BCI CBCI Certification Course and Exam

5 day course , with exam

Next Course: Manchester, 3rd - 7th September 2018


This course is Continuity Shop’s enhanced version of the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI’s) Certification Training Course, which teaches you the methods, techniques and approaches used by business continuity professionals worldwide to develop, implement and maintain an effective Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme, and prepares you to take the BCI’s CBCI examination.

Continuity Shop was the first company to run BCI Certification courses, and has been doing so successfully for over ten years. This is a new version of the course to align with GPG 2018.

This enhanced version provides delegates with the opportunity to put the theory into practice through the use of case studies, and to practice answering the type of questions used in the CBCI examination, including taking two mock examinations. These are only available to delegates who undertake the course with Continuity Shop.

The course is split into 6 modules, which are designed both to provide a thorough revision of BC best practice, and also to prepare delegates to sit the BCI Certificate exam.

Who should attend this course?

Anyone who would like to gain a formal qualification in Business Continuity Management. The course and exam are best suited to those who already have some practical knowledge of and experience in BC.

This course covers:

Module One (21%) - Policy and Programme Management
Module Two (8%) - Embedding Business Continuity
Module Three (17%) - Analysis
Module Four (17%) - Design
Module Five (19%) - Implementation
Module Six (18%) - Validation
The examination is taken on the final day of training. However, you may choose whether to leave a gap between the training and the examination, if you wish to have time to revise after the training. There are examination centres in most major cities around the world. If you take the option of delaying the exam, you must book it via the BCI online.

Course Schedule

Day Session Content
1 1 Introduction
2 Mock Exam 1
3 Module 1: Policy and Programme Management
2 1 Module 2: Embedding Business Continuity
2 Module 3 : Analysis
3 1 Module 4: Design
2 Module 5: Implementation (part)
4 1 Module 5: Implementation (part)
2 Module 6: Validation
3 Mock Exam 2
5 1 Revision
2 Exam Preparation
3 CBCI Examination

Exam Information

The CBCI Examination consists of 120 multiple choice questions. The exam is 2 hours long. The exam is scored out of 500 with a pass mark of 380 and a Merit threshold of 425. The different grades confer different benefits:

  • Pass - entitled to use CBCI post-nominal.
  • Pass plus sufficient experience in the BC field - entitled to apply for Associate MBCI status.
  • Merit plus sufficient experience in the BC field - entitled to apply for MBCI status.
The exam is usually taken on the afternoon of the fifth day of the course, following revision in the morning. It starts at approximately 13.00. You may also take the exam online via the BCI at a later date. The paper exam is currently available in English; other languages will be made available by the BCI soon. The exam is graded and your results emailed 4-6 weeks after completion. A pass is valid for three years.

Dates and Prices

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