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Cyber Essentials Partners


The Cyber Essentials certification scheme is rapidly becoming a must-have for UK businesses. By partnering with IT Governance you will be able to offer your clients both the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications. You will be able to deliver exceptional value, secure client loyalty and boost your revenue.

IT Governance is a CREST-accredited certification body that validates all Cyber Essentials certifications with an additional vulnerability scan. This helps to ensure that your clients have the appropriate security in place to protect against the most common cyber attacks.

The certifications

Your clients will be able to choose between either the CREST-accredited Cyber Essentials or the Cyber Essentials Plus certification.



Cyber Essentials

The Cyber Essentials certification process includes a self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ), an external vulnerability scan of Internet-facing networks, and the certification service itself.



Cyber Essentials Plus

The Cyber Essentials Plus certification includes all of the assessments for the Cyber Essentials certification as well as an additional internal scan and an on-site assessment.


Your clients can also choose how they achieve certification through our range of Cyber Essentials solutions. These are designed to help organisations with varying levels of expertise through the certification process. These can be viewed on our Cyber Essentials Solutions page >>


How does the partnership work for Cyber Essentials?

Both affiliates and resellers have the ability to sell our Cyber Essentials certification solutions to their clients.


  • You promote Cyber Essentials certification services to your clients using banners and online collateral provided by IT Governance.

  • You earn a commission for each client that purchases the Cyber Essentials certification service from IT Governance as a result of your promotional activities.

  • IT Governance manages the certification process directly with your client.


  • You retain control of your client relationships and manage the entire application process on their behalf.

  • You receive a discount on our Cyber Essentials certification solutions, and may add a mark-up if you wish.

  • IT Governance liaises with you on the certification process and any remedial activities required.


For full information about becoming a partner and the benefits that this brings, please view our partner programme brochure or visit our Become an IT Governance partner page >>


How is the certification process managed?

All Cyber Essentials certifications are managed through our CyberComply online portal, which makes the certification process nice and easy. The portal helps our reseller partners apply for, submit and track Cyber Essentials certifications on behalf of their clients. Alternatively, you can purchase Cyber Essentials certification credits that you give to your clients, allowing them to manage the service themselves.


Why IT Governance?

As a CREST-accredited, official certification body for the Cyber Essentials scheme, IT Governance is proud to have awarded certification to companies of all different types and sizes, including Vodafone, Airbus Defence and Space Ltd, Action for Children, and ELEXON. To date, we have successfully certified over 250 companies to either Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus. Read more about us here.

You can be assured that our assessments are conducted by knowledgeable, skilled and competent individuals in accordance with the certification scheme’s code of conduct.


Contact us now to sign up as a partner and start earning additional revenue while keeping your clients cyber secure.


Tel: +44 (0) 845 070 1750

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