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Maintaining Certification

Maintaining Certification Overview

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Maintaining your DRI International certification carries two requirements: An annual maintenance fee as well as Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs).

Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP), Certified Business Continuity Auditor (CBCA & CBCLA), Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), Certified Public Sector Continuity Professional (CPSCP), Certified Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (CHPCP): payment of an annual maintenance fee and the accumulation of continuity educational and involvement in the business continuity community every two calendar years.

Individuals certified as Associate Business Continuity Professionals (ABCP), Certified Business Continuity Vendors (CBCV) or registered at a certification level as a Retired (Ret.) constituent simply need to remit the annual certification maintenance fee. Maintenance fees are billed in early fall and due by January 1 each year.

To submit recertification activities online, login to your DRI account and click on the "Submit CEAPs" green button in your Dashboard view. A link to the Guidelines - Points Schedule document is included for reference purposes under the first drop down menu. Even through the submissions are online, you are required to maintain proper documentation should the documentation be requested during the audit process. Be sure to review the FAQs page to answer any questions you may have. Remember, record and report your CEAPs. (You'll need the activity's reference number from the Guidelines).

Suspension Notices

A suspension notice will go out via email to all constituents whom have fallen behind on one or both for the above mentioned qualifications. Once suspended, the designation can no longer be used.

Note** When submitting past-due annual fee, current year pricing will be applied.

Code of Ethics for Certified Professionals

DRI International requires its Certified Professionals to adhere to a strict code of ethics, and recertification demands a continuing commitment. Certified business continuity professionals will:

  • Practice the highest level of professionalism at all times in the performance of our duties
  • Practice conduct that is legal and ethical and will avoid any perception of conflict of interest for ourselves, our employers, and our clients
  • Practice and promote corporate continuity and disaster recovery concepts
  • Keep confidential any information revealed as such in the performance of our duties
  • Continually seek to increase our competence and the competence of those who work with us
  • Participate in continuing professional knowledge and skill improvement programs

Continuing Education Activity Points:

To submit Continuing Education Activity Points, please log in to your DRI account.
Guidelines for Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAP)

The Guidelines is a listing of approved events and activities for Continuing Education Credit.