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If you are looking to take the next step in your career, gaining a Business Continuity Institute (BCI) qualification is a great way to boost your credentials.  

Recognised by organisations across the world this stand-alone credential is a professional qualification for Business Continuity (BC) Practitioners, certified by the Business Continuity Institute. 

The BCI examination tests each candidate’s knowledge of the BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines in a series of 120 multiple-choice questions that are to be completed within 2 hours. 

Candidates can choose to sit the CBCI exam at any point in their career, and although it is not a requirement to have taken the Good Practice Guidelines (CBCI) course before the exam, the college runs the course within the week before each scheduled exam. 

Who is This Course For?

Past delegates who have taken this exam have come from multiple managerial backgrounds including business continuity, risk and emergency planning. It also appeals to those appointed to business continuity posts who have none, or very limited experience. It is also suitable for those looking to progress through the Business Continuity Institute grades including Member of the BCI (MBCI) and Affiliated Member of the BCI (AMBCI). 

Aim & Objectives

The CBCI is valid for 3 years, during which time an annual maintenance fee is payable to BCI. After this time it is necessary to resit the exam to demonstrate currency of knowledge.

Candidates who successfully achieve the CBCI may proceed to Statutory membership of the BCI in the grades of SBCI, AMBCI or MBCI if they can also demonstrate sufficient practical Business Continuity Management experience to support their theoretical knowledge.

For further details please visit: The BCI Website

The College administers the exam in the paper-based format and exam results will be mailed to candidates from the BCI directly within 4-6 weeks of sitting the exam. The college does not receive information from the BCI regarding individual results.

More information for candidates can be found in the Candidate Information Pack.


Please note that if you wish to attend the Good Practice Guidlines (CBCI) course before you sit the BCI exam you will need to book the course separately, choosing the date that corresponds to the exam you want to attend. Click here to view the course booking page.

Delegates may resit the exam, so long as at least 90 days have passed since their last attempt. The full exam fee will be payable upon each resit.

Exam Price

£395 exc. VAT - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast is available for exam candidates the night before the exam if required for an additional £75 exc. VAT. 

How to Register for the Exam

To register for the BCI Certificate Examination, please follow the four steps below:

  1. Book your exam - You are invited to sit the exam at the EPC following your course – exam dates correspond with course dates. Click on ‘Book Now’ to book your place at the College for the course and/or the exam of your choice. Alternatively, preview all exam dates and locations on the BCI website to suit your needs.
  2. Complete the CBCI Application prior to attending, or on arrival.
  3. Pay for the exam
  4. Confirmation

The EPC will send you confirmation and details of the event two weeks before the exam takes place.

Benefits for Delegates

  • Internationally renowned and recognised qualification

  • Career progression opportunities

  • A boost to your professional confidence and standing

Benefits for Organisations

  • Raising the level of your workforce's qualifications

  • Benefit from highly qualified staff in the BC arena

  • Shows commitment to continued staff development

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