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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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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.

HCLE 2000

Moved Online - Philadelphia,
30 Nov - 03 Dec

BCLE 2000

Moved Online - Seattle,
30 Nov - 03 Dec

BCP 501

30 Nov - 02 Dec

BCLE 2000

Sao Paulo,
30 Nov - 04 Dec


Cairo - Online,
30 Nov - 30 Nov

E-news from DRI

Track Your Community’s Threats With FEMA’s National Risk Index

Want to analyze the hazards most likely to impact your business and region so you can better prepare? FEMA has introduced a new, searchable online tool to help. The National Risk Index, currently in phase one of a continuing rollout, is designed to highlight locations most at
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Is Friday the 13th Really a Recipe For Disaster?

Calling all triskaidekaphobics – Friday the 13th is here once again. While one shouldn’t believe every superstition as the cause of misfortune, there’s no denying that some alarming disasters have been tied to this “cursed” date. For one thing, the economy te
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Save the Date for the Virtual DRI Resilience Excellence Summit – March 1-3, 2021!

Mark your calendars: On Mar. 1-3, 2021, DRI International will be hosting a free online event including educational sessions and the announcement of the winners of the Awards of Excellence! This year has been tough on all of us, so we wanted to provide an event that celebra
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Sponsored Post: Want to be a Better Crisis Leader?

The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) at Harvard will teach you tools and techniques to improve your capability. Discover how meta-leadership helps you amplify your leadership impact when you find yourself faced with complex problems. This proven, pragmatic p
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Register Now for DRI’s Next Webinar: Returning to the Worksite During COVID-19

At DRI2020, Dr. Lisa Koonin packed the room for her timely discussion on pandemic preparedness. Now join her Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a timely and topical discussion of the risks and precautions everyone should know when returning to on-site work during the coronavirus pa
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Adapting to COVID-19: How This Cheese Company Bounced Back

The coronavirus pandemic has been extremely challenging for all companies, but small and medium sized businesses have found themselves among the most vulnerable. One such company, the Wisconsin-based Cheese Bros., gave us a breakdown of how they pivoted in response to COVID-19
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Why Cities Will Bounce Back Post-Coronavirus: Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

“Is the coronavirus pandemic actually the death of the city or will our superstar megacities bounce back brighter than ever? Experts have debated the issue without consensus, so I decided to go directly to a leader who is not only an expert on cities, but also on what ma
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Homeland Threat Assessment Highlights Ongoing Risks for U.S. Resilience Efforts

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released its latest Homeland Threat Assessment, detailing a variety of major risks for which resilience professionals will have to be on alert. While much of the assessment focuses on domestic and foreign terrorism and interna
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Preparedness Lessons We’re Learning from COVID-19

How successful were organizations’ pandemic planning efforts, once they were tested by the coronavirus outbreak? A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) looks at the effectiveness of the global response so far, and the improvements that must be made going forwa
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DRI FAQ 10/01/20: CEAPs, Certification Renewal, and Much More

To help our resilience community navigate this challenging time, we’re here to answer all your DRI questions in this continuing FAQ column gathered directly from real questions from real professionals! Q: If my certification period is listed as longer than the usual two ye
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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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