ISO 22301 Lead Auditor

The ISO 22301 Lead Auditor training course will equip you with the necessary competencies to audit business continuity management systems (BCMSs) based on best audit practices and principles. It will provide you with the knowledge and expertise required to navigate the complex landscape of BCMS audits, ensuring that organizations can effectively safeguard their operations and maintain continuity in the face of diverse disruptions and uncertainties.

Why should you attend?

In response to the growing prevalence of disruptions and the unpredictable nature of various types of disasters, including those of natural, occupational, or information security nature, organizations are actively pursuing ISO 22301 certification. As more organizations seek compliance with ISO 22301, there is a corresponding demand for skilled auditors who possess the necessary skills and knowledge to assess and verify their compliance.

Recognizing the paramount importance of conducting effective audits and the methods required for their success, PECB has designed the ISO 22301 Lead Auditor training course. This training course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to plan and execute audits in accordance with ISO 19011 standards and navigate the certification process as per ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements. Through dynamic learning experiences, including interactive sessions, comprehensive explanations, practical exercises, and discussions, you will gain profound insights into business continuity management systems and audit techniques.

After completing the training course, you can sit for the exam. After passing the exam, you will earn the internationally recognized “PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” credential, serving as evidence of your professional expertise to audit organizations’ compliance with ISO 22301 requirements based on best auditing practices.


Who should atten

The ISO 22301 Lead Auditor training course is intended for:

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead business continuity management system (BCMS) audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the business continuity management system audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformity with the BCMS requirements in an organization
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for the BCMS audits
  • Expert advisors in business continuity management


Learning objectives


By the end of this training course, you will be able 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 the 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


Educational approach


This training course is participant centered and it:

  • Elaborates theoretical knowledge, industry-level best practices in BCMS audits, ISO 22301 requirements, and globally recognized auditing standards
  • Provides lecture sessions are illustrated with practical exercises based on a case study which includes role-playing and discussions
  • Encourages discussions between the trainer and the participants
  • Contains multiple-choice quizzes, some of which are scenario-based, designed to help prepare for the certification exam




Participants who attend this training course are required to have a fundamental understanding of business continuity concepts and a comprehensive knowledge of BCMS audit principles.



Course agenda


Day 1: Introduction to the business continuity management system (BCMS) and ISO 22301

Day 2: Audit principles and the preparation for and initiation of an audit

Day 3: On-site audit activities

Day 4: Closing of the audit

Day 5: Certification exam




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

Domain 2: Business continuity management system requirements

Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

Domain 4: Preparing 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

For specific information about the exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies.


General Information

  • Certification and examination fees are included in the price of the training course.
  • Participants will be provided with training course materials containing over 400 pages of information, practical examples, exercises, and quizzes.
  • An attestation of course completion worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants who have attended the training course.
  • Candidates who have completed the training course but failed the exam are eligible to retake the exam once for free within a 12 month period from the initial date of the exam.

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