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Business Continuity Maturity Model® Assessor Training

BCM 4050 is ANSI Accredited & Aligned to ISO 22301 and other BCM standards!

 

Already hold a BCMM® "License"?  Update to a BCMM® Assessor by taking a 2 hour elearning course and gain access to the new BCMM® PS-Prep Audit Ready Version

 
Does Your Business Continuity Program Measure Up?
Learn How to Benchmark and Audit Business Continuity Programs
Comply with ISO 22301, PS-Prep Standards, and the Title IX Voluntary Preparedness Initiative in the USA 
   
 
BCM 4050: Business Continuity Maturity Model® Assessor's Training is perfect for BCM professionals who would like to measure the effectiveness of their BCM program against standards and also benchmark their program against others in the same industry.  An assessment meets the requirements for internal audit as well as provides documentation demonstrating program improvement.

The BCMM® is an assessment tool which provides a standard approach to measure an organization's Business Continuity Program maturity and to provide direction for creating and maintaining a BC program as a sustainable process. The BCMM® also collects meaningful benchmark data that can be used to compare how your organization matches up with similar organizations.  Download the Brochure!

ANSI  

Attendees earn an ANSI accredited certificate as a BCMM Assessor by successfully passing a 50 question multiple choice exam. 

Already a "Licensed" BCMM Assessor?
Since 2004 when the BCMM® was first published, new standards for business continuity have emerged. The BCMM® was updated in 2011 to align to globally accepted standards: ISO 22301, ASIS SPC.1; BS 25999; and NFPA 1600. The BCMM® version 2.0 provides you with the steps to take on the path toward resilience and compliance with international standards, including those recognized by PS-Prep™.

The BCMM® is now also an effective tool to help ensure compliance and to measure readiness for a third-party audit against one or more of these standards. To access the 2.0 BCMM® you must first complete a 2 hour online course and pass the online exam. In addition, as a result of successfully completing this course, your "license" will be changed to the ANSI Accredited BCMM-Assessor designation. Find out more!

2014 Course Schedule

June 18-19, 2014              Toronto, ON                               Toronto Airport Marriott
July 17-18, 2014               Mexico City, Mexico                   DRP Consultores
August 13-14, 2014           St. Louis, MO                            Eric P. Newman Education Center
August 21-22, 2014           Peru                                         Intellity
September 6-7, 2014         San Diego, CA                          Before DRJ Conference
October                            Panama                                   After DRJ Conference
October 6-7, 2014             Colombia                                  Intellity
November 6-7, 2014          Mexico City, Mexico                  DRP Consultores
December 10-11, 2014      San Ramon, CA                        San Ramon Conference Center

Class meets 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Day 1 and 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Day 2.

Register Now!

Course Fee: $1,495.00 USD includes all course materials, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments and a one year access to the Maturity Model. ICOR members save 10% 

Questions?  Contact Lynnda Nelson at 866-765-8321 or Education@theicor.org

If you would like to have this program brought to your organization, contact Lynnda Nelson at 866-765-8321 or Lynnda@theicor.org.
Sincerely,
Lynnda Nelson, President
The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience
Virtual Corporation's Business Continuity Maturity Model
The purpose of the (BCMM®) is to provide a meaningful tool to objectively and consistently measure the organization's disaster-readiness or state-of-preparedness. 

  

The Business Continuity Maturity Model® (BCMM®) was developed in 2004 with the support of Virtual Corporation and in collaboration with professionals, representing Public Sector and Private Industry BC Practitioners, BC Industry Trade and Education Leaders, BC Professional Services Providers, and Virtual Corporation Staff.
 
It has recently been updated to align with global BCM standards - ISO 22301, BS 25999, NFPA 1600:2010, and ASIS SPC.1.  The BCMM Assessor's Training is also in the process of becoming accredited by ANSI as a certificate course to audit small businesses for PS Prep and also as a self-assessment tool to prepare for an external third party audit.  Outside of the USA, the BCMM® can now be used to audit your program against ISO 22301, BS 25999,  ASIS SPC.1, or NFPA 1600.         
The Model meets the following goals: 
1.  Provides a diagnostic tool for objective evaluation of business continuity program effectiveness.
2.  Generates consistent data from which meaningful benchmark analyses can be drawn.
3.  Answers the following key questions for senior management: 
      a.  Where are we now? What level of BC program maturity do we currently possess?             
      b.  What do we want to be? What level of BC program maturity is our ultimate goal?
      c.  What path do we follow to get there? How should we progress most effectively to the      next level? 
 
Become a BCMM® assessor and add the ability to review and audit business continuity programs to your consulting practice or increase your intrinsic value as an internal business continuity professional or internal auditor. 
Participants who have successfully completed the 2-day training program are trained in the methodology of performing both review and audit level assessments using the Business Continuity Maturity Model® and may also be allowed to conduct PS Prep Audits for PS Prep first party self-declaration for small businesses (once DHS determines this criteria) as well as be prepared to conduct a self-assessment in preparation for a third party external audit.    
 
In addition to providing the benchmarking data, two different assessments can be completed: 

  

Review Assessment based on more informal data collecting and an Audit Assessment based on a detailed review and analysis of supporting documentation. The Audit Assessment is aligned to ISO 22301,  BS 25999, ASIS SPC-1, and NFPA 1600 standards.
 
The Assessment process provides valuable information on how to improve your program by generating the data necessary to create a multi-year improvement plan along with the budget required to do so.   

The BCMM® has both a open access version accessible by anyone and a proprietary version accessible to trained assessors only.  The open access model is a downloadable pdf that can be found at .  
 
The proprietary version, accessible only by trained assessors, includes access to the Model, the Assessment Master Questionnaire, the Assessment Software, the BCMM Calculator and Assessment, and the Proofs Acquisition and Analysis Checklist - including cross mapping tools for the standards, the standards to the Model, and the standards themselves.  

 
About the Business Continuity Maturity Model ® (BCMM)  
The BCMM® is an assessment tool which provides a standard approach to measure an organization's Business Continuity Program's maturity and to provide direction for creating and maintaining a BC program as a sustainable process.    

The BCMM® also collects meaningful benchmark data that can be used to compare how your organization matches up with similar organizations. 

Why conduct a BCMM ® Assessment?
  • Conduct internal audits  
  • Prepare for a third party external audit  
  • Evaluate business and supply chain partners
  • Assist corporate governance
  • Align with regulatory requirements
  • Obtain executive buy-in
  • Support program design
  • Prepare for PS Prep certification ISO 22301 certification  
 
*A certificate valid for one year will be mailed to participants after successful completion of the course which includes passing the Assessor's Final Examination.  This certificate can be renewed for a $100 annual fee and allows assessors access to the online BCMM assessment & audit too. 
 
The BCMM® was developed by Virtual Corporation. Virtual Corporation is a global leader in business continuity program consulting and software. Virtual has helped numerous enterprises ensure that they can recover from business disruptions by designing and implementing innovative sustainable solutions. 
Virtual project engineered the creation of the Business Continuity Maturity Model® (BCMM®) and published it in 2004. There are currently assessors in 10 countries. Virtual offers the BCMM® open access model, available in both English and Spanish, on their website.    

For a complete course description download the brochure. 
   
*Interested in an in-house training?  Call to find out how to bring this course to your location. Call now and set up your own training!

For questions about the course, please contact Lynnda Nelson at 866.765.8321 or +1630.705.0910 or.
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