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Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was established in 1994 to provide opportunities to obtain guidance and support from fellow professionals. The Institute provides an internationally recognized status in relation to the individuals experience as a continuity practitioner. The BCI has over 2000 members in 50+ countries.

The wider role of the BCI is to promote the highest standards of professional competence and commercial ethics in the provision and maintenance of business continuity planning and services.

The main method of entry into the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is by Certification through a Structured Interview. The Certification process is based upon a set of 10 Certification Standards for Business Continuity Practitioners. These Standards are reviewed annually by the BCI to ensure they continue to be current.

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Disaster Recovery Institute International

DRI International provides five levels of active professional certifications. DRII certification is well respected and recognized world-wide. Our certification is quickly becoming the “standard of excellence” in business continuity management. Our certifications acknowledge an individual’s effort to achieve a professional level of competence in the industry. Our certifications are; ABCP, CBCV, CFCP, CBCP and MBCP. We also offer a retired category for the CFCP, CBCP and MBCP levels.

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International Disaster Times

This certification was developed in 1994 by Norman Harris, a pioneer in the business continuity industry. In 2001 the program was transferred to the University of Richmond, the only University in the United States offering undergraduate and graduate business continuity education. In 2002 the program restructured for Internet based certification. Just recently in 2007 the certification program purchased by International Disaster Times, a professional disaster information service.

Certification as a Recovery Planner recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the specific knowledge of business disaster recovery required to perform as a recovery planning professional. Certification contributes to the credibility of individuals and of the business recovery field by providing independent verification of professional knowledge. The certification process encourages individuals to maintain currency in the field by requiring periodic re-certification based on the latest developments in the industry.

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