The Business Continuity Certified Auditor (BCCA) certification is to provide the accreditation for compliance, financial and IT auditors responsible for reviewing and auditing the organisation’s business continuity management (BCM) program.  BCM professionals at organisation and business unit level assigned to conduct internal review and audit requirements for their ISO22301 BCM system (BCMS) should be certified with this credential.  Middle management, department representatives, business unit coordinators, Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery managers and planners with auditing and reviewing the ISO22301 BCMS. Candidates should have successfully completed BCM-8030: ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System Auditor course and had met the necessary requirement for the auditing and BCM experience.


How to be Certified

The individuals should have met and continue to meet the following requirements:


The Business Continuity Certified Lead Auditor (BCCLA) certification is designed and developed to instil pertinent concepts and knowledge in BCM practitioners and Audit professionals; which will enable them to audit and review organizational-wide ISO22301 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). The certification is useful for internal and external auditors assigned to audit BCM program.  This course is designed and developed to train management system auditors, financial auditors, BC managers, planners, and project managers who are keen on certifying organisations.

How to be Certified

The individuals should have met and continue to meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of the BCCLA examination with a required passing score of 75% out of 150 Multiple-choice Questions (MCQ)
  • The candidate must also successfully complete a case study
  • At least 1-year of experience in business continuity management (BCM) and/or disaster recovery planning (DRP) auditing and reviewing of BC plan.
  • Submit the Certification Application Form to certification@bcm-institute.org

The Business Continuity Certified Specialist (BCCS) certification is designed and developed for middle management, department representatives, business unit coordinators, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery managers and planners. Candidates will be imparted with essential skills and knowledge of business impact analysis, risk analysis, testing and exercising, and keeping BC plans current. Candidates will also be introduced to the key concepts of developing business continuity and disaster recovery strategies, design and implementation of BC plans, preparing and conducting awareness and training programs.

How to be Certified

To become a BCCS certified professional, a candidate must successfully complete four separate processes:

  • Formal Education (attend and complete the BCM-300: ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems Implementer course)
  • Examination (attempt and pass the Qualifying BCCS examination)
  • Show proof of at least 1 year of verifiable BC experience
  • Make payment of SGD75 (non refundable) application processing fee.

The Business Continuity Certified Expert (BCCE) certification is designed and developed to instill pertinent concepts and knowledge in BCM practitioners which will enable them to drive organizational-wide BCM programs or Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS), develop business continuity and recovery strategies, develop and implement comprehensive BC plans and BCM awareness and training programs, conduct exercises and tests and implement BCM audit and assessment programs to ensure BC plan effectiveness.  This certification is most suited for Organisation BCM Coordinator, BCM managers, planners and project managers and BU BCM Coordinator.


How to be Certified

To become a BCCE-certified professional, a candidate must successfully complete four separate processes:

  • Formal Education (completion of either the BCM-400: ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) Manager or BCM-5000: ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) Expert Implementer course)
  • Examination (pass the Qualifying BCCE examination)
  • Show proof of 3-years of verifiable BC experience
  • Make a payment of SGD150 (non-refundable) application processing fee.

The Qualifying Crisis Management Certified Specialist (CMCS) Examinations are designed to assess the knowledge and skills of individuals in effectively managing and responding to crises within an organization. This certification validates a professional's ability to develop, implement, and oversee crisis management plans and procedures. 


Candidates are evaluated on their understanding of key concepts such as risk assessment, crisis communication, emergency response strategies, and post-crisis recovery. The examination ensures that certified specialists are equipped to handle various types of crises, including natural disasters, cyber incidents, and organizational disruptions. Achieving CMCS certification demonstrates a high level of competence and commitment to maintaining organizational resilience and safeguarding stakeholders' interests.

The Qualifying Crisis Management Certified Expert (CMCE) Examination is a rigorous evaluation designed to assess individuals' knowledge and expertise in crisis management practices and principles. The CMCE Examination covers a wide range of topics essential for effectively managing crises, including risk assessment, crisis communication, decision-making under pressure, and post-crisis recovery.

This 100 MCQs examination evaluates candidates' understanding of best practices, industry standards, and theoretical frameworks related to crisis management. It assesses their ability to develop and implement crisis management plans, coordinate response efforts, and mitigate the impact of crises on organizations and stakeholders. 

Successful completion of the CMCE Examination demonstrates that candidates possess the expertise and capabilities necessary to lead and navigate organizations through crises effectively. It provides employers, clients, and stakeholders with confidence in the candidate's ability to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a wide range of crises, ensuring business continuity and resilience in the face of adversity.

The Disaster Recover Certified Specialist (DRCS) certification is designed to recognize individuals for their efforts to acquire essential and fundamental knowledge and skills in crisis 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 CM, BC, DR, emergency response, recovery and resumption processes, procedures and/or plans.

The Disaster Recovery Certified Expert (DRCE) certification is designed to recognize individuals for their efforts to acquire essential and fundamental knowledge and skills in crisis 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 CM, BC, DR, emergency response, recovery and resumption processes, procedures and/or plans.