• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

CBCS is an executive business continuity governance certification appropriate for all members of the BCMS or ISMS committee. This certification maps to the strategy competence requirements of ISO best practices. ISO advocates that the business process of business continuity and disaster recovery management should begin with the development of a clear continuity strategy establishing what the organization needs to accomplish with its BCM program based upon thorough risk analysis and evaluation by the proper risk decision-makers within the organization. Building upon the foundation understanding of the ISO 31000 risk management framework validated by the Certified Internal Controls Risk Analyst credential, the IRMCB Certified Business Continuity Strategist (CBCS) certification validates your ability to develop the formal structure, governance, and policy of the Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) using the framework presented in ISO 22301.

Learning Objectives

CBCS certification ensures that you are qualified to develop strategic objectives including, but not limited to:

  • Determining and guiding the selection of alternative business recovery operating strategies for continuation of business within recovery time and/or recovery point objectives, while maintaining the organization's critical functions;
  • Delivering solutions for continuation of business within the recovery time and/or recovery point objectives, whilst maintaining the organization's critical functions;
  • Developing, coordinating, evaluating and creating plans and procedures to communicate with internal stakeholders during incidents; and
  • The provision of post-incident support and guidance for employees and their families.


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