Background

4.5-Day Business Continuity for

Auditor Certification Course

BCLE-AUD

BASED ON ISO22301 AND DRI’S 10 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES (AN ANSI ACCREDITED PROGRAM)

The BCLE-AUD course is designed for novice & experienced corporate planners, internal and external auditors, personnel interested in self-assessing programs, personnel assessing program for clients, personnel performing audits to better measure their state of preparedness. This course is an interactive program that provides training, tools and hands-on experience to help attendees understand the key components of Business Continuity Planning and Management.

This course covers relevant standards, laws and regulations, the process of risk assessment, vulnerability analysis, loss prevention, risk mitigation, and the development, implementation, testing and maintenance of plans and procedures. Course materials delve into existing legal and regulatory requirements by industry and country, as well as emerging requirements. Specifically ISO22301, IPPF, DRI International’s professional practices, financial services, insurance, healthcare, utilities, public sector guidance and a host of others will be explored. In addition, careful attention will be paid to the processes by which business continuity programs is initiated with an eye toward corporate governance, policy, and procedures.

Course Goal


The tools provided will allow planners to perform audits in accordance to appropriate standards and regulations. Emphasis on audit requirements and documentation will aid in the evaluation of records, organizational roles and responsibilities, process flows and corporate oversight.

Course Outlines

Upon completion of the course, attendees will be equipped to:

  • Appropriately use key terms consistent with current professional usage.
  • Learn the elements of a business continuity program as defined by ISO22301 and DRI International’s professional practices for Business Continuity Planner.
  • Understand audit concepts as documented in The Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)
  • Learn how to use the audit framework and ISO22301 to audit a preparedness program and determine conformity to the Standard
  • Appropriately use key terms consistent with current professional usage.
  • Identify major requirements for a Business Continuity Program.
  • Identify major consistencies in the practice of Business Continuity Planning.
  • Identify the structure, key actions, and specific responsibilities required of an effective business continuity program.
  • Working from standard Business Continuity Planning practices, perform an audit on Business Continuity Planning programs, and identify salient improvement areas.
  • Communicate audit results and make recommendations within the scope of generally accepted practices.
  • Successfully complete assessment for either Certified Business Continuity Auditor (CBCA) or Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor (CBCLA) designation.

Globally Recognized Certification :

  • Certified Business Continuity Auditor (CBCA)
  • Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor (CBCLA)

Who Should Attend?

The BCLE-AUD is a certificate course designed for novice and experienced corporate planners, internal and external auditors, personnel interested in self-assessing the conformity of their programs; individuals who are responsible assessing Business Continuity Management programs for clients and personnel performing audits to better measure their state of preparedness.

For more information about the above course offerings, please write to info@dri-gcc.org
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