Why DRI?

The Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI International www.drii.org) is the oldest and largest educational and certification not-for-profit organization committed to promoting a base of common knowledge for the Global Continuity Management industry. DRI International is the only Business Continuity Certification Body recognized by APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation); ISO and throughout Industries as the global preferred leader in the education & certification of business continuity profession.

  • DRI’s Mission for more than 20 years :
    • To educate professionals in the best practices for Business Continuity
    • To maintain a common body of knowledge for Business Continuity
    • To certify individuals in the discipline of Business Continuity
    • To promote the credibility & professionalism in Business Continuity
  • The Industry’s Premier Education & Certification Body
  • DRI International has over 9,000 Certified INDIVIDUALS in good standing in over 95 Countries.
  • DRI International conducts training courses in over 45 countries every year.

DRI International Collaboration:

  • Government Organizations
    • Chaired the Alfred P. Sloan Committee that drafted the Framework for Preparedness that has been the foundation for the Title IX Implementation.
    • Member U.S. Chamber of Commerce Homeland Security Task Force
    • Member of the Council of Experts for ANSI-ANAB who will set the credentialing standard for certifying bodies for PS-Prep
    • Member of FEMA National Advisory Council Private Sector Subcommittee
    • Member of Advisory Committee for Congressionally funded Project for National Security Reform
  • Non-Government Organizations
    • Member of the NFPA 1600 Technical Committee
    • Member of the BS25999 – ASIS Technical Committee
    • Participant RIMS (Risk Insurance Managers Society) PERK (Professional Exchange of Risk Knowledge) Program
    • Cooperative Education Credit Sharing with ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association)
    • Cooperative Education Credit Sharing with (ISC)2 – (International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc.)
    • Audit Course Development and Training for Auditors with NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association)
    • Meeting with Special Assistant to The President for Homeland Security Standards Policy
    • Chairman of Safe America Drill Down for Safety

DRI’s Recognition

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Body/Organization/Persons Description of Recognition Links for more information
Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) APEC.jpg APEC recognizes DRI’s CBCP/MBCP certifications Document
ISO 27001 ISO.gif ISO 27001 endorses DRI’s 10 Professional Practices
FINRA (The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) FINRA.jpg FINRA recognizes DRI International Standard Web
NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs NFPA.png NFPA 1600 recognizes DRI International Standard Document
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company GoodYear.jpg Quote: “We have used the DRI International 10 Professional Practices and NFPA 1600 as our guides ever since our global process was developed…” Web
Schneider National Schneider.png Schneider National (transportation/logistics provider for two-thirds of the Fortune 500 companies) announces DRI-certified staff as an important business enhancement. Web
Delta Management Corporation Delta Management uses its DRI-inspired disaster recovery plan to get its stores get up-and-running only 12 hours after a major typhoon in Guam . Document
Michigan State Critical Incident Protocol (CIP) Michigan.png Michigan State CIP newsletter lists DRI as an “excellent resource for business continuity”. Web
Authors Akhtar Syed and Afsar Syed AAS.jpg Authors of “Business Continuity Planning Methodology” book, cover DRI as an industry best practice. (Paragraph 2 of Product Description; also note references to DRI in customer reviews) Web
NEC NEC.png DRI-provided training and strategy for NEC as noted in the article for “Gasco News” (journal of the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobego LTD)
(see pages 9 to 12, or PDF pages 11 to 14)
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) BankNegara.jpg DRI’s 10 Professional Pratices are quoted in Bank Negara’s BCM guidelines for the financial services industry Web
Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM Berhad) SIRIM.jpg DRI’s 10 Professional Practices are referenced i SIRIM’s BCM Framework MS1970:2007 Web

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