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ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Lead Auditor

Course Code

ISO 22301-LA

Course Category

ISO Standards

Learning Mode

eLearning | Self-Study


Yes (Optional)

Course Material

Downloadable Manual

ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management - Lead Auditor eLearning Course

Master the audit of Business Continuity Management Systems based on ISO 22301

In this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out audits for a BCMS based on ISO 22301 and in compliance with ISO/IEC 17021-1 and ISO 19011 certification process.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to master audit techniques, create and manage an audit program, lead audit teams, communicate with relevant parties, and resolve conflicts.

After attending the training course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” credential.

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Learning Objectives & Outline

ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Lead Auditor

At the end of this course you will be in a better position to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301 

  • Interpret the ISO 22301 requirements for a BCMS from the perspective of an auditor 

  • Evaluate the BCMS conformity to ISO 22301 requirements in accordance with fundamental audit concepts and principles 

  • Plan, conduct, and close an ISO 22301 compliance audit in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements, ISO 19011 guidelines, and other best practices of auditing

  • Manage an ISO 22301 audit program


  • Section 1 - Training course objectives and structure

  • Section 2 - Standards and regulatory frameworks

  • Section 3 - Certification process

  • Section 4 - Fundamental concepts and principles of business continuity

  • Section 5 - Overview of ISO 22301 requirements

  • Section 6 - Fundamental audit concepts and principles

  • Section 7 - The impact of trends and technology in auditing

  • Section 8 - Evidence-based auditing

  • Section 9 - Risk-based auditing

  • Section 10 - Initiation of the audit

  • Section 11 - Stage 1 audit

  • Section 12 - Preparing for stage 2 audit

  • Section 13 - Stage 2 audit

  • Section 14 - Communication during the audit

  • Section 15 - Audit procedures

  • Section 16 - Creating audit test plans

  • Section 17 - Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports

  • Section 18 - Audit documentation and quality review

  • Section 19 - Closing of the audit

  • Section 20 - Evaluation of action plans by the auditor

  • Section 21 - Beyond the initial audit

  • Section 22 - Managing an internal audit program

  • Section 23 - Closing of the training course


ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Lead Auditor

The PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)

  • Domain 2: Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)

  • Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

  • Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 22301 audit

  • Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 22301 audit

  • Domain 6: Closing an ISO 22301 audit

  • Domain 7: Managing an ISO 22301 audit program

Who Should Take this Course

ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management - Lead Auditor eLearning Course

  • Auditors seeking to conduct certification or internal audits for Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) based on ISO 22301

  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a Business Continuity Management System audit process

  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with ISO 22301 requirements

  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Business Continuity Management

  • System audit Expert advisors in Business Continuity Management

General Informatio

Our eLearning training courses have been designed to meet the needs of diverse learners who have different learning preferences and/or limited time to attend a training course session.

Here are some of the main benefits of the PECB eLearning experience:

  • The fact that the entire training course and examination is carried out electronically means that all you need in order to access these training courses is a device (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone), and the KATE application.

  • Having access to the training courses 24/7 enables you to dictate the pace of your study. You do not have to worry about schedules, traveling, and accommodation, or having to take days off from work.

  • The unlimited access allows you to go back to any section of the training course as you need them.

  • Every training course consists of several video sections. This was done with the sole purpose of making the information easy to receive and process; think of the podcasts that we listen to while commuting, for instance.

  • In addition to having the training course content in video format, you will also be able to access the regular training course materials format structured in different training course days with the additional files available in an editable format (depending on the training course, the case study, exercises, and exercises correction key files will also be available).

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price.

  • Participants will be provided with eLearning training course videos for each section, as well as the conventional training course material containing over 450 pages of explanatory information, examples, best practices, exercises, and quizzes.

  • An attendance record worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants who have attended the training course.

  • In case candidates fail the exam, they can retake it within 12 months following the initial attempt for free.


Enrollment & Payment


  • Registration and payment for this training course is a prerequisite to participation.

  • Upon payment, you will receive an "Invitation to create a PECB account" from PECB (Professional Evaluation and Certification Board), the global accreditation body for this course of study. This will allow you to set up your account with the requisite pass codes for access to the learning portal.  

  • Once completed your application will be processed within a maximum of two working days, after which you will receive notification by email with confirmation of finalization of registration to access the portal and commence this course of study. 

  • In accordance with exchange requirements, billings are done in Barbados dollars which exchange at a rate of Barbados $2 to every US$1.

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