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ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Course Outline

The ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training course covers:

Module 1: Introduction to Business Continuity Management Systems

  • What is a BCMS?
  • Management systems
  • BCM system process
  • Business Continuity Management (BCM)
  • BCMS benefits
  • Business Continuity Management lifecycle
  • Applicability and Objectives

Module 2: Scope of a BCMS

Module 3: Fundamental Principles and Concepts of Business Continuity

Module 4: General Requirements: Clauses 4 to 8 of ISO 22301

Module 5: Overview of ISO 22301 Standard

  • The 22031 standard
  • 22301 standard progression
  • 22301 High-level methodology
  • Implementation cycle times

Module 6: BCM Mandatory Documents

Module 7: Management Roles and Responsibilities

  • Impediments to success
  • Aids to success

Module 8: Implementation Phases of the ISO 22301 framework

Module 9: Continual Improvement of a BCMS

  • What is continual improvement
  • BCMS control system
  • Areas of continual improvement

Module 10: Introduction to Audit

Module 11: Auditing Principles

  • Overview
  • Fundamental Principles
  • Internal Auditing
  • Scop
  • The PDCA Cycle

Module 12: Auditing Roles

  • Defining Roles
  • Organisational Context
  • Management Responsibilities
  • Planning, Support, and Operation
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Improvement

Module 13: Roles and Responsibilities of the Auditor

  • Internal Auditing
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Typical Internal Audit

Module 14: Skills of an Internal Auditor

  • Internal auditing goals
  • Qualities of an auditor
  • Auditing skills

Module 15: Purpose of Internal auditing

  • 22301 mission
  • Key benefits of BCMS

Module 16: Audit Procedures

  • BCMS audit process
  • Elements of an internal audit
  • Internal auditing
  • Internal audit process
  • Required documentation
  • Supporting procedural documentation
  • Supporting policy documentation
  • Supporting planning documentation
  • Required records and documentation

Module 17: Audit Triangle

  • Fraud triangle
  • Tackling the fraud triangle

Module 18: Auditing Techniques

  • Classifying audit findings
  • On-site auditing
  • Remote auditing methods

Module 19: Work Document Approach

  • Certification process: Organisations
  • Steps to certification
  • Certification audits

Module 20: Business Continuity Control Best Practice

  • Overview
  • BCM Policy
  • Management commitment
  • Plan how to deal with an emergency
  • Impediments to success
  • Disaster recovery

Module 21: Planning a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)

  • Steps to plan a BCMS

Module 22: Implementation of Business Continuity Processes and Writing Procedures

  • Communication
  • Writing a scenario
  • Delivering the scenario
  • Implementing a BCMS

Module 23: Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Risk Assessment

Module 24: Incident Management and Emergency Management

Module 25: Operations Management of a BCMS

Module 26: Performance Evaluation, Monitoring and Measurement of a BCMS

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Identifying indicators of an organisation
  • Critical Success Factors (CSFs)
  • How to write an effective critical success factor
  • CSFs for strategic planning
  • Performance evaluation
  • Case study: Telefonica
  • Cutting complexity
  • Taking action

Module 27: Development of Metrics, Performance Indicators and Dashboards

Module 28: Internal Audit and Management Review of a BCMS

Module 29: Implementation of a Continual Improvement Program

Module 30: Preparing for a BCMS Certification Audit

Module 31: Development of a BCMS and Business Continuity Policies

Module 32: Planning & Initiating an ISO 22301 Audit

  • Conducting an audit
  • Core audit principles and concepts
  • Evidence and risk
  • Preparation of an audit
  • BCMS documentation audit
  • The opening meeting

Module 33: Directing an ISO 22301 Audit

  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit actions:
    • Observation
    • Document review
    • Interview
    • Sampling techniques
    • Technical verification
    • Corroboration
    • Evaluation
  • Test plans of an audit
  • Findings from the audit

Module 34: Manage Auditing Teams and Improve Analysing and Reporting Skills

  • Introduction
  • Management audit procedure
  • Improvement analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Root cause analysis
  • Reporting skills

Module 35: Ending the Audit and Follow-Up

  • Audit documentation
  • Quality review
  • The closing meeting
  • Assessing corrective action plans
  • ISO 22301 surveillance audit
  • ISO 22301 Internal Audit management program and second party audits

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Who should attend this ISO 22301 Training Course?

  • IT, IS, Risk, Operations Managers & Consultants
  • Business Continuity Managers & Consultants
  • Auditors who want to audit ISO to 22301


As a prerequisite, we recommend completing the ISO 22301 Foundation certification before studying this course.

ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Course Overview

This course is intended for individuals who have the responsibility of leading audits and auditing teams. This course covers a range of techniques and approaches to tackling the role of ISO 22301 Lead Auditor. Discover how to guarantee the efficiency of business continuity management through your auditing and leadership skills. This training course will transfer valuable skills, which will ensure that you are capable of handling organisational disruption and achieving business objectives.

Delegates will learn how to manage audit teams, and plan and lead an audit. Furthermore, training will cover the scope, requirements and principles of ISO 22301 and business continuity best-practice.

Upon completion of the course, delegates will have attained a high level of knowledge of ISO 22301 and the role of Lead Auditor. Candidates will be required to take the ISO 22301 Lead Auditor exam, which will take place at the end of the final day of training. 

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What's included in this ISO 22301 Training Course?

This training course includes:

  • The ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Manual 
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor 
  • Refreshments 

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ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Exam

The ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Exam is comprised of:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Duration of 40 minutes
  • 50% pass mark
  • Closed book

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Frequently asked questions


Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
ISO 22301 is a business continuity standard that enables organisations to continue to function throughout a critical incident and in its aftermath.
Yes, the associated examination will need to be passed in order to complete this ISO 22301 Lead Autitor training course.
Yes, this course is one of four courses within ISO 22301. The other courses are ISO 22301 Foundation, ISO 22301 Internal Auditor, and ISO 22301 Implementation.
The Knowledge Academy offers ISO 22301 Lead Auditor courses in a range of locations across the UK and around the world. This makes it easy to find a training venue near you.
The price for ISO 22301 Lead Auditor certification in Philippines starts from $2595
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for ISO 22301 Lead Auditor.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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