The certification program supports each community of Business Continuity Management (BCM), which includes business continuity planning, crisis management (CM), crisis communication (CC), IT disaster recovery (DR) and BCM audit and is designed to objectively assess and measure professional knowledge. The certification program requirements and eligibility standards are applied fairly, impartially, and consistently. The certification program may grant certification independently of a candidate’s membership or non-membership in any organisation, association or other groups.
To achieve the entire series of Business Continuity Management Certification:
- BC Certified Planner (BCCP), BC Certified Specialist (BCCS), BC Certified Expert (BCCE)
- BC Certified Auditor (BCCA), BC Certified Lead Auditor (BCCLA)
- Crisis Management Certified Planner (CMCP), Crisis Management Certified Specialist (CMCS) and Crisis Management Certified Expert (CMCE)
- Crisis Communication Certified Planner (CCCP), Crisis Communication Certified Specialist (CCCS) and Crisis Communication Certified Expert (CCCE)
- DR Certified Planner (DRCP), DR Certified Specialist (DRCS) and DR Certified Expert (DRCE)
each candidate must satisfy all educational and experiential requirements established by BCM Institute. The professional must demonstrate an acceptable and relevant level of understanding and knowledge of BCM.
BCM Institute’s certification examinations are designed and developed to validate the professional’s understanding at the various levels. In addition, those who have been granted the following certification:
- BCCP, BCCS and BCCE
- BCCA and BCCLA
- CMCP, CMCS and CMCE
- CCCP, CCCS and CCCE
- DRCP, DRCS and DRCE
credentials must demonstrate ongoing professional commitment and contributions to the field of BCM, IT DRP and related fields by satisfying the requirements stipulated in the Continuing Education Policy.
BCM Institute’s courses are compliant with the international BCM Standards of ISO22301.