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ISO22301 Certified BCMS Lead Auditor

Gain the practical knowledge and skills required to plan and execute audits of a business continuity management system (BCMS) in line with the requirements specified by the ISO 22301:2012 standard with this practical 4.5-day course.

Successful completion of this course leads to the ISO22301 Certified BCMS Lead Auditor (CBC LA) qualification, awarded by IBITGQ.

Become an ISO 22301 Certified BCMS Lead Auditor

The ISO22301 Certified BCMS Lead Auditor training course provides attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of an audit and the knowledge required to execute the audit of a BCMS to ensure its conformity to the ISO 22301:2012 standard.

A comprehensive understanding of the requirements of an audit

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of an audit and the knowledge required to execute the audit of a BCMS to ensure its conformity to the ISO 22301:2012 standard .

 

Delivered by experts

Delivered by an experienced ISO 22301 practitioner. 

 

Hands-on study

Participate in group discussions, practical exercises and case studies  to develop your auditing technique and learn how to handle some of the more challenging situations an auditor may face.

 

In keeping with international standards

Designed in keeping with international standards on auditing techniques, including those described in the ISO 19011   standard.

 

Gain insights into the challenges of auditing ISO 22301

Gain the skills and understanding required to lead and conduct a management system audit.  

Who should attend?

This course is designed for professionals who wish to develop a career in auditing BCMSs, or in ensuring best practice in the application of business continuity controls.

It provides the essential audit qualification for anyone tasked with planning, managing and/or carrying out audits of conformance to ISO 22301:2012. The course would also benefit external consultants seeking to support the auditing activity of a business continuity planning system within client organisations.

 

Have you attended our ISO 27001 Lead Auditor course?

Many auditors are also qualified as an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and have attended our ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor Training Course.

 

The ISO 22301 standard

We recommend that delegates have copies of the most recent version of  the ISO 22301 standard with them during the course.

 

 
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Pre-Requisites

Entry requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, we assume attendees will have a basic knowledge of either ISO 22301 or business continuity management/planning. This knowledge could have been gained through practical experience, reading, or by attending our ISO22301 Certified BCMS Foundation Training Course and/or ISO22301 Certified BCMS Lead Implementer Training Course.

 

Course Content

The ISO22301 Certified BCMS Lead Auditor training course is delivered over 4.5 days and consists of two modules:

  • Module 1 – Common core audit requirements based on ISO 19011 (2-day duration)

    This module is built around the guidance and advice published in the ISO 19011 standard.

    This includes audit preparation, managing an audit team, determining compliance with the Standard, interview techniques, following audit trails and documenting evidence.

  • Module 2 – Auditing a BCMS to meet the requirements of ISO 22301 (2.5 day duration)

    This module covers the specific knowledge and skills required to audit against the ISO 22301 standard.

    It also includes the IBITGQ Certified BCMS Lead Auditor (CBC LA) examination (90 minutes).

Over the two modules you will learn:

  • The generic audit process according to ISO 19011 and ISO 17021
  • The BCMS audit process and the requirements of ISO 22031
  • Key ISO 22301 terms and definitions
  • Considerations for planning, conducting, reporting and following up on an ISO 22301 audit
  • Active listening techniques
  • Identifying and reporting on nonconformities
  • The process approach and PDCA cycle; and
  • How to select and lead an ISO 22301 audit team

Exams & Certification

Attendees who successfully complete this 4.5-day course will be awarded the ISO22301 Certified BCMS Lead Auditor (CBC LA) qualification, which is certificated to ISO 17024, and issued by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ).  The course includes an exam at the end of the last day.

Please note that 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.

ISO22301 Certified BCMS Lead Auditor (CBC LA)  examination

This course prepares attendees for an examination sat on the last day. Successful candidates will be awarded the ISO22301 Certified BCMS Lead Auditor (CBC LA) qualification issued by IBITGQ.

The exam fee is included in the package price and the course is designed to maximise your chance of passing the exam.

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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