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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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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.

CRLE 2000

Mexico - WEB BASED,
27 May - 31 May

BCLE 2000

Malaysia - WEB BASED,
27 May - 31 May

BCLE 2000

Saudi Arabia - WEB BASED,
27 May - 31 May

CRLE 2000

Panama - WEB BASED,
27 May - 31 May

BCLE 2000

Canada - WEB BASED,
27 May - 30 May

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February 2-5, 2025
Las Vegas, Nevada

E-news from DRI

Cybersecurity Guidance for High-Risk Nonprofits on the Heels of the Latest Healthcare Breach

With healthcare providers like Ascension hindered by cyberattacks, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) offers guidance for these at-risk organizations. In early May, Ascension, a major U.S. healthcare network, was hit by a ransomware attack that impacte
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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: Summer 2024

As the leading nonprofit helping organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on groups that promote greater resiliency. We encourage Certified Professionals to support these valuable partners. Business Continuity Planners Association –
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Get Ready for a Record Breaking Hurricane Season

The North Atlantic hurricane season is on the horizon, and this year could put even the most seasoned resilience professionals through their paces. Pointing to warm ocean waters and an upcoming shift from El Niño to La Niña, University of Pennsylvania climate scientists ar
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Excellence in Operational Resilience: DRI Board’s Mike Janko Takes Us Through His New Book

Michael W. Janko is many things – MBCP, member of the DRI Board of Directors, longtime director of global business continuity for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and now a published author. We spoke with him about his career through the lens of his new book, Excellen
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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: April-May, 2024

As the leading nonprofit helping organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on groups that promote greater resiliency. We encourage Certified Professionals to support these valuable partners. Business Continuity Planners Association – B
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Louis Drapeau Wins DRI International Honor Roll Award

DRI Board of Directors member Louis Drapeau was recognized at the DRI2024 Awards of Excellence Gala in New Orleans, LA, Mar. 5, 2024, as he was named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Honor Roll Award. The DRI International Honor Roll Award was created to honor indivi
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DRI International Announces Winners of the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence

DRI International is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence for their achievements in the business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management fields. The awards were revealed at a special gala event held during DRI2024 in New Orleans, LA.
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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: March-April 2024

As the leading nonprofit helping organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on groups that promote greater resiliency. We encourage Certified Professionals to support these valuable partners. Business Continuity Planners Association (BCPA
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DRI2024 Session Spotlight: This is…DRI Jeopardy!

Here’s your chance to be a Jeopardy Champion…DRI Jeopardy that is! Co-hosted by DRI Board Members Mike Janko and Jerome Ryan, DRI2024 attendees will test their knowledge of all things business continuity in pursuit of the title “DRI Jeopardy Champion” and the grand pri
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DRI: 2023 Year in Review

In 2023, we celebrated our 35th year serving this exciting profession of service. Because milestones are always a time for reflection, we’d like to dedicate this edition of our annual review to look back at some of the accomplishments of this venerable institution not just f
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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

  • 2025 looks bright and shiny with Las Vegas on the horizon for #DRI2025

  • Mark your calendars for #DRI2025, coming to one of our favorite host venues, the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Feb. 2-5!

  • Congratulations to DRI Board of Directors member Louis Drapeau, for being recognized at the #DRI2024 Awards of Excellence Gala as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Honor Roll Award!

  • We had a great time at DRI2024! Fusion's Steve Greenstein led a session titled "Unveiling the Crucial Role of Third-Party Risk Management in Business Continuity.

  • Hearing about how @MDMEMA is integrating the @DRI_Intl Professional Practices (https://drii.org/resources/professionalpractices/EN) into their state continuity of operations program at #DRI2024

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