Crisis Communication Certified Planner (CCCP)


The Crisis Communication Certified Planner (CCCP) certification is designed to recognize individuals for their efforts to acquire essential and fundamental knowledge and skills in business continuity management. These individuals may be senior and middle management, or business executives, who are required to help their departments or business units (or sub-units) to develop crisis communications processes, procedures and/or plans.

The pre-requisite course are:

To attain your CCCP credential you need to pass the Qualifying CCCP examination.

How to be Certified

How to be Certified

To become a CCCP, a candidate must successfully complete two separate processes:

Formal Education

To attend the CC-200: Crisis Communication Planner (Duration 1 day course with 1 and 1/2 hour examination), a candidate must:

  • Sign up for the course date and location
  • Submit the Course Fees
  • Be assigned with a login credentials for the online final examination
  • Sit for the examination at the end of the course


To sit for the examination, a candidate must:

  • Prepare and be competent in the Competency Level CL 1CC: Foundation (CC) , including the 7 BCM Body of Knowledge (BCMBoK)
  • Attempt the online practice quiz at least once before the actual examination.


To be issued a certificate, a candidate must:

  • Pass the CCCP qualifying examination with a required passing score of 75% out of 50-Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) examination questions.
  • There is no prior experience in BCM needed to hold the CCCP certification.
Fee Payment

Fee Payment

  • Year 1: For the award of the CCCP, there is no requirement for any Application Processing Fee payment for year one upon receiving the CCCP certification.
  • Year 2: After holding the CCCP for one year, the member is expected to renew his or her CCCP via the annual Certification Maintenance Feewhich is SGD 50.

How can I be Certified?

Certification Course Required
CCCP Crisis Communication Certified Planner CC-200: Crisis Communication Planner
CCCS Crisis Communication Certified Specialist CC-300: Crisis Communication Implementer
CCCE Crisis Communication Certified Expert CC-400: Crisis Communication Manager CC-5000: Crisis Communication Expert Implementer

How can I learn more about the CC Industry?

BCM Institute offers the CC Certified Planner (CCCP) certification for novices who are keen on entering this profession when they meet the minimum level of CC experience.

BCM Institute courses lead to the internationally recognised CC designations of CC Certified Planner (CCCP), CC Certified Specialist (CCCS) and CC Certified Expert (CCCE) for individuals with appropriate experiences and qualifications.

To qualify for the BCM Institute’s certifications, you must have the relevant years of experience in the 7 domain of BCM Body of Knowledge (BoK) after attaining a passing score on the written examination, and receiving approval from the BCMI’s Certification Committee. On top of the examination fees, a separate fee is charged for processing the certification application

Please refer to “Certification Programs” for more information.

How to submit Payment for Certification Processing Fees?

  1. Register as a shopper under BCMI Virtue Mart
  2. Fill in the required information. Please make sure that the email entered is valid as an activation link would be sent to the email entered
  3. Click on the activation link given sent by BCMI to activate your shopper account. In the email, you will find a system generated user name and password
  4. Select Online Store
  5. Select Certification (5)
  6. Click “Add to Cart” for certification that you are applying
  7. Click on the “Checkout” button
  8. Login with the user name and password furnish in the email
  9. Proceed to “Confirm Order”
  10. You will be directed to the Paypal Site. Here fill in the billing information, once completed proceed to select “Review Order and Continue”
  11. Confirm your order and the payment would be made. Once paid, you will receive an online receipt from Paypal on the email id that you have provided on the Paypal Order Site

What are the benefits of Certification?

Individuals: Individuals are benefited by the many facets that the BCMI certification brings, some includes the following:

  • The recognition of being certified by an elite institute, dedicated to the evolution of Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery.
  • The contentment of being tested & recognized on the Body of Knowledge (BoK) that is at par or better than the International Standards currently available.
  • The distinct advantage of being certified in a horde of BCP-DR professionals wanting to make a mark in the industry.
  • The value adds to an Individual’s skill-set within the current professional endeavors and continual enhancement of the same.

Employers: Amongst others, employers of BCMI recognized professionals benefit from the individual’s motivation and dedication to the chosen discipline. At the same time, they seek such certifications for their employees for advantages such as:

  • A certification that helps individuals in readily applying the concepts & best practices into the workplace.
  • Development of competencies within the organization that are the “best-of-breed”.
  • Knowledge & best-practices sharing by means of access to a community of highly skilled and competent BCMI professionals.
  • Constant motivation of the individuals that have shown utmost professionalism and dedication in their field of work.

Industry, Peer Groups & Society: The industry & Peer Groups principally benefit from the sheer proficiency & commitment that such a rigorous certification demands from individuals. This in turn translates to a stronger community of professionals that learn and grow together as Individuals, Employees and Committed Professionals, allowing more significant contributions to the society to which they belong.

What are the fees involved?

BCM Institute’s Credential Application Processing Fee Certification Maintenance Fee
MBCMI Not Applicable SGD50
CCCP Not Applicable SGD50

Why are there two fees?

Application Processing Fees
Application Processing Fee is a one-time, non-refundable administrative fee, charged by BCM Institute to process your application for a given Certification. Newly certified professionals will not need to pay the Certification Maintenance Fee during the first year of certification.

Annual Maintenance Fees
Payment of Annual Maintenance Fees ensures that the institute has the necessary financial resources to maintain member records, ensures that certification continues to meet the needs and requirements of the market and members to continue to enjoy member benefits.

Why should I be certified?

While there are many practitioners who may desire and be qualify for international certifications, there are also many other practitioners who possess some experience and skills; but desire a more “geographically inclined” certification – one that recognizes the practices, and takes into consideration best practices that are more specific to all different regions and cultures, yet remaining consistent with international best practices. BCMI’s certifications are designed to meet and exceed the needs of such practitioners.