About the IBCM

Welcome to the Institute of Business Continuity Management (IBCM) web site. To find out more about the Institute use the menu of links to the left of this page or click here for our full information brochure.


The Institute comprises a diverse membership of professional business continuity practitioners, business continuity managers and individuals in associated business continuity disciplines from numerous and varied businesses and organisations in both the public and private sectors spanning many cultures.


The Institute is a registered non-profit organisation representing individuals and organisations committed to business continuity and its management. Within this context the Institute provides an internationally recognised Certification Scheme for business continuity practitioners its managers and individuals in associated disciplines. All membership applicants undergo a rigorous certification process to ensure that they are competent in the areas of their business continuity expertise. The professional certification is based on a set of standards known as the IBCM Certification Standards for Business Continuity professionals.


The Institute’s mission is to promote the art, science and good practice of business continuity and its management for the benefit of its members, their organisations and stakeholders. 


Its role is to be the independent and recognised Institute for the professional development of all practitioners and associated disciplines engaged in business continuity and its management by the promotion of the highest standards of professional competence, capability and commercial ethics. 


Individual Membership of IBCM

Membership of IBCM is open to all business continuity practitioners and managers at all levels of experience and capability. Within this context there are different categories of membership to reflect the different levels of experience and capability. In addition membership is open to individuals in business continuity related disciplines.


Corporate Membership of IBCM

Corporate Membership of IBCM provides a vehicle for organisations and industry to join with others to innovate, develop and deliver good practice for the future of business continuity and its management. In particular Corporate Membership provides information and details of resources that are available to help and assist IBCM corporate members in both the public and private sector.


Code of Conduct and Ethics Statement

IBCM requires all its members to adhere to a strict Code of Conduct and Ethics founded upon:


  1. Core Values
  2. Integrity
  3. Professionalism
  4. Conduct
  5. Confidentiality and Privacy


Each member of IBCM is required to sign an undertaking to comply with the Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethics on being accepted for membership of the Institute.


Privacy Policy

The Institute takes membership and website users’ privacy very seriously. Any information supplied via our website will be handled and stored under the Protection of Personal Information Act.


The Institute’s Privacy Policy covers all websites operated by The IBCM. It is also recognised that due to the nature of the internet the Institute cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond its control.


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