Online CBCI Exam

$528.00 + VAT

Please note: This exam can only be purchased as part of attending a CBCI Certification Course with BC Training. 

The CBCI exam tests your knowledge of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) – the comprehensive guide to industry best practice for business continuity and resilience.

When can I take the 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. Once we have registered you for the online exam, the BCI will send you an email with information regarding the technical requirements for the exam and a link to schedule your exam – please note this can take up to 72 hours. You will have 60 days to sit your exam and you will be able to see proctor availability for all 60 days upon registering.

What happens after completing the exam?

Once you have completed the 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.

How can I prepare for the exam?

Those sitting the CBCI exam will need a copy of the Good Practice Guidelines 2018 (electronic copies are also available), as the exam is based on the book. The BCI Online Mock CBCI Examination Questions are also a useful revision tool for the exam. These products are not included with the exam. If you would like to purchase them, please click on the links and add the products to your basket.

What does the exam consist of?

The examination consists of 120 multiple choice questions which candidates will have 2 hours to complete. An additional 30 minutes time may be granted to those who are non-native English speakers or have learning difficulties, but evidence must be given and the extra time must be approved prior to the 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 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.

What are the next steps after passing the exam?

After passing the exam, your CBCI certification is valid for three years. You will also become a CBCI member and eligible to use the CBCI membership post-nominal. The first year of CBCI membership will be free courtesy of the BCI. To continue your CBCI membership and the use of the CBCI post-nominal, you’ll need to pay an annual CBCI membership fee due on the anniversary of you passing the exam. The BCI encourage all CBCI members to progress to more senior levels of BCI membership. For most, this will happen within three years. If you have not progressed after three years your CBCI membership will be downgraded to Affiliate status, and you’ll lose access to some of the membership benefits. Anyone who has passed the CBCI exam and let their membership lapse can return as an Affiliate, or apply directly for AMBCI or MBCI. No back fees are payable, membership will just start from the day of rejoining and will be renewable in a years’ time. Anyone who has passed the CBCI exam from when it was launched in 2008 to date, never has to resit the CBCI exam again.

What language can I sit the exam in?

The CBCI Online Exam is available in English, Italian, French, Spanish and German. Delegates will automatically be signed up to the English exam, so please let us know if you require a different language that is listed.

The new CBCI exam is currently only available in English.

What is the cost of the exam?

The cost of this online exam (ex VAT) is £425.00 / €495.00 / $528.00.

What are the technical requirements for the exam?

Please click on the following link to view all technical requirements in the Candidate Info Pack (Page 11) –

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

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