vary slightly by region and currency exchange rates.

  • Are there any prerequisites to take the exams?

    There are no prerequisites to take the exams. ITCERTS recommends that candidates have at least six months of work experience in the area that the certification exam covers.

  • What is the exam retake policy?

    If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on the first attempt, there is no waiting period between the first and the second attempt. If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on the second attempt, the candidate must wait at least 7 days before retaking the exam for a third time. A candidate may not take a given exam any more than three times per year (12 months).

  • How do I register for an Online Proctored Exam?

    Visit the Online Proctored Exam registration page to find complete instructions.

  • Are there any mandatory training to take an exam?

    Training is recommended as part of your certification preparation, but it is not mandatory.

  • Which languages are the exams available in?

    Our exams are currently available in English and Portuguese.

  • Where can I take the exams?

    Exams are delivered online (Online Proctored Exams) and can be taken from anywhere in the world.

  • Do the ITCERTS certifications expire?

    ITCERTS certifications are considered good-for-life and do not expire.

  • How can a potential employer verify my certifications?

    Your employer can verify your certification on our certification verification page. Your certification number will be needed in order to process the verification.



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