Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor

Mastering the Audit of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training, the participant will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 the certification process according to 17021. Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to effenciently conduct an audit. This training is compatible with BS 25999 audit (Business continuity management specification) and ISO 27031 (Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity).

  •  Internal auditors
  •  Auditors wanting to perform and lead Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)  certification audits
  •  Persons responsible for the Business continuity conformity in an organization
  •  Members of a business continuity team
  •  Expert advisors in business continuity.
  •  Technical experts wanting to prepare for an Business continuity audit function
  •  To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO 22301 or BS 25999 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
  •  To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO 22301 or BS 25999 certification audit following ISO 19011 guidelines and the specifications of ISO 17021
  •  To acquire  the expertise necessary to manage a BCMS audit team
  •  To understand the relationship between a Business Continuity Management System, including risk management, controls and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  •  To improve the ability to analyze the internal and external environment of an organization, risk assessment and audit decision-making in the context of a BCMS

ISO 22301 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of BS 25999 or ISO 27031 and business continuity concepts is recommended

  •  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
  •  The “Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains: 
  •       Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of business continuity
          Domain 2: Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
          Domain 3: Fundamental Audit Concepts and Principles
          Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 22301 audit
          Domain 5: Conducting  of an ISO 22301 audit
          Domain 6: Closing an ISO 22301 audit
          Domain 7: Managing an ISO 22301 audit program
  •  The “Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
     Duration: 3 hours
     After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO 22301 Provisional Auditor, Certified ISO 22301 Auditor or Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor depending on their level of experience.  Those credentials are available for internal and external auditors.
     A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential 
  •  Certification fees are included in the exam price
  •  A student manual containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants 
     A participation certificate of 31 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits will be issued to participants 
     In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions