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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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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.


25 Jun - 29 Jun

BCP 501

St Augustine,
25 Jun - 27 Jun

BCLC 2000

Test IC,
25 Jun - 25 Jun

BCLE 2000

26 Jun - 29 Jun

BCP 501

26 Jun - 26 Jun

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February 17-20, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada









E-news from DRI

Severe Storms Cover the Globe, Bringing Flooding, Devastation, and Death

The U.S. and Canada dealt with four separate severe weather outbreaks through May, including wind, hail, and flash floods, while heavy seasonal rains poured over parts of Asia and Africa, according to the latest recap of global weather catastrophes. The severe storms in the U.
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Cybersecurity Concerns Come to the World Cup

For major sporting events, the focus on preparedness is usually on whether the venues are safe and the crowds are protected. But the biggest potential safety issue – cybersecurity – is one that keeps getting overlooked, and it’s no different for the World Cup. 11 Russian
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UNISDR Strategic Approach Document Released Online

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has released the Strategic Approach to Capacity Development for Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – A Vision of Risk-Informed Sustainable Development by 2030. DRI Internationa
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DRI Speaking Engagements: June 10, 2018

We speak at numerous industry events around the globe and engage with our community in a variety of ways. Find out where you can meet DRI at these upcoming events. BCMAP Business Continuity Summit 06/21/2018 Manila, Philippines The Business Continuity Managers Association of t
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Report: Fuego Volcano Eruption in Guatemala

On Sunday, June 3, Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano erupted, killing at least 75 people at the time of this post. Despite the persistence of emergency responders hoping to find survivors, the efforts seemed to be in vain in the face of the magnitude of the disaster. Furthermore
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Budget Now for DRI2019 in Las Vegas Feb. 17-20!

Start planning for DRI2019 – coming to Las Vegas, NV, Feb. 17-20, 2019! Now is the time to make sure there’s money in the budget for you and your team to attend the premier annual event for the resilience profession. Each year DRI International, hosts an event designed f
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Pandemic Simulation Exposes Massive Preparedness and Response Gaps

A mock pandemic exercise run by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security was intended to test current preparedness levels. The end result of the simulation: 150 million dead worldwide. The exercise, which mixed details of past disasters (and inspired in part by the response to
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DRI Presents the Future of Resilience at BANG Symposium in London

Each year, the BANG (Business And National Government) Business Continuity and Resource Group hosts the BANG Resilience Symposium, and DRI was on hand on May 16 to present on the future vision of resilience as part of this year’s theme, “Resilient Cities.” DRI Director o
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DRI Canada Regional Conference Focuses on Organizational Resilience

Natural disasters, data breaches, and other threats that can affect an organization were center stage at DRI’s latest one-day regional conference, May 17, 2018, at NorQuest College in Edmonton, Alberta. This was DRI Canada’s second one-day conference. DRI Certified Profess
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What’s Keeping Healthcare IT From the Cloud? Security and HIPAA Compliance

CIOs for healthcare facilities have to juggle a lot of concerns in their efforts to protect their patient data and maintain continuity – which is why security tops the list of worries when it comes to cloud migration. In a recent survey of hospital CIOs, 18% said their organ
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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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