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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.


11 Dec - 11 Dec

BCP 501

12 Dec - 14 Dec

RMLE 2000

16 Dec - 20 Dec

BCP 501

20 Dec - 22 Dec

BCLE 2000

23 Dec - 27 Dec

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March 1-4, 2020
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E-news from DRI

Celebrate This Friday the 13th With a Trip Through Disasters Past

Think Friday the 13th is just a silly superstition? Of course it is. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have real-world impacts on businesses – an estimated $700 to $800 million dollars are lost every Friday the 13th because people are afraid to shop, travel, and conduct b
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Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning: December Editorial

By Lyndon Bird Chief Knowledge Officer DRI International In the previous editorial I focused some attention on the situation facing Boeing following the two fatal crashes to their aircraft. I discussed the danger of regulators and companies becoming too close and emphasized th
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Managing Risks at a Mega-Event Webinar Now on the DRI Website

“Preparing for Mega-Events: Lessons from the 2012 London Olympics,” our recent webinar on how major public event prepares for and plans against mega-sized risks, is now available on our website. This presentation by Steve Yates and Andy Tomkinson takes you through the ste
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DRI in the News: DRI Credentials Top the List of Best Certifications for Data Protection

“What are the best business continuity certifications that any backup and disaster recovery administrator should consider earning? Certifications are a great way for IT professionals to show their knowledge in a particular field or demonstrate their qualifications. For t
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Dec. 18 Veterans and Continuity Webinar: Lessons for All Resilience Professionals

Since its inception, the DRI Foundation’s Veterans Outreach Program has had a tremendous impact on connecting transitioning military service members with resilience careers, and these efforts are only growing. Join us for our next free webinar on Dec. 18 at 2:00 p.m. ET to l
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3 Business Takeaways From the California Wildfires – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

“California’s wildfires are slowly being brought under control, but bushfires are still burning in Australia. Whether your business is literally in the line of fire or not, there are key lessons that any business leader can apply when preparing for natural disasters.&#
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DRI Leadership Perspectives: Promoting Risk Resilient Societies With the ARISE Mexico Network

In October, I had the pleasure of participating in the successful launch of the ARISE Mexico Network. This is the private sector partnership of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). DRI Mexico was a member of the organizing committee and we commend the
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Dec. 10 Webinar: How Do You Manage Risks at a Major Event?

Join DRI for a look at how a major public event prepares for and plans against mega-sized risks with our next webinar on Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m. ET/3:00 p.m. GMT! One day after the announcement that London had won its bid to host the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, there w
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DRI Speaking Engagements: November 4, 2019

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. Institute of Real Estate Management – Greater New York Chapter 11/13/2019 New York, NY United States DRI Presid
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Listen: DRI CEO Chloe Demrovsky’s ‘Morning Drive’ Interview on the California Wildfires

DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky joined California’s “Morning Drive” radio show with Jillian Barberie and John Philips to discuss the wildfires raging throughout the state, how organizations protect their structures, and how to prepare for future disaste
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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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