Online CBCI Exam
Please note: The CBCI exam is currently only available to delegates who are completing the CBCI Certification Course. The BCI have temporarily suspended the purchase of the CBCI exam alone and the self-study route is therefore unavailable.
The CBCI exam tests your knowledge of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) – the comprehensive guide to industry best practice for business continuity and resilience.
We recommend you take the CBCI Certification Course to prepare for this exam. However, experienced business continuity practitioners can sit the exam without training.
The online exam is administered by a proctor via webcam. The proctor team are based worldwide, which allows for a variety of appointments available 24/7 to accommodate candidates in all different time zones.
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.
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.
Those sitting the CBCI exam will need a copy of the Good Practice Guidelines 2018 (electronic copy 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.
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.
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.
Upon successful completion of the examination, delegates are entitled to use CBCI credentials and also receive complimentary membership to the BCI for 12 months.
After passing the exam, your CBCI certification is valid for three years, subject to an annual membership fee. Most professionals achieve the CBCI and then progress to more senior levels of BCI membership. For most, this will happen within three years. If you have not progressed after three years then you will need to re-sit the CBCI exam.
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 price of the online exam is £400 (ex VAT) - this includes a £50 arrangement fee.
Technical Requirements for the 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 (640x480 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: http://www.speedtest.net
- 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: https://www.examity.com/privac...
If you have any concerns regarding accessing exam, please do get in touch and we will be happy to help.