ISO 22301 Lead Implementer

ISO 22301 Lead Implementer training course enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in establishing, implementing, managing and maintaining a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of Business Continuity Management Systems and be able to provide a framework that allows the organization to continue operating efficiently during disruptive events.

Course objectives:

  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 22301 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Master the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of a BCMS
  • Learn how to interpret the ISO 22301 requirements in the specific context of an organization
  • Learn how to support an organization to effectively plan, implement, manage and maintain a BCMS
  • Acquire the expertise to advise an organization in implementing Business Continuity Management System best practices


  • Managers or consultants involved in Business Continuity Management
  • Expert advisors seeking to master the implementation of a Business Continuity Management System
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with BCMS requirements
  • BCMS team members


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


Introduction to ISO 22301 and initiation of a BCMS

  1. Course objectives and structure
  2. Standards and regulatory frameworks
  3. Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  4. Fundamental concepts and principles of Business Continuity Management Systems
  5. Initiating the implementation of a BCMS
  6. Understanding the organization
  7. Analysis of the existing management system
  8. BCMS scope

Plan the implementation of a BCMS

  1. Leadership and commitment
  2. BCMS policies
  3. Organizational structure
  4. Documentation management
  5. Competence and awareness
  6. Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  7. Risk assessment

Implementation of a BCMS

  1. Business Continuity strategy
  2. Protection and mitigation measures
  3. Business Continuity plans and procedures
  4. Incident response plan
  5. Emergency response plan
  6. Crisis management plan
  7. IT Recovery plan
  8. Restoration plan
  9. Communication plan

BCMS monitoring, measurement, continuous improvement and preparation for a certification audit

  1. Test and exercises
  2. Measurement and monitoring of the BCMS
  3. Internal audit
  4. Management review
  5. Treatment of non-conformities
  6. Continual improvement
  7. Preparing for the certification audit
  8. Competence and evaluation of implementers


  1. Preparation for exam
  2. Exam


The exam is will take place at the end of the course on onsite classroom courses

For Virtual courses we will send out a voucher that gives you access to an online exam. This can be booked and taken home monitored by a proctor via camera. More information about the exam rules will be send from PECB.


  • 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 isan Essay Type Open book exam, candidates are authorized to use:

  • A copy of the standard.
  • 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

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