[CITREP+] FAQ on Crisis Management Expert Implementer [CM-5000] Course Funding

When enrolling for the advanced level business continuity management (BCM) course, there are many related questions that you may asked on the specific of the CITREP+  funding scheme for BCM-5000 Business Continuity  Management Expert Implementer course.

Fistri Abdul Rahim

Funding CM SG2019


What is CITREP+ and CM-5000 Course?

You would have read the CITREP+ funding programme under Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)’s TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative and the course content for the ISO22301 BCMS Expert Implementer course. 

Read "What is the Specific Funding for the Advanced Level BCM Certification Course [BCM-5000]?" to find out more about the funding if you have not read it yet. 

In this article, you are presented with some of the commonly asked questions when you are embarking on the government funding (CITREP+ from IMDA and WSQ from SSG) and the relationship between the other courses offered by BCM Institute.

Frequently Asked Questions for CITREP+?

These are some of the questions often asked by potential participants with regards to competency-based training (with CITREP+ government funding from the Singapore government):
1.  CITREP+ Vs WSQ Funded Courses
What is the difference between Certification (CITREP+) and Competency-based (WSQ) Courses?
  • Professional BCM international certification versus competency-based accreditation
2. Intermediate Level Course Content Comparison [WSQ Vs BCM-300]
Can I see a Comparison Between BCM Intermediate Level Competency and Certification Courses?
  • Competency based training [WSQ-BCM-310, BCM-320 and BCM-330] equivalent to BCM Institute's professional certification level [BCM-300 and BCCS]
3.  Choice of Attending CITREP Vs WSQ Courses
Should I attempt the WSQ BCM course or BCM Institute's Certification courses?

  • The current WSQ competency based training equivalent to BCM Institute's intermediate certification level professional certification level
4.  Bridging of WSQ (Intermediate Level) Course to Advanced Level BCM Course
If I were to take the WSQ competency-based training route, how can I achieve the highest (expert) level certification awarded by BCM Institute?
  • How to bridge using WSQ crisis management courses [BCM-310, BCM-320 and BCM-330] to achieve the Business Continuity Certified Expert (BCCE) certification?
5.  Funding Applicable to In-house Training for Unit BCM Coordinators
Can I have this course conducted in-house for all of my unit-level BCM coordinators?
  • It is recommended that  WSQ competency based training be provided if it is for the unit-level or department-level coordinator. 
  • Do speak to our Singapore training team to conduct it in-house as the content can be contextualised to your organisation and even used it as an annual update to your BCM plan.
6.  Funding for In-house BCM Programme Office
For my BCM program office (Senior BCM Team) , can I have this course conducted in-house for my team managing the corporate or organisation-level programme?
  • It is possible as long as there is at least 6 confirmed participants enrolled for the course.
  • As such course requires us to deploy a senior and experienced BCM professional with no conflict of interest, do speak to the BCM Institute's training team. 
7.  Published to Received BCCP certification on IMDA portal

When reading the IMDA portal, it appears that I am attending a advanced level BCCE certification course and in the portal, it is reflected as BCCP?

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