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Audit Certificate Program

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Business Continuity Planning for Auditors

DRI International's Audit courses are the clear choice for discerning professionals. Different versions of the course are offered, each based on a specific standard. You choose the standard you want to audit against, leading to subject matter mastery. Featuring a case-study-based, hands-on format, you will learn by doing this format is as unique as it is effective. Whether you're a novice or an experienced business continuity professional, an internal or external auditor, or a consultant who assesses continuity and emergency management programs for clients, DRI has the audit course for you.

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Cost: $2,900.00
Duration: Duration: 4.5 Days (Four full days of instruction 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., followed by one half-day Examination 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Examination: Audit Examination
32 Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) may be awarded towards recertification if applicable

Course Description

Using multiple methods of instruction, DRI's Auditor course for the NCEMA standard gives students the training, tools, and hands-on experience needed to master auditing of emergency management and business continuity plans. Group exercises will help you develop your skills as you audit a hypothetical company's program using the standard, audit guide, and presentation content in the course. You'll also learn how to develop your audit opinion, develop your report, and present your findings to management.



  1. Learn the elements of a disaster/emergency management and business continuity program as defined by the chosen standard
  2. Understand audit concepts as documented in The Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)
  3. Learn how to use the audit framework to audit a preparedness program and determine a program's conformity to the chosen standard
  4. Prepare to pass the Audit Examination with a minimum passing grade of 75%

Course Outline

  • Introduction & Course Objectives
  • Auditing Basics
  • Program Management
  • Planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Prevention and Mitigation
  • Resource Management
  • Communications Procedures
  • Emergency Operations/Response
  • Business Continuity and Recovery
  • Crisis Communications & Public Information
  • Employee Assistance and Support
  • Training and Education
  • Testing and Exercises
  • Program Improvement
  • Reporting Audit Findings and Recommendations