ISO 22301 Business Continuity Lead Auditor Course

CQI and IRCA Certified BCMS Auditor Training courses will equip you with the knowledge and skills to assess business continuity management systems for conformance to ISO 22301.

This course covers the management systems approach to identifying and managing business continuity risks, the requirements of ISO 22301 and how to plan, complete and report the audit of an entire BCMS.

This course includes a 2-hour written examination.

Duration: 5 Days

Who Should Attend

This course is for those intending to acquire the competence to audit an organisation’s BCMS to meet the requirements of ISO 22301, either as a third or second-party auditor. This course meets the training requirement for IRCA Certification for BCMS Auditors.

Course Benefits

This course satisfies the formal training requirements for those wishing to register with the CQI and IRCA Certified BCMS auditing scheme.

This training course will help delegates perform value-added audits and develop wider understanding of business continuity management systems development and implementation. Delegates will gain an understanding of the level of performance required for implementing a successfully certified BCMS and how to assess against the ISO 22301 standard. It will help delegates to develop essential conceptual skills including risk-based thinking, continual improvement, life-cycle thinking, and process-based approaches.


  • General introduction
  • Business continuity management principles, vocabulary and ISO 22301 requirements;
  • Stage 1 audit (including document review);
  • Audit planning;
  • Process auditing and audit skills;
  • Writing NC reports and audit reporting;
  • Audit follow up.