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ISO 22301 Lead Auditor

Course description

Participation in this training course equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills to plan and conduct ISO 22301 audits, adhering to ISO 19011 guidelines and the certification process as outlined in ISO/IEC 17021-1.

Through engaging sessions, informative material, practical exercises, and discussion-oriented questions, you will gain insights into the business continuity management system, audit methodologies, and become adept at performing a BCMS audit by applying widely acknowledged audit principles, procedures, and techniques, along with managing an audit programme and team.

After completing the training course, you have the opportunity to take the exam. Upon passing the exam successfully, you will be awarded the "Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor" credential. This globally recognized certification attests to your professional abilities and proficiency to audit organizations based on the standards of ISO 22301 and the best practices in auditing.

Target Audience

  • Auditors aiming to conduct and lead audits of Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS)
  • Managers or consultants desiring to excel in the BCMS audit process
  • Individuals charged with ensuring compliance with BCMS requirements within an organization
  • Technical experts preparing for a BCMS audit
  • Specialist consultants in business continuity management

Learning outcomes

By the end of this training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the fundamental concepts and principles of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) as per ISO 22301
  • Interpret the requirements of ISO 22301 for a BCMS from an auditor's viewpoint
  • Assess the conformity of the BCMS to ISO 22301 requirements, following the core audit concepts and principles
  • Plan, execute, and conclude an ISO 22301 compliance audit in line with ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements, ISO 19011 guidelines, and other auditing best practices
  • Oversee an ISO 22301 audit programme

Our approach

  • This training course combines theoretical concepts, auditing best practices for BCMS audits, ISO 22301 requisites, and global auditing standards.
  • Practical exercises, including role-play and group discussions, are used to bring to life the concepts discussed in the lectures.
  • Participants are urged to engage in active communication and participate in group discussions and exercises.
  • The exercises bear resemblance to the format and style of the final certification exam.


  • Those attending this training course are expected to come with a basic grasp of business continuity principles and a well-rounded understanding of BCMS audit concepts.

Course Overview

  • Module 1: Fundamental Concepts and Principles of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • Module 2: Understanding the Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • Module 3: Basic Concepts and Principles of Auditing
  • Module 4: Planning an Audit for ISO 22301
  • Module 5: Implementing an ISO 22301 Audit
  • Module 6: Concluding an ISO 22301 Audit
  • Module 7: Overseeing an ISO 22301 Audit Program

Course Agenda

  • 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 and the Certification Exam


  • All candidates at official training courses are tested throughout their course with quizzes and exercises, in combination with a final exam held on the last day of the course.  Both elements are a part of the overall score. For this course, the final exam constitutes a 12 question essay type which should be completed within 180 minutes. A passing score is achieved at 70%. Self-study candidates can purchase an exam voucher from our Store.
  • Exam results are returned within 24 hours, with successful candidates receiving both a digital badge and a Certificate of Achievement
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