BCI - CBCI Certification Course
Learn the best BC practices and improve resilience in your organization
Whether you are new to the business continuity and resilience world or you are a professional looking to learn best practices, take this course to master the Business Continuity concepts and good practices when implementing a Business Continuity Management (BCM) program into your organization.
The CBCI Certification Course is the BCI’s #1 course that provides you with a solid base for a career in Business Continuity and resilience. You will discover the whole BCM Lifecycle and be introduced through all stages of implementing a Business Continuity Plan.
By achieving this course, you will:
• gain practical insights and best practices on how a Business Continuity Plan is developed and implemented
• study real world examples and use cases, and even use your organization as a case study throughout the course
• learn from field experienced BCI Approved Instructors
You will also have the opportunity to take the examination and get your "CBCI" post-nominal. You can afterwards use it to showcase your knowledge, distinguish your expertise and prove your commitment to professional development.
What you will learn
The BCI Certification course covers the six Professional Practices, taking you through each stage of the BCM Lifecycle. Based on the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2018 which is aligned to ISO 22301, it is the most comprehensive, complete review of Business Continuity concepts and industry good practice from around the world. This 4-day course also serves as the foundation for the Certificate of the BCI examination.
Stage 1 - Policy and Programme Management: Establish a Business Continuity policy and define how the policy should be implemented through an ongoing cycle of activities.
Stage 2 - Embedding: Understand how to best integrate Business Continuity awareness and practices into your day-to-day business operations and your organization’s culture, using a collaborative approach among business departments, staff and disciplines.
Stage 3 - Analysis: Review and assess organizations in order to identify objectives, how it functions, and constraints of its operating environment.
Stage 4 - Design : Identify and select appropriate solutions to achieve continuity in the event of an incident.
Stage 5 - Implementation: Learn how to implement the plans you created in the design stage and develop a response structure including priorities, procedures, responsibilities, and resources for dealing with incidents.
Stage 6 - Validation: Check that the plans you have produced are accurate and fit for purpose for your organization and that the plans are current and tested.
BCI Certificate Examination (optional - $475)
Interested in becoming an official member of the BCI? Complete this course with the official BCI Certificate Examination that will award you the "CBCI" post-nominal. The examination lasts 2 hours (120 multiple-choice questions) and takes place after the course from the comfort of your home or your office.
Once you are CBCI certified, you officially become a part of the BCI global community. You can access numerous networking opportunities to connect with fellow professionals to exchange knowledge, ideas and professional experience as well as to help each other grow even more.
This course includes
- BCI Good Practice Guidelines (electronic copy), approximate value of US$30 or CAD$50
- BCI Course Material (modules)
- BCI mock exam, approximate value of US$30 or CAD$50
- additional documentation and templates developed by Premier Continuum
Who is this for?
The course is for anyone who has Business Continuity responsibilities within their organization and anyone looking to develop a career in the industry:
- Business Continuity professionals already working in the industry
- Business Continuity coordinators/champions with responsibilities in their organization
- Professionals looking to start a career in the industry
- Those who have Business Continuity responsibilities embedded in their role in smaller organizations such as managing directors or operations managers
In the end, every Business Continuity and resilience professionals working in organizations of any types and sizes, in any industry or sector worldwide, is welcome to grow with this course. Whether you work full time or part time, you certainly can benefit from a deeper understanding of Business Continuity.
How will the course be assessed?
The session is held virtually.
The English course takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern time in the United States and Canada), Monday through Thursday.
The French course takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern time in the United States and Canada), Monday to Thursday.
You will learn through practical methods, proven techniques and complete approaches used by Business Continuity professionals worldwide to develop, implement and maintain an effective Business Continuity Management program and improve organizational resilience.
To receive your CBCI Certification, post-nominal, and access to BCI membership - you need to mention you want to take the CBCI Exam. The exam can be taken online at a convenient time. You simply need a stable internet connection and a webcam so the exam can be proctored.
For the CBCI Certification course, no specific prior knowledge is required, although :
- familiarity with Business Continuity general concepts is helpful.
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About Premier Continuum
A leader in Business Continuity, Premier Continuum helps worldwide organizations increase their organizational resilience through professional consulting and training services, supported by ParaSolution, its world-class BCM software. As a certified training partner of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) since 2008 and of ICOR since 2014, we have offered hundreds of classes in Canada, USA and Europe and trained more than 500 professionals. We take pride in sharing our unparalleled knowledge of the standards and best practices, our practical field-experience and our complete vision of resilience with our students.