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ISO/IEC 22301 BCMS Lead Auditor Training Course

Prioritise The Threats To Your Organisation With The International Standard For Business Continuity


Understand and prioritise the threats to your organisation with the international standard for Business Continuity.

Our ISO/IEC 22301 BCMS Lead Auditor training course specifies the requirements for a management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of, and ensure your business recovers from disruptive incidents.

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Exam Included
5 Days
£1395Excl. VAT

Course Outline

What Will You Learn?

  • Explain the specifics of applying the generic audit process according to ISO/IEC 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 to auditing a BCMS for conformance with ISO/IEC 22301
  • Explain the purpose of and relationship between ISO/IEC 22301 and ISO/PAS 22399, and BS 25999 Parts 1 & 2
  • Recall ISO/IEC 22301 terms and definitions
  • Explain how the process approach and the PDCA cycle are applied in an ISO/IEC 22301 conformant BCMS
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of a BCMS for conformance with ISO/IEC 22301
  • Identify examples of evidence of conformity/non-conformity with ISO/IEC 22301
  • Apply Active Listening in the context of a BCMS ISO/IEC 22301 audit
  • Write non-conformities of intent, implementation and effectiveness against relevant clauses of ISO/IEC 22301
  • Identify inconsistencies in the BCMS and write them as non-conformities against relevant clauses of ISO/IEC 22301
  • Provide rationale for non-conformity statements (NCs) showing how NCs are relevant to the organisation’s BC scope, policy and objectives
  • Select and lead an ISO/IEC 22301 BCMS audit team


Our ISO/IEC 22301 Certified BCMS Lead Auditor training course is delivered over 4.5 days and contains 2 modules: the first provides core training on lead auditing in respect of management systems, while the second focuses on building the specific skills required for an ISO/IEC 22301 audit.

Module 1 – Common Core Audit Requirements based on ISO/IEC 19011. This module is built around the guidance and advice as published in the ISO/IEC 19011 standard, it also includes audit preparation, managing an audit team, determining compliance with standard, interview techniques, following audit trails and documenting evidence.

Module 2 – Auditing a BCMS to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 22301. This module covers the specific knowledge and skills required to audit against the ISO/IEC 22301 standard, it also includes the IBITGQ Certified BCMS Lead Auditor examination.

About the Course

You will participate in workshops and case studies to develop their auditing technique and will learn how to handle some of the more challenging situations an auditor may face. Our ISO/IEC 22301 Certified BCMS Lead Auditor training course has been designed in keeping with international standards on auditing techniques, including those described in ISO/IEC19011. It will also familiarise participants with the challenges of auditing ISO/IEC 22301 and will cover all sections of the standard in detail.

Who Should Attend

Our ISO/IEC 22301 Certified BCMS Lead Auditor training course is designed for professionals who wish to develop a career in the audit of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS), or in ensuring Best Practice in the application of Business Continuity controls.

Our ISO/IEC 22301 Certified BCMS Lead Auditor training course would also benefit external consultants seeking to support the auditing activity of a Business Continuity Planning (BCP) system within client organisations.

Materials Provided

  • Full Comprehensive Course Materials (PDF Files)
  • Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Tutors
  • ISO/IEC 22301 BCMS Lead Auditor Examination
  • Refreshments

Organisational Benefits

  • Reduces impact and frequency of business disruptions
  • Enhances your ability to respond when disruptions do occur
  • Gives you confidence in your responses and ensures appropriate and agile contingencies
  • Better stakeholder/interested party relationships

Individual Benefits

  • Protects and enhances your reputation and credibility
  • Improves your ability to win tenders
  • Increases business growth, attracting more investors
  • Improves your career prospects
  • You will have the opportunity for a salary increase


There are no formal entry prerequisities, you will need basic knowledge of either ISO/IEC 22301, BS25999 or Business Continuity Planning.


Copies of the ISO/IEC 22301 Standard will be available for you to refer to throughout our training programme, we do however recommend that you purchase your own copy of this document.

Exam Overview

ISO/IEC 22301 BCMS Lead Auditor Examination:

  • The examination duration is 90 minutes
  • The examination will be taken on the final day of our training course

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this course.


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Next Steps

We currently offer the following ISO/IEC 22301 classroom-based training courses:


If you successfully pass the examination, you will be awarded the ISO/IEC 22301 BCMS Lead Auditor (CBC LA) Qualification issued by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ).

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