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ISO 22301 Lead Auditor - BCMS Certification Training Course

The internationally recognized PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor certificate will prove that you have the professional capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on the requirements of ISO 22301 and auditing best practices.

Attending this training course allows you to obtain the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and the certification process according to ISO/IEC 17021-1.

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Expected Goals from ISO 22301 Lead Auditor:

After attending the training course, you can sit for the exam and, if you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” credential. By becoming a PECB-certified auditor, you will achieve formal and independent recognition of your personal competencies, and you qualify yourself to conduct BCMS audits for a certification body.

  • Understand a business continuity management system (BCMS) and its processes based on ISO 22301
  • Acknowledge the relationship between ISO 22301 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the auditor’s role in planning, leading, and following up on a BCMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Interpret the requirements of ISO 22301 in the context of a BCMS audit
  • Plan an audit, lead a team of auditors, draft reports, and follow up on an audit
  • Act with due professional care during an audit

Who Needs The ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Certification?

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead business continuity management system (BCMS) audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the business continuity management system audit process
  • Individuals responsible to maintain conformity with the BCMS requirements in an organization
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for the business continuity management system audit
  • Expert advisors in business continuity management

BCMS Online Training

  • 7 Days
  • Exam Simulation
  • Group Activity (Break-out Session) after each lesson
  • Practice Test
  • Access to additional References – Glossary/ Recommended Reading/ Syllabus
  • Material language will be in English

 BCMS Certification Exam Format:

The “PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” exam complies with the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP) requirements. The exam covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a business continuity management system (BCMS)
  • Domain 2: Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Domain 4: Preparing an ISO 22301 audit
  • Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 22301 audit
  • Domain 6: Closing an ISO 22301 audit
  • Domain 7: Managing an ISO 22301 audit program

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.

ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Certification

After successfully passing the exam, you can apply for the credential.  You will receive the certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

  • Credential:  PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor
  • Exam: PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor exam or equivalent
  • Professional Experience: Five years: Two years of work experience in BC management
  • Audit activities: a total of 300 hours
  • Signing the PECB: Code of Ethics

For more information about ISO 22301 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to business continuity management system (BCMS) and ISO 22301
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Certification process
  • Fundamental principles of business continuity
  • Business continuity management system (BCMS)
  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • The impact of trends and technology in auditing
  • Evidence-based auditing
  • Risk-based auditing
  • Audit feasibility
  • Stage 1 audit
  • Preparing for stage 2 audit (on-site audit)
  • Stage 2 audit
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures
  • Creating audit test plans
  • Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports
  • Audit documentation and quality review
  • Closing of the audit
  • Evaluation of action plans by the auditor
  • Beyond the initial audit
  • Managing an internal audit program
  • Closing of the training course


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