GECB - Certified Business Continuity Specialist. Get Certified

Is your business prepared for the unexpected? Are you confident that your operations can continue in the face of disruption? If you're not sure, it's time to get Certified. This program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop and maintain a robust business continuity management system that can withstand any disruption. With the CBCS certification, you'll be able to identify potential risks and vulnerabilities, implement effective business continuity strategies, and respond quickly and effectively to any crisis that may arise. Don't wait until it's too late. Get Certified with the CBCS program and protect your business from any potential disruptions.

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Format:  Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Spanish, Chinese simplified and Portuguese | Questions: 50 | Duration: 60 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based 

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  • Personalized digital book branded with candidate name
  • Access to online study tools with quizzes and practice exam
  • Exam Content enriched with real-world examples and case studies
  • valuable study tips and exam techniques
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  • Your Exam is online and proctored based
  • Use a webcam and a reliable internet connection
  • Take your exam anywhere and anytime
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Certification Toolkit
  • Comprehensive Learning System with exam voucher
  • Premium digital badge and certificate
  • Unique link for online verification anytime, anywhere
  • Up to 3 years of certification validity (Renewable)


Disruptions to business operations can happen at any time, leaving your company vulnerable to significant losses. That's why it's important to have a robust business continuity management system in place. And there's no better way to demonstrate your expertise in this area than by becoming a Certified ISO 22301 Business Continuity Specialist (CBCS).

The CBCS certification program equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to identify potential risks, develop effective business continuity strategies, and respond quickly and efficiently to any crisis that may arise. With this certification, you'll be able to:

  • Protect your business from potential disruptions
  • Ensure continuity of operations in the face of adversity
  • Maintain the confidence of your clients, partners, and stakeholders
  • Enhance your professional reputation and career prospects

Whether you're a business owner, a consultant, or a professional in the field of business continuity, the CBCS certification is the ideal way to demonstrate your expertise and stay ahead of the competition.

So why wait? Enroll now in the CBCS certification program and become a GECB Certified Business Continuity Specialist. Stay prepared, stay certified, and protect your business from any potential disruptions.

Why getting certified?

Here's a list of reasons why getting certified as a GECB Business Continuity Specialist (CBCS) is important for you:

  • Demonstrates expertise: The CBCS certification demonstrates your expertise in business continuity management and your ability to develop and maintain a robust business continuity management system.
  • Increases credibility: Being certified as a CBCS increases your credibility with clients, stakeholders, and partners, who are more likely to trust your business continuity solutions.
  • Enhances reputation: Having the CBCS certification enhances your professional reputation, highlighting your commitment to staying up-to-date with industry standards and best practices.
  • Improves career prospects: Being a CBCS certification holder can lead to better career prospects, as many employers look for professionals with the necessary skills and qualifications to manage business continuity issues.
  • Mitigates risks: CBCS certification holders are equipped with the knowledge and skills to identify potential risks and vulnerabilities, implement effective business continuity strategies, and respond quickly and efficiently to any crisis that may arise.
  • Boosts competitiveness: In today's business landscape, being certified as a CBCS can give you a competitive edge over others who don't have this certification.

Overall, getting certified as a CBCS is an investment in your professional development, career growth, and business continuity management skills. It demonstrates your commitment to excellence and your ability to protect your business from potential disruptions.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this tactical and operational level certification, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Holding the CRMS designation
  • Holding a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited institution
  • Having a minimum of one (1) year of experience in business continuity or related fields
  • Demonstrating advanced knowledge in business continuity practices through completion of at least 30 hours of training with a GECB approved partner

Note: The self-study option is available only to candidates who can demonstrate extensive experience in the field of business continuity or equivalent.

Certification Process

  • Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility Before embarking on your journey to becoming a GECB Certified Business Continuity Specialist (CBCS), it's crucial to evaluate your eligibility. Review the prerequisites and criteria to ensure you meet the necessary qualification and experience level.
  • Step 2: Submit Your Application Once you've confirmed your eligibility, submit your application for the CBCS program. Our streamlined application process is designed to make it easy for you to take the next steps towards achieving professional excellence.
  • Step 3: Application Review, Approval, or Denial Our dedicated team will thoroughly review your application to assess your eligibility. You'll receive prompt notification of either approval or denial. In the case of denial, we'll provide feedback and guidance on how to meet the requirements.
  • Step 4: Purchase Your Certification Toolkit (Upon Approval) Upon approval, you can proceed to purchase your CBCS certification toolkit. This bundle includes access to essential study materials and resources to help you prepare efficiently for the examination.
  • Step 5: Prepare for Your Exam To excel in your CBCS exam, you are encouraged to join an official training course with a GECB-approved partner, benefitting from a thorough exam preparation, expert guidance and a second chance exam retaking with 50% discount. Alternatively, self-study candidates opting for independent exam preparation should have extensive experience in the field to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the content.
  • Step 6: Schedule Your Exam GECB offers multiple opportunities to take your online exams. CBCS exams are held four times a year, at the end of each quarter. However, additional exam windows can be requested by GECB approved partners. Select a suitable exam date and write to us for scheduling.
  • Step 7: Take Your Exam Online Sit for your CBCS exam, and upon completion, receive your instant results. Our automated system will swiftly assess your performance and provide you with your exam outcome.
  • Step 8: Become Certified Upon successfully passing the exam, the certification committee will review the report submitted by your proctor. Within seven days, you'll receive your prestigious digital premium certificate suitable for framing. Our digital badges and certificates are accessible and verifiable anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, partners or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.

  • Step 9: Receive Your Hard Copy Certificate (Optional) For those who prefer a tangible symbol of their achievement, GECB offers the option to receive an official hard copy certificate with a premium stamp. Upon your request and for additional cost, our certification committee will expedite the production of this prestigious document. Within 30 days, your hard copy certificate will be dispatched through internationally recognized courier services such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, or equivalent, ensuring its safe and timely delivery to your doorstep.
  • Step 10: Maintain Your Certification At GECB, we understand that professional development is an ongoing journey. To keep your designation current and continuously reflect your expertise, each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. The process of maintaining your certification is straightforward. You are required to provide proof of a minimum level of continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership within the GECB community of certified professionals. For a nominal fee of 149 USD, your certification is extended for another three years period. There's no need to undergo the examination process again. The GECB Certification Committee will promptly issue a new premium digital certificate, ensuring your professional standing remains at its peak.

Note: With our membership policy, you will enjoy the benefits of renewing all your certifications by paying a single fee, rather than incurring separate renewal cost for each certification obtained, as our competitors do.

Join the ranks of distinguished professionals who have chosen GECB for their career development. Experience the quality and excellence that set GECB apart in the world of professional certification.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Business Continuity Management
  • Module 2: Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis
  • Session 3: Business Continuity Strategies
  • Session 4: Emergency Response and Crisis Management
  • Module 5: Disaster Recovery
  • Session 6: Business Continuity Plan Development
  • Session 7: Business Continuity Plan Implementation
  • Session 8: Implementation, Testing, and Maintenance of BCM Plans
  • Session 9: Business Continuity Plan Audit and Certification
  • Section 10 Implementing ISO 22301 standard for BCM

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2024 Exam Windows

  • March 25 or 31
  • June 24 or 30
  • September 22 or 30
  • December 22 or 30

Learning options available

Instructor-Led Learning

  • Structured Learning Environment: Ideal for individuals who thrive in a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes provide a well-organized and guided approach to your certification journey.
  • GECB-Approved Partners: These classes are conducted by GECB-approved partners worldwide, ensuring quality instruction.
  • Peer Interaction: Benefit from valuable peer discussions and networking opportunities, enhancing your understanding of the subject matter.

Instructor-Supported Learning

  • Flexible Support: Designed for candidates who seek instructor support but have unpredictable schedules.
  • Personalized Assistance: Receive personalized assistance online from GECB-approved partners.
  • No Set Meeting Times: There are no required meeting times, allowing you to complete assignments and study at your own pace.

Corporate and Group Learning

  • Tailored for Groups: Ideal for both small and large groups, offering flexibility for self-study or instructor-led classes.
  • Virtual Learning: GECB assists in organizing groups, whether participants are in one location or geographically dispersed.
  • Structured Progress Tracking: Utilize online group reporting to monitor progress, ensuring your training investment is optimized.

Self-Study Option

  • Eligibility: Suited for experienced professionals with busy or unpredictable schedules.
  • Learn at Your Own Pace: Study independently with complete autonomy in your learning process, aligning with your unique schedule.
  • Exam Flexibility: Schedule and take your exam online within the allotted period, providing convenience and control over your certification journey.
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