Business Continuity

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

This track is a four-level certification program tailored for those who would like to start a career in and advance to a senior business continuity management role.

The program was developed by experienced 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 trends, the program has trained many talented professionals who are now pursuing a rewarding career in the industry.

From Foundation to Expert level, the program addresses all the core competencies you need to establish yourself as a professional and succeed as a high-level leader. As you evolve through the certification levels, you will gain in-depth knowledge of 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 CBO able to implement and improve an enterprise-wide business continuity program.

Certification levels

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.

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

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

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