Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) Auditor Certification

Qualification Based Certification Exemplar Global RABQSA iNARTEThe Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) Auditor program has been developed in liaison with industry representatives and provides international recognition for auditors of Business Continuity Management Systems who conduct BCMS audits using ISO 22301:2012. Any organization, regardless of type or size, is at risk of major disruption resulting from technical failures, natural disasters, human error, or intentional hostile acts. Such incidents can result in such catastrophes as financial failure, permanent loss of business, property damage, human injuries, and even loss of life.

ISO 22301:2012 is the global standard for management systems that are intended not only to decrease the likelihood of such incidents, but also reduce their damage to an organization if they do occur.

This table provides a summary of certification requirements:

Grade Knowledge Competencies Audit Experience Qualifications
[education, training, work experience]
BCMS Associate Auditor (BCMS-AA) Exemplar Global-AU;
Exemplar Global-BC
N/A Min. 2 years Quality Assurance work experience in the 4 years prior to application plus a minimum of 4-8 years general work experience dependent on educational qualifications.
BCMS Auditor (BCMS-A) Exemplar Global-AU;
Exemplar Global-BC
20 audit days, with at least 4 complete audits as member of an audit team. Min. 2 years Quality Assurance work experience in the 4 years prior to application plus a minimum of 4-8 years general work experience dependent on educational qualifications.
BCMS Principal Auditor (BCMS-PR) Exemplar Global-AU;
Exemplar Global-BC
20 audit days, with at least 4 complete audits. At least 10 days and 2 complete audits as a solo auditor or team leader. Min. 2 years Quality Assurance work experience in the 4 years prior to application plus a minimum of 4-8 years general work experience dependent on educational qualifications.
BCMS Lead Auditor (BCMS-LA) Exemplar Global-AU;
Exemplar Global-BC;
Exemplar Global-TL
35 audit days, with at least 7 complete audits. At least 15 days and 3 complete audits as Team Leader. Min. 2 years Quality Assurance work experience in the 4 years prior to application plus a minimum of 4-8 years general work experience dependent on educational qualifications.