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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

Web-Based, Pacific Time,
01 Feb - 04 Feb

BCP IT/DR

Lagos,
04 Feb - 05 Feb

CRLE 2000

Lagos - WEB BASED,
08 Feb - 12 Feb

BCLE 2000

Caribbean - WEB BASED,
09 Feb - 26 Feb

BCLE 2000 - DRI UK

London - WEB BASED,
15 Feb - 19 Feb

E-news from DRI

2021 Predictions: How Will COVID-19 Vaccines Impact the Year?

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 6th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2021 and its impact on the resilience community. Click here to download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on how the Covid-1
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UK Businesses Win Right to COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Claims

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that businesses can claim insurance payouts for pandemic-related losses, dismissing insurance companies’ argument that their “business interruption” policies didn’t cover them. The case was brought to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authorit
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Letter From the President: 2020 at-a-glance

From the President: 2020 was a difficult year for everyone and the crisis is far from over. I want to acknowledge the ongoing challenge presented by Covid-19 and share what DRI is doing to continue assisting you. We know that our resilience professionals around the world are s
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WEF Risks Report: Economic and Environmental Damage Soon, Resource Crises and Tech Threats Later

The latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Risks Report is urging the world to take the current pandemic as a wake-up call to pay attention to long-term risks we may be ignoring. The 16th edition of the WEF report rates risks according to when respondents
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Read DRI’s 6th Annual Predictions Report and Register for the Resilience Excellence Summit!

What does the future hold for the resilience community? Find out with the DRI Future Vision Committee’s 6th Annual Predictions Report – resilience predictions for the profession by the profession. This free downloadable report looks at what to expect in 2021, inc
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Announcing the 2021 DRI Awards of Excellence Finalists!

Each year, the DRI International 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 Awards of Excellence. This y
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Pandemic Survey Highlights European Risk Management Response

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a snapshot of how organizations throughout Europe have measured their risk management response so far. The Federation of Risk Management Associations (FERMA) recently published “Risk Management, Recovery, and Resilience,” a su
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Emergency Lifeline Corporation Celebrates 35th Anniversary as Pioneer in Resilience Industry

Congratulations to Emergency Lifeline Corporation, producer of the Disaster Resource Guide, Continuity eGuide and the Risk and Resilience HUB, for celebrating 35 years in the field of risk and resilience as a woman-owned business! The Journey Began in December 1985 As a reside
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As the Vaccines Roll Out, What is the Employer’s Responsibility?

An employment law expert weighed in on a question that every organization needs to be able to answer: Can employers legally require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Business Insurance recently interviewed legal expert Glenn Grindlinger, Partner in the Labor & E
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New Research on Resilience in Retail During COVID-19

During the pandemic, e-commerce became the default way of doing business for many retailers, from small businesses to major chains. But have they been up to the resulting resilience, supply, and cybersecurity challenges brought on by COVID-19 and a busy holiday shopping season
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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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