Who is it for?

Anyone who is involved in the areas of information security and information assurance. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however, the candidate will require an understanding of information assurance. It's recommended that candidates attend a BCS accredited training course.

What will I learn?

Candidates should be able to demonstrate: 

  • The function of and need for business continuity management within an organisation
  • The business continuity management life cycle
  • The main components of a business continuity management programme
  • The need for risk assessment within business continuity management
  • The options for development of a business continuity management strategy
  • How to prepare and develop plans for business continuity management response  
  • The need for exercising, maintenance and review of plans 
  • The need for embedding business continuity management awareness within the organisation 

The syllabus includes training objectives, details of modules and learning hours:

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How do I get this qualification?

Training and exam (recommended)

Take this course with one of our accredited training providers.

How long will it take?

Classroom courses normally last three days.

Where can I study?

At a BCS accredited training provider near you.

How much does it cost?

Course prices vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

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Exam only (self study)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already know something about business continuity management.

How long will it take?

It usually takes a minimum of 34 hours to prepare for the exam.

Where do I sit my exam?

At the BCS London office. To book this exam please contact us online or call +44 (0) 1793 417655.

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £222 (£185.00 + VAT)

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What format is the exam?

  • Three hour scenario based ‘closed book’ written exam:

    • Part A: Ten multiple choice questions (1 mark each)
    • Part B: Six compulsory short narrative questions (5 marks each)
    • Part C: Three compulsory essay style questions (20 marks each)
  • Pass mark is 65% (65/100)

What's next?

CCP scheme

If you work or are considering working in a cyber security / information assurance role, we run a Certified Cyber Professional (CCP) Scheme.

This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, CCEA Regulation or SQA.