BCM Institute offers five types of certification. They are BCM Audit, BCM, CM, CC and DR . Reading this content will provide you with an insight of:
- The types of certification offered by BCM Institute.
- The pre-requisite for obtaining the certification.
- How is the certification review and approval process.
- The detail elaboration of the types of certification.
BCM Institute's Certification
BCM Institute's certification is considered to be a professional certification, where a person is certified as being able to competently complete a job or task, usually by the passing of an examination and meeting minimum related experience. BCM Institute’s courses are compliant with the international BCM Standards of ISO22301.
The certification program supports each community of Business Continuity Management (BCM), which includes business continuity planning, crisis management (CM), crisis communication (CC), IT disaster recovery (DR) and BCM audit and is designed to objectively assess and measure professional knowledge. The certification program requirements and eligibility standards are applied fairly, impartially, and consistently. The certification program may grant certification independently of a candidate’s membership or non-membership in any organisation, association or other groups.
Do you know that certification for BCM Institute refers to the confirmation of certain characteristics of a person? This confirmation is provided by:
- Attendance of BCM Institute's professional courses or related education activities
- Successful completion of an assessment (certification examination)
- External review of related BCM Audit, BCM, CM, CC and DR professional credential (for any Certification level above the planner level.
The Certification Process
Professional certification, trade certification, or professional designation, often called simply certification or qualification, is a designation earned by a person to assure that he/she is qualified to perform a job or task. Certifications are earned from a Professional society and, generally, need to be renewed periodically, or may be valid for a specific period of time (e.g. the lifetime of the product upon which the individual is certified).
As a part of a complete renewal of an individual's certification, it is common for the individual to show evidence of continual learning — often termed continuing education — or earning continuing education hours (CEH). It is important to note that certifications are usually earned from a professional society, not the government.
The entire series of Business Continuity Management Certification are listed below.
- BC Certified Planner (BCCP), BC Certified Specialist (BCCS), BC Certified Expert (BCCE)
- BC Certified Auditor (BCCA), BC Certified Lead Auditor (BCCLA)
- Crisis Management Certified Planner (CMCP), Crisis Management Certified Specialist (CMCS) and Crisis Management Certified Expert (CMCE)
- Crisis Communication Certified Planner (CCCP), Crisis Communication Certified Specialist (CCCS) and Crisis Communication Certified Expert (CCCE)
- DR Certified Planner (DRCP), DR Certified Specialist (DRCS) and DR Certified Expert (DRCE)
Before, attempting to be certified, it is good to understand and career-tracked yourself as a BCM professional. Start by asking "Where Can I Improve My Competency and Skill Needed as an Organization BCM Coordinator?"