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PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor

Certified 5 days £2,200.00 (+ VAT)

Course Overview/Dates

ISO 22301 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) audit by applying widely recognised audit principles, procedures and techniques.

Exam Price

Included within the cost of the course

What's included?

  • Course slides and notes
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Certificate of attendance

Course Dates

Dates Number of days Location Price
Mon 2 Dec 2019
London, UK £2,200.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: Roy Biakpara CISSP, CISM, CRISC, ISO 27001 LI, LA
Mon 1 Jun 2020
London, UK £2,200.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 30 Nov 2020
London, UK £2,200.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: To be confirmed
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Details & Programme

During this training course, you will acquire the necessary 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.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform a BCMS audit, you can sit the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” credential.

By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organisations based on best practices.

Day 1

Day 1 - Introduction to Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) and ISO 22301

  • Course objectives and structure
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Certification process
  • Fundamental principles of Business Continuity Management Systems
  • Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS)

Day 2

Day 2 - Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Evidence based audit approach
  • Initiating the audit
  • Stage 1 audit
  • Preparing the stage 2 audit (on-site audit)
  • Stage 2 audit (Part 1)

Day 3

Day 3 - On-site audit activities

  • Stage 2 audit (Part 2)
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures
  • Creating audit test plans
  • Drafting audit findings and non-conformity reports

Day 4

Day 4 - Closing the audit

  • Documentation of the audit and the audit quality review
  • Closing the audit
  • Evaluating action plans by the auditor
  • Benefits of the initial audit
  • Managing an internal audit program
  • Competence and evaluation of auditors
  • Closing the training

Day 5

Certification Exam

  • Duration: 3 hours
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Course Benefits

Completing this course will enable you to:

  • 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

Completing this course will contribute 31 hours towards your Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

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Who Should Attend?

  • 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
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The “PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1 - Fundamental principles and concepts of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • 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 an ISO 22301 audit
  • Domain 6 - Closing an ISO 22301 audit
  • Domain 7 - Managing an ISO 22301 audit program

The PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor exam is available in different languages, such as English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Duration: 3 hours

The questions are essay type questions. This type of format was chosen because the intent is to determine whether an examinee can write a clear coherent answer/argument and to assess problem solving techniques. Because of this particularity, the exam is set to be “open book” and does not measure the recall of data or information.

Candidates are authorised to use the following reference materials during the exam:

  • A copy of the ISO 22301 standard (a training copy is provided on the course for reference)
  • Course notes from the Participant Handout
  • Any personal notes made by the student during the course
  • A hard copy dictionary

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.

In case of exam failure, the results will be accompanied with the list of domains in which the candidate had a low grade and you can retake the exam within 12 months free of charge.

An Exam Preparation Guide is available to view here:

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Roy Biakpara

Roy Biakpara


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In-house Options

Please contact the BC Training team on 01253 667570 or email, should you wish to discuss options for delivering this course in-house at your organisation.

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“Gillian [Logie] was an excellent trainer and took the time to explain things in deep when someone didn't quite understand the material. She made the course very interesting with her in-depth knowledge and ability to relate to the different organisations from the group. The introductions of the quiz and group exercises meant the group really participated fully with all the activities.”

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