ISO 22301 Foundation

As an international standard for Business Continuity Management System, the ISO 22301 is designed to protect, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise. With a Business Continuity Management System, your organization is prepared to detect and prevent threats. ISO 22301 enables you to respond effectively and promptly based on the procedures that apply before, during and after the event. Implementing a Business Continuity plan within your organization means that you are prepared for the unexpected. Business Continuity Plan assures you that your organization will continue to operate without any major impacts and losses.

Course description:

ISO 22301 Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to implement and manage a BCMS as specified in ISO 22301. During this training course, you will be able to understand the different modules of a BCMS, including BCMS policy, procedures, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review and continual improvement.

Course objectives:

  • Understand the elements and operations of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 22301 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and management of a BCMS

Audience:

  • Individuals involved in Business Continuity Management
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main processes of Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS)
  • Individuals interested to pursue a career in Business Continuity Management

Certification:

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

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

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Prerequisites: 

There are no prerequisites required. 

Content:

  • Introduction to Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) concepts as required by ISO 22301

  • Business Continuity Management System requirements and Certification Exam

    • Multiple choice “closed book” exam where the candidates are not authorized to use anything but the exam paper and a pen or,
    • Duration: 1 hour (+ 10 min extra time for non-native)
    • The use of electronic devices, such as laptops, cell phones, etc., is not allowed.

    Examination rules and policies

    RECEIVE YOUR EXAM RESULTS

    Results will be communicated by email in a period of 6 to 8 weeks, after taking the exam. The results will not include the exact grade of the candidate, only a mention of pass or fail.

    Candidates who successfully complete the examination will be able to apply for a certified scheme which is explained in the course description.

    In the case of a failure, the results will be accompanied with the list of domains in which the candidate had failed to provide guidance for exams’ retake preparation.

    Candidates, who disagree with the exam results, may file a complaint by writing to  or through PECB ticketing system.

    EXAM RETAKE POLICY

    There is no limit on the number of times a candidate may retake an exam. However, there are some limitations in terms of allowed time-frame in between exam retakes, such as:

    • Students, who have completed the full training but failed the written exam, are eligible to retake the exam once for free within a 12 month period from the initial date of the exam.
    • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the second attempt, he/she must wait 3 months (from the initial date of the exam) for the next attempt (2nd retake). Retake fee applies.
    • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the third attempt, he/she must wait 6 months (from the initial date of the exam) for the next attempt (3rd retake). Retake fee applies.

    After the fourth attempt, a waiting period of 12 months from the last session date is required, in order for candidate to sit again for the same exam. Regular fee applies.

    For the candidates that fail the exam in the 2nd retake, PECB recommends to attend an official training in order to be better prepared for the exam.

    To arrange exam retakes (date, time, place, costs), the candidate needs to contact Glasspaper.

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