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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.

BCLE AUD

Lagos,
18 Jul - 22 Jul

BCP IT/DR

Manila,
23 Jul - 24 Jul

BCLE 2000

Lagos,
23 Jul - 27 Jul

BCLE 2000

Beijing,
23 Jul - 27 Jul

BCP 501

Beijing,
25 Jul - 27 Jul

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February 17-20, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada

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DRI Speaking Engagements – July 16, 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. DRI One-Day Conference Series Hosted by the University of Kentucky 08/3/18 Lexington, KY The latest in DRI’s re
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It’s Friday the 13th: What’s Your Disaster Plan?

Among triskaidekaphobics (those who fear the number 13), today is a day to prepare for the worst. But while statistically speaking, you can probably rest easy, that’s not to say that previous Fridays the 13th haven’t brought their share of unexpected calamities. First the
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Teddy Bear Sale Didn’t Plan for Massive Mobs

Build-A-Bear Workshop probably thought it had a great idea on its hands with a “pay your age” promotion. But they clearly didn’t prepare for the resulting chaos, which had to be shut down over safety concerns! Customers in the US, Canada and UK were offered a chance to b
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Typhoon Maria Brings Devastation to East Asia

Flooding and landslides have devastated the central western regions of Japan following heavy rains. Millions of people are under evacuation orders, 270,000 are without water, and most recent news reports 179 dead and more than 50 missing. Residents were unprepared for the 70 i
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Register Now for the Online Update Course, Special Introductory Pricing Expires July 31!

If you were certified before 2017 or haven’t taken a recent DRI course, then you’ve missed the boat on important updates — essential information added to the DRI Professional Practices as well as to our courses, and exams. That means everyone certified after
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Integration of Risk Management in Private Sector Practices: Insights from the VI Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction for the Americas

By Chloe Demrovsky President, DRI International I am proud that DRI was invited to participate in the VI Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction for the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia hosted by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). It was the third
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DRI Speaking Engagements – July 9, 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. DRI One-Day Conference Series Hosted by the University of Kentucky 08/3/18 Lexington, KY The latest in DRI’s re
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Don’t Miss DRI’s Low-Cost One-Day Conference at the University of Kentucky!

Register now for DRI’s next one-day conference hosted on collegiate campuses, coming to the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, on Aug. 3! A high-quality, low-cost event designed for resilience professionals who may not be able to attend larger conferences, the one-
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Tired of Being Under the Audit Magnifying Glass? Let DRI Help You Think Like an Auditor…Or Even Become One!

DRI’s Audit course doesn’t just prepare you to face an auditor, it turns you into one. Pass our audit course and you’ll have the training, tools, and hands-on experience needed to audit business continuity, disaster, and emergency management programs. Pass th
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Not the Beer! CO2 Supply Shortage Puts UK Stores on Food and Drink Rations

A shortage in the supply chain can have wide-ranging effects, as evidenced by a lack of carbon dioxide that stretches back to the fertilizer industry, and is affecting everything from food packaging to the amount of beer making its way onto grocery shelves. The UK wholesaler B
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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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