Business Continuity Certification Track

Your learning path to becoming a Certified Business Continuity Officer (CBCO)

Our Business Continuity Certification Track is a four-level certification program tailored for those who would like to start a career in business continuity and advance to a senior business continuity management role.

The program was developed by experienced business continuity managers whose outstanding contributions to the industry have been rewarded with an honorary membership of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), the largest international network of business continuity and resilience professionals. Combining the practical insights of industry-leading continuity experts and the latest business continuity trends, the program has trained many talented professionals who are now pursuing a rewarding career in the business continuity and resilience industry.

From Foundation to Expert level, the program addresses all the core competencies you need to establish yourself as a business continuity professional and succeed as a high-level business continuity leader. As you evolve through the certification levels, you will gain in-depth knowledge of business continuity risks and controls, and you will develop the management skills necessary to oversee and guide your organisation’s overall continuity efforts. Ultimately, you will become a Certified Business Continuity Officer able to implement and improve an enterprise-wide business continuity program.

Certification levels

Business Continuity Certification Track

From Foundation to Expert, each certification level comprises a practice-oriented training course and a certification exam.

Each certification exam tests the knowledge and industry-established competencies covered in the corresponding course.

Attending a course is not a prerequisite for taking a certification exam.

Business Continuity Foundation is an entry-level course designed to provide you with a strong basic knowledge of business continuity. Following this course, you will understand the fundamental principles of business continuity planning and management.

By earning a SECO-Business Continuity Foundation (S-BCF) certificate, you demonstrate a high level of business continuity awareness and an in-depth understanding of business continuity management terminology, concepts and principles.

Business Continuity Practitioner

Business Continuity Practitioner prepares you for the practical implementation of business continuity management principles and leadership. In this course, you learn how to identify business continuity threats, determine their potential impact, and develop clear plans to address business continuity risks.

A SECO-Business Continuity Practitioner (S-BCP) certificate validates your ability to perform a threat and vulnerability analysis, to conduct a business impact analysis, and to draft emergency response, crisis management and continuity of operations plans.


Business Continuity Expert is currently under re-design. Are you interested in taking the course or booking the exam? Please send an e-mail to [email protected].


Certified Business Continuity Officer is a step above Business Continuity Expert. In addition to an excellent understanding of business continuity management principles and practices, SECO-Certified Business Continuity Officers (S-CBCO title holders) must demonstrate the ability to design, implement and operate an enterprise-wide business continuity program.

To qualify for a Certified Business Continuity Officer certificate, you need to have expert knowledge of business continuity management and at least three years of work experience in a business continuity role.

If you already have a high-level professional certificate and the required work experience, and you would like to enhance your profile with an internationally recognised credential, you can apply for your S-CBCO title here: [email protected]

The certificate will be awarded upon a thorough assessment of your CV and professional achievements. Professional achievements may include completed business continuity projects, training activities and publications.

Practice environment


Bicsma is a fictive beverage manufacturer, a unique simulated company environment created by the SECO-Institute to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Bicsma allows us to put our stories in an authentic context, to challenge our students’ problem solving skills, and to enrich our material with appealing images. Bicsma has a website, an intranet, an information security policy, a group of employees with little to no security awareness… and, most importantly, very diverse problems you can solve by employing your knowledge, talent and creativity.