PECB ISO 22301:2019 Lead Auditor

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Course Information

The PECB ISO 22301 Lead Auditor eLearning (English) training course is designed to prepare you to audit a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS).

This training course combines the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021-1, the recommendations of ISO 19011, and other good practices of auditing and integrates them into a comprehensive methodology which enables you to successfully plan, conduct, and close external and internal conformity assessment audits.

What Is ISO 22301?

ISO 22301 specifies requirements for the BCMS, providing a comprehensive framework that enables organizations to effectively anticipate, prepare, respond, and recover from disruptions, ensuring the continuity of their operations.

ISO 22301 provides requirements that are suitable for every organization regardless of the type, size, or complexity of operations, allowing them to adapt the standard to their unique operating environments. ISO 22301 is particularly useful for organizations aiming to maintain service delivery during disruptions and strengthen their overall resilience.

The following PECB references are available:

Why Should You Attend?

In this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

You will also learn how to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communicate with customers, and resolve any potential conflicts.

The training course is followed by a certification exam. After successfully passing the exam, you may apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” certification which is UKAS accredited and internationally recognized. The certification validates your competence to audit a BCMS based on the requirements of ISO 22301.

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Educational approach

  • Elaborates theoretical knowledge, industry-level best practices in BCMS audits, ISO 22301 requirements, and globally recognized auditing standards
  • Provides lecture sessions are illustrated with practical exercises based on a case study which includes role-playing and discussions
  • Encourages discussions between the trainer and the participants
  • Contains multiple-choice quizzes, some of which are scenario-based, designed to help prepare for the certification exam


Participants who attend this training course are required to have a fundamental understanding of business continuity concepts and a comprehensive knowledge of BCMS audit principles.


The “PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP) and covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a business continuity management system
  • Domain 2: Business continuity management system requirements
  • Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Domain 4: Preparing an ISO 22301 audit
  • Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 22301 audit
  • Domain 6: Closing an ISO 22301 audit
  • Domain 7: Managing an ISO 22301 audit program

For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies.


After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below:

CredentialExamProfessional experienceMS audit/assessment experienceOther requirements
PECB Certified ISO 22301 Provisional AuditorPECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentNoneNoneSigning the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 22301 AuditorPECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentTwo years: One year of work experience in Business Continuity ManagementAudit activities: a total of 200 hoursSigning the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead AuditorPECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentFive years: Two years of work experience in Business Continuity ManagementAudit activities: a total of 300 hoursSigning the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO 22301 Senior Lead AuditorPECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentTen years: Seven years of work experience in Business Continuity ManagementAudit activities: a total of 1,000 hoursSigning the PECB Code of Ethics

You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

Note: PECB Certified Individuals who do possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor Credentials are qualified for the respective PECB Master Credential if they have taken 4 additional Foundation Exams which are related to this scheme.

To be considered valid audit experience, the candidate’s activities should follow best practices and include the following:

  1. Planning an audit
  2. Preparing audit working papers or test plans
  3. Managing an audit program
  4. Reviewing documented information
  5. Conducting opening and closing meetings
  6. Conducting audit interviews
  7. Collecting and analyzing audit evidence
  8. Documenting nonconformities 
  9. Preparing audit reports
  10. Following up on nonconformities
  11. Leading an audit team

For more information about the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

General Information

  • Certification and examination fees are included in the price of the training course.
  • Participants will be provided with training course materials containing over 400 pages of information, practical examples, exercises, and quizzes.
  • An attestation of course completion worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants who have attended the training course.
  • Candidates who have completed the training course but failed the exam are eligible to retake the exam once for free within a 12-month period from the initial date of the exam.


Orders will be fulfilled by GRC Academy within 24 hours assuming the student possesses a valid PECB ID number. Register a PECB account to obtain a PECB ID number.

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What Will You Learn

  • Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of a BCMS based on ISO 22301
  • Interpret the ISO 22301 requirements for a BCMS from the perspective of an auditor
  • Evaluate the BCMS conformity to ISO 22301 requirements, in accordance with the fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Plan, conduct, and close an ISO 22301 compliance audit, in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements, ISO 19011 guidelines, and other best practices of auditing
  • Manage an ISO 22301 audit program

Course Content

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  • Online lectures
  • Online training material
  • Online quizzes and exams


  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead BCMS audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the BCMS audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformity with the BCMS requirements in an organization
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for the BCMS audits
  • Expert advisors in business continuity management