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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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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

06 Jul - 10 Jul

BCP 501

10 Jul - 12 Jul

RMP 501

Web-Based, Dearborn,
13 Jul - 15 Jul

RMLE 2000

13 Jul - 17 Jul

CRLE 2000

Santo Domingo,
13 Jul - 17 Jul

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Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2021
Seattle, Washington









E-news from DRI

Climate Disasters on the Horizon, Most Companies Unprepared…And Possible to Blame

While all eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change remains an existential threat to the planet – and most companies are unprepared for how it will impact them. A natural disaster could conceivably cause heavy damage to a company’s bottom line, and a recent FM Glob
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Check Out the DRI Hiring Guide – Now Updated with International Salary Info

During this uncertain time, one thing is still perfectly clear: the role of business continuity is more in demand than ever all around the world. DRI’s Hiring Guide is designed to help organizations to better understand what that role entails and more effectively tap into th
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The Covid-19 Domino Effect, What’s Next? Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

“That the Covid-19 pandemic would have cascading impacts was predictable. But what’s next and why? To find out, I spoke with Trond Undheim, futurist, CEO, professor at MIT and author of the forthcoming The Pandemic Aftermath: How Coronavirus Changes Global Society. Wh
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Telework is Part of the ‘New Normal’ – These Are the Challenges That Come With It

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit, organizations around the world scrambled to build an infrastructure to help their employees work from home. Months later, how has telework affected organizations and their security? Surveying 500 IT professionals in North America and Eu
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Read the June Crisis Response Journal – Special Subscription for Certified Professionals

The latest edition of the Crisis Response Journal is now available for download from our Library! This issue features articles focused on COVID-19 response, supply chain surges, disaster management through the lens of Godzilla, and much more. DRI has partnered with CRJ to prov
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Reopening During COVID-19: DRI CEO Chloe Demrovsky on GARP Risk Podcast

DRI CEO Chloe Demrovsky was a featured guest on the GARP Risk Podcast, discussing the risks of reopening businesses during an ongoing pandemic. “Shutting down the global economy in the age of Covid-19 was tough. Reopening is proving even harder. How should organizations
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How Resilient is Your Organization to a Business Disaster?

The Resilience Association’s Steve Yates has provided a new post, “How Resilient is Your Organization to a Business Disaster?” “Nowadays, sophisticated man-made and technological services are an indispensable part of our daily life. Therefore, market le
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Is Business Continuity Getting Left Behind in COVID-19 Planning?

It’s no surprise that the vast majority of companies’ primary business continuity concern is COVID-19. But even with the threat front-and-center, a surprising number of them don’t have a pandemic plan in place. 70% of companies who responded to the International SOS Retu
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Watch: UNDRR/WHO Webinar on BCM During COVID-19, Featuring DRI CEO Chloe Demrovsky

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) joined with the World Health Organization (WHO) for a webinar addressing the state of business continuity during the COVID-19 crisis, which is now available to watch online. DRI CEO Chloe Demrovsky, Liza Silerio, V
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Guidelines Help Prep for Natural Disasters During a Pandemic

Planning for natural disasters is a challenge during the best of times. How do you manage it during a pandemic? The National Governors Association (NGA) has released a series of best practices that can help states and organizations navigate these treacherous waters. In its rec
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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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