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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

Almere - WEB BASED,
17 May - 21 May

BCLE 2000

Lagos - WEB BASED,
17 May - 21 May

CRLE 2000

Mexico - En Línea,
17 May - 21 May

CRLE 2000

Panama - En línea,
17 May - 21 May

RMLE 2000

Quito - En Línea,
17 May - 21 May

E-news from DRI

The Cyberattack That Started a Self-Inflicted Gasoline Supply Shortage

The recent ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline created a chain reaction that led to consumers creating the gas shortage they were attempting to prepare against – here’s how it went down. On May 7, Colonial Pipeline announced that in the wake of disruptions it was sh
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DRI’s Michele Turner, MBCP, Writes Book on Resilience…and Life

With the release of Lessons Learned: Short Stories of Continuity and Resilience, DRI International Board Member and DRI Foundation Director of Giving Michele L. Turner, MBCP, answers the often-asked question: “When is your book coming out?” “Whenever I would do presenta
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Planning for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and Beyond

May 1 is the National Fire Protection Association’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, and it can’t come faster for a year that may see extremely dangerous fires on the U.S west coast and Canada. Now is the time to plan for potentially devastating wildfires. Recently San
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Mark Your Calendars for Hurricane Preparedness Week

With the potential for a busy Atlantic hurricane season, this year’s Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 9-15) is your best opportunity to communicate effective emergency response with your organization, its employees, and the surrounding community. “Today you can determine y
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Private Sector Engagement and Risk Science: Take This Survey

A co-sponsorship with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the International Science Council (ISC), the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) program is a global effort to coordinate research on disaster risk issues. The existing Science Plan
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The ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Disaster Response Roundup!

The biggest stars in cinema so far this year (pun certainly intended): Godzilla Vs. Kong Audiences are here for the long-awaited title fight between the two cinematic titans, and the resulting destruction to whatever major city they’ve decided to throw down in (it doesnR
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Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning: 2021 COVID-19 Editorial

By Lyndon Bird Chief Knowledge Officer, DRI Editor Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning January 2021 This is the first edition of the Journal published in 2021, so I wish all our readers and contributors a belated welcome to what is likely to be another stra
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Read the March Crisis Response Journal – Special Subscription Offer for DRI Certified Professionals

The latest edition of the Crisis Response Journal is now available for download from our Library! This issue features an article by DRI Chief Knowledge Officer Lyndon Bird on incorporating business continuity practices into supply chain resilience. DRI has partnered with CRJ
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Improving Incident Management With Mindfulness: Register Now for the April 28 Webinar!

For the last year, we have all been challenged by stressful and ever-changing circumstances. If you feel like it’s taken a toll, the good news is that you’re not alone – a recent CDC study found that stress and anxiety levels in Q2 of 2020 were three times higher than in
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Brexit: Half of UK Businesses Report Disruptions Post-Withdrawal

Three months into the Brexit withdrawal, just over half of UK businesses say they’ve been dealing with disruptions ranging from small to large due to the new UK/EU trade agreement. According to a YouGov survey of 2,046 business decision makers, 52% say their company has face
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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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