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ISO22301 Certified BCMS Foundation

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the ISO/IEC 22301:2012 standard and the requirements of a business continuity management system (BCMS). Delegates who successfully complete this one-day classroom course will be awarded the ISO 22301 Certified BCMS Foundation (CBC F) qualification.

Develop your understanding of ISO 22301 and business continuity management.

ISO 22301, the international standard for business continuity, outlines the requirements of a business continuity management system (BCMS).


Reassure customers, investors and other stakeholders.

An ISO 22301-compliant BCMS will reassure customers, investors and other stakeholders that your organisation is prepared to deal effectively with disruptions such as fire, theft, cyber attack, IT service issues, staff absences, terrorist activity and natural disasters.


A comprehensive overview of the requirements and benefits of a BCMS.

The ISO22301 Certified BCMS Foundation Training Course provides a comprehensive overview of the requirements and benefits of a BCMS, and leads to the ISO22301 Certified BCMS Foundation (CBC F) qualification.

Who should attend this course?

Those responsible for implementing a business continuity management system (BCMS) or individuals who wish to understand the benefits of compliance with the ISO 22301 standard. This includes business continuity managers, IT managers, business managers, quality managers, compliance managers, project managers, ISO 22301 auditors and emergency planners.



Entry requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements, a basic knowledge of business continuity planning gained through practical experience or reading would be very useful. We recommend all delegates purchase and read a copy of ISO22301 – A Pocket Guide before attending the course.

Course Content

What will you learn on this course?

  • Understand business continuity concepts, terms and definitions
  • Explain the benefits of a BCMS to an organisation
  • Recognise the process elements of a BCMS
  • Understand the principles of business impact analysis and risk assessment
  • Understand the principles of incident response and business continuity management
  • Understand the principles of exercising business continuity arrangements
  • Understand how the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle is applied to a BCMS; and
  • Appreciate the benefits of accredited certification

Exams & Certification

Please note that the exam is online, so you will need to bring a 'pop-up enabled' laptop/tablet to the venue.

Full details on how to access the exam will be provided by email 1-2 days before sitting the exam.

Exam included: achieve the CBC F qualification

This course is part of our unique ISO 22301 Learning Pathway and includes a 60-minute multiple-choice examination that leads to the industry-recognised ISO22301 Certified BCMS Foundation (CBC F) qualification, certificated by IBITGQ. This course also qualifies for seven CPD/CPE credits.

Exam results and certificates

  • Where exams are taken online (either remotely or by computer in the classroom), provisional exam results will be available immediately on completion of the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within 10 working days from the date of the exam.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within 10 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.
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