Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor Combination Training Course

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Training course outline

Book this business continuity combination course to learn how to plan and execute audits of an ISO 22301-compliant business continuity management system (BCMS)

Our training courses delivers a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge and skills required to implement a successful BCMS.

ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Implementer

This course will provide you with the comprehensive and practical knowledge needed to implement a ISO 22301-compliant BCMS. Demonstrate to stakeholders that you are fully prepared for any disruptive incident.

ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Auditor

This course will equip you with the knowledge required to execute a BCMS audit and ensure it is ISO 22301-compliant. You will also get a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of a BCMS audit.

ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor training course benefits

Hands-on study

Participate in group discussions, practical exercises and case studies throughout the course.

Fast-track to certification

Achieve two internationally recognised business continuity qualifications in eight days.

Steps to success

Earn the key steps to ISO 22301 success and gain the skills and understanding required to lead and conduct a management system audit.

Delivered by professionals

Delivered by experienced ISO 22301 practitioners, this combination course is designed to meet the international standards on auditing techniques.

Developed by experts

Designed and developed by the leaders in ISO 22301 and business continuity management.

Reassure stakeholders and customers

Implementing ISO 22301 demonstrates your organisation is well prepared to deal with a variety of disruptions.

Who should attend this course?

This combination course is ideal for anyone involved in or responsible for implementing an ISO 22301-compliant BCMS, including:

  • Business continuity managers
  • IT managers
  • Business managers
  • Quality managers
  • Compliance managers


  • Project managers
  • Risk managers
  • Operations managers
  • Emergency planners
  • ISO 22301 lead auditors


  • Why choose IT Governance?

  • We're the leading global provider of IT governance, risk management and compliance solutions.
  • We are leaders in ISO 22301 and Business Continuity Management - all our courses are designed by experts and delivered by experienced trainers.
  • Pass first time or train again for free - we have trained more than 17,000 people and we're confident you'll pass with us first time. If you don't, we'll train you again for free.*
  • Choose the method that suits you - we offer classroom, instructor-led online, self-paced online, e-learning and in-house training options.
  • Access your training anywhere - all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available to download 20 days before your course.
  • Business solutions to suit you - whether you're a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.


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    Course details

    What does this course cover?

  • Determining the scope, policy and objectives of the BCMS
  • Delivering the ISO 22301 project using change management techniques
  • Allocating roles and responsibilities in the ISO 22301 implementation project
  • How to carry out the business impact assessment and the risk assessment (the core competence of business continuity management)
  • How to assess the impact of disruption
  • The importance of an effective incident response structure
  • The importance of an effective communication strategy


  • Writing policies and producing other critical documentation
  • The importance of staff and general awareness training
  • The key elements of a management review
  • Managing and driving continual improvement
  • Preparing the organisation for its initial ISO 22301 certification audit and surveillance visits
  • Identifying key issues to ensure the organisation passes the audit first time
  • How to plan and execute audits of an ISO 22301-compliant BCMS


  • Course agenda

    Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Auditor course agenda

  • Purpose and benefits of audits
  • Role of auditors
  • Role of standards in audits
  • Audit terms and definitions
  • Principles of auditing
  • Managing an audit programme
  • Performing an audit
  • Observing and listening
  • Reporting and summarising audit findings
  • Conducting audit follow-up
  • Competence and evaluation of auditors
  • Accredited certification audit specifics
  • Auditing a BCMS to ISO 22301: 2019


  • Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Implementer course agenda

  • Terms and definitions
  • Commitment
  • Business continuity standards overview
  • BCMS context and scope
  • BCMS leadership and planning
  • BCMS programme plan
  • Operation and strategy
  • Performance evaluation
  • Continual improvement
  • Certification audit process


  • What's included in this course?

    Course materials, lunch, refreshments and both exams are included in this combination course.

    What equipment should I bring?

    The exams are online exams. You will need to bring a 'pop-up enabled' laptop/tablet to the venue. Full details on how to access the exams will be provided by email 1-2 days before sitting the exams.

    Course duration and times

    Day 1: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Day 2: 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
    Day 3: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Day 4: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Day 5: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Day 6: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Day 7: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Day 8: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Are there any prerequisites for this course?

    Before joining this course, you need to have attended the Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Foundation Training Course or have a good working knowledge of ISO 22301 gained through practical experience.

    Is there any recommended reading?

    We strongly recommend you purchase and read one or more of the following:

  • ISO 22301 standard
  • ISO 22301 - A Pocket Guide
  • A Manager's Guide to ISO 22301


  • Exams and qualifications

    Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor exams

    Attendees take the Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Implementer (CBC LI) exam at the end of the third day:

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%


  • Attendees take the Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Auditor (CBC LA) exam at the end of the course:

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%


  • Both the ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor exams are set by IBITGQ ( International Board for IT Governance Qualifications ). There are no extra charge for these exams.

    This course is equivalent to:

    56

    CPD points

    What qualifications will I receive?

  • Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Implementer (CBC LI)
  • Certified ISO 22301 BCMS Lead Auditor (CBC LA)


  • Accreditation

    Both courses are accredited by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ).

    IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) is a personnel certification body that certifies individuals in the field of IT governance.

    IBITGQ is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard ( Conformity assessment - General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons ) by IAS (International Accreditation Service). ISO 17024 is a global, industry-recognised benchmark, and qualifications accredited to this standard are recognised and highly valued by employers throughout the world.

    You can demonstrate your professional and practical knowledge and expertise by registering your qualification on the IBITGQ/ GASQ successful candidate register .

    How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

  • 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.


  • Do I need to bring proof of identity?

    Candidates must bring a form of photographic ID with them as the invigilator may request to check it prior to the exams.

    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.

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