ISO 22301 Lead Implementer | Course

Mastering the implementation and management of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301


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ISO 22301 Lead Implementer Path

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301:2010. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices used to implement business continuity processes from the ISO 22399. This training is consistent with the project management practices established in ISO 10006 (Quality Management Systems - Guidelines for Quality Management in Projects).
This training is fully compatible with BS 25999 (Business continuity management specification) and ISO 27031 (Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity).

Because it is a course with a very relevant practical impact, participants are invited to implement a Business Continuity Management System, in the classroom, during training, based on a case study. This practice supports the necessary theoretical part of the training and establishes a clear link between theory, regulation and how to do it. In this way, participants are able to transfer the knowledge of training to the job and acquire a greater critical sense about the requirements and their applicability in the organization.

Training Methodology
This training is based on both theory and practice:
  • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases;
  • Practical exercises based on a full case study including role playings and oral presentations;
  • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation;
  • Practice test similar to the certification exam;
To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited.

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS);
  • Business continuity auditors who wish to fully understand the implementation of a Business Continuity Management System;
  • Persons responsible for the business continuity conformity in an organization;
  • Members of an business continuity team;
  • Expert advisors in business continuity;
  • Members of an organization that want to prepare for an business continuity function or for a BCMS project management function;

Participants should understand English as the course documentation is in this language..

Duration (days)
5 days

Learning Objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
  • understand the implementation of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) in accordance with ISO 22301, ISO 27031 or BS 25999
  • gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required for the effective management of a Business Continuity Management System
  • understand the relationship between the components of a Business Continuity Management System and the compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, managing and maintaining a BCMS as specified in ISO22301 or BS 25999
  • acquire the necessary expertise to manage a team implementing ISO22301 or BS 25999
  • develop the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in the management of business continuity
  • improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in the context of business continuity management

  1. Introduction to Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) concepts as required by ISO 22301;Initiating a BCMS
    • Introduction to management systems and the process approach
    • Presentation of the standards ISO 22301, ISO/PAS 22399, ISO 27031, BS 25999 and regulatory framework
    • Fundamental principles of Business continuity
    • Preliminary analysis and establishment of the maturity level of the existing Business Continuity Management System based upon ISO 21827
    • Writing a business case and a project plan for the implementation of a BCMS

  2. Planning a BCMS based on ISO 22301
    • Definition of the scope of a BCMS
    • Definition of quality policy and objectives
    • Development of a BCMS and business continuity policies
    • Business impact analysis (BIA) and risk assessment

  3. Implementing a BCMS based on ISO 22301
    • Implementation of a document management framework
    • Design of business continuity processes and writing procedures
    • Implementation of business continuity processes
    • Development of a training & awareness program and communicating about the business continuity
    • Incident management and emergency management
    • Operations management of a BCMS

  4. Controlling, monitoring and measuring and improving a BCMS and certification audit of a BCMS
    • Controlling and Monitoring a BCMS
    • Development of metrics, performance indicators and dashboards
    • ISO 22301 internal audit
    • Management review of a BCMS
    • Implementation of a continual improvement program
    • Preparing for an ISO 22301 certification audit

  5. ISO 22301 Lead Implementer Certification Exam

  • The Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer exam covers the following competence domains:
    • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of business continuity
    • Domain 2: Business continuity Control Best Practice
    • Domain 3: Planning a BCMS based on ISO 22301
    • Domain 4: Implementing a BCMS based on ISO 22301
    • Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of a BCMS based on ISO 22301
    • Domain 6: Continual improvement of a BCMS based on ISO 22301
    • Domain 7: Preparing for a BCMS certification audit
  • The Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer exam is available in English language.
  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • The exam result is sent via email to the candidate within eight weeks after the examination, being the exam result graduated in qualitative note: "Pass or Fail".
  • In the case of a failure, the result will be accompanied with the list of domains in which you had a mark lower than the passing grade.
If the candidate fails the exam, he is entitled to one free retake within a 12 month period from the initial exam date.

After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials: "Certified ISO 22301 Provisional Implementer", "Certified ISO 22301 Implementer" or "Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer", depending on their level of experience.
A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential.
ISO 22301 Lead Implementer is a certification program aligned with ISO 17024 standard.

Requirements for "Implementer" certifications:
CertificationExamProfessional experienceBCMS Audit experienceBCMS project experience
ISO 22301 Provisional ImplementerISO 22301 LI ExamNoneNoneNone
ISO 22301 ImplementerISO 22301 LI Exam2 years
1 year of business continuity work experience
NoneProject activities totalling 200 hours
ISO 22301 Lead Implementer ISO 22301 LI Exam5 years
2 years of business continuity work experience
NoneProject activities totalling 300 hours

Our specialists are renowned consultants and auditors, with several years of experience in the areas of implementation, auditing and training in BS 25999 and ISO 22301, with particular focus on the family of standards ISO 22300, 27000, ISO 24762 (Disaster Recovery) and their associated standards. Some of our experts work directly in the improvement of these standards through its participation in the committees responsible for these standards in various countries.

General Information
  • Training in English language.
  • Course manual in English, containing over 450 pages of information. practical examples, case-study and step-by-step implementation methodology.
  • Behaviour Participation Certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits.
  • Certification exam in English.
  • Certification Diploma after successful examination and formal process registration. This process has no associated cost.
  • Coffee break in the morning and afternoon (Applies to all training that take place in Behaviour facilities)
  • If the candidate fails the exam, he is entitled to one free retake within a 12 month period from the initial exam date.

  • ISO 22301 is an auditable Business Continuity Management System (BCMS).

  • ISO 22301 allows certification and international recognition of an organization. Allows access to new markets and optimization of operations. Allows improve quality, increase productivity, competitive advantage, customer satisfaction and sales.

  • ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course bases its pedagogical model in a certification program, aligned with ISO 17024 standard, which defines the requirements for certification of people, fulfilling the recommendations of ISO.

  • ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course geared towards to the implementation of the standard, through a step-by-step implementation process. Thus, throughout the course, in addition to the basic concepts of BCMS, are presented the steps needed to prepare and start the BCMS implementation project, which includes the selection of the approach, the implementation methodology, among other activities needed to implement the BCMS, based on the methodology presented, including BCMS operation and therefore the control, monitoring and continuous measurement.

  • One of the strengths of the ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course, in addition to inclusion of implementation methodology, is that it allows to prepare professionals for the audit of ISO 22301 certification and the registration in the certifying body. Addresses itself to this end, the recommendations of ISO 19011 and the ISO 17021 - requirements for certification bodies.

  • ISO 22301 Lead Implementer certification exam is conducted at the end of the course, on the last day of training, which focuses on development questions and case studies allowing the certifying entity to measure, more effectively, the knowledge of the candidates.

  • Upon success in the exam, professional will achieve one of the ISO 22301 certifications levels. In case of failure, professional may repeat the exam at no additional cost, within 1 year after the date of the 1st examination.

  • Behaviour Pedagogical Model aims to provide a learning environment conducive to acquisition of competences, in accordance with objectives of each training program. Promoting interaction, participation and appreciation of experiences, we contribute to meaningful learning, certification and international recognition but, above all to the development of critical thinking and autonomy.

  • Behaviour is an organization accredited by DGERT (Portuguese Government Entity) and certified on ISO 9001. Behaviour has its Quality Management System (QMS) implemented in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001, the requirements of DGERT, the requirements of the European standard NP 4512 and the standard ISO 10015.

Dates and Price

Guaranteed Dates Program (*)
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