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ISO - 22301 Lead Auditor Course



Only 3 Days



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19.4.2021 (Monday)


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The ISO 22301 Lead Auditor is a PECB (Professional Evaluation and Certification Board) official course.

Get the skills and knowledge needed in order to audit a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on the new ISO 22301 certification. This course includes the certification exam, which you'll gain in just three days - 40% faster than traditional training.

What you'll learn during the course

You’ll learn how to manage a team of auditors by using the widely recognised audit principles, procedures and techniques. And how to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011; the certification process according to 17021.

During the course, you’ll develop the skills and competencies necessary to complete an audit. This training is compatible with BS 25999 audit and ISO 27031. You'll learn the following domains:

  • Mastering audit techniques
  • Managing audit teams and programmes
  • Communicating with customers
  • Conflict resolution
  • Business continuity management specification
  • Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity

You'll also get one year’s free membership of PECB (Professional Evaluation and Certification Board) - which usually costs around £250.

Four reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 3-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 101418 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


You'll need to learn everything below in order to pass your exam and gain your ISO 22301 certification. We'll teach you everything you need to know - guaranteeing your certification.

Introduction to Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) concepts

  • Presentation of the standards
    • ISO 22301
    • ISO 27031
    • ISO/PAS 22399
    • BS 25999
    • regulatory framework
  • Fundamental principles of business continuity
  • ISO 22301 certification process
  • Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • Presentation of the clauses 4 to 10
  • Initiating and Planning an audit
  • Fundamental audit principles and concepts

Conducting an audit

  • Evidence and on risk audit approach based
  • Certification audit preparation
  • BCMS documentation audit
  • Opening meeting conduction
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures:
    • Observation
    • Document review
    • Interview
    • Sampling techniques
    • Technical verification
    • Corroboration
    • Evaluation
  • Audit test plans
  • audit findings formulation
  • Documenting of nonconformities
  • Audit documentation
  • Quality review

Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an audit

  • Conduction of a closing meeting and conclusion of an audit
  • Corrective action plans evaluation
  • Surveillance audit
  • Internal audit management program

Exam Track

You'll be taking the Lead Auditor exam on this ISO 22301 training course. You'll be tested on the following domains. But don't worry, we'll teach you everything you need to know - guaranteeing that you'll pass your exam:

  • Fundamental principles and concepts of business continuity
  • Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Preparation of an audit
  • Conducting an audit
  • Closing an audit
  • Managing an audit programme

You'll get your ISO 22301 certification. Plus one year’s membership of PECB absolutely free - which usually costs around £250. You can also apply for the following credentials depending on your level of experience:

  • Certified ISO22301 Provisional Auditor
  • Certified ISO22301 Auditor
  • Certified ISO22301 Lead Auditor

What's Included

As well as gaining your ISO 22301 certification, you'll also be provided with a free student manual which you can take home with you. It contains over 450 pages of information and practical examples.

Your certificate is worth 31 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits. CPE credits are required to ensure that you (or the person holding the CPA license) are knowledgeable about developments in the industry.

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


You should already have an ISO22301 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of BS 25999 or ISO 27031.

Basic understanding of business continuity concepts is also recommended.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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