CBRA Certification Overview
CBRA (Certified Business Resilience Auditor) is BRCCI's business resilience auditor designation. This high-demand, distinctive credential is the first of its kind, and signifies the ability of credential holder to enhance value and improve an organization’s business continuity and resilience program through a systematic and standardized audit approach. A CBRA provides independent and objective assurance and consulting expertise to organizations throughout the initiation, analysis, development, implementation, testing, and maintenance process of the business continuity and resilience program.
CBRA Auditor Path
The CBRA designation is achieved through BRCCI's auditor certification path. This path consists of three levels: Associate of BRCCI, CBRM, and CBRA. Note that the CBRM is not specifically a requirement; however, the candidate must posses a current professional certification in disaster recovery, business continuity, audit, risk management, or information security and 2 years of experience. The following diagram is an example flow of how the CBRA designation may be achieved:
CBRA Certification Requirements
The CBRA designation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate proficiency in BRCCI’s Common Audit Knowledge Domains (CAKD) and in the Common Criteria for Business Resilience Professional (CCBRP). Together, the CAKD and CCBRP the CAKDs form the core requirements in business continuity and resilience auditing.
CBRA candidates must be actively involved in the field of business resilience and continue to maintain, enhance, and develop their personal knowledge and skills. The certification requirements for obtaining a CBRA designation are as follows:
- Possess a current professional certification in disaster recovery, business continuity, audit, risk management, or information security such as a CBRM, CBRP, CISA, CISSP, FBCI, MBCI, or other related designations;
- Possess 2 years of practical work experience in business continuity and disaster recovery, risk management, and/or auditing related experience; and
- Attend the CBRM Seminar, or other similar disaster recovery and business continuity and resilience training with a minimum of 30 hours of education.
- Adhere to BRCCI's Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Points Program.
- Adhere to BRCCI's Code of Professional Ethics and Responsibility.
To obtain a CBRA designation, a candidate must:
- Pass the CBRA Examination that tests a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and competencies in the Common Audit Knowledge Domains (CAKD) and in the Common Criteria for Business Resilience Professionals (CCBRP).
- Submit the CBRA Application that evaluates a candidate’s practical work experience and professional designation.
- Submit the CBRA Certification Processing Fee.
Professionals wishing to join BRCCI automatically become an Associate of BRCCI. Download the Associate of BRCCI / Membership Application
Official BRCCI CBRA Seminar
2-day Advanced Business Continuity Program Audit (CBRA Seminar)
The BRCCI CBRA Seminar is designed to familiarize students with the essential set of knowledge, concepts, and topics required for achieving CBRA designation, known as the Common Audit Knowledge Domains (CAKD). Together with the Common Criteria for Business Resilience Professional (CCBRP), the CAKDs form the core requirements in business resilience auditing. See the CAKD domains.
The BRCCI CBRA Seminar includes 16 hours of instruction over 2 days and includes the CBRA examination on day 2. The BRCCI Seminar:
- Covers all CBRA examination topics,
- Identifies the key areas of study for the CBRA examination,
- Provides an overview of business resilience and business continuity program audit
- Teaches the business resilience program model and framework, and
- Provides hands-on practice through exercises.
Required Pre-requisite: Please note that the following are pre-requisites for attending this course:
- Possess 2 years of practical business continuity, disaster recovery, or audit related experience;
- Possess a current professional certification in disaster recovery, business continuity, audit, risk management, or information security such as a CBRM, CBRP, CISA, CISSP, FBCI, MBCI, or other related designations; and
- Attend the CBRM Seminar, or other similar disaster recovery or business continuity training.
BRCCI CBRA Seminar Topics
1) Introduction to Business Continuity Planning and Management;
2) Business Resilience, Continuity, and Disaster Recovery;
3) Audit Definition, Types, and Approach;
4) Audit Project Management;
5) Audit Ethics and Governance;
6) Audit Methodology;
7) Common Criteria for Business Resilience Professionals; and
8) CBRA Examination.
CBRA Seminar Brochure
CBRA Seminar International Schedule
To Register for training and certification, visit BRCCI training affiliate Sentryx at www.sentryx.com or call 1-800-869-8460.