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BCI Pre/Post Courses and Certification

BCI Pre/Post Courses

Please note that all training classes are subject to cancellation if minimum numbers are not met. Bookings for classes will be closed two weeks prior to the event. Bookings are not refundable or transferable unless the class is cancelled by the Business Continuity Institute.

BCI Pre-Conference Course

The BCI Introduction to Business Continuity

Presenter: Doug Weldon, FBCI

Duration: 1.5 Days

September 06, 2014 8:30am - 5:00pm

September 07, 2014 8:30am - 12:30pm

Cost: $795.00

Notice: Registration For This Course Is Closed

Lynnda M. NelsonThis course is a basic introduction to the world of Business Continuity (BC). It is designed as a first step for newcomers to the subject of BC and for those for whom BC may be a part of theirrole or responsibilities who need to have a good understanding of the subject.

It provides the beginner with the basic knowledge and understanding of the building blocks required for developing or maintaining a robust Business Continuity Management Program and gives those individuals with a BC related role or responsibility a comprehensive overview of the discipline.

This course covers all six elements of the BCM Lifecycle and is based on global good practice as described in the Business Continuity Institute's Good Practice Guidelines and the international standard for Business Continuity ISO 22301.

Please note this course is not a preporation for the Certificate of the BCI Examination. If you wish to train for the exam, please take the BCI Good Practice Guidelines training course (CBCI).

Doug Weldon, vice president, product and infrastructure risk management, Thomson Reuters, has an extensive background in IT, quality management, business development, program/project management, and senior leadership.

BCI Pre-Conference Course

ISO 22301 Auditor Workshop - delivered in Partnership with the ICOR

Presenter: Lynnda M. Nelson

Duration: 1.5 Days

September 06, 2014 8:30am - 4:30pm

September 07, 2014 8:30am - 12:00pm

Cost: $995.00

Notice: Registration For This Course Is Closed

Lynnda M. NelsonAttend this one and 1/2 day workshop and learn how to align your BCM program to the requirements of ISO 22301. Gain an understanding of the key practices of a business continuity management system for organizations of all sizes and the essential elements of the following standards: ISO 22301, ISO 19011, ISO 17022.

Using the ISO 22301 Maturity Model as a tool for measuring the maturity of business continuity programs, attendees receive an electronic copy of the self-assessment tool as part of the workshop fee. The workshop also includes a review of the ISO 22301 self-declaration of conformity process. The ISO 22301 Maturity sells for $995.00 and is included within the workshop fee.

The workshop reviews the following topics:

  • Part 1: Requirements for Business Continuity Management System, the Role of the Auditor and the Audit Process

  • Part 2: Developing Strategies to Mitigate Risk and Continue Operations

  • Part 3: BCM Program Implementation

  • Part 4: Developing a BCM Culture

  • Part 5: Program Maintenance and Improvement

BCI Post-Conference Course (Certification Training)

The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Course and Certification of the BCI (CBCI) Examination

Presenter: Richard (Rick) Kenneth Bellwood, CISSP, CBCP, MBCI, CDRE

Duration: 4 Days

September 10, 2014 1:30pm - 5:30pm

September 11, 2014 8:30am - 5:00pm

September 12, 2014 8:3am - 5:00pm

September 13, 2014 8:30am - 12:30pm

Optional CBCI Exam: September 13, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Cost: $2.156 class only

Cost: $2.656 with CBCI examination

Notice: Registration For This Course Is Closed

Lynnda M. NelsonThe BCI Good Practice Guidelines training course is a an instructor led class which teaches the methods, techniques and approches used by Business Continuity professionals worldwide to develop, implement and maintain an effective Business Continuity Management program and improve organizational resilience, as described in the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) which is aligned to ISO 22301


This course is designed for those individuals seeking to complement practical experience in Business Continuity (BC) or a related field through some formal training based on the GPG, and for those wishing to achieve an internationally recognized certification in Business Continuity by preparing to take the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) Examination.

Plus optional CBCI examination, half day, post class

BCI Post-Conference Course


Presenter: Morris Davis, MBCI CBCP


SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 1:30 PM TO 5:30 PM

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM

COST $1200.00

Notice: Registration For This Course Is Closed

Morris Davis, MBCI CBCPA Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is the cornerstone of any successful and fully compliant BCM. This course will help the participants to gain management support for a BIA, promote the BIA within their organization, and then to conduct a successful BIA.

KETCHConsulting’s interactive education approach provides hands-on experience in preparing for, conducting and reporting the results of a Business Impact Analysis. The class further discusses how to use the output of the BIA in an ongoing manner to consistently maintain and improve the organization's BCM.

Understanding that a successful BIA must be conducted from the Business Process point of view, this class focuses on how to gather Business Process data from the personnel executing the enterprise's actual business functions.

You will learn how to:

  • Justify, initiate and plan a BIA project
  • Gain Executive and End User buy-in
  • Perform data collection
  • Validate data collected using workshops - peer review of survey results
  • Analyze and derive an Enterprise perspective of Critical Time Objectives
  • Use data gathering techniques to identify:
    • Critical business functions, supporting processes, resources, applications
    • Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPD) for Critical Functions
    • Transaction flow/linkages
    • Financial and non-financial impact
    • Priority of business recovery
    • Most vital records and resources
    • Process and Technology RTOs / RPOs / Recovery Times Achievable (RTAs)
    • Minimum required personnel resources
    • Technology Dependencies
  • Present BIA results (with practical experience) in front of a mock management committee

Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute (CBCI)

BCI Certification is an internationally recognized stand-alone credential leading to the post nominal designation of CBCI – Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute. Certification is gained through taking the Certificate of the BCI Examination which tests the candidate’s knowledge of the prescribed Body of Knowledge, the BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines – a guide to global good practice in Business Continuity.

Diploma of the Business Continuity Institute (DBCI)

The BCI Diploma is an academic qualification leading to the post nominal designation DBCI – Diploma of the Business Continuity Institute. The Diploma is delivered via distance learning in partnership with Bucks New University.

BCI Certification can be used to apply for Statutory Membership of the Business Continuity Institute

For more information on BCI Certification go to and

Email or call   •   703-891-6780

Business Continuity Institute Training

The BCI offers world-class, high-quality training, delivered by BCI licensed training partners located around the globe. All our training partners are experienced and respected Business Continuity professionals, bringing a wealth of real-life experience to the classroom.

For all information on BCI Training go to

Email or call   •   703-891-6780

About BCI Corporate Partnership

The BCI Corporate Partnership enables organizations to work more closely with the BCI to help raise the profile of Business Continuity management as a discipline within their organization and to promote the highest standards of professional competence in BC in organizations working in any sector worldwide.

For more information on BCI Corporate Partnership go to

Email or call   703-891-6780

Business Continuity Institute Membership

Statutory membership of the BCI provides BC professionals worldwide with:

  • International recognition and status through accreditation.

  • Assurance of technical and professional competency in business continuity

BCI members enjoy benefits including:

  • Networking opportunities, face to face and online.

  • A wide range of tools and resources.

  • Member-only offerings such at the Mentoring Programme, Consultancy Register and CPD system

  • Free downloadable GPG and discounts to training and events.

Use your CBCI or DBCI to apply. Or did you know that you can apply through our Alternative Route to Membership using the ABCP, CBCP, MBCP credentials or your ICOR CORS Pass? For more information on either route, please contact us, or come to visit our booth.

For more information on joining the BCI go to

Email or call   •   703-891-6780