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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 15,000+ 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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Course Calendar

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.

BCP 501

07 Aug - 09 Aug

BCLE 2000

10 Aug - 13 Aug


Cairo - Online,
10 Aug - 11 Aug

BCP 501W

11 Aug - 13 Aug


Cairo - Online,
13 Aug - 13 Aug

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Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2021
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E-news from DRI

Announcing DRI’s Newest Can’t-Miss Workshop: Business Continuity Exercises!

Be sure your program is hitting the mark — take this in-depth, intensive BC exercise workshop! Putting your program to the test is more important now than ever before. With this new, online, two-day course, you’ll build the confidence and skills it takes to establ
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Register Now: BCM Effectiveness Exercises Webinar Aug. 19

Join community management expert Lisa Orloff on Aug. 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET for an overview of effective disaster exercises to assess your business continuity plan. The webinar will review the key learning objectives of successful models including DRI’s Professional Practice
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DRI FAQ: Answering Your Questions on COVID-19, CEAPs, Certification and More

To help our resilience community navigate the ins ond outs of DRI certification and other organizational inquiries, we’ll be providing this continuing FAQ! Q: Are there any changes to Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) requirements due to Covid-19 especially si
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India’s Top Business Continuity Threat: A Second Wave of COVID-19

In a recent survey of 1,000 resilience professionals in India, the vast majority agreed: the biggest potential disruption to organizations’ BCM plans is another wave of COVID-19. The “Return to Work” Survey saw 70% of Indian companies saying a new COVID-19 wave was the t
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What’s the Current State of Risk Management in Europe?

The 10th Edition of the European Risk Manager Report was collected before the pandemic – but its results still paint an illuminating picture of the risk landscape European resilience professionals must navigate in the short and long term. The 2020 report, developed by the Fe
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UNDRR Announces New ARISE Global Board Members

DRI President Chloe Demrovsky to Serve For Three-Year Term New York, NY, June 24, 2020 — The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s (UNDRR) private sector alliance, ARISE, has announced the latest members of its Global Board, including Disaster Recovery In
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Is Your Zoom Meeting Truly Secure? The Latest COVID-19 Phishing Trend

Cybercriminals have been taking advantage of the looser security that pandemic-related, work-from-home has provided — launching malware, phishing attacks, and more. Now a new pattern is emerging: targeting telecommunications platforms. If you’ve been using Skype, Zoom,
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How COVID-19 Is Hurting Global Weather Predictions

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, its impact is being felt in surprising and unexpected areas. Case in point: our ability to accurately predict the weather is taking a serious hit – and just in time for hurricane season. One lesser-known function of global air traffic i
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Climate Disasters on the Horizon, Most Companies Unprepared…And Possible to Blame

While all eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change remains an existential threat to the planet – and most companies are unprepared for how it will impact them. A natural disaster could conceivably cause heavy damage to a company’s bottom line, and a recent FM Glob
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Check Out the DRI Hiring Guide – Now Updated with International Salary Info

During this uncertain time, one thing is still perfectly clear: the role of business continuity is more in demand than ever all around the world. DRI’s Hiring Guide is designed to help organizations to better understand what that role entails and more effectively tap into th
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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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