ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training Course

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Course Code

iso22301la

Duration

35 hours (usually 5 days including breaks)

Requirements

Participants who attend this training course are required to have a fundamental understanding of business continuity concepts and a comprehensive knowledge of BCMS audit principles.

Overview

After attending the training course, you can sit for the exam and, if you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” credential. The internationally recognized “PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” certificate will prove that you have the professional capabilities and competences to audit organizations based on the requirements of ISO 22301 and auditing best practices.

Who should attend?

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead business continuity management system (BCMS) audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the business continuity management system audit process
  • Individuals responsible to maintain conformity with the BCMS requirements in an organization
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for the business continuity management system audit
  • Expert advisors in business continuity management

Learning objectives

  • Understand a business continuity management system (BCMS) and its processes based on ISO 22301
  • Acknowledge the relationship between ISO 22301 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the auditor’s role in planning, leading, and following up on a BCMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Interpret the requirements of ISO 22301 in the context of a BCMS audit
  • Plan an audit, lead a team of auditors, draft reports, and follow up on an audit
  • Act with due professional care during an audit

Educational approach

  • This training course is based on theory, auditing best practices used in BCMS audits, ISO 22301 requirements, and international auditing standards.
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical exercises based on a case study which includes role-playing and discussions.
  • The participants are encouraged to intercommunicate and engage in discussions and exercises.
  • The exercises are similar to the certification exam.

General Information

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price.
  • Participants will be provided with the training material containing over 450 pages of explanatory information and practical examples.
  • An Attendance Record worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants who have attended the training course.
  • In case candidates fail the exam, they can retake the exam within 12 months following the initial exam for free.

Course Outline

Day 1: 

  • Introduction to business continuity management system (BCMS) and ISO 22301

Day 2: 

  • Audit principles, preparation, and initiation of an audit

Day 3: 

  • On-site audit activities

Day 4: 

  • Closing of the audit

Day 5: 

Certification exam

The “PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” exam complies with the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP) requirements. 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: Preparing 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

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