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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.

BCP PAN

Italy - Online,
23 Sep - 23 Sep

BCLE 2000

Cairo - Online,
28 Sep - 02 Oct

BCP 601

Mexico - En Línea,
28 Sep - 30 Sep

BCP IT/DR

Mexico - En Línea,
29 Sep - 30 Sep

BCP 601

Moved Online - Dearborn,
05 Oct - 06 Oct

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Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2021
Seattle, Washington

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DRI Board Spotlight: Mike Morganti

The boards of DRI International and the DRI Foundation are comprised of some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable professionals in BCM and resilience, working together to make DRI an indispensable, inclusive, and diverse organization. In this ongoing series of interviews wi
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DRI Board Spotlight: Michele Turner

The boards of DRI International and the DRI Foundation are comprised of some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable professionals in business continuity and resilience, working together to make DRI an indispensable, inclusive, and diverse organization. In this ongoing series
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Do Your Part – Be #CyberSmart During October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. This year’s theme, “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart
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Read the September 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 an article from DRI Chief Knowledge Officer Lyndon Bird on dealing with cybersecurity challenges during COVID-19. DRI has partnered with CRJ to provide DRI Ce
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DRI in the Media: Chloe Demrovsky on Futurized Podcast Discussing Risk Management

DRI President Chloe Demrovsky was interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, host of Futurized, a podcast focused on proactively dealing with disruption, and deep reflection on all aspects of the emerging future. In this conversation, they talk about what risk management is
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National Preparedness Month in Action: A DRI Staffer’s Disaster Kit (AKA ‘The Uh-Oh Box’)

By Jeff Holland DRI Communications and Social Media Manager When I saw that week two of National Preparedness Month focuses on putting together your own disaster kit, I volunteered to brag a little, because I’m inordinately proud of the kit I put together, as soon as my wife
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An Update on the Status of the DRI2021 Conference

Your safety is our top concern. After careful consideration, we have made the decision to cancel DRI2021 — DRI’s annual conference scheduled for February 28-March 3, 2021 in Seattle, WA — with the safety of our professionals, speakers, and staff in mind. Whil
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DRI FAQ: Spotlighting Your Credentials and Earning CBCP Certification

To help our resilience community navigate this challenging time, we’re here to answer all your DRI questions in this continuing FAQ column gathered directly from real questions from real professionals! Q:  Upon completion of the ARMP certification, what is the best w
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Finding Serendipity During The Coronavirus Pandemic – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

“Summer is drawing to a close, schools are reopening (maybe), and the pandemic feels like it’s going to slog on forever. The future is wildly uncertain and yet the days drag on predictably. How can we create moments of serendipity to break up the monotony? To find out,
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DRI FAQ: Qualifying Exams, Committees, and More

To help our resilience community navigate the ins ond outs of DRI certification and other organizational inquiries, we’ll be providing this continuing FAQ! Q:  How can I access/purchase the Qualifying Examination to begin the DRI certification application process? A: 
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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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