Examination Policy

Examination Day

  1. Examinations are conducted on a specified date and are to be conducted through e-proctor.
  2. All examinations are to be invigilated by persons appointed by BCM Institute.
  3. Invigilators should be BCM Institute staff. Where this is impossible, a BCM Institute-certified member belonging to the organisation may be appointed, subject to BCM Institute approval.
  4. Each Candidate is only allowed one (1) attempt on the Examination Day unless otherwise approved by BCM Institute.
  5. Absence on the Examination Day is considered one (1) examination attempt.
  6. Candidates are COMPULSORY to share their computer screen throughout the exam.
  7. Books, manuals, notes and reference material may not be available throughout the exam. The use of mobile devices is strictly prohibited. All mobile phones must be switched off.
  8. The examination will automatically close after the stipulated time allowed, regardless of whether Candidates have attempted all questions.
  9. Anyone found transferring/removing/transporting any examination questions in part or its entirety at any time during and after the examination may result in an immediate failure.

Examination Result

  1. Actual examination scores will not be disclosed. The passing grade is 75%.
  2. All examination results should be received within one week of the examination.
  3. An appeal request should be made in writing using the appeal form. It should be made within one week from the exam date. Send your request to exam@bcm-institute.org.
  4. A Body of Knowledge (BoK) Analysis highlighting the Candidates’ weak BoK will be sent to Candidates’ who failed their exams. The BoK analysis would also include links to revision videos and revision tips.
  5. Examination Results are valid up to 1 year from the date of examination. Candidates are to re-take the examination if they fail to apply for the relevant certification within one year of Passing the relevant Qualifying Examination. On the other hand, candidates who Fail the Qualifying Examination are to retake the course and attempt the Qualifying Examination after the 1-year lapse.


  1. Re-examination (due to absence on the exam date or failure at examinations) should be scheduled within 90 days from BCM Institute’s scheduled examination to enjoy the first complimentary re-examination. Subsequent re-examination is payable (see point 3).
  2. Re-examination days and times are fixed as per listed on the re-examination schedule. Re-examinations will be done either over Zoom or at a BCM Institute office.
  3. The 3rd and subsequent examination attempts are payable. Please refer to the table below for examination pricing.

    Qualifying Exam

    Examination/Re-Examination BCCA/BCCS/CCCS/ CMCS/DRCS/ ORCS
    Qualifying Exam
    Qualifying Exam
    SGD175 SGD250
  4. If a cancellation is made after a scheduled re-examination, the re-examination or re-examination fee waiver (for first-time re-examinees) fees would be forfeited.
  5. Re-examination would not be available if BCM Institute has not received re-examination fees by the scheduled re-examination date.


  1. All Candidates would be given the Certificate of Attendance (COA) upon completion of the course regardless of his/her result.
  2. A Certificate of Attendance does not constitute a Business Continuity professional certificate. It only recognises the Candidates’ attendance in the Audit/Business Continuity/Crisis Communication/Crisis Management/Disaster Recovery/Operational Resilience course.
  3. Only Candidates who have passed the related qualifying examination would be allowed to apply for the related certification. Please click here for the corresponding examination and certification.
  4. A certificate would be conferred dependent on the Candidate’s
    1. Passing the examination results
    2. Meeting the minimum Audit/BC/CC/CM/DR/OR years of experience and;
    3. Successful application at the certification review board.
  5. Candidates who fail the qualifying examination may be offered either the BCCP certificate at the discretion of the Certification Review Board, for which the Candidate is given 90 days to accept, failing which the offer will be withdrawn.