This is an executive business continuity governance certification appropriate for all members of the BCMS or ISMS committee. This certification maps to the strategy competence requirements of ISO 22301.
CBCS™ Certification Narrated Tutorial
ISO Standard 22301 advocates that the business process of business continuity and disaster recovery management should begin with the development of a clear continuity strategy establishing what the organization needs to accomplish with its BCM program based upon thorough risk analysis and evaluation by the proper risk decision-makers within the organization.
The Certified Business Continuity Strategist (CBCS) certification by CIS validates your ability to develop the formal structure, governance, and policy of the Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) using the framework presented in ISO 22301. Furthermore the CBCS certification ensures that you are qualified to develop strategic objectives including, but not limited to:
- Determining and guiding the selection of alternative business recovery operating strategies for continuation of business within recovery time and/or recovery point objectives, while maintaining the organization's critical functions.
- Delivering solutions for continuation of business within the recovery time and/or recovery point objectives, whilst maintaining the organization's critical functions.
- Developing, coordinating, evaluating and creating plans and procedures to communicate with internal stakeholders during incidents.
- The provision of post-incident support and guidance for employees and their families.
Getting Certified as a CBCS™
The CBCS™ certification is available to qualified candidates who:
- Are a member of CIS in good standing.
If you are not already an Associate member of the CIS certification student body, you must first become a memberto pursue the CBCS credential.
- Attend the required CIS approved curriculum course:
If you attend all of the following instructor-led seminars, you will fulfill the training requirement for CICRA and CBCS certification. Seminars may be attended at live instructor-led sessions, online, or a combination of both.
- CIS Policy Workshop: ISO 31000 Enterprise Risk Management
- CIS Policy Workshop: ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management
- Pass the CBCS Exams.
For CBCS certification by CIS, candidates must pass CIS exams RM101 and BCMS101. CIS exams are administered on-line and can be taken at your convenience at your home or work through the CIS Learning Center, where your progress and score are monitored and recorded centrally. Your exam results are provided automatically upon completion of your exam.
- Submit your professional endorsements.
CBCS is an entry-level credential and has no experience requirements. Submit three CIS Candidate Endorsement Forms to the Certification Department at CIS Headquarters. Your completed application and documentation can be mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or e-mailed to:
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ATTN: Certification Department
1004 Green Pine Circle
Orange Park, FL 32065 USA
Fax: +1(786) 522-9063
- Gain final approval from the certification committee and become certified by CIS.
You will officially become certified once your exam and credentials are approved by the certification committee. Your certification will be mailed to the address you provided for your membership account. Those who have attained a CIS credential will be invoiced for certification renewal upon annual membership renewal.
Upgrade Path: Certified Business Continuity Administrator (CBCA™)
After attending the additional CIS course Best Practices to Develop, Exercise, and Certify Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Processes and successfully passing the additional CIS exam BCMS102, the candidate will be certified as a CBCS accordingly.