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Welcome to the Institute for Business Continuity Training. We offer over 30 courses online in emergency management, business continuity, crisis management and communications, and more, at https://www.BCMcourses.comWe also offer private, in-person courses running 3 to 10 days each, for 1 or more individuals. The Early Bird Fee is for completed registrations at least one month before the course start date.

In 2024, we are offering our 5-day course BCM-901 (Diploma in Business Continuity & Resiliency Management) in-person at several locations.

Date (2024) City Course Early Bid Fee ($USD) Register
Aug 26-30 Brussels BCM-901 $ 3495
Oct 7-11 Las Vegas BCM-901 $ 3495
Oct 21-25 Orlando BCM-901 $ 3495
Nov 4-8 Dubai BCM-901 $ 3495
  
Nov 11-15 Dubai BCM-901 $ 3495
  
Nov 25-29 Brussels BCM-901 $ 3495
  
Dec 9-13 Dubai BCM-901 $ 3495
  
Dec 16-20 Dubai BCM-901 $ 3495
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to see our 2025 schedule.

For over 20 years, we have been training individuals and teams to develop Business Continuity and Crisis Management Plans! And getting them professionally certified at the same time! 

In Africa, we recently worked with the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). In the Caribbean, we have worked with the Organization of American States (OAS), the University of the West Indies (UWI), the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organisations (CANTO), and H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (Tortola, British Virgin Islands). We have also worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Our clients have also included the national governments of over a dozen countries in North America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, and with literally hundreds of Fortune 500 and small-to-mid-size enterprises and non-profit organizations in the USA.

Private customized in-person courses are available upon request, anywhere in the world. Europe, Africa, Caribbean, Middle East, North America, South America - we've been everywhere and will deliver any of our courses at your location of choice. 

VISIT https://www.BCMCOURSES.com to see our WIDE RANGE OF ONLINE, WORK-AT-YOUR-OWN PACE COURSES:


Available Online Courses:

BCM901 Diploma in Business Continuity and Resiliency Management

This is without doubt the most comprehensive BCMS course available anywhere, and is intended for anyone who needs a detailed, methodology-based 21st century approach to learning about BCMS, using the recently revised International BCM Standard ISO 22301.This course is accredited by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management as being equivalent to 2 years of on-the-job training and includes the Business Continuity & Resiliency Professional (BCRP) certification exam.

NEW: Certificate in Crisis Communications

The course focus is the management process and leadership skills necessary to anticipate, plan for and manage your organization's communications through a crisis. The course is built around the Crisis Communications section of ISO 22361, the new international standard for Crisis Management. This course is accredited by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management (www.NIBCM.net) and includes the certification exam for the Certified Crisis Communications Manager (CCCM) designation offered through the NIBCM.

Banking Diploma in Business Continuity Management

Using a banking case study, this is without doubt the most comprehensive banking focused BCMS course available anywhere. It is intended for anyone who needs a detailed, methodology-based 21st century approach to learning about BCMS, using the recently revised International BCM Standard ISO 22301.This course is accredited by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management as being equivalent to 2 years of on-the-job training and includes the Business Continuity & Resiliency Professional (BCRP) certification exam.

BCM201 Diploma in Business Continuity Audit and Evaluation

This is our recently revised and updated BCM audit and evaluation diploma course which provides an exceptionally intensive and comprehensive experience covering all major aspects for the review, evaluation and audit of a Business Continuity Management System for business, government and not-for-profit organizations. This course is designed for individuals who have prior knowledge of financial or IT systems auditing and want to learn about business continuity management; and/or individuals with prior knowledge of business continuity management principles and concepts who want to learn about BCM audit and evaluations. This course is accredited by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management as being equivalent to 2 years of on-the-job training and includes the professional certification exam for the BCRA (Business Continuity & Resiliency Auditor) designation.

BCM801 Effective Business Continuity & Resiliency Management

Our Certificate in Business Continuity & Resiliency Management is recommended for anyone relatively new to BCP who needs an excellent grounding in the principles and methodologies of Business Continuity Planning. This course is accredited by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management as being equivalent to 2 years of on-the-job training. Participants who complete the course and successfully pass the BCMP certification exam with at least 70% are entitled to receive the Business Continuity Management Planner (BCMP) designation, as well as our Certificate in Business Continuity & Resiliency Management.

BCM701 Business Continuity Management Essentials

Are you looking for an online Business Continuity Management training and certification course? Our Certificate in Business Continuity Management is recommended for anyone new to BCM who needs a quick, thorough grounding in the principles of Business Continuity Planning. This course is accredited by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management (https://www.NIBCM.net) and leads to their professional designation of Associate Business Continuity Manager (ABCM) designation, as well as our Certificate in Business Continuity Management. This online course has content equivalent to our 3-day in-person BCM-701 course.

BCRP Certification Exam

This is the professional certification exam for the Business Continuity & Resiliency Professional (BCRP) designation. The BCRP is one of the professional designations offered by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management (NIBCM.net). This exam is comprised of 100 Multiple Choice and T/F questions.You have 90 minutes to complete the exam. Once registered for this exam, you will have two attempts to achieve your needed score (70% for BCRP).

CCCM Certification Exam

This is the professional certification exam for the Certified Crisis Communications Manager (CCCM) designation. The CCCM is one of the professional designations offered by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management (NIBCM.net). This exam is comprised of 100 Multiple Choice and T/F questions.You have 90 minutes to complete the exam. Once registered for this exam, you will have two attempts to achieve your needed score (70% for CCCM).

BCRA Certification Exam

This is the professional certification exam for the Business Continuity & Resiliency Auditor (BCRA) designation. The BCRA is one of the professional designations offered by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management (NIBCM.net). This exam is comprised of 100 Multiple Choice and T/F questions.You have 90 minutes to complete the exam. In order to obtain the BCRA designation, you must obtain a pass mark of at least 70%. In addition, you must have successfully completed a comprehensive course of studies in BC audit of a significant duration, or have at least 2 years of verifiable BC audit related work experience, including experience with ISO 22301.

ACMP Certification Exam

This is the professional certification exam for the Accredited Crisis Management Professional (ACMP) designation. The ACMP is one of the professional designations offered by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management (NIBCM.net). This exam is comprised of 100 Multiple Choice and T/F questions.You have 90 minutes to complete the exam. Once registered for this exam, you will have two attempts to achieve your needed score (70% for ACMP).

BCMP Certification Exam

This is the professional certification exam for the Business Continuity Management Planner (BCMP) designation. The BCMP is one of the professional designations offered by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management (NIBCM.net). This exam is comprised of 100 Multiple Choice and T/F questions.You have 90 minutes to complete the exam. In order to obtain the BCMP designation, you must obtain a pass mark of at least 70%.

ABCM Certification Exam

This is the professional certification exam for the Associate Business Continuity Manager (ABCM) designation. The ABCM is one of the professional designations offered by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management (NIBCM.net). This exam is comprised of 100 Multiple Choice and T/F questions. You have 90 minutes to complete the exam. In order to obtain the ABCM designation, you must obtain a pass mark of at least 50%. There is no specific education or experience requirement to obtain this designation.

AACM Certification Exam

This is the professional certification exam for the Accredited Associate Crisis Manager (AACM) designation. The AACM is one of the professional designations offered by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management (NIBCM.net). This exam is comprised of 100 Multiple Choice and T/F questions. You have 90 minutes to complete the exam. In order to obtain the ABCM designation, you must obtain a pass mark of at least 50%. There is no specific education or experience requirement to obtain this designation.

Certificate in BCM Awareness & Training

In this course, you will learn everything required to develop a BCM Awareness & Training Program that makes sense for your organization. First, you learn identifying Target Audiences within your organization, critical elements of any BCM Awareness & Training program that must be in place before you begin BC program, and training methodologies to ensure that all staff, from new hires up to the CEO, understand their unique roles during a critical incident. You will learn about the tools and "vehicles" that you can use to ensure that the right message is delivered to the right target audience. By the end of this course, you'll know how to set up a BCM Awareness & Training program from scratch that is effective from day one.

Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment

This is our newly revised comprehensive BIA course . It proceeds with particular emphasis on ISO 22301 (revised), the international standard for BCM. At the conclusion of this course, participants should: have a solid understanding of the overall Business Continuity Management lifecycle; have the tools and knowledge required to conduct a Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment for their organization. This course uses a case study approach to train individuals precisely how to conduct a BIA and a Risk Assessment, and has lessons on the resultant strategies and solutions an organization needs to implement following the BIA/RA.

Certificate in ITDR / CyberSecurity Awareness

This course is useful for newly-appointed Business Continuity staff, IT planners, or others who need an introductory overview of the ITDR process and Business Continuity CyberSecurity issues. It will introduce participants to the key concepts and methodology for developing a disaster recovery plan, IT recovery strategies, CyberSecurity issues and strategies, and related concerns.

Free Lesson

This is a free lesson taken from the Diploma course in order to give a demonstration of what you might expect from taking one of our online courses. This is one of over 20 different lessons in this course. If you would like to experience the full course, Sign Up.

BCM101 Introduction to Business Continuity Management

This is a standalone course for anyone new to Business Continuity. It is also the first in our 9-part BCM Foundation series of short courses which, when taken together, provides an in-depth view of the Plan-Do-Check-Act business continuity management lifecycle.

BCM102 Planning a BCMS

This is a standalone course for anyone new to Business Continuity. This is the second in our 9-part series of BCM Foundation short courses which, when taken together, provides an in-depth view of the Plan-Do-Check-Act business continuity management lifecycle.

BCM103 Conducting a BIA and Risk Assessment

This is a standalone course for anyone new to Business Continuity. This is the third in our 9-part series of BCM Foundation short courses which, when taken together, provides an in-depth view of the Plan-Do-Check-Act business continuity management lifecycle.

BCM104 BC Strategies and Solutions

This is a standalone course for anyone new to Business Continuity. This is the fourth in our 9-part series of BCM Foundation short courses which, when taken together, provides an in-depth view of the Plan-Do-Check-Act business continuity management lifecycle.

BCM105 Introduction to Crisis Management

This is a standalone course for anyone new to Business Continuity. This is the fifth in our 9-part series of BCM Foundation short courses which, when taken together, provides an in-depth view of the Plan-Do-Check-Act business continuity management lifecycle.

BCM106 Introduction to Disaster Recovery Planning

This is a standalone course for anyone new to Business Continuity. This is the sixth in our 9-part series of BCM Foundation short courses which, when taken together, provides an in-depth view of the Plan-Do-Check-Act business continuity management lifecycle.

BCM107 Introduction to CyberSecurity

This is a standalone course for anyone new to Business Continuity. This is the sixth in our 9-part series of BCM Foundation short courses which, when taken together, provides an in-depth view of the Plan-Do-Check-Act business continuity management lifecycle.

BCM108 Testing and Evaluating a BCM Program

This is a standalone course for anyone new to Business Continuity. This is the eighth in our 9-part series of BCM Foundation short courses which, when taken together, provides an in-depth view of the Plan-Do-Check-Act business continuity management lifecycle.

BCM109 Implementing a BCMS

This is a standalone course for anyone new to Business Continuity. This is the ninth in our 9-part series of BCM Foundation short courses which, when taken together, provides an in-depth view of the Plan-Do-Check-Act business continuity management lifecycle.

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Take one of our accredited Diploma courses!
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We offer professional certification exams ONLINE.
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GRADUATES IN BAHRAIN

From Bahrain to Orlando, we hold classes wherever you want to study. 
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GRADUATES IN THE BVI

If you cannot travel to our courses, we can come to you.
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GRADUATES IN GRENADA

Would you like to learn 21st Century BCM techniques? We can definitely help you!
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GRADUATES IN BELIZE

The new ISO22301 offers a fresh and useful approach to developing a BCM System for any size or type of organization! 
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GRADUATES IN JAMAICA

BCM ensures your key activities do not experience unacceptable interruptions - no matter what !
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GRADUATES IN COPENHAGEN

Our Diploma courses teach you what "to know" to get certified and what "to do" to develop an actual Business Continuity Plan!

During this COVID-19 pandemic, most of our clients have opted for online (synchronous or asynchronous) training and remote consulting. Our asynchronous training portal is at https://www.BCMcourses.com.

Similarly, our consulting services are provided either onsite or remotely. Remote consulting jobs can be full- or part-time, contract or employee, and flexible in terms of where and when the work is done.Remote consulting is augmented through the use of video (synchronous) meetings. Our consulting rates are very flexible and geared to a client's needs, ranging from $ 200 an hour for a block of 50 consulting hours to $ 500 an hour for a one-off consultation. Monthly retainer packages are also available.

Our training and consulting staff are all professionally certified BCM professionals, each with over 20 years of experience in line management as well as Business Continuity Planning, drawn from a variety of fields including manufacturing, retail, IT, government and financial services, among others. Our staff are not just consultants: unlike the 'big' firms, we actually WORK in business continuity management. We have done your job and we can help you do it too!

IBCT can provide onsite and remote consulting services encompassing the full BCM lifecycle, from project inception through risk assessment, business impact analysis, strategy selection and implementation, awareness and training, and program management and review.

IBCT would be pleased to assist you in the development of an effective BCMS covering your key business activities worldwide or, on a personal note, to train you to become professionally certified in this field. Our team of BC professionals are at your disposal.

 

Courses Around the Globe

 

BVI Graduation

Tortola Course

Orlando Course
 

Qatar Tabletop

Graduating Class

Las Vegas Class
 

Antigua Class

Antigua Class

 
 
 
Private On-site Training We can provide you with One-on-One or small group training at your location. If you cannot travel to one of our courses, we can come to you.
Professional BCM Certification Are you looking for professional BCM certification? Our online or in-person BCM-801 or BCM-901 Business Continuity & Resiliency Management courses are intended especially for you!
Business Resiliency Certification If you want to advance your career, it is a fact of life today that you need to be professionally certified. It is not enough simply to know how to do the job; you have to be able to prove it through an independent 3rd party examination.
 

BCM Topics

Earn CEU / PDU Credits Documentation of attendance at IBCT courses may be submitted for certification/recertification credit with many professional associations requiring annual "Continuing Education Units" or "Professional Development Units" they have earned.
BCP vs DRP - Big DifferenceBusiness Continuity Management is a suite of documented and tested procedures to ensure that an organization does not experience unacceptable interruptions in any of its key business activities - no matter what! But what is Disaster Recovery Planning? Disaster Recovery Planning (or DRP) is a somewhat outdated term that originally related solely to recovery from data center ‘disasters.
ISO 22301 - A Better Way for BCM ISO 22301 cuts the amount of time spent on Business Continuity Plan development in half! Reduce the time - improve the process - ISO22301 is definitely a Better Way!
Keep your business runningDo you work in Disaster Recovery, Risk Management, IT, Compliance, Quality Control, ICT, Security, Audit, or Emergency Management? Would you like to learn 21st Century BCM techniques? Would you like to become professionally certified in Business Continuity Management?