Cognicert Limited

Lead Auditor Course

The “ISO 22301:2019  Lead Auditor” course provides comprehensive training in the ISO 22301:2019  standard and all its requirements from the auditor’s point of view, as well as basic skills necessary to complete an  audit. It’s a practical-oriented training that should be considered “a must” for every ISO 22301:2019 Lead auditor. This intensive course is specifically designed to participants to serve as  ISO 22301:2019 Lead auditor (as required by ISO 22301:2019). The interactive training program, complete with quizzes, will provide the necessary technical knowledge and understanding of all ISO 22301:2019  requirements to implement the requirement of the standard and  complete ISO 22301:2019  audit. This ISO auditor training enable ISO 22301:2019 Lead auditor to:

  • Learn how to audit each and every ISO 22301:2019 requirements
  • Learn basic auditing skills;
  • Implement methods to comply with the ISO 22301:2019 requirements.
  • Auditing process and techniques
  • Auditor’s skills and techniques
  • To examine the requirements of ISO 22301:2019 from an Lead Auditor Perspective
  • Auditing reports process, corrective action and follow-up
  • Learn how to plan and conduct an ISO 22301:2019 audit, and how to report audit results;
  • Learn how to effectively use root cause analysis as part of the ISO 22301:2019  Business Continuity procedure on corrective action


  • Persons responsible for conducting internal and external audits according to ISO 22301:2019 requirements
  • Persons involved in the Business Continuity Management systems ISO 22301:2019


 Lesson 1: Background and Development of ISO 22301:2019

  • Definition of ISO 22301:2019
  • History of Business Continuity Management System
  • Major Changes in ISO 22301:2019
  • The Business Continuity Management Principles
  • Benefits of ISO 22301:2019
  • Types Of Audits
  • Why Management System Audits are needed

Lesson 2: Introduction to the Requirements of the ISO 22301:2019  Standard

  • Interpretations of Key Terms
  • Elements of a Business Continuity System
  • The ISO 22301:2019  Standard
  • Eight Principles of Business Continuity Management
  • Continual Improvement Cycle
  • Business Continuity Management Process Model
  • Business Continuity System Requirements
  • The Documentation Requirements of ISO 22301:2019
  • Management Responsibility
  • Resource Management
  • Product Realization
  • Measurement, Analysis and Improvement

Lesson 3: The Process Management Approach

  • Process Management Approach
  • The Planning Phase
  • Establish Process Measurements
  • Analyze the Process
  • Design or Redesign the Process
  • Process Mapping

Lesson 4: Introduction to Document Control

  • Elements of Documents
  • Process Approach to Documentation
  • Identifying Documents and their Owners
  • Types of Documents
  • Master Document List
  • Document Control
  • Revisions and Maintenance
  • Tips for Document Writers

Lesson 5: Introduction to Management Review

  • Making Management Review relevant to Management
  • What will be reviewed?
  • Establishing the Objectives
  • Planning the Management Review
  • Output of Management Review

Lesson 6: How to Deal with External Auditors – A Basic Guide for Internal Auditors

  • What is an External Business Continuity Audit?
  • What should an Employee expect during an Audit?
  • How should Employees interact with Auditors?

Lesson 7: ISO 19011:2011 and 17021: 2018

  • Fundamentals of Internal Auditing
  • Decide how to Audit
  • Principles of Auditing

Managing an Audit Programme

  • Preparation & Planning Of Audits
  • Preparation Of checklist

Lesson 8: ISO 19011:2011 and 17021: 2018

Audit Activities

  • Identification of Non-Conformities [N/C’s].
  • Documenting the Audit (Audit Report)
  • Conducting Audit Follow-Up
  • Practical Auditing Exercise

Competence and Evaluation of Auditors.

Lesson 9: Creating a Corrective Action Plan

  • Who participates?
  • What is Root Cause Analysis?
  • When (and when not) to use Root Cause Analysis
  • The Root Cause Analysis Process
  • How to construct a Root Cause Analysis Checklist
  • Examples of how a well-run Root Cause Analysis Process works
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Training Methodologies
    • Case Study
    • Individual Exercises
    • Role Play
    • Group Exercises
    • Group Presentation
    • Examination
  • Assessment and Qualification
    Learning is assessed through:


    • 4 hours open examination. Passing the exams qualifies the candidate for Cognicert ISO 22301 Lead Auditor (CPD Certificate)
    • Practical experience of 25 days with activity log qualifies participants for our Cognicert ISO 22301 Lead Auditor (Auditor Category) I.D Card and Certificate
    • Practical experience of 50 days with activity log qualifies participants for our Cognicert ISO 22301 Lead Auditor (Lead Auditor Category) I.D Card and Certificate

Self-Study Material, Exam and Certification 

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January 22, 2022

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April 21

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May 18

April 22, 2022

June 22

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July 27

June 22, 2022

Aug 24

July 22, 2022

September 21

August 24, 2022

October 19

September 15, 2022

November  23

October 13, 2022

December 18

November 11, 2022

Cancellation: 3 weeks before examination attract 100% refund. 0% refund after.