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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.

BCLE 2000

Paramaribo - WEB BASED,
24 May - 07 Jun

BCLE 2000

Panama - En Línea,
30 May - 03 Jun

BCLE 2000

Mexico - En Línea,
30 May - 03 Jun

CRLE 2000

Almere,
30 May - 03 Jun

HCLE 2000

Eastern Time,
06 Jun - 09 Jun

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Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2023
Austin, Texas

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It’s Friday the 13th: Are You Prepared for the Worst?

If you’re one of the triskaidekaphobics around the world who woke up with a sense of dread, today’s the day you’ve been bracing for – and while Friday the 13th may just be a silly superstition, that doesn’t mean it’s not also a historic day for disasters. A few dis
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Tracking the True Cause of the Baby Formula Shortage

By now, when you see a headline about a sudden shortage of something you can guess “strained supply chain.” But as panicking parents work overtime to hunt down a case of baby formula on store shelves, a more complicated – and potentially dangerous – reason has emerged.
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Can Sunlight Reduce Climate Risks? New Report Outlines Potential Approaches

A recent United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction report highlighted a sharp increase in disasters with the vast majority of effects borne by low-income countries. With this in mind, the Council on Foreign Relations, with input from an advisory committee including DRI
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Work From Home Risks: These 3 Threats Are on the Rise

A recent survey of executives has identified a growing “triple threat” to North American organizations that can be traced back to telework and hybrid arrangements. KPMG in Canada surveyed more than 600 executives across multiple industries. The results point to organizatio
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COVID-19: 5 Lessons Learned in Understanding and Managing Risk

While we’re certainly not done with the pandemic, two years of experience has given us a great deal of insight on how we identify and manage systemic risks, as a new report illustrates. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has released a new report t
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Shanghai Lockdown Could Be the Start of More Supply Chain Challenges

After two years of relatively successful pandemic policies in China, a record number of new COVID-19 cases has led to a major lockdown in the city of Shanghai, leading to compounding supply chain problems that could have a global impact. With cases continuing to climb, disrupt
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Hurricane Season Preview: What’s in Store for 2022?

Colorado State University has released its early predictions for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. If the forecast is correct, at least four major hurricanes could make things difficult in the coming months. CSU’s first extended range forecast of the year is predictin
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Working on an RFP or RFI? DRI Can Help!

Did you know that DRI provides our Certified Professionals with free assistance in constructing, distributing, and evaluating Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI) for products and services? As a non-profit organization, DRI International serves as a
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Panic! Poison? Terrorism?! When April Fools Disasters Attack

Let’s face it: in a best-case scenario, an April Fools’ Day prank may elicit a mild chuckle from the target of the joke. But the other end of the spectrum can be a nightmare for the emergency management crowd, including mass panic, ecological destruction, or even a potenti
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Will the Russia-Ukraine War Cause Global Food Shortages? It’s Complicated

As the invasion of Ukraine continues, agricultural supply disruptions are impacting harvests and global fertilizer production are causing spikes in food prices, transportation and more. But can other countries provide relief? Russia and Ukraine account for roughly 30% of globa
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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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