ISO 22301 Lead Auditor

ISO 22301 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

Course objectives:

  • Understand the operations of a Business Continuity Management System based on ISO 22301
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 22301 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 22301 in the context of a BCMS audit
  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

Audience:

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a Business Continuity Management System audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with Business Continuity Management System requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Business Continuity Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in Business Continuity Management

Certification

After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a 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.

The requirements for PECB Auditor Certifications are:

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Prerequisites: 

A fundamental understanding of ISO 22301 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

Content:

  • Introduction to Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) and ISO 22301

    1. Course objectives and structure
    2. Standards and regulatory frameworks
    3. Certification process
    4. Fundamental principles of Business ContinuityManagement Systems
    5. Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS)

     

  • Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

    1. Fundamental audit concepts and principles
    2. Evidence based audit approach
    3. Initiating the audit
    4. Stage 1 audit
    5. Preparing the stage 2 audit (on-site audit)
    6. Stage 2 audit (Part 1)

     

  • On-site audit activities

    1. Stage 2 audit (Part 2)
    2. Communication during the audit
    3. Audit procedures
    4. Creating audit test plans
    5. Drafting audit findings and non-conformity reports
  • Closing the audit

    1. Documentation of the audit and the audit quality review
    2. Closing the audit
    3. Evaluating action plans by the auditor
    4. Benefits of the initial audit
    5. Managing an internal audit program
    6. Competence and evaluation of auditors
  • Certification Exam

    1. Preparation for exam
    2. Exam
  • Test details:

    • The exam duration is three (3) hours. Non-native speakers receive an additional half an hour.
    • The exam contains essay type questions. 


    As the exam is “open book”, candidates are authorized to use:

    • A copy of the General Data Protection Regulation;
    • Course notes from the Participant Handout;
    • Any personal notes made by the student during the course; and
    • A hard copy dictionary


    Exam-preparation-guides

    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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