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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.

BCLE 2000

08 Jun - 12 Jun

BCP 501

08 Jun - 10 Jun

BCLE 2000

08 Jun - 12 Jun


11 Jun - 12 Jun

BCP 501

11 Jun - 13 Jun

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

Disaster Recovery International Foundation Helps Military, Veterans Worldwide During COVID-19 Quarantine

NEW YORK, New York – May 29, 2020 – As COVID-19 gripped the world, many military service members, who were slated to leave the service soon, were severely impacted by the pandemic as workdays were reduced and many were told to stay at home. Additionally, DOD instal
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COVID-19’s Top Risks: Economy, Ecology, Society, and Technology

In the short term, the emerging COVID-19 risks that resilience professionals need to be most concerned about include economic failures, sustainability losses, unemployment anxieties, and cyber threats, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. Polling nearly 350
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Why Resilience Must Drive COVID-19 Recovery According To Risk Experts – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

“Leaders across business and government are reevaluating the status quo and evaluating lessons learned as we emerge from the initial Covid-19 lockdown phase. They will make strategic decisions that will have long-term impacts and outlive the pandemic. What have we learne
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Above-Normal 2020 Hurricane Season Predicted

2020’s hurricane season – which begins June 1 – may be a particularly active one, due to multiple climate factors coalescing in the Atlantic, according to the latest predictions by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center. Forecasting a range of 13 to 19 named storms (6 to 10
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What Do You Need To Know Before Reopening? Consider This Starter Kit

If your organization is making its plans to reopen during the pandemic, do you know what to expect? This FEMA Exercise Starter Kit can help you navigate the complexities of returning to full operations. The kit includes a sample facilitator guide and conduct slides that are de
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Ripple Effects: How Regional Natural Disasters Can Be Felt Around the World

Natural disasters don’t only have an impact on their immediate area. They can also affect distant cities and regions, due to global trade networks, according to recent research at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The study found that local environment
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How Secure Are Your Work-From-Home Services?

As organizations attempt to navigate unplanned work-from-home services, it’s important to develop strategies to avoid exposing themselves to cybersecurity dangers. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has provided guidance for work-from-home, “Selecting and Safely Using
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How COVID-19 Will Impact the California Wildfire Season

Forecasters are already predicting a higher-than-normal wildfire season for Northern California this year. But with the coronavirus pandemic still underway, will there be enough firefighters to manage the threat? Health concerns among firefighters – including wildfire smoke
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DRI’s President Joins All-Star Q&A on Climate Resilience

DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky recently joined several top resilience professionals for a live Twitter chat hosted by risk analytics group RMS. “Climate Change: Turning the Tide” invited them to weigh in on the big themes of climate resilience, and what it takes to
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Upcoming May 14 Webinar: Cybersecurity & COVID-19 – The Current Landscape

While organizations are overwhelmed meeting the challenges of a pandemic, cyber criminals have found a perfect opportunity to attack. For its latest webinar on May 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET, DRI welcomes Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos of the NYU Center for Global Affairs for an up-to-the-mi
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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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