BCI CBCI Certification Course and Exam


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. The BCI board have now approved the withdrawal of the requirement for MBCI applicants to have achieved a ‘pass with merit’ grade in the exam. Anybody who passes the CBCI exam will be able to apply directly for MBCI status, if they have at least 3 years experience across the 6 professional practice areas.
The ’pass with merit’ will still be achievable in its current form and successful candidates will still receive certificates showing this. The only change is that this is no longer required for an MBCI application.

FREE EDUCATION PACK - all bookings for this course include a hard copy of GPG 2018 plus access to the BCI online Mock Exams at no extra cost. These materials further enhance your learning and preparation for the CBCI 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 CBCI examination is marked as an overall percentage:

  • A score of 69% or below indicates a ‘Fail’
  • A score of 70% and above indicates a ‘Pass’
  • A score of 85% and above indicates a ‘Pass with Merit’.

Upon achieving a ‘Pass’ or ‘Pass with Merit’ grade, the CBCI certification is valid for three years from the exam date and holders may use the post nominal CBCI.

Once you are CBCI certified, you may be eligible to apply for AMBCI (Associate Member of The BCI) or MBCI (Member of The BCI). Your eligibility to apply would be based upon your work experience as a Business Continuity practitioner.

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.

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