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Business Continuity Leader (BCL®)

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Ensure the Survival of Your Organisation

Enterprise Risk Management relates to ensuring the Sustainability, Agility, and Resilience of an organisation in the face of uncertainty. Critical to all of this is the ability of an organisation to continue its operations when faced with disruptive forces.

Through our Business Continuity Leader (BCL®) program, develop the capability to effectively identify and safeguard your organisation against these forces, and protect its reputation, its stakeholders, and its value-creating activities. This practical, hands-on business continuity management certification program will equip you with the basic skill sets to implement effective business continuity management programs in your organisation.

This program provides you with foundation-level skills and knowledge in BCM. Certified Business Continuity Leaders or more experienced BCM professionals will be interested in our Business Continuity Manager (BCM®) program, which will include more advanced activities, including DRP and BCMS considerations.

Scroll through to learn more about our business continuity management certification. Find out about our other training courses like Qualified Risk Auditor (QRA®), Enterprise Risk Manager (ERM®) certification, Operational Risk Manager (ORM®) certification, Digital Risk Manager(DRM™) certification, ESG Risk Management (ESG™) certification and more only at the IERP®!

Summary Info

  • Delivery method : In-person, virtual training
  • Duration : 3 modules over 3 Days
  • CPE hours : 24 hours

Certification Modules

To become fully certified, participants will have 3 years to complete all training modules. Registration for individual training modules is also available.

Evolution of BCM Standards, Policies and Frameworks (20 March 2023)

Business continuity management (BCM) has evolved since the 1970s in response to the technical and operational risks that threaten an organization’s recovery from hazards and interruptions. Business Continuity Management refers to the activities required to keep your organization running during a period of displacement or interruption to normal operations.

This module helps you to understand the evolution of BCM and why it is crucial not only to the survival of businesses during the period of crisis but also the protection of reputation and profitability with proper preparedness in place. BCMS specifies the requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a documented management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise.

BIA & BCMS Frameworks and Strategies (21 March 2023)

Business impact analysis (BIA) predicts the consequences of disruption of a business function and process and gathers information needed to develop recovery strategies. In BIA, you will learn to identify and evaluate the impact of disasters on business and provide the basis for investment in recovery strategies as well as investment in prevention and mitigation strategies.

Potential loss scenarios will be identified during risk assessment. Operations may also be interrupted by a failure of a supplier of goods or services or delayed deliveries.

Risk assessment is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, but rather about identifying sensible measures to control the risks in your organization. It is not just about taking steps to protect your organization’s reputation and its employees, but your risk assessment will help you decide whether you have covered all you need to.

Risk, Sustainability, Metrics and Crafting Effective Business Continuity Plans (22 March 2023)

Running a successful organization requires an understanding of how to serve customers, regardless of market conditions. Business continuity plans help organizations stay running during natural disasters, economic downturns and bad publicity. While some business owners like to believe that they can quickly come up with a “Plan B” to work through a crisis, the world’s best corporate leaders spend time making plans for events they hope will never happen.

This module takes you through the stages of building to maintaining the BCM plan. When business is disrupted, it can cost money. Lost revenues equate to reduced profits. Insurance does not cover all costs and cannot replace customers that defect to the competition. A business continuity plan to continue business is therefore essential.

BCL® Graduates of 2020

Only applicable to those seeking a full certification. There are no eligibility requirements for individual modules. 

A degree-holder (or its equivalent, and above) with at least 6 months relevant working experience OR a non-degree holder with at least 2 years relevant working experience

  • Managers and executives involved or interested in Business Continuity, Risk Management, Internal Control & Compliance, Operations, Internal Audit, Project Management
  • Those who are new to BCM or have only limited exposure

Those who want to learn about the scope and breadth of BCM

To become fully certified, participants will be assessed based on following criteria:

    1. Attendance and Participation in Class
    2. Multiple Choice Examination


Who are the instructors?

All our faculty are practitioners with relevant risk management and BCM experience, averaging over 30 years of working experience each and with most of their last positions being C-Level executives in large national and multi-national corporations. Some hold Board Directorships and chair Board Committees such as Board Risk, Board Audit, and Board Investment Committees.

How many modules are there in this programme?

3 modules over 3 days

What is the time limit for me to finish this programme if I can’t attend all the modules within one year?

Maximum 3 years

Can I attend the certification program in other country?

Yes, however, you will have to pay whatever fee applicable in that country. And you will have to pay the travel, accommodation and subsistence yourself.

What will I get after taking this certification course?
  • Enhances your professional credibility
  • Gives you confidence that you have “passed through the chairs” and proof of ability
  • Extends your knowledge and skills, preparing you for more job responsibilities
  • Enriches self-image and reputation among peers
  • Improves career opportunities-promotion, pay increases, job portability
  • Establishes you as a continuous learner who believes in continuous professional development
  • Gives you an edge over your competition in the eye of your potential employers
  • Plugs you into a new network of like-minded risk professionals “club”

In addition, you will receive instant recognition that you have achieved the minimum standard of competency as a certified and qualified enterprise risk manager. Organizations have also started approaching the Institute to source for risk managers – which is one of the services that the Institute offers to corporate members of the Institute.

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