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Mastering Business Continuity (Exam Prep)



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$ 1,950

Note: You will have the option to add the relevant certification application fee to this price at the point of registration.


International partner




2 Days (Two full days of instruction 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Examination online at your leisure)
Prerequisites: 5 years of business continuity experience; passing score on the DRI Qualifying Examination for Business Continuity Management
16 Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) may be awarded toward recertification if applicable.
The cost of this course includes both the course and the exam.

A certificate of completion for the course will only be delivered once the exam is completed and payment has been received. Exam results will then be released.


You’ve built a career by successfully designing, developing, implementing, testing, and maintaining business continuity programs as well as coordinating with other resilience disciplines. Now, it’s time for you to be recognized for your dedication and knowledge by obtaining the coveted DRI International Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) certification. Earning an MBCP also earns you the distinction of membership in the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society, the largest and most respected organization representing the homeland security, intelligence, emergency management, cyber and information security, and all protective security disciplines.

To take your career to the ultimate level and become an MBCP, you must pass the Master’s Case Study Examination. To help you achieve this, DRI International has created Mastering Business Continuity, which was designed for one purpose – to prepare you to take and pass the Master’s Case Study Examination.

Challenging and highly interactive, this exam prep course employs a workshop format to present you with a creative case study, simulating what you can expect to encounter on the exam. You’ll be called upon to apply your knowledge of business continuity and the DRI International Professional Practices. The goal: to help you achieve the designation of MBCP.


"This was a large class of highly skilled BCM practitioners. [The instructor] did a terrific job of keeping them on point, answering questions and explaining the rationale behind the Professional Practices... I was VERY impressed." - MBCP, Canada

"Good round-table type discussion on sample case study material, supplemented with personal experiences, made the course an extremely enjoyable and constructive experience." - CCRP & MBCP, USA


1. Review the elements of a disaster/emergency management and business continuity program, as defined by the DRI International Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management.
2. Understand industry terminology in the Professional Practices.
3. Become proficient in methods for creating and managing a planning project.
4. Understand the actions taken within a hypothetical business continuity planning case.
5. Prepare to pass the Master’s Case Study Examination with a minimum passing grade of 75%.


This course consists of 10 problem solving exercises through which you will apply your knowledge of the Professional Practices and business continuity management. Based on a hypothetical entity, the exercises are challenging and thought-provoking. The course addresses all phases of business continuity planning, disaster recovery, and emergency management as follows:

1. Introduction and Overview
2. Program Management
3. Risk Assessment
4. Business Impact Analysis
5. Business Continuity Strategies
6. Incident Preparedness and Response
7. Plan Development and Implementation
8. Awareness and Training Programs
9. Business Continuity Plan Exercise/Test, Assessment and Maintenance
10. Crisis Communications
11. Coordination with External Agencies and Resources

Sections two through 11 consist of a thorough Professional Practice review, its corresponding problem description and discussion, a rigorous problem-solving exercise you complete individually, a critique of your solution, and a review of a correct solution to the problem.


For in-person courses:
This course will be held in-person and the exam will be online, at leisure. A computer is required for this course in order for you to take the exam. The system requirements will be sent to you via email together with information about how to access the course materials prior to the start of the course.

For courses held online:
All online courses are held via Zoom and a computer is required for this course. The system requirements will be sent to you via email together with information about how to access the course materials prior to the start of the course. You will also be provided with instructions for how to take the exam online, at leisure following the course.

For international courses:
This course is being hosted by a DRI International partner. To register, you will be asked to provide your contact information and we will put you in touch with the local team for details.

For courses held pre-conference:
This course is being held in-person prior to the DRI Annual Conference at or near the conference venue. You can then attend the conference immediately following your course with an additional registration (separate fee applies).

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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. Rescheduling must occur within twelve months of the originally scheduled course and no more than three course transfers are permitted. Within twelve months, there is no charge for course transfers. If you exceed the allotted twelve months for rescheduling or limit of three course transfers, no refunds will be made.

The following refund policies apply:

  • No refund will be issued if an individual cancels within 14 days of the first day of the course
  • A 50% refund will be issued if an individual cancels within 15-29 days of the first day of the course
  • A full refund will be issued if an individual cancels 30+ days before the first day of the course