While business continuity plans and management leave ample scope for innovation and creativity, they must also be rigorously assessed to find out how well they will work. The 4.5 day course run by DRI-ANZ on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Auditor Certification trains you to do just that. You may already be part of a company’s audit team or you may active in planning or enterprise self-assessment programs. For any of these roles and more, the BCLE-AUD course brings you the knowledge you need. It also gives you the chance to confirm your newly developed aptitude by taking the DRI International Professional Qualifying Audit Examination.  How does this then help you and your organisation?

Good auditing for disaster/emergency management and business continuity is about objectively comparing what an organisation has with what it needs. To do this, auditors need to understand the essential principles that apply to each of these areas and how to assess what has already been put in place. The value to an organisation of an audit carried out to professional standards is twofold:  the identification of possible gaps (risks to be avoided); and suggestions for improvement (opportunities to act upon), within the scope of generally accepted practice.

The BCLE-AUD course trains participants to do all of the above. It includes instruction on identifying major differences and commonalities between disaster/emergency management and business continuity planning. It also contains specific application of a specific standard (NFPA1600, BS25999, or ISO22301) according to particular participant requirements. The professional certification to CBCA/CBCLA (Certified Business Continuity Auditor/Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor) requires exam success, two/five years of relevant experience and two references or equivalent. That gives you between 7 and 9 months to prepare for the next scheduled training course and examination: in Wellington 14-18 July 2014 and Sydney 6-10 October 2014.