Live Online Course

Spanish CBCI Certification Course (Live Online)

6 Days
2.100,00  + VAT 

The CBCI Certification Course offers a solid description of the methods, techniques and approaches used by business continuity (BC) professionals worldwide, to develop, implement and maintain an effective business continuity management (BCM) programme.

What’s included?

  • Electronic course slides
  • Electronic certificate of attendance
  • Watermarked non-printable electronic Good Practice Guidelines 7.0


Course Description 

The CBCI Certification Course is based on the BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) Edition 7.0, the independent body of knowledge for good business continuity (BC) practices.

The course is designed for those individuals seeking to complement practical experience in business continuity or a related field through some formal business continuity training based on the Good Practice Guidelines.

More specifically, the CBCI Certification Course is aimed at those professionals wishing to achieve an internationally recognised qualification in business continuity through the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) examination. This can lead to becoming a member of the BCI, which provides internationally recognised status and demonstrates both professional and technical competency in business continuity.

This BCI training course is delivered as a six day live online training course by an approved BCI tutor. Scheduled breaks will be provided throughout the training. During the course, delegates will be able to use their microphones to take part in discussions and ask the tutor any questions, there is also the option to use a webcam too. Interactivity features used during the training may include the use of breakout sessions for group work, polls and quizzes. The course is delivered via GoToTraining.

Delegates will require a copy of the Good Practice Guidelines Edition 7.0. A free watermarked and non-printable electronic copy is included with the course. Hard copies are also available to purchase via our website. Pre-reading prior to attending the course is advisable.

Timings: 9:30am-2pm CEST

The cost of this course (ex VAT) is £1,850.00 / €2,100.00 / $2,500.00. The exam is an additional cost (ex VAT) of £425.00 / €495.00 / $541.00.

Please note the course materials, exam and GPGs are only available in English currently. The course will be presented in Spanish.

Course Outcome & Modules

Course Modules

The CBCI Certification Course includes six course modules based on the six Professional Practices (PPs) and associated stages of the business continuity management lifecycle. These are split up into segments, management practices and technical practices.


    • Module 1: PP1 – Establishing a Business Continuity Management System
    • Module 2: PP2 – Embracing Business Continuity
    • Module 3: PP3 – Analysis
    • Module 4: PP4 – Solutions Design
    • Module 5: PP5 – Enabling Solutions
    • Module 6: PP6 – Validation
At the end of Module 1, you will understand:
  • The activities needed to establish and maintain a BCMS.
  • Why and how the scope of a BCMS should be defined.
  • The purpose of a business continuity policy and how to develop an effective policy.
  • The role and features of effective business continuity governance and know how to establish governance.
At the end of Module 2, you will understand:
  • The difference between embracing and embedding business continuity.
  • The importance of organisational culture and how to develop understanding of an organisation’s culture.
  • The importance and characteristics of an organisation’s business continuity culture.
  • Why it is important to improve an organisation’s business continuity culture and understand the approaches that can be used to achieve this.
  • Why and how business continuity culture should be measured.
  • The benefits and outcomes of embracing business continuity management and the importance of ongoing monitoring and maintenance activities.
At the end of Module 3, you will understand:
  • The purpose and use of the primary techniques of analysis, Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Risk Assessment (RA).
  • The different types of BIA and the generic activities undertaken to develop a BIA.
  • The MTPD and recovery time objective RTO, and how these are determined.
  • The purpose of the product and service BIA, the process BIA and the activity BIA and the process to carry out the analysis.
  • The content, approval and use of a consolidated BIA.
  • Risk assessment in the contact of the BCMS.
At the end of Module 4, you will understand:
  • The purpose of business continuity strategy and solutions design.
  • How recovery strategies and solutions are developed.
  • The strategies and solutions that can be used in relation to different resources and RTO categories.
  • How unacceptable risks and single points of failure are mitigated.
At the end of Module 5, you will understand:
  • The purpose of Enabling Solutions and understand the main activities.
  • How to implement a solution.
  • How a response structure is established.
  • The factors affecting communications when responding to incidents and understand relevant procedures to be applied.
  • How business continuity plans are developed and managed.
  • The purpose and characteristics of strategic, tactical and operational business continuity plans.
At the end of Module 6, you will understand:
  • The purpose and importance of validation.
  • Why and how exercise programmes are developed and understand the different types of exercise that can be utilised.
  • How a single exercise should be developed, conducted and evaluated.
  • How a business continuity management system should be maintained.
  • Why and how a business continuity management system should be reviewed.

Upcoming Live Online CBCI Courses

October Course

Uxía Fernández González

This course appears at different times, please make a note of these below.

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Tuesday 8th October 2024

Wednesday 9th October 2024

Thursday 10th October 2024

Tuesday 15th October 2024

Wednesday 16th October 2024

Thursday 17th October 2024

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Download your own copy of the brochure below, with full details on the course, including course content and FAQs.


Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 1
09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:00
Module 1: PP1 – Establishing a Business Continuity Management System
- Establishing a BCMS - Defining the Scope of the BCMS
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:30
Module 1: PP1 – Establishing a Business Continuity Management System (Continued)
- Establishing the BC Policy
12:30 - 12:45
12:45 - 13:45
Module 1: PP1 – Establishing a Business Continuity Management System (Continued)
- Establishing Governance
13:45 - 14:00
Review of Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6

Please note, timings are indicative and exact timings may vary due to delegate experience and their interest in certain topics. The course may finish earlier if all topics have been covered.

Course Benefits

  • Teaches you not just the ‘what’ to do, but also the ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘when’ of good business continuity practice
  • Equips you with the knowledge and understanding you require to be able to practice business continuity
  • Provides an accepted benchmark against which the technical and professional competency of business continuity professionals can be effectively measured and examine
  • Provides practical insights to good business continuity practice and expertise by learning from some of the best business continuity professionals in the industry
  • Prepares you for the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) examination
  • Upon successful completion of the examination, delegates are entitled to use the CBCI credentials and also receive complimentary membership to the BCI for 12 months (providing they are a new member of the BCI)

Completing the CBCI Certification Course will contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Further information can be found on the BCI’s website here.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business continuity and resilience professionals working in organisations of any type and size, in any industry or sector worldwide.
  • Individuals with a full time or part time role or responsibility that requires an understanding of business continuity.
  • Individuals who want to take the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) examination.

Exam FAQs

Is the CBCI exam an online or paper format?

The CBCI exam is taken online individually.

Is the cost of the exam included in the cost of the CBCI Certification Course?

The cost of the CBCI exam is not included in the cost of the course, it is a further £425.00 + VAT.

Why take the CBCI exam?

Professional membership of the BCI provides internationally recognised status and this valued certification demonstrates your competence to carry out Business Continuity Management (BCM) to a consistently high standard. If you pass the CBCI exam, you are entitled to use the post-nominal credential of CBCI.

What does the CBCI exam consist of?

The examination consists of 120 multiple choice questions which the candidate will have 2 hours to complete. The exam is based on the BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines. 20 of the 100 questions are designated ‘pretest’ questions which are randomly distributed throughout the exam. Pretest questions are not counted in scoring. They are, however, essential in building the BCI Certificate question bank and are on the exam to statistically assess their difficulty level and effectiveness at discriminating between candidates who meet the passing standard and those who do not. The information gathered in the pretest process determines whether the question will be included on a future exam.

The pass mark is 70% and 85% is required to pass the exam with merit.

Can exam answers be changed or reviewed at the end?

During the online CBCI exam, you will have the opportunity to review questions left unanswered, questions marked for review, or any questions on the exam. You may change answers when reviewing the test items. However, once the allotted testing time has expired, or you exit the examination, you cannot see or review those questions again.

When can I take the CBCI exam?

The online CBCI exam can be booked at the same time as your training, but is taken individually following the course. Delegates that have purchased the exam will be signed up for the exam on the first day of their training course and will be sent an email by the BCI during their CBCI course to schedule their online exam at a date/time convenient to them. The proctor team are based worldwide, which allows for a variety of appointments available 24/7 to accommodate candidates in all different time zones. We recommend taking the exam within a week of completing the course. A microphone and webcam will be required to take the examination online. Further technical requirements for the exam can be found here.

What language can I sit the CBCI exam in?

The online exam is currently only available in English.

How do I register for the CBCI exam with BC Training?

To secure your CBCI exam, you can book online through our website or contact us directly.

How can I prepare for the CBCI exam?

The BCI Mock CBCI Examination Questions are a useful tool in the run up to the CBCI examination and can be purchased from our website. The BCI also recommend a minimum of 24 hours of individual study prior to the exam and this includes reading the Good Practice Guidelines 2018 thoroughly.

What are the technical requirements for the CBCI online exam?

Please note that the minimum hardware requirements for taking your CBCI online exam are the following:

  • A well-working desktop computer or laptop with 1 GB of RAM or higher. Tablets, Chromebooks and Mobile phones cannot be used.
  • A working built-in or external webcam (640×480 video pixel resolution) and microphone.
  • Working speakers connected to the computer.
  • Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended. Test your internet speed at:
  • Browser (IE/EDGE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) with pop-up blocker disabled.

Sitting this examination will involve connecting to a site outside of your network security settings. If you are planning to take the exam at work, please speak to your IT Department and ask them to open ports 80, 443 and 1935.

GoToMeeting and Zoom are the primary software applications used by the exam to allow screen sharing with your online proctors.

Upon receiving your scheduler email for the exam, you will also receive a link to check your system readiness and there is also an option to arrange a system check with the proctoring team.

The proctoring company’s privacy and security policy can be found here:…

If you have any concerns regarding accessing exam, please do get in touch and we will be happy to help.

What happens after the CBCI exam?

Once you have completed the CBCI exam, you will receive your result instantly. The online exam and result will then be verified and audited by the BCI. Following successful clearance of this, the formal notification of the result and certificate will be sent by the BCI within 4 weeks of taking the exam.


In-House Options

If you would like the CBCI Certification Course delivered privately for your organisation, either live online or in person, please contact the BC Training team on 01253 542650 or email


“James [McAlister] has been an amazing facilitator. The way he had facilitated the whole course was outstanding. The training was so well curated that I could easily understand important aspects.”

Samuel Sherin Varghese

“James McAlister was excellent – very knowledgeable and enthusiastic throughout – drilling us on the good practice guidelines but also sharing a lot of practical examples from his own experience. It can be difficult to keep everyone engaged when the training is remote but he managed it. Many thanks to everyone – very enjoyable course and very pleased with the results.”

Tess Baker

NYA Risk
“Gillian [Logie] was exceptional, great depth of subject matter knowledge and made the sessions interesting.”

Tony Clark

SORM Limited

“A fantastic course. Extremely well put together and delivered on all counts. The exam was incredibly hard but the advice and guidance of the instructor [James McAlister] was spot on and it is all down to the amount of revision effort put in by the student. I would recommend this course and method of learning to anyone who was interested in attaining the CBCI qualification. BCT are a pleasure to deal with in terms of customer service and all administrative processes. Many thanks to all involved. ”

Louise Parker

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
“The course was great, I met some lovely people and James [McAlister] was an amazing tutor. He talked us through scenarios and his own experiences which helped embed the information”

Phillippa Crombleholme

British Gas
“[James McAlister was] incredibly engaging which is very important when undertaking the course via online tools. Very well experienced in a lot of BC aspects and incredibly helpful. The course delivery online was much better than I expected.”

Kelly Wilson

Scottish Government
“Considering the course had to be delivered online the full process was incredibly easy and all instructions were timely and helpful.”

George Burnett

International Nuclear Services
“Thank you all for the great 5 day training. I learnt a lot and really enjoyed it. Glad there is this live training as I would never fly over to UK to attend a course. Hope I have a chance to attend other courses in future. ”

Elaine Ai Li Ee

“James [McAlister] was very engaging and a very good tutor.”

Mary Roser


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