You may have just completed reading "What is a Certification vs Competency-based Course?" and would like to know the detailed comparison between Business Continuity Management (BCM) WSQ competency-based training and the BCM certification course offered by BCM Institute.
In view of the introduction of competency based training, we were often asked about the possibility of getting into BCM Institute's certification program. We will need to emphasized that the competency-based training funding by SkillFuture Singapore is independent of our certification program. However, upon completion of the competency based training and you are still keen on pursuing our certification program, there is a "bridging" route for you.
Yes there are 2 ‘routes’ to getting your intermediate level BCM certification or Business Continuity certified Specialist (BCCS) certification. One will be via the competency track and another will be the certification track. But what are the differences between these 2 tracks and which one should you be attending?
The main differences that may affect your decision in following either one of the tracks will probably be course duration and course fee itself. Perhaps the comparison below could give you a better picture to decide the best track that you should be on.
Attend three separate day of course with 1.5 hour assessment on a separate date
2 consecutive days + 2.5 hours exams on a separate date
|Fundamental theory of BCM and basic understanding on how to implement the five key component:  Risk Analysis and Review;  Business Impact Analysis;  BC Strategy,  Plan Development and  Testing and Exercising.
|Fundamental theory of BCM on the 1st day followed by practical hands on BCM phase (similar to the five component mentioned in the competency-based training) template use on 2nd day
Must attained WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) awarded by SkillFuture Singapore (SSG)
|Senior industry professionals with a minimum of 10 years of BCM experience
Singapore Dollar (SGD) 300 * x 3 course) = SGD 900 or SGD 650 ** x 3 = SGD 1,950
+ SGD 200 for Qualifying BCCS exam to obtain an internationally recognized BCM certificate
* SGD 300 for Singaporeans age 40 years and above
** SGD 650 for Singaporeans age 39 years and below
SGD 2,200 (BCCS exams fees included)
|All course fees have been funded based on the SSG's criteria
3 WSQ Statement of Attainment certificate
|Certificate of Attendance
(Optional and not part of WSQ course) Business Continuity Certified Planner (BCCP) certificate upon passing the Qualifying Business Continuity Certified Specialist exam.
Business Continuity Certified Planner (BCCP) certificate upon passing the Qualifying Business Continuity Certified Specialist exam.
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