5 days

Become an ISO 22301 Lead Auditor and Help your Organization Validate its Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)

Many are the benefits to Business Continuity Management (BCM) : managing the possible threats to your organization, taking a proactive approach to minimize downtimes, demonstrating resilience… But when it comes to auditing a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS), it needs a profound comprehension of the ISO 22301:2019 and ISO 19011:2018.

Take this course to learn the principles and practices of how to independently auditing a BCMS. Upon completion of this course, you will gain a solid understanding of Business Continuity management programs and practices along with an in-depth study of the appropriate audit requirements.

Course objectives

By achieving this course, you will:

• understand the principles and key practices of a BCMS, and requirements for auditing a BCMS
• grasp the essential elements of ISO 22301, ISO 22313, ISO 19011 and ISO 17022
• master how to lead, plan, manage and execute an independent audit of a BCMS in accordance with the requirements of ISO 22301

You will also have the opportunity to get the CETP credentials. You can afterwards use it to showcase your knowledge, distinguish your expertise and prove your commitment to professional development.

What you will learn

Develop the skills and knowledge to conduct and lead effective BCMS audits. Built on in accordance with the requirements of ISO 22301:2019 and 19011:2018, this 5-day course will help you understand the best standards and practices when auditing a BCMS.

Section 1- Requirements for a BCMS & Auditing Practices: Start with an introduction of the management systems, its certification and its guidelines for auditing. Get an overview of Business Continuity, leadership and governance, Business Continuity Program Management (BCMP) as well as documentation and records.

Section 2 - Developing Strategies to Mitigate  Risk & Continue Operations:
Understand the importance of a Business Impact Analysis (BIA), the risk assessment process and learn how to identify the best strategies and solutions.

Section 3 - BCM Program Implementation:
Learn the different types of plans and procedures that should be present in every program to support the BCMS : plan design, program structure, incident response, as well as the management and communication and the Business Continuity Plans and Procedures.

Section 4 - BCM Program Validation: Learn how to validate your BCMS through an exercise program, Business Continuity documentation and capabilities, performance evaluation, improvement and writing the audit report.

Constructed around a case study, you will move through the course applying the best standards to auditing practices. To help you measure your knowledge, small “quizzes” are taken during the course after each section to absorb what you have learned.

Who is this for?

This course is designed for existing Lead Auditors, Business Continuity professionals, IS professionals and Internal Auditors:

  • professionals with auditing experience who are interested in adding the auditing of BCM Systems (BCMS) to their audit capabilities for conducting internal and/or external audits
  • professionals who are interested in conducting compliance assessments for BCM program improvement
  • any BCM professionals and consultants who wish to add auditing competence to their skill sets


For the BCM 5000 : ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Course, no prior training is mandatory, although:

  • having a BCM or auditing expertise is helpful


The ISO 22301 Lead Auditor exam is accredited by PECB and can be used as evidence to pursue the ANSI Accredited certification as an Auditor.

Once you have completed the required number of audit hours, upon completion of this course and passing the exam with a rate of 80% or higher, attendees will earn certification as an ISO 22301 Lead Auditor.

Certification is valid and does not need to be renewed until standard is updated.

ICOR BCM 5000 : ISO 22301 : Lead Auditor
ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Certification

Other advantages

  • Certification Exam is included in the course fee
  • This course entitles to a free one-year membership to ICOR

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About the Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) offers world-class, high-quality, award-winning education services, delivered in partnership with BCI Licensed Training Partners and Approved BCI Instructors located around the globe. Each of them is highly experienced and a respected Business Continuity and resilience professional, bringing a wealth of expertise to enhance your learning experience. All BCI courses have been designed to build on the management and technical practices as described in the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG).

About the International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR)

The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR) is a non-profit and competency-based global leader in organizational resilience. It offers many programs, training and certifications to empower individuals with a quality education and credentialing programs to increase the resilience of the organizations they work for and within the communities they reside. Dedicated to make its participants resourceful leader, the ICOR courses are offered globally, through authorized and highly qualified training partners. The Model for Increasing Organizational Resilience is based on ISO 22316: Security and Resilience – Organizational Resilience Principles and Attributes.

About the Premier Continuum

A leader in Business Continuity, Premier Continuum helps worldwide organizations increase their organizational resilience through state-of-the-art of consulting and training services, supported by ParaSolution, its world-class BCM software. As a certified training partner of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) since 2008 and of ICOR since 2014, we have offered hundreds of classes in Canada, USA and Europe and trained more than 500 professionals. We share our an unparalleled knowledge of the standards and best practice in various industries, and take pride in sharing their practical field-experience and their complete vision of resilience with the PCI students.

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