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Business Continuity Planning for Auditors

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Business Continuity Planning for Auditors
Duration: 4.5 Days (Four full days of instruction 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. followed by one half-day Audit Examination - NFPA 1600 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

32 Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) may be awarded towards recertification if applicable.

The cost of this course includes both the course and the exam.

Cost: $2,900.00

Description

AddaskillsetwithourANSI-accredited,casestudy-basedauditcourse.

BCLEAUDNFPA1600providesthetraining,tools,andhands-onexperienceneededtoauditbusinesscontinuity,disaster,andemergencymanagementprograms.


Featuringacase-study-based,hands-onformat,youwilllearnbydoinginthisuniqueandhighlyeffectivecourse.Whetheryou'reabusinesscontinuityprofessional,aninternalorexternalauditor,oraconsultantwhoassessescontinuityandemergencymanagementprogramsforclients,DRI’sANSI-accreditedauditcourseprovidesthetraining,tools,andhands-onexperienceneededtoauditbusinesscontinuity,disaster,andemergencymanagementprograms.

Usingahypotheticalcasestudycompany,you'llgatherinformationandmakedeterminationsaboutwhethertheprogramyouareauditingconformstothe2016editionofNFPA1600"StandardonDisaster/EmergencyManagementandBusinessContinuityPrograms."Attheconclusionofthecourse,you’llworkwithasmallgrouptopresentyourrecommendationstotheclass.

ThecourseincludesalloftheelementsofanemergencymanagementandbusinesscontinuityprogramasdefinedbyNFPA1600,startingwiththefundamentalsofauditingwithemphasisonauditinganemergencymanagementandbusinesscontinuityprogram.EachcoursemodulecoversanelementofNFPA1600.InadditiontothebodyofknowledgedefinedbyNFPA1600,thiscoursealsoincludestwomodulesonauditing.Thefirstmoduleidentifiesauditingstandardsandguidanceinadditiontodefiningthephasesofengagement,engagementplanning,performanceoftheaudit,andcommunicatingresults.Thesecondmodulecoversreportingfindingsandrecommendations.

Thecoursematerialsincludeacomprehensiveauditguideforyoutotakebacktoyourworkplaceandusewhenpreparingforandconductinganauditandwhenreportingauditfindings.Theauditguideidentifieswhoshouldbeinterviewed,documentsthatshouldbereviewed,aswellassurveysthatshouldbeconductedtogatherevidenceofconformitytothestandard.Auditquestionsaredesignedtoguidetheyouindeterminingwhethertheinformationyougatheredconformstothestandard.

ThisisaCertificateProgram.

SuccessfulcompletionoftheBCLEAUDcourseandpassingtheAuditExamination-NFPA1600-earnsastudentaCertificateinBusinessContinuityPlanningforAuditors.

Objective

1. Describe the purpose of a business continuity management (BCM) program, of BCM standards, of BCM program audit and of third-party certification
2. Apply auditing concepts to assessing BCM programs using the NFPA 1600 “Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs”
3. Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of a BCM program to establish conformity with the NFPA 1600 standard
4. Define and differentiate types of audits and their BCM application
Understand the concepts of compliance and conformity as they apply to BCM audits

Outline

- Introduction and course objectives
- Auditing basics
- Program management
- Planning process
- Risk assessment
- Business impact analysis
- Prevention and mitigation
- Resource management
- Operational procedures
- Communications and warning
- Incident management
- Emergency operations/response
- Business continuity and information technology disaster recovery planning
- Crisis communications and public information
- Employee assistance and support
- Training and education
- Testing and exercises
- Program improvement
- Reporting audit findings and recommendations
- Examination review
- Post course evaluation
- Audit Examination - NFPA 1600

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