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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
  • Business Continuity Management System
  • BCM System Process
  • Business Continuity Management (BCM)
  • BCMS Benefits
  • Business Continuity Management Lifecycle
  • Applicability and Objectives

Module 2: Scope of a BCMS

  • BCMS Scope

Module 3: Fundamental Principles and Concepts of Business Continuity

  • Fundamental Principles
  • Business Continuity

Module 4: Clauses 4 to 8 of ISO 22301

  • General Requirements: Clauses 4 to 8 of ISO 22301
    • Introduction
    • Clauses of ISO 22301

Module 5: Overview of ISO 22301 Standard

  • Introduction to ISO 22301
  • 22301 Standard
  • 22301 Standard Progression
  • 22301 High-Level Methodology
  • Implementation Cycle Times

Module 6:  BCM Mandatory Documents

  • Clauses of BCM Mandatory Documents

Module 7: Management Roles and Responsibilities

  • Management Roles and Responsibilities
  • Impediments to Success
  • Aids to Success

Module 8: Implementation Phases of the ISO 22301 Framework

  • Phases of Implementation in ISO 22301

Module 9: Continual Improvement of a BCMS

  • Continual Improvement
  • BCMS Control System
  • Areas of Continual Improvement

Module 10: Audit

  • Introduction to Audit

Module 11: Auditing Principles

  • Fundamental Principles
  • Internal Auditing
  • Scope
  • PDCA Cycle

Module 12: Auditing Roles

  • What are the 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
  • 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

  • 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)

  • Planning a 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

  • Business Impact Analysis   
  • Risk Assessment Methodologies and Implementation
  • Risk Treatment Implementation

Module 24: Incident Management and Emergency Management

  • Incident Management and Emergency Management
  • Key Elements of Crisis Management Respond Process

Module 25: Operations Management of a BCMS

  • Introduction to Operations Management of a BCMS

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

  • Performance Evaluation, Monitoring, and Measurement of a BCMS
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)    
  • Identifying Indicators of an Organisation
  • Critical Success Factors (CSFs)
  • Writing an Effective Critical Success Factor
  • CSFs for Strategic Planning
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Case Study: Telefonica
  • Cutting Complexity
  • Taking Actions

Module 27: Development of Metrics, Performance Indicators, and Dashboards

  • Development of Metrics
  • KPI Dashboards
  • Steps to Create KPI Dashboards

Module 28: Internal Audit and Management Review of a BCMS

  • Internal Audit
  • Introduction to Management Review
  • Purpose of Management Review

Module 29: Implementation of a Continual Improvement Program

  • Continual Improvement
    • Lifelong Learning
    • Tone from the Top
    • Let’s have a Plan
    • Second Opinion
    • Catching Up
    • Takeaway

Module 30: Preparing for a BCMS Certification Audit

  • BCMS Certification Audit

Module 31: Development of a BCMS and Business Continuity Policies

  • Development of a BCMS
  • Business Continuity Policies

Module 32: Planning and Initiating an ISO 22301 Audit

  • Conducting an Audit
  • Core Audit Principles and Concepts
  • Evidence and Risk
  • Preparation of an Audit
  • BCMS Documentation Audit
  • Opening Meeting

Module 33: Directing an ISO 22301 Audit

  • Communication During the Audit
  • Audit Actions
  • Findings from the Audit

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

  • Introduction
  • Management Audit Procedure
  • Improvement Analysing
  • Data Analyses
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Reporting Skills

Module 35: Ending the Audit and Follow-Up

  • Components of the Documentation
  • Supporting Procedural Documentation
  • Closing Meeting
  • Assessing Corrective Action Plans
  • ISO 22301 Surveillance Audit
  • Internal Audit Management Program
  • Second Party Audits

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There are no formal prerequisites for attending this ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training course.

Who should attend this ISO 22301 Training Course?

This ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training course is suitable for all individuals who want to enhance their Business Continuity Management knowledge and skills. This training is more beneficial for:

  • Information Security
  • IT
  • Operations Managers and Consultants
  • Business Continuity Managers 

ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Course Overview

ISO 22301 is the international standard that specifies business continuity management system requirements. Business Continuity Management provides a framework for building organisational resilience with the capability of an effective response that safeguards the interests. The BCM standard assists organisations in identifying and prioritising threats and enables them to effectively implement their business continuity management system to respond to and recover from incidents with minimal business disruption. This training helps learners to strengthen customer confidence through a commitment to business continuity and improved reporting and analysis skills using business continuity best practices. Individuals with these management skills can manage both large-scale enterprise and small-scale enterprise business continuity management project audits and command the highest salaries in the industry.

In this 5-day ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training course, delegates will gain comprehensive knowledge of the ISO business continuity standard for organisations. During this training, delegates will learn about a range of techniques and approaches in tackling the role of ISO 22301 Lead Auditor and the scope of BCMS to enhance a management system in order to protect against, decrease the possibility of the existence of, respond to, prepare for, and recover from disruptions when they arise. Our highly skilled instructor with years of teaching experience will conduct this course and make delegates highly skilled in business continuity management. 

Course Objectives

  • To learn about preparing for a BCMS certification audit
  • To know about the general requirements and their clauses.
  • To attain knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the auditor.
  • To stay in touch with the successful implementation of ISO 22301.
  • To gain an understanding of the business continuity management lifecycle.
  • To get familiar with the steps to planning a business continuity management system.

At the end of this training course, delegates will be able to take on and carry out the responsibilities of an auditor as a team member or lead auditor. They will be able to implement business continuity processes and write procedures.

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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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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.

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ISO 22301 Lead Auditor FAQs


Business continuity management aids organisations in reducing the likelihood and impact of downtime and disruption, protecting assets in the event that something goes wrong, continuing to operate during the disruption, and recovering as quickly as possible from any incidents that do occur.
Business continuity management aids organisations in reducing the likelihood and impact of downtime and disruption, protecting assets in the event that something goes wrong, continuing to operate during the disruption, and recovering as quickly as possible from any incidents that do occur.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
Performance evaluation contains six steps such as monitoring, measurement, analysis, evaluation, internal audit, and management review.
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.
KPI Dashboard in a simple form gives a graphical design of key performance indicators, measures and metrics that organisation use to monitor performance.
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 the United States starts from $2295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 22301 Lead Auditor.
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