BCI Logos

BCI CBCI Certification Training & Exam

The BCI CBCI Certification course is designed to prepare you for the CBCI Examination, one of the key criteria for Membership of the BCI. It provides a solid overview of best practices for Business Continuity

4 day course £1850 Course Fee £400 Exam Fee
Prices, Dates, and Venues

About the Course

Join Continuity Shop in 2024 as a launch partner of the BCI to experience the latest edition of the Business Continuity Institute’s CBCI Certification Training Course. This course has undergone a comprehensive update after the release of the GPG 7.0 version at the BCI’s World Conference in November 2023. The new course incorporates changes from the 2018 edition and aligns with evolving Business Continuity practices.

Noteworthy alterations in terminology, now more closely aligned with ISO terms, reflect the dynamic nature of the discipline. This course not only considers these changes but also equips you to excel in the updated exam and empowers you to establish, implement, and maintain a robust Business Continuity Management System within your organization.

As trailblazers in BCI Certification courses, Continuity Shop boasts twenty years of successful CBCI training. Whether in a classroom or online setting, our experienced tutors provide personalized attention and support throughout the course. Engage in breakout sessions and group discussions to foster a collaborative and enriching learning environment.

Comprising six carefully designed modules, this course ensures a comprehensive revision of best practices in business continuity, thoroughly preparing you for the BCI Certificate exam:

  • Module 1: Establishing a BCMS (PP1)
  • Module 2: Embracing Business Continuity (PP2)
  • Module 3: Analysis (PP3)
  • Module 4: Solutions Design (PP4)
  • Module 5: Enabling Solutions (PP5)
  • Module 6: Validation (PP6)

To aid your ongoing learning experience, every delegate will receive a digital copy of the BCI Good Practice Guidelines 7.0, ensuring easy reference during the course and beyond. We highly recommend purchasing a hard copy - this can be easily added when you book. Additionally, a comprehensive digital pack of course slides will be provided, enabling you to revisit key concepts and reinforce your understanding.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain a competitive edge in business continuity management. Enroll today and embark on your journey toward CBCI certification with Continuity Shop, the trusted industry leader in training and certification.

About the Exam

  • Online only
  • You schedule the exam for a time to suit you
  • Consists of 90 multiple choice questions
  • 90 minutes long, with additional time available for those with English as a second language or for those with learning difficulties

The CBCI exam evaluates your understanding of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG), which serve as a comprehensive manual outlining the industry's best practices for business continuity and resilience. The exam is currently run exclusively online, and is administered by a proctor (examiner) via webcam by the BCI’s exam delivery partners, TesTrac and Examity. Proctors are located around the world enabling you to take the exam at a time that suits you. Unlike previous years where the exam was on paper, the new online exam is no longer on day 5 of the course. Instead, you book the exam for a day that suits you.

The concepts and topic areas of the examination have been derived from a detailed analytical study of the BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines completed by a collection of BCI Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Each question lists four possible answers, only one of which is the correct or “best possible answer”. Candidates taking the CBCI exam must possess a copy of the Good Practice Guidelines 7.0, as the exam is based on this book. We supply a free PDF copy with every CBCI course booking, but we can also supply hard copies for an additional fee.

The pass mark for the exam is set at 70. A candidate scoring 85 or above will receive a Pass With Merit result in their exam and this will be recorded on their CBCI certificate. Candidates who achieve a Pass or Pass With Merit can apply to become an Associate Member of the BCI (AMBCI), Member of the BCI (MBCI), or Fellow of the BCI (FBCI), subject to appropriate evidence of their professional experience. You will receive your results immediately after completing the exam. These are then verified by the BCI who will subsequently send formal confirmation along with your certificate with 4 weeks.

The minimum IT requirements to take the online exam are as follows:

  • A desktop computer or laptop in good working order with 1 GB of RAM or higher. Tablets, Chromebooks and Mobile phones cannot be used.
  • A working built-in or external webcam (640×480 video pixel resolution) and microphone.
  • Working speakers connected to the computer.
  • Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended.
  • Browser (IE/EDGE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) with pop-up blocker disabled.
  • Sitting this examination will involve connecting to a site outside of your network security settings. If you are planning to take the exam at work, please speak to your IT Department and ask them to open ports 80, 443 and 1935.

Learning Outcomes

The course focuses on the 6 core concepts of the business continuity lifecycle and prepares the delegate to take the CBCI exam.


The course is ideally suited for:

  • • Business Continuity Professionals
  • • Those looking to achieve membership of the BCI
  • • Those looking to ‘rubber-stamp’ their experience with a recognised qualification
  • • Those looking to improve their knowledge of best practice via the Good Practice Guidelines

Course Schedule

This is a typical schedule for this course. Our tutors may adapt this to suit the needs of the group. The course starts at 9.30 and finishes around 17.00 (British time) each day.

Day Session Activity
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
4 1 Module 5: Implementation continued
2 Module 6: Validation
3 Mock Exam 2

About Our Online Training

Our tutor-led online training aims to replicate the classroom training experience as closely as possible, with full interaction between the tutor and delegates. We exclusively use MS Teams for online training. You can download the app for free direct from Microsoft. Please ensure your computer meets the minimum requirements for Teams before the training begins. You may also need to check with your IT administrators that you do not need any particular settings to be able to successfully use the app.

Next Course

24th-27th June 2024

Three Ways House Hotel, Cotswolds

How to Book

Online

Book online in minutes. Pay securely by card or request an invoice.

Phone

Call us on 0161 743 3555 and speak to one of our expert advisors.

Email

E-mail us at bookings@continuityshop.com

Ready to Book?

Here's our complete list of dates, venues, and prices for this course. If you'd like time to secure funding or leave to attend, you can reserve a place for 7 days with no obligation. We'll drop you a line in a week's time to see if you'd still like to hold the place. You do not need to reserve before you book. If you'd like to book, click Book Now to start the process.

Filter by Venue

Dates

24th-27th June 2024

Venue

Course Fee

£1850

Exam Fee

£400

Accommodation Fee

£650

Dates

1st-4th July 2024

Venue

Tutor Led Remote Training

Remote Training

Course Fee

£1850

Exam Fee

£400

Dates

15th-18th July 2024

Venue

Manchester

Innovation Forum

Course Fee

£1850

Exam Fee

£400

Dates

22nd-25th July 2024

Venue

Tutor Led Remote Training

Remote Training

Course Fee

£1850

Exam Fee

£400

Dates

5th-8th August 2024

Venue

Course Fee

£1850

Exam Fee

£400

Accommodation Fee

£650

Dates

12th-15th August 2024

Venue

Tutor Led Remote Training

Remote Training

Course Fee

£1850

Exam Fee

£400

Dates

19th-22nd August 2024

Venue

Course Fee

£1850

Exam Fee

£400

Dates

2nd-5th September 2024

Venue

Tutor Led Remote Training

Remote Training

Course Fee

£1850

Exam Fee

£400

All prices are exclusive of VAT

In-House Training

We can also provide this course in-house, anywhere in the world, or online. This is often a more cost effective solution if you have multiple delegates looking to attend the same course. If you'd like a quote, head to our In-House Training page and fill in the form.

Get an In-House Training Quote