Business Continuity Management

What Does My Business Unit BCM Coordinator Need to Improve Their 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.
Suhana Sunreh
Business Continuity Management Certified Planner-Specialist-Expert

BU BCM Coordinator.jpgBeing competent as a Organization BCM Coordinator is not about knowing only business continuity.  It includes the ancillary skill set of crisis management and crisis communication.  The other skill set includes the ability to review the BCM program and also the ability to be part of the IT disaster recovery planning process.

Hence, the Organization BCM Coordinator needs to know all three levels of competencies which is "Know-Do-Manage".  With this in mind, the Organization BCM Coordinator has several training routes to choose from depending on his/her schedule and certification needs. 

Other Core Skillsets

If you have competed the BCM training, then, you should continue to upgrade your competency to include crisis management and crisis communication.  Another core skill 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.

Certification Versus Competency-based Training


Certification Courses Competency-based Courses
ISO 22301 BCMS Implementer (Course Code: BCM-300)

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)

ISO 22301 BCMS Auditor (Course Code: BCM-8030)  Not applicable (No equivalent)
Crisis Management Implementer (Course Code: CM-300)

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

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

Crisis Communication Implementer (Course Code: CC-300)

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

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

Disaster Recovery Implementer (Course Code: DRP-300)

Not applicable (No equivalent)

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?"

Funding from Singapore Government

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) and CITREP+ funding from IMDA.

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