How Much Does Cyber Essentials Cost?

Written by Sam Jones
Oct 31, 2019 - 3 minute read

If you're thinking about Cyber Essentials for your organisation and wondering 'how much does Cyber Essentials costs?' read on for a full break down...

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Whether you're just looking for an understanding of the the pricing plans available or simply trying to budget for cyber security, this article should help you in your Cyber Essentials journey.

I'm going to break down the pricing of Cyber Essentials so you can fully understand how much it would cost your organisation to become Cyber Essentials certified. 

Also, prices can vary as it is dependent on the Certification Body.

As our pricing is highly competitive with the Cyber Security industry, I will be breaking down the pricing structure we currently offer at Cyber Tec Security to give you a good idea of the best prices you can look to be getting on the market right now.

Before I go into the pricing, it's important to remember:

  • All prices mentioned exclude VAT 
  • Each certification needs to be renewed after 12 months to remain certified
  • All certifications can be awarded within as little as 24 hours of assessment
  • You'll then receive Cyber Essentials logos for website and collateral use after achieving certification

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Pricing Structure of Cyber Essentials

Self Guided:

If you were to complete Cyber Essentials on your own, without support from your Certification Body, it would cost you £299.99. It's important to bear in mind that if you decide to complete the certification on your own, there is a greater possibility you could fail and re-test fees will apply if you do fail to pass.


The benefit of the guided approach is quite simple. It's designed to be fully hands-on every step of the way so you know exactly what you're doing and receive expert advice from our security assessments team along the way.

The guided Cyber Essentials package is £449.99 or £42.99 monthly.

Pricing Structure of Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus is more expensive than the Cyber Essentials certification as it is the highest level standard in the Cyber Essentials scheme, showing you are doing absolutely everything in your power to protect the data of your clients. It is important to know the difference between the two certifications and which certification fits your organisation best.


If your organisation isn't aware of the gaps in your cyber security measures, you're setting yourself up to fail Cyber Essentials Plus.

This is why there is it advisable to undergo a Pre-Assessment at a one-off price of £749.99.

Engineers will assess your systems and process, providing an executive summary that highlights the gaps in your systems and direct technical instructions to remediate these issues.

For this price, you benefit from unlimited time with the chief assessors who will actually be running your real assessment, so you know you're in good hands!

Cyber Essentials Plus

Assuming you've purchased the Pre-Assessment to maximise your chances of success, you can purchase Cyber Essentials Plus for £1199.99 or £110.99 a month. 

You can view our bundle packages and their respective pricing here.


Still confused about Cyber Essentials?

We've answered every question possible around Cyber Essentials in our Ultimate Guide to Cyber Essentials. If you want more clarity and depth, feel free to check it out.

Topics: UK, Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus, Business Security, MSSP, Cyber Security


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