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Associate Cyber Resilience Professional (ACRP)

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The Associate Cyber Resilience Professional (ACRP) is an exciting new credential for those who are new to business continuity and cybersecurity and wish to establish themselves as up-and-comers in cyber resilience. A highly sought after skill set, cyber resilience marries cybersecurity and business continuity to create an environment in which both disciplines work together to maximize effectiveness and protect the organization from cyber threats. The ACRP certification is designed for those who have not yet acquired a great deal of experience in either field. Starting on your career path in cyber resilience via the ACRP certification will provide you with the skills you need to advance both your skills and your career. This is not a technical cybersecurity certification. It is intended for resilience professionals who require a working knowledge of cybersecurity to manage a holistic resilience program. This designation can be jointly held with other DRI certifications.

The Certification Process

The ACRP certification is for individuals with less than two (2) years of cyber resilience, business continuity, and/or cybersecurity experience. Applicants must complete a Cyber Resilience for the Business Continuity Professional course and have successfully passed the Cyber Resilience Examination.

ACRP Certification Details

Prerequisite Exam
Application Fee
Annual Renewal Fee
Years of Experience
Subject Matter Area Essays (SMEs)
References Required
Waivers Available
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To apply for ACRP certification, all applicants must:

  1. Pass the Cyber Resilience Examination with a minimum score of 75%.
  2. After receiving notification of a passing score, complete the Online Application for Professional Certification by logging into your DRI account.

About References

There are no references required for this level of certification. For additional details regarding certification levels and recertification requirements, please go to the FAQ section, email driinfo@drii.org or call +1-866-542-3744.

Important Note: This entire process can take several weeks. DRI International contacts all applicants upon approval. Once approved, professional certification status and recertification period documents are provided. If you are not approved and wish to re-apply, contact the Certification Department for additional information on how to re-apply.

Applicants are reminded that all course, exam, and results materials are confidential and should not be shared online or with other certified professionals. Sharing exam materials may result in revocation of existing certification credentials and possible legal action. All Certified Professionals must comply with the DRI International Code of Ethics to remain in good standing.

Certification Maintenance

Recertification is required for all certification levels. Regular recertification requires an ongoing commitment to continuing education and industry activities. There is a yearly maintenance fee for all certification levels. There are no CEAPs required for ACRP.