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BCI - The BCI Certificate



Only 3 Days



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28/9/2020 (Monday)


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.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online BCI courses
  2. You'll be BCI certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be BCI trained in record time
  3. Our BCI course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass BCI first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn BCI faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying BCI with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 76,298 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


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


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

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.

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)


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.

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.


Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 76,298 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

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"The instructor made a tremendous job to prepare us for CBCI exam and also the real challenges: creating and operating a BCNSW. Firebrand facilities fulfill all the needs for accommodation, food beverages and classrooms."
Phil Kilburn, Not in contract. (30/3/2015 (Monday) to 1/4/2015 (Wednesday))

"Firebrand deliver training courses that deliver learning for the busy professional, in a time frame that meets today's limited available resources."
Harry Tugwell, Communisis. (30/3/2015 (Monday) to 1/4/2015 (Wednesday))

"Excellent instructor, extremely knowledgeable and experienced."
David Marsh, Gamma Telecomm Ltd. (10/12/2014 (Wednesday) to 12/12/2014 (Friday))

"Excellent accommodation & classroom facilities - The instructor had excellent subject knowledge & experience & course materials were a good standard."
Kevin Barrett, Wilby Ltd. (10/12/2014 (Wednesday) to 12/12/2014 (Friday))

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