The New BCM Manager: What Can I Do To Improve My BCM Competency and Skill?

When you are assigned as a BCM Manager or Organisation BCM Coordinator, be it full-time or part-time, these are some of the career and professional development route that you may want to pursue.
Moh Heng Goh

New call-to-actionBeing competent as an Organization BCM Coordinator is not about knowing only business BCM Coordinator.jpgcontinuity. The assumption we are making is that you have attended a business continuity management (BCM) course.

Once this is completed, you may want to consider the ancillary skill set such as crisis management and crisis communication.  Another essential skill set includes the ability to review the BCM program and also the ability to be part of the IT disaster recovery planning process.

BCM (CM, CC, DR & Audit) Competency LevelIn BCM Institute, we have three levels of competencies and they are "Know-Do-Manage".  As an Organization BCM Coordinator, you will need to be at the "Manage" level of competency. With this in mind, the Organization BCM Coordinator can start to plot the different training routes to choose from depending on his/her requirement, schedule and certification needs. 

Other Core Skillsets

Once you have completed the BCM training, then, you should continue to upgrade your competency to include crisis management and crisis communication.  Another core skills is to be able to review and audit a BCM program.  The auditing skill set will also apply to the review of crisis management and crisis communication plans.  For those who are required to work with the IT team and have a strong IT background, the attendance of the IT disaster planning course will definitely be a good selection.

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Certification Versus Competency-based Training

singapore_flagMalaysia FlagIf you are not a Singaporean or Malaysian, you may want to ignore the column marked as "Competency-based Courses" as government fundings are only available in Singapore and Malaysia

Certification Courses Competency-based Courses

BCCE.pngISO 22301 BCMS Expert Implementer (Course Code: BCM-5000)

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Assessing BC Requirements (Course Code: BCM-310)

Developing BC Strategies and Plans(Course Code: BCM-320)

Testing and Exercising Business Continuity Plans (Course Code: BCM-330)

BCCLA.pngISO 22301 BCMS Lead Auditor  (Course Code: BCM-8530)

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CMCE.pngCrisis Management Expert Implementer  (Course Code: CM-5000)

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Implement a CM plan(Course Code: BCM-360)

Manage and Execute a CM plan (Course Code: BCM-460)

CCCE.pngCrisis Communication Expert Implementer  (Course Code: CC-5000)

Implement a CC plan (Course Code: BCM-350)

Manage and Execute a CC plan (Course Code: BCM-450

DRCE.pngDisaster Recovery Expert Implementer (Course Code: DRP-5000)

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If you are asking the differences between Certification versus Competency-based training courses, you may want to read "What is BCM Certification and Competency-based Courses?"

singapore_flagFunding from Singapore Government

SkillsFuture Singapore (WSQ)

For Singaporeans who would like to receive funding, you may want to consider the equivalent of the certification course by attending the competency-based training as sanctioned by SkillFuture Singapore (SSG).


Alternatively, the certification courses, BCM-5000, CM-5000, DRP-5000 and BCM-8530  are currently CITREP+ funded. You can get up to 90% subsidy of the course fees. More information here: What is

CITREP+ [BL-B-5] What Funding Is Available? CITREP+ [BL-CM-5] What Funding Is Available? CITREP+ What is BCM-8530 CITREP+ [BL-D-5] What Funding Is Available?

Need to Upgrade Your BCM Competency?

More Information About Blended Learning BCM-5000 [BL-B-5]

To know more about our blended learning program and when the next course is scheduled, feel free to contact our friendly course consultant colleagues via  They are the BL-B-3 Blended Learning BCM-300 ISO22301 BCMS Implementer and the BL-B-5 Blended Learning BCM-5000 ISO22301 BCMS Expert Implementer.

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