The Business Continuity Institute

The Business Continuity Institute


Membership of the Business Continuity Institute provides Business Continuity professionals worldwide a formal route to achieve international recognition and status through the accreditation of their technical and professional competency in business continuity by a recognised professional body.

Successful accreditation by the BCI leads to an internationally recognised post-nominal designation or certification membership grade that provides global assurance of technical and professional competency.

BCI Membership offers many opportunities, face to face and online, including a wide range of tools and resources, for the development of professionals currently working in this growing industry or considering on embarking on a career in it.

Find out what the BCI can offer you by reading our membership brochure.

Who should consider BCI Membership?

BCI Membership is designed for:

  • Business Continuity professionals seeking international recognition of their professional and technical competency in the business continuity discipline through certification by a recognised professional body
  • Individuals currently working in business continuity related functions who are seeking to improve their knowledge and understanding of the business continuity discipline
  • Individuals who are looking to benefit from being part of a global network of like-minded professionals to share good practice in business continuity
  • Newcomers to the discipline who are considering a career in business continuity or  a related profession

What are the different levels of membership?

  • BCI Membership differentiates between certified and non-certified members, thus providing entry to the BCI for both experienced Business Continuity professionals as well as newcomers to the discipline.
  • Senior grades of Fellow (FBCI), Associate Fellow (AFBCI), Member (MBCI) and Associate Member (AMBCI) give members voting rights.
  • Affiliate and Student non-certified memberships carry no associated professional credential.

How do I join?

Affiliate membership
To join the BCI as an Affiliate member you don’t need to be certified or have any experience. This level is ideal for those who are new to the industry or who just want to keep up to date on industry activity. To join you just have to complete a short application form which can be found here.

Certified Membership
To join the BCI in a certified grade you need to sit the BCI Certificate examination and attain the CBCI. Once the CBCI has been achieved it is possible to progress to a more senior grade of Associate Member (AMBCI) or Member (MBCI) based on evidence of practitioner experience.

To apply through our Alternative Routes to Membership using your ABCP, CBCP, MBCP, ICOR CORS exam pass or approved MSc's from Buckinghamshire New University or Loughborough University please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you already hold one of the above credentials, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form or with any queries.

To upgrade your membership from MBCI to either AFBCI or FBCI please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

How is competency measured?

Technical and professional competency is measured through a rigorous application process that ensures professionals meet the required level. In addition to passing the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) Examination (or an approved alternative certification), applicants must demonstrate experience across each of the six Professional Practices as specified in the BCI's Good Practice Guidelines, the comprehensive, independent body of knowledge for business continuity.

To book a CBCI exam

To purchase the CBCI online examination which may be taken from your own computer please click on the 'Buy Now' button to pay for your examination and to begin the registration process.






Code of Conduct

BCI Membership is governed by the Code of Conduct for BCI Members, which sets out the terms and conditions of membership and defines the professional standards required by the Institute as a condition of membership.  The Code of Conduct is in place to ensure our members continue to meet the highest standard of professional conduct on which our worldwide reputation is built.
To view a copy of the Code of Conduct click here

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