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BCI The BCI Certificate

- Just 3 Days

On this 3-day accelerated BCI Certificate course, you'll explore Six Professional Practices, both Management and Technical, which encompass Business Continuity Management (BCM).

You'll be immersed in the curriculum with our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, helping you learn how to apply principles of business continuity to your business - 33% faster than traditional training.

Your expert Firebrand instructor will take you through the 6 practices of the BCM lifecycle, providing real life examples from experienced professionals.


You'll learn about:

  1. Policy and Programme Management
  2. Embedding Business Continuity
  3. Analysis
  4. Design
  5. Implementation
  6. Validation

The Business Continuity Institute promotes and enables the adoption of good business continuity practice. Achieving the Certification in Business Continuity shows that you're business continuity qualified at an international level.

This course is ideal if you're looking to raise levels of resilience in your organisation and want to gain a comprehensive understanding of the BCM life cycle from both principles and good practice perspective. The course also assists organisations seeking to comply with emerging international standards.

During the course, you'll prepare for and sit the Certification in Business Continuity. Don't pass the first time? Don't worry - you'll be covered by our Certification Guarantee.

See Benefits...

See prices now to find out how much you could save when you train at twice the speed.

Four reasons why you should sit your BCI course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be BCI 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 BCI course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass BCI 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 BCI 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 75.614 students saving more than one million hours since 2001

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

Policy and Programme Management (PP1)

  • Establish organisational policy
  • Understand how the policy should be implemented
  • Relate business continuity policy to other relevant policies of a business
  • Importance of supply chain and outsourced service providers in each stage of the BCM lifecycle
  • Integration of programme, project and documentation management

Embedding Business Continuity (PP2)

  • Define integration of business continuity into usual business activities and organisational culture
  • Using collaborative approaches to improve organisational resilience
  • Importance of understanding and influencing organisational culture
  • Adapting to change

Analysis (PP3)

  • Review and assessment of organisational objectives, functions and constraints.
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Understanding risk of organisational disruption through risk and threat assessments

Design (PP4)

  • Identifying solutions to maintaining continuity through disruption
  • Consideration on risk and threat mitigation methods in design

Implementation (PP5)

  • Implementing agreed solutions from Design stage
  • Establishing response structures and plans
  • Detailing priorities, procedures, responsibilities and resources needed in incident management

Validation (PP6)

  • Ensuring the programme meets business objectives
  • Aligning to existing change management programme in place
  • Continued maintenance of business continuity plans

See Exam Track...

You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

Certification in Business Continuity Exam


  • Management Practices
    • Policy and Programme Management - 21%
    • Embedding Business Continuity - 8%
  • Technical Practices
    • Analysis - 17%
    • Design - 17%
    • Implementation - 19%
    • Validation - 18%

Duration: 2 hours

Format: 120 multiple choice questions

Passing the examination is a mandatory requirement for anyone seeking Associate (ABCI), Specialist (SBCI) or Member (MBCI) membership of the BCI.

See What's Included...

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)

See Prerequisites...

No previous business continuity experience is necessary however, it is recommended that participants should have a minimum of one year experience working in a business environment and have an understanding of the key activities and functions within their organisation.

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call 78 79 16 53 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.

See When...

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