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ISO 22301:2012 BCMS Lead Auditor

The internationally recognized ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) Standard is an important tool to assist organizations to enhance their performance, increase customer satisfaction and acquire a competitive advantage.


Gain the knowledge and skills to audit and improve your company’s Business Continuity Management System with our Lead Auditor ISO 22301 training course.


The course, designed by LiberoAssurance Training team aims to equip participants with the necessary information to effectively conduct BCMS audits, in accordance with the internationally recognized best practice techniques for ISO 22301:2012.



Aims & Objectives
  • Identify the key requirements and benefits of ISO 22301:2012
  • Manage business continuity and drive continual improvement
  • Take steps towards effective business continuity treatment
  • Attract and retain customers by meeting their current and future needs better
  • Grasp the application of risk-based thinking, frameworks and process management
  • Build stakeholder confidence by managing business continuity in line with the latest requirements


Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the key requirements, terms and definitions of ISO 22301:2012 and its structure
  • Learn the importance and benefits of an ISO 22301:2012 BCMS
  • Identify opportunities and threats within your organization
  • Apply methods and tools to manage business continuity related to your management systems.
  • Learn the interactions between Business Continuity principles, framework and process


Who should attend?
  • Those involved in the implementation, maintenance and supervision of an ISO 22301:2012 BCMS
  • Those who wish to understand ISO 22301 and its application
  • Those who must be informed about legal requirements and ISO 22301 conformance


Prerequisite skills & knowledge: None required


Available in-house/distant learning? Yes


Created by: LiberoAssurance Accredited Training Centre


Part A Contents: ISO 22301:2012 Awareness
  • Introduction
  • Benefits of ISO 22301
  • ISO 22301 Structure
  • Comparison between ISO 22301 and BS 25999-2
  • Mandatory documentation
  • Related standards
  • Tips to raise Awareness of ISO 22301
  • Time required for Implementation and Certification
Clauses 0-3
  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
Context of organization
  • Understanding the organisation and its context
  • Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties
  • Determining the scope of the management system
  • Business continuity management system
  • General
  • Management commitment
  • Policy
  • Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities


  • Actions to address risks and opportunities
  • Business opportunity objectives and planning to achieve them


  • Resources
  • Competence
  • Awareness
  • Communication
  • Documented information


  • Operational planning and control
  • Business impact analysis and risk assessment
  • Business continuity strategy
  • Establish and implement business continuity procedures
  • Exercising and testing


Performance Evaluation
  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
  • Internal audit
  • Management review
  • Nonconformity and corrective action
  • Continual Improvement
Part B Contents: ISO 22301:2012 Lead Auditor
The Audit
  • Performing BCMS audit activities
  • Performing an audit
Audit Steps
  • Operational and planning control
  • Requirements for products and services
  • Design and development of products and services
  • Control of externally provided processes, products and services
  • Productions and service provision
  • Release of products and services
  • Control of nonconforming outputs
Audit Programme
  • Establishing the Audit programme objectives
  • Identifying and evaluating audit programme business continuitys
  • Process flow for the management of an audit programme
  • Managing an audit programme
  • Audit programme Implementation
  • Process of collecting and verifying information
Generic knowledge and skills of an audit team leader
  • How to evaluate an audit
Psychological factors during an audit
  • Attitudes and relationships
  • Obstacles & communication
  • Space & Time issues
  • Body language
  • Cultural factors
  • Principles of Listening
  • Questions & questioning


Exam & Certification
  • Exam on ISO 22301:2012 BCMS Lead Auditor
  • “ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity System Lead Auditor” Certificate
Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar presentations
  • Terms and definitions
  • No. of Slides: 197


  • Reading lists and resources available in presentations


Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 24
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request
  • Enrolment duration: 90 days (starting from date of purchase)
  • CPD Points: 24
  • ECTS/ECVET Points: 0.8


Assessment methods


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Exam for ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity System Lead Auditor





On successful completion of the course assessment, participants will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Success’


Accreditation by EOPPEP

LiberoAssurance has been accredited as a Continuous Professional Development Training Centre Level 1 by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP).

EOPPEP is the statutory body for the development and implementation of the Hellenic Qualifications Framework (NQF) in correspondence with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). EOPPEP is the National Coordination Point for EQF in Greece (NCP).


Approved courses by the Central Greece University of Applied Sciences

LiberoAssurance in cooperation with the Central Greece University of Applied Sciences offers approved courses. All participants have the option to receive double certification from the University and LiberoAssurance Training Centre.

The University of Applied Sciences of Central Greece and LiberoGroup have agreed to develop a research project the purpose of which is education, lifelong learning and specialisation of persons, to facilitate their induction in the labour market using e-learning and traditional methods of training. The ultimate aim of this cooperation is the development of a post-graduate programme in collaboration with other Academic Institutions and Ministries.


Accreditation by IAS and E.S.Y.D

LiberoAssurance has been accredited by the Hellenic Accreditation System (E.SY.D) which has been appointed as the National Accreditation Body of Greece.

LiberoAssurance has been accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) one of the leading accreditation bodies in the United States.




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