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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 20,000+ 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.

RMLE 2000

Chile - WEB BASED,
15 Apr - 19 Apr

RMLE 2000

Ecuador - WEB BASED,
15 Apr - 19 Apr

CRLE 2000

Almere,
15 Apr - 19 Apr

BCLE 2000

Toronto,
15 Apr - 18 Apr

RMLE 2000

Barbados - WEB BASED,
15 Apr - 19 Apr

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February 2-5, 2025
Las Vegas, Nevada

E-news from DRI

Collaborative Partner Spotlight: April-May, 2024

As the leading nonprofit helping organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on groups that promote greater resiliency. We encourage Certified Professionals to support these valuable partners. Business Continuity Planners Association – B
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Louis Drapeau Wins DRI International Honor Roll Award

DRI Board of Directors member Louis Drapeau was recognized at the DRI2024 Awards of Excellence Gala in New Orleans, LA, Mar. 5, 2024, as he was named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Honor Roll Award. The DRI International Honor Roll Award was created to honor indivi
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DRI International Announces Winners of the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence

DRI International is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence for their achievements in the business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management fields. The awards were revealed at a special gala event held during DRI2024 in New Orleans, LA.
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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: March-April 2024

As the leading nonprofit helping organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on groups that promote greater resiliency. We encourage Certified Professionals to support these valuable partners. Business Continuity Planners Association (BCPA
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DRI2024 Session Spotlight: This is…DRI Jeopardy!

Here’s your chance to be a Jeopardy Champion…DRI Jeopardy that is! Co-hosted by DRI Board Members Mike Janko and Jerome Ryan, DRI2024 attendees will test their knowledge of all things business continuity in pursuit of the title “DRI Jeopardy Champion” and the grand pri
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DRI: 2023 Year in Review

In 2023, we celebrated our 35th year serving this exciting profession of service. Because milestones are always a time for reflection, we’d like to dedicate this edition of our annual review to look back at some of the accomplishments of this venerable institution not just f
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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: February 2024

As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. DRI encourages Certified Professionals to actively support th
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Interview: New DRI Board Chair Michele Turner, MBCP on Her History in Business Continuity and What’s on the Horizon

DRI International is pleased to welcome Michele Turner, MBCP, as Chair of the DRI Board of Directors. Currently Vice President of Risk Management for Marriott International, she brings a wealth of resilience experience to the table. We spoke with her about her career, her view
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Announcing the Finalists for the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence

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
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DRI International Releases 9th Annual Predictions Report, Highlighting Risk and Resilience Trends in 2024

DRI International, the leading nonprofit in business continuity and resilience training, has published its Ninth Annual Predictions Report – resilience predictions for the profession, by the profession. The report provides an in-depth look ahead to major global issues that r
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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

  • 2025 looks bright and shiny with Las Vegas on the horizon for #DRI2025

  • Mark your calendars for #DRI2025, coming to one of our favorite host venues, the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Feb. 2-5!

  • Congratulations to DRI Board of Directors member Louis Drapeau, for being recognized at the #DRI2024 Awards of Excellence Gala as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Honor Roll Award!

  • We had a great time at DRI2024! Fusion's Steve Greenstein led a session titled "Unveiling the Crucial Role of Third-Party Risk Management in Business Continuity.

  • Hearing about how @MDMEMA is integrating the @DRI_Intl Professional Practices (https://drii.org/resources/professionalpractices/EN) into their state continuity of operations program at #DRI2024

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