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ISO 22301 Lead Implementer

Course description

Organizations can significantly advance their understanding and management of risks, incidents, and disasters by adopting a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) grounded on ISO 22301. Hence, IECB has developed this training course to equip participants with the necessary knowledge to implement a BCMS that complies with ISO 22301 standards. The training allows participants to fully grasp the optimal practices of a BCMS, enabling them to establish a system that ensures the organization's continuity and efficiency during disruptive occurrences.

Once you've completed the training course, you're eligible to take the certification exam. If you pass, you'll earn the "Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer" designation. This credential is recognized globally and attests to your professional abilities and practical understanding in implementing a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) adhering to the ISO 22301 standards within an organization.

Target Audience

  • Project leaders and consultants engaged in business continuity
  • Specialist advisors aiming to excel in implementing a Business Continuity Management System
  • Individuals tasked with ensuring alignment with BCMS standards in an organization
  • Members participating in the BCMS team

Learning outcomes

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

  • Clarify the basic concepts and principles of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) as per ISO 22301
  • Understand the requirements of ISO 22301 for a BCMS from the viewpoint of an implementer
  • Begin and plan the integration of a BCMS as per ISO 22301
  • Assist an organization in executing, maintaining, and persistently enhancing a BCMS based on ISO 22301
  • Equip an organization to go through an external certification audit

Our approach

  • This training course combines theoretical concepts, auditing best practices for BCMS implementation, ISO 22301 requisites, and global implementation 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


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

Course Overview

  • Module 1 Foundational business continuity principles and concepts 
  • Module 2 Business continuity management system (BCMS) requirements 
  • Module 3 Planning a BCMS implementation based on ISO 22301 
  • Module 4 Implementing a BCMS based on ISO 22301 
  • Module 5 Performance evaluation and monitoring and measurement of a BCMS based on ISO 22301 
  • Module 6 Continual improvement of a BCMS based on ISO 22301 
  • Module 7 Preparing for a BCMS certification audit

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to ISO 22301 and initiation of a BCMS
  • Day 2: Planning an implementation of a BCMS
  • Day 3: Implementing a BCMS
  • Day 4: Monitoring, continual improvement, and preparation for the certification audit, as well as 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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