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BCP 501W



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United States


2.5 Days (Two full days of instruction 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, followed by one half-day Examination taken online at a time of your convenience following the course)
16 Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) may be awarded toward recertification


An unbelievable amount of information is packed into this newly updated, fast paced course built for experienced business continuity professionals. If you’re in a hurry to take your career to the next level, this online instructor led version of our Business Continuity Review (BCP 501W) is for you. This short, yet highly effective, refresher course will re-acquaint you with the key elements of business continuity and is based on the recently revamped DRI Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management the most utilized and time tested standard in the field. You’ll do it all - instruction and examination without ever having to leave your office.

Experienced instructors are focused on providing you with the tools you need to pass the new Qualifying Examination, which is the first step toward becoming a DRI Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP), Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP), or Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV).


1. Review The Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management body of knowledge designed to assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of business continuity programs.
2. Highlight the terms and methodologies presented in The International Glossary for Resiliency and the Professional Practices
3. Prepare you for the Qualifying Examination


Lesson 1: Program Initiation and Management
- Establish the need for a business continuity program.
- Obtain support and funding for the business continuity program.
- Build the organizational framework to support the business continuity program.
- Introduce key concepts, such as program management, risk awareness, identification of critical functions/processes, recovery strategies, training and awareness, and exercising/testing.

Lesson 2: Risk Assessment
- Identify risks that can adversely affect an entity’s resources or image.
- Assess risks to determine the potential impacts to the entity, enabling the entity to determine the most effective use of resources to reduce these potential impacts.

Lesson 3: Business Impact Analysis
- Identify and prioritize the entity’s functions and processes in order to ascertain which ones will have the greatest impact should they not be available.
- Assess the resources required to support the business impact analysis process.
- Analyze the findings to ascertain any gaps between the entity’s requirements and its ability to deliver those requirements.

Lesson 4: Business Continuity Strategies
- Select cost-effective strategies to reduce deficiencies as identified during the risk assessment and business impact analysis processes.

Lesson 5: Incident Response
- Develop and assist with the implementation of an incident management system that defines organizational roles, lines of authority and succession of authority.
- Define requirements to develop and implement the entity’s incident response plan.
- Ensure that incident response is coordinated with outside organizations in a timely and effective manner when appropriate.

Lesson 6: Plan Development and Implementation
- Document plans to be used during an incident that will enable the entity to continue to function.

Lesson 7: Awareness and Training Programs
- Establish and maintain training and awareness programs that result in personnel being able to respond to incidents in a calm and efficient manner.

Lesson 8: Business Continuity Plan Exercise, Assessment and Maintenance
- Establish an exercise, assessment and maintenance program to maintain a state of readiness.

Lesson 9: Crisis Communications
- Provide a framework for developing a crisis communications plan.
- Ensure that the crisis communications plan will provide for timely, effective communication with internal and external parties.

Lesson 10: Coordination with External Agencies
- Establish policies and procedures to coordinate incident response activities with public entities.

For PC-based users:

Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Required: Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or newer or GoogleTM ChromeTM 5.0 or newer (JavaScriptTM and JavaTM enabled)
Required: Internet connection, with cable modem, DSL or better recommended
Recommended: Dual core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with at least 2 GB of RAM

For Mac-based users:

Required: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), OS X 10.7 (Lion)

Note: Organizers on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion must be using GoToMeeting 4.8 or later. Please see our Mac OS X 10.7 FAQs for more information.

Required: SafariTM 3.0 or newer, Firefox 3.0 or newer or Google ChromeTM 5.0 or newer (JavaScriptTM and JavaTM enabled)
Required: Internet connection, with cable modem, DSL or better recommended
Required: Intel processor with 512 MB of RAM or better recommended

For iPad-based attendees:

Required: Free GoToMeeting app from the Apple App Store
Required: Organizer must be using GoToMeeting v4.8 build 723 or higher
Required: iO2 4.2 or later
iPad 1 or newer
Recommended: WiFi connection to use VoIP

To use a microphone and speakers (VoIP):

Required: A fast broadband connection, with 384 kbps or more recommended
Required: Microphone and speakers, with a USB headset recommended

Upon registration you will be sent an invitation to a GoToWebinar session. The course will be taught through this web meeting function. You will need a microphone and speakers to take the course or you will have to call in via telephone. Communication is via Voice Over IP, which is part of the GoToMeeting package.

NOTE: It is mandatory that you use your personal laptop or computer for the BCP-501W course. DRI will not provide a laptop or computer for you. Should you have questions about this policy please contact the DRI Customer Care Center at 866-542-3744 upon registering for the BCP-501W and/or the Qualifying Examination.


A computer is required for this course. Your courseware will be available through your account profile 7 days prior to the course start date. Please contact DRI at 1-866-542-3744 for all questions

Cancellation Policy

Courses are scheduled subject to a minimum enrollment. If enrollment for a particular course does not meet the minimum, that class is cancelled or rescheduled. If DRI International must cancel a class for any reason, DRI's liability is limited to the paid registration fee. DRI makes every effort to notify registered participants as soon as possible if classes are cancelled.

Registration applies only to the individual named on the registration form. If you want to substitute another individual from the same company, you must contact the course registrar prior to the first day of the course. The cancellation fee is $150.00 U.S. currency however, there is no charge for moving to another course with a limit of three course transfers. See FAQ for additional details. Rescheduling must occur within twelve months of the originally scheduled course and no more than three course transfers are permitted. If you exceed the alotted twelve months for rescheduling or limit of three course transfers, no refunds will be made and your registration fee will be forfeited to DRI.