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Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI International has 15,000+ certified professionals in more than 100 countries and conducts native-language training in more than 50 countries, offering in-depth courses ranging from introductory to master's level, as well as specialty certifications. The organization's annual DRI Conference brings together leading business continuity professionals from both the public and private sector to share best practices and participate in continuing education and volunteerism.

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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.

BCP MET

Web-based,
24 Jan - 24 Jan

BCLE 2000

Atlanta, GA
04 Feb - 08 Feb

BCP 501

Madrid,
04 Feb - 06 Feb

BCP 501

Mumbai,
08 Feb - 10 Feb

BCLE 2000

Mumbai,
11 Feb - 15 Feb

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February 17-20, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada

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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report: What’s Your Role in the Organization?

The DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report provides a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. One important question: who is considered a resilien
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2019 Predictions Webinar – Register Now for Feb. 7!

Join DRI for its first webinar of the year, “Trends and Predictions from DRI’s Future Vision Committee: How to Prepare for 2019” on Feb. 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM ET! Future Vision Committee members Lyndon Bird, Richard Knowlton, and Patrick Alcantara, along with DR
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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report: Does Management Understand Resilience?

The DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report provides a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. A big question for those professionals – does the
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Ask Betsy! Webinar Star Betsy Sayers Answers Your Burning BCM Questions – Work-Life Balance and Moving from ‘Motivated’ to ‘Ready, Willing, and Able’

During our recent Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We’re pleased to present another installment in a multi-part Q&A series.  Q: How do yo
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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report: Major Impacts by Region

The DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report provides a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. But every region defines its risks differently. Here
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Announcing the Finalists for the 2019 DRI Awards of Excellence!

Each year at the DRI International annual conference, the Awards of Excellence program honors the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management. We’re pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Awa
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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report: Key Risks by Sector

The DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report provides a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. Each sector has its own major risks and industry con
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Highlights from the 4th Annual Predictions Report

DRI’s 4th Annual Predictions Report, developed by the Future Vision Committee, is now available to download from the Resource Library! Here are a few of the featured predictions: Cybercrime  It seems inevitable that at some point an attack on critical national infrastru
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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report: The Top 8 Trends and Risks

The DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report provides a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. Across the board, these trends and risks are dominat
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A Letter from DRI International President Chloe Demrovsky: Scared By Our 2019 Predictions? Here’s 10 Ways DRI Can Help

It’s a scary world out there — our 2019 Predictions Report reads like a horror movie script, forecasting a coordinated cyberattack on national critical infrastructure, a supply chain disruption of telecomm components in Asia, and an increase in terrorist acts on We
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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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