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Course Title: Disaster Recovery for Coastal Economies
Course ID: BTPR 2000
Relevant Certifications (requires additional step): BCCPP, BIP
Duration: Duration: 4 Days (Four full days of instruction 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
BTPR Qualifying Examination: at will

32 Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) may be awarded towards recertification.

Additional course information: The cost of this course includes the training, exam and certification application fee (should you successfully pass the exam).
Cost: $1,250.00


This brand-new course, and associated certifications are part of the joint effort between Bluetide Puerto Rico and DRI International to address the specific resiliency needs of coastal communities around the world. To achieve this, organizations must become more prepared, increase the visibility of that preparedness, and ensure that a holistic approach is being taken to provide end-to-end operational capabilities in the event of a disruptive incident. The goal is to help organizations understand the benefits that can be achieved through this process and how its accomplishment would enhance the company reputation and lead to optimized, safeguarded, efficient, and compliant organization.

In order to achieve this goal, organizations must have trained, aware, and practiced personnel who have demonstrated skill sets that will enhance the ability to enact the organization’s preparedness program. These personnel must maintain their level of expertise through continued education and awareness programs from recognized providers of information.

The participatory nature of the course immerses you in the learning process, enables you to understand the concepts by doing, and ensures that you leave with a firm foundation for your program that is specific to your entity. Passing the BTPR Qualifying Examination is required to apply for the following certifications: Blue Certified Coastal Protection Professional (BCCPP) for those with less than two years of experience and Blue Infrastructure Professional (BIP) for those with at least two years of experience.


1. Address the need for resiliency for coastal economies
2. Provide a process to assess and address the measures to reduce risks and impacts
3. Prepare students for the BTPR Qualifying Examination and certification application process for:
- Blue Certified Coastal Protection Professional (BCCP)
- Blue Infrastructure Professional (BIP)


Lesson 1: Understand the elements of a risk assessment and develop the ability to understand the risk profile of an organization, perform a risk analysis, and provide cost effective risk mitigation measures.

Lesson 2: Learn the elements of an active situational monitoring of events that may have an adverse effect on the ability to deliver goods and/or services.

Lesson 3: Evaluate the threat potential to the organization and provide information needed to make an informed judgement as to how to react to the threat.

Lesson 4: Understand the applicable compliance laws and regulations and to be able to ensure preparedness planning within the legal framework.

Lesson 5: Ensure an understanding of the elements of business continuity planning and how it interfaces to the potential threats that may cause an interruption to normal business operations.

Lesson 6: Learn the proper means of communicating during a crisis, the proper protocol for sharing information, as well as the appropriate functions and their distribution of information responsibilities.

Lesson 7: Become a provider of information who will make organizational personnel aware of the process of preparedness and response. Provide information concerning general and specific threat responses. Understand the elements of a risk assessment and, the risk profile of the organization. Perform a risk analysis and provide cost effective risk mitigation measures.

Lesson 8: Become a participant in the testing of the components and the whole of the preparedness planning. Understand the various types of testing scenarios and the after-action requirements resulting from tests.

Lesson 9: Understand the planning process maintenance requirements, including when maintenance should take place, the proper means of monitoring changes, and implementing them so that they can be tested.