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Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the oldest and largest nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity, disaster recovery, cyber resilience and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI has certified 20,000+ resilience professionals in 100+ countries and at 95 percent of Fortune 100 companies. DRI offers 15 individual certifications, including the globally-recognized CBCP certification, and certifies organizations as resilient enterprises. DRI offers training programs ranging from introductory to masters level across a variety of specialties in multiple languages; online and in-person continuing education opportunities; and an annual conference dedicated to the resilience profession. DRI supports charitable activities through the DRI Foundation.

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DRI International certifies individuals and provides various levels of active professional certification in a number of areas. Our certifications are the standards of excellence in business continuity management whether you are a practitioner, vendor or auditor.

BCLE 2000

Mexico - WEB BASED,
29 May - 02 Jun

CRLE 2000 (2022)

29 May - 02 Jun


Chile - WEB BASED,
29 May - 30 May


Ecuador - WEB BASED,
29 May - 30 May

HCLE 2000

Web-Based - Eastern Time,
05 Jun - 08 Jun

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March 3-6, 2024
New Orleans, Louisiana









E-news from DRI

#StopRansomware: New Guide From The U.S. National Security Agency

As part of a focused campaign on curbing cyberattacks, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has developed updated guidance for organizations. The #StopRansomware Guide Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI) was initially introduced in 2020 based on the FBI and CISA’s advis
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Summertime Blues: Is Your Region Ready for Power Outages?

Recent years have seen the summer months accompanied by rolling blackouts and other energy shortfalls. This year, the risks may not be as extreme – but they will be more common. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has issued its 2023 Summer Reliability
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Business Continuity Awareness Week: Organizational Resilience

To conclude this year’s Business Continuity Awareness Week, we’re focusing on Organizational Resilience! Long the leader in certifying individuals, DRI International also offers accreditation for organizations with the Resilient Enterprise and Center of Excellen
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Business Continuity Awareness Week: Personal Resilience

Business Continuity Awareness Week continues – today’s theme is personal resilience! Over the course of the pandemic, as many employees began shifting to work-from-home or hybrid work situations, additional focus has been placed on the importance of personal wellbe
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Business Continuity Awareness Week: Operational Resilience

As Business Continuity Awareness Week continues, we’re focusing on operational resilience! Increasingly fueled by regulatory requirements, particularly in the financial sector, operational resilience expands business continuity management programs to focus on the impacts
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Business Continuity Awareness Week: Supply Chain Resilience

It’s Business Continuity Awareness Week, and today’s focus is on Supply Chain Resilience! During the pandemic and beyond, supply chain issues have been a near-constant challenge for resilience professionals. Knowing how to navigate them and prepare for the worst ha
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Business Continuity Awareness Week: Cyber Resilience

Today’s Business Continuity Awareness Week subject spotlights cyber resilience! Organizations today are confronted by a wide range of cyberattacks, and your organization is no exception. There are countless opportunities for hackers to cause massive disruptions, all of w
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Study: Regional Rivers Overwhelmingly Threatened by Train Derailments

In the wake of the disaster in East Palestine, OH, there has been an increase in scrutiny over train derailments and the hazards they can cause to the surrounding communities. A recent study has found that in the Ohio-Pennsylvania area, one environment is overwhelmingly threat
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WHO Declares COVID-19 Emergency Over – So What’s Next?

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the coronavirus is no longer a global emergency. But it’s also taking steps to ensure the next pandemic doesn’t have the same disastrous effects. “It’s with great hope that I declare COVID-19 over as a global h
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DRI and University College London to Host One-Day Conference in June

DRI International and the University College London Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) is proud to announce the speaker lineup for our upcoming one-day, on-campus conference to be held 14 June! DRI, UCL and other experts in the field will be on hand to delve int
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What Certified Professionals are saying about DRI

Quote UpThis is a very, very intelligent community that really does a lot to keep the lights on in businesses, and I don't think they get a lot of credit for it. The IT department at a lot of big corporations doesn't believe there's a chance their system really can go down and they really need to have a business continuity plan, and the education and the feedback that we get from the people at DRI shows t...
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Certified Business Continuity Vendor, United States

Quote UpI think most people look at business continuity at the natural events - hurricanes, tornadoes, things like that - and don't realize there are a lot of other risks behind that, cyber risks right now being number one, but there are a lot of other aspects of business continuity that one needs to think about, especially the people and processes, not just the technology.
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Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor, United States

Quote UpIt's beyond the essentials. You have to have plans to be compliant, or that it's an insurance to ensure your business knows what to do. It's really about continued services to your customers. At the end of the day, you've provided something essential to a customer, and you need to be sure it continues to be that for them, because if it's not there then they're going to go somewhere else.
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Certified Business Continuity Professional, United States

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