Business Continuity Management Certification | NQA

ISO 22301 is the International Standard for Business Continuity Management Systems.

Helps you with

Operational Resilience, Emergency Preparedness, Corporate Governance, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, Supply Chain Security, Protection of Reputation in a Crisis

WHAT IS ISO 22301?

ISO 22301 is the international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM). It provides a practical framework for setting up and managing an effective business continuity management system. This aims to safeguard it from a wide range of potential threats and disruptions including:

  • technology failure
  • sudden loss of critical resources
  • natural disasters
  • terrorist attack
  • other emergency situations


It’s right for you and your organisation if you need to demonstrate to stakeholders that your organisation can rapidly overcome operational disruption to provide continued and effective service.

ISO 22301 should be considered essential to organisations with obligations under the Civil Contingencies Act including utilities, transport, health and essential public services.

“The rigour of a certified management system has sped up the process and ensured that we have been able to deliver what our clients need: an uninterrupted service.” E.L.F.S


  • Customer satisfaction. Give customers confidence that your service is dependable and can be relied on at all times.
  • Business resilience. Avoid downtime and financial losses with effective management of risk, emergency preparedness and contingency planning.
  • Legal compliance. Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organisation and its customers.
  • Improved risk management. Manage uninsurable risks, recover quickly from crises and protect your reputation.
  • Proven business credentials. Independent verification against a recognised industry standard speaks volumes and enhances your brand.
  • Ability to win more business. Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so gaining certification opens doors.
  • International recognition. You’ll be recognised and valued globally.

“Disruptions to businesses are unpredictable but inevitable – ISO 22301 demonstrates that organisations can do much to prepare and become more resilient.” Rebound Consulting Services


Application for registration is made by completing the ISO 22301 Quote Request Form. This provides information about your organisation so we can accurately define the scope of assessment.

Assessment to ISO 22301 is undertaken by NQA - this consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit (explained below). Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.

Certification is issued by NQA and maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.

For further information on the audit stages click here.


Client Success Stories - We've helped thousands of clients to improve performance with standards certification – read their success stories here.

Gap Analysis - We can undertake a gap analysis to help you determine the likely workload and timescale for implementing a BCMS that will achieve ISO 22301 certification. You can use this to plan implementation or brief a consultant.

Get a Quote - We'll give you a clear indication of the costs of gaining and maintaining certification.


We can advise you on how to achieve certification, related training, useful resources and finding a reputable consultant.

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