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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
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The course integrates “Best Principles” for Business Continuity Planning with “Best Practices”, using real-life scenarios and examples to deepen your understanding.

In addition, the course provides you with real-life tools for Business Continuity Planning and engages you in solving meaningful problems within your own organization.

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 Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis for their organization
  • know how to identify and select cost-effective Business Continuity strategies for critical business processes and computer systems
  • be able to guide their IT and business unit personnel through the development of practical and effective computer disaster recovery and business recovery plans
  • know how to establish the organizational framework required to enable their BC program
  • be able to implement an effective Crisis Management structure within their organization
  • know how to keep their BC plans current and viable
  • have the tools and knowledge required to plan and coordinate effective BCP tests and exercises
  • know how to maintain support and commitment for the Business Continuity program
  • understand how to conduct audits and valuations of a BC program
  • be successful in the BCRP certification exam.

This is without doubt the most comprehensive BCMS course available anywhere, and is intended for someone who needs a detailed, methodology-based 21st century approach to learning about BCMS, using the recently revised International BCM Standard ISO 22301.

This course includes the Business Continuity & Resiliency Management Professional (BCRP) certification exam. As a Special Bonus, it also includes an optional Mid-Term and End-of-course Final Exam, each of 50 questions and 60 minutes in length. If you receive 70% on both of these exams, you will be exempted from the BCRP exam to receive the certification. The course covers all 4 areas of the Plan-Do-Check-Act management lifecycle used by ISO 22301, training participants in best practices as well as best principles; for Business Continuity Planning. Participants receive the knowledge and tools needed to develop a business continuity program for their organization. Plus it includes sessions on IT Disaster Recovery and Cyber Security Planning.

Participants also receive a print handbook of the course slides and our famous 32 GIG BCM Flashdrive containing over 6,000 BCM files, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint slides, templates, videos and more, covering the full spectrum of Business Continuity Management from A to Z. And, as a bonus, participants also receive full electronic versions of this course and the actual BCM files we use when consulting with clients. This Flash Drive normally retails for $ 1000 by itself, and will be sent for free to all course participants.

Participants who complete this online course are also awarded our Diploma in Business Continuity & Resiliency Management.

There are 5 main topics, organized into 35 lessons of approximately 1 hour each, plus 40 optional homework assignments and section quizzes. You should plan to spend a minimum of 40 hours on the course. The individual lessons can be studied at your own pace and you have one full year to complete the program (most get it done within a month).

The course includes a Practice Exam for the BCRP as well as the BCRP Exam itself. You have unlimited access to the course, including any updates, within the year.

Plus, our Success Guarantee includes the promise that should you not pass the BCRP exam in the first try - for any reasons, no questions asked - IBCT will pay for any subsequent attempts until you do succeed.

Audience

This course is designed for executives, managers, business continuity planners and business unit staff who are or may be involved in or manage business continuity planning functions. It is also highly useful for emergency managers, internal and external auditors, records managers, information technology managers, administrative heads, and others responsible for the effective administration of any size of organization.

Course Content

INTRODUCTION

  • Lesson 1 - Course Overview
  • Lesson 2 - Business Continuity Standards
  • Lesson 3 - What is in a Business Continuity Plan?
  • Lesson 4 - Case Study: Business Continuity Plan Example
  • Introduction - Practice Test

PLAN: Planning the BCMS

  • Lesson 5 – PLAN: Context of the Organization
  • Lesson 6 – PLAN: Leadership (Policy)
  • Lesson 7 – PLAN: Leadership (BC Teams)
  • Lesson 8 – PLAN: Planning the Program
  • Lesson 9 – PLAN: Support (Awareness & Training)
  • Lesson 10 – PLAN: Support (Crisis Communications)
  • Lesson 11 – PLAN: Support (Social Media)
  • PLAN - Practice Test

DO: Developing the BCMS

  • Lesson 12 – DO: Operational Planning and Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Lesson 13 – DO: 5 Steps to Complete a BIA
  • Lesson 14 – DO: Collecting BIA Data
  • Lesson 15 – DO: Risk Assessment Methods
  • Lesson 16 – DO: Business Unit Risk Assessment Method
  • Lesson 17 – DO: Business Continuity Strategies
  • Lesson 18 – DO: Supply Chain Continuity
  • Lesson 19 – DO: BC Strategies Case Study
  • Lesson 20 – DO: BC Plans and Procedures
  • Lesson 21 – DO: Developing an Incident Response Structure
  • Lesson 22 – DO: Business Recovery Procedures
  • Lesson 23 – DO: Return to Normal Procedures
  • Lesson 24 – DO: Exercising BC Teams
  • Lesson 25 – DO: Testing BC Plans

SPECIAL LESSONS

  • Lesson 26 – IT Disaster Recovery
  • Lesson 27 – IT DR Strategies
  • Lesson 28 – CyberSecurity and BCM
  • Lesson 29 – CyberSecurity: Leadership and Governance
  • Lesson 30 - Pandemic Planning
  • DO - Practice Test

Mid-Course Exam

  • BCRP Mid-Course Exam

CHECK: Evaluating the BCMS

  • Lesson 31 – CHECK: Evaluating your BCMS
  • Lesson 32 – CHECK: Auditing BC Plans
  • Lesson 33 – CHECK: Reporting to Senior Management
  • CHECK: Practice Test

ACT: Continual Improvement

  • Lesson 34 – ACT: Continual Improvement
  • Lesson 35 – Certifying your Organization to ISO 22301
  • ACT: Practice Test

End-of-Course Exam

  • BCRP End-of-Course Final Exam

BCRP CERTIFICATION EXAM

  • BCRP PRACTICE EXAM
  • BCRP EXAM

The course fee is $ 1995, which includes the course handbook, the 32G BCM Flashdrive, and BCRP professional certification.

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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?