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DRI International Now An IRCA Approved Training Organization

DRI International is proud to announce that its Business Continuity Audit training course is now a Certified Training Course by the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA), the leading professional body for management system auditors worldwide. DRI is also registered as an IRCA Approved Training Organization.

Representing over 10,000 registered auditors in 150 countries, IRCA approval promotes DRI's standing in both the public and private sectors, in compliance with internationally accepted standards and processes, including ISO 22301.

"As an IRCA-approved organization, DRI affirms its reputation as a globally recognized and trusted source of professional training," says DRI President and CEO Al Berman. "DRI and IRCA have long had the same commitment to increasing the visibility and value of auditing as a profession, and this partnership makes that commitment even stronger."

"IRCA certification for DRI's ISO 22301 Audit course gives DRI additional credibility in its course offerings," says DRI International Director of Education Gary Villeneuve. "The ISO 22301 Audit course gives students the training, tools, and hands-on experience needed to audit emergency management and business continuity programs."

Each year, around 60,000 business professionals attend an IRCA-certified training course, such as the Business Continuity Planning for Auditors course offered by DRI, which prepares students to pass both DRI and IRCA’s auditor examinations. As with DRI certified professionals, IRCA-registered auditors are recognized for having the required standards of training, technical experience, work experience and audit experience, and maintaining their professional development.

About the Business Continuity Planning for Auditors Course:
IRCA-approved, Business Continuity Planning for Auditors – ISO 22301 (BCMS Auditor/Lead Auditor (ISO 22301)) offers five days of instruction designed to prepare students to pass both the DRI and IRCA Examinations. In addition to its focus on the ISO 22301 standard, BCLE-AUD addresses other business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency management standards, such as ASIS SPC.1, NFPA 1600, ISO 27001 and NIST standards, as well as the ISO 22313 standard. The course covers auditing basics, program management, risk assessment, business impact analysis, the Business Continuity Management System (BCMS), and BCMS metrics.

About DRI International
Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI International has 13,000+ certified professionals in more than 100 countries and conducts native-language training in more than 50 countries, offering in-depth courses ranging from introductory to masters level, as well as specialty certifications. The organization's annual DRI Conference brings together leading business continuity professionals from both the public and private sector to share best practices and participate in continuing education and volunteerism. Through its Collegiate Conferences series, DRI is partnering with universities to introduce students and faculty to this rapidly-growing field. As a recognized expert resource, DRI acts in an advisory capacity to international organizations and government institutions worldwide, helping to create industry standards and promote greater resiliency through public-private partnerships. DRI is a member of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction's (UNISDR) Private Sector Partnership (PSP) Working Group on disaster risk reduction and is also an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization.

About IRCA
The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) is the leading professional body for management system auditors. IRCA represents 10,000 registered auditors in over 120 countries and every year, over 60, 000 delegates attend an IRCA approved training course.
IRCA works closely with employers and training organizations to regularly update its course requirements, professional experience and continuing professional development to ensure that IRCA registration remains the auditor qualification of choice for business.
Its mission is to make a positive and profound contribution to the business management systems audit profession; to inspire and empower auditors and auditor training organizations worldwide, to achieve excellence and promote the value auditors add to businesses.
IRCA is a division of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) - the leading body for quality management professionals.

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