For those individuals who simply cannot afford to take any time out of the office or who prefer to learn in their own time, at their own pace and in their own personal space, the BCI offers some excellent eLearning solutions, including instructor-led and self-study eLearning courses.
With no need for travel or overnight accommodation, our online training solutions will not only save you money, but enable you to plan your training around your work and personal commitments, giving you all the flexibility you need.
Key features of eLearning
- Flexible learning on demand
- 24/7 access - anytime, anywhere
- Self-paced and self-directed
Key benefits of eLearning:
- Cost-effective delivery results in reduced course fees
- No physical attendance required
- Saves money – no travel and no accommodation costs
- Fits around your work and personal commitments
We currently offer two eLearning courses:
The BCI’s eLearning Training: Building Resilience Course
Cost: £495.00, Euro 620, $820 USD
50% discount off of the Building Resilience course as part of Education Month
This is a self-paced course and takes approximately 8 hours to complete.
This online self-paced interactive learning experience has been designed for anyone who needs to understand what Business Continuity is all about and how essential it is in building resilience in an organization. The course is built on the core principles of the Business Continuity Management Lifecycle as described in the BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines – a global guide to good practice in the BC discipline. It contains audio advice from experts and provides answers to common issues faced by those practicing BC in any organization. (Takes approximately 8 hours to complete).
- Aligns to ISO 22301
- Based on global good practice in BC
- Contains expert advice
Module One - What is Business Continuity?
Module Two - How do I establish and Manage Business Continuity?
Module Three - How do I embed Business Continuity within the organization?
Module Four - How do I analyse the organization’s Business Continuity requirements?
Module Five - How do I design the organization’s Business Continuity solutions?
Module Six - What plans do I develop and how?
This course can be used by organizations as part of their in-house training and awareness programmes to embed business continuity.
When this course is taken in conjunction with self-study of the BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines it is excellent preparation for the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) Examination.
The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Live Online Training Course
Cost: £1650, Euro 2000, $2750 USD
This course is delivered in an interactive eLearning environment and is delivered over a period of eight weeks. Each session lasts two hours with two sessions scheduled for each of the eight weeks, giving you a total of 32 hours of training.
The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Live Online Training Course has been revised for 2014 and is fully aligned to the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 and to ISO 22301:2012, the international standard for BCM.
This course offers a solid description of the methods, techniques and approaches used by BC professionals worldwide to develop, implement and maintain an effective BCM programme, as described in GPG 2013 and takes the student step by step through the BCM Lifecycle, which sits at the heart of good BC practice.
The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Live Online Course is delivered in an interactive eLearning environment by Bucks New University via the University’s Blackboard Learning System.
The online course is delivered over a period of eight weeks. Each session lasts two hours with two sessions scheduled for each of the eight weeks, giving you a total of 32 hours of training.
Dates for the next intake are:
- Week 1: Monday 15 September and Wednesday 17 September Start time 1500-1700 British Summer Time (New York -5, Paris +1)
- Week 2: Monday 22 September and Wednesday 24 September Start time 1500-1700 British Summer Time (New York -5, Paris +1)
- Week 3: Monday 29 September and Wednesday 1 October Start time 1500-1700 British Summer Time (New York -5, Paris +1)
- Week 4: Monday 6 October and Wednesday 8 October Start time 1500-1700 British Summer Time (New York -5, Paris +1)
- Week 5: Monday 13 October and Wednesday 15 October Start time 1500-1700 British Summer Time (New York -5, Paris +1)
- Week 6: Monday 20 October and Wednesday 22 October Start time 1500-1700 British Summer Time (New York -5, Paris +1)
- Week 7: Monday 27 October and Wednesday 29 October Start time 1500 Greenwich Mean Time (New York -4, Paris +1)
- Week 8: Monday 3 November and Thursday 6 November Start time 1500 Greenwich Mean Time (New York -5, Paris +1)
for further information.
This course is excellent preparation for the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) Examination.
To ensure you get the maximum benefit from this course, we recommend that you read and study the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) before attending the course. A PDF copy of the GPG 2013 can be downloaded from the University’s Blackboard Learning System once you have registered and received log-in details. If you are already a member of the BCI you are entitled to a free download of the GPG 2013 as part of your membership benefits.
The Certificate of the BCI Examination
Once you have completed your formal GPG training, the next step towards becoming a certified BC professional is to take the Certificate of the BCI Examination, which tests a candidate’s knowledge and understanding of GPG 2013. Successful completion of this examination gives you an internationally recognised credential in BC and entitles you to use the post-nominal designation CBCI. Achievement of the CBCI also provides the perfect launching pad for individuals seeking to progress to Statutory membership of the BCI, the leading global membership organization for BC professionals.
How can I take the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) Examination?
The Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) examination can be taken in two ways:
1. Pen and Pencil Format via BCI Licensed Training Partners - immediately following one of our BCI classroom based training courses this must be arranged with your preferred BCI Licensed Training Partner at the time of booking your training course. Paper and Pencil exams are also available in Arabic, French, Spanish and Italian.
Please note: The CBCI examination in Paper and Pencil format is based entirely on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines 2013.
2. Computer Based Testing (CBT) at a Prometric testing centre located worldwide. To book your CBCI Examination at a Computer Based Testing Centre, you must first pay for the Examination; this can be done online using a credit card or by requesting an invoice via email, once payment has been accepted, you will be sent an Authorization to Test (ATT) Letter via email containing a Candidate ID and be provided with a link to the Prometric Test Centre website where you can then proceed to book your examination appointment. You cannot book your examination appointment at a Computer Based Testing centre without your Candidate ID which is only issued via your ATT letter once payment has been accepted.
If you would like to first locate a testing centre nearest to you, please visit the Prometric website prior to making a payment or scheduling an examination appointment, to ensure there is one to suit you. Click on Locate a Test Center option and use the drop down menu to view the options. You must return to the BCI website to make your payment before booking your appointment.
Please note: The CBCI examination taken at Computer Based Testing Centres is currently available in English only and is based entirely on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines 2013. (Japanese CBT exam is still available for a limited time only, it is based on Good Practice Guidelines 2010 – due to a delay in the availability of the Japanese 2013 GPG)
To purchase the Computer Based Testing (CBT) CBCI examination please click on the 'Buy Now' button to pay for your examination and to begin the registration process.