The Associate Cyber Resilience Professional (ACRP) is an exciting new credential for those who are new to business continuity and cybersecurity and wish to establish themselves as up-and-comers in cyber resilience. A highly sought after skill set, cyber resilience marries cybersecurity and business continuity to create an environment in which both disciplines work together to maximize effectiveness and protect the organization from cyber threats. The ACRP certification is designed for those who have not yet acquired a great deal of experience in either field. Starting on your career path in cyber resilience via the ACRP certification will provide you with the skills you need to advance both your skills and your career. This is not a technical cybersecurity certification. It is intended for resilience professionals who require a working knowledge of cybersecurity to manage a holistic resilience program. This designation can be jointly held with other DRI certifications.

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The Certification Process

The ACRP certification is for individuals with less than two (2) years of cyber resilience, business continuity, and/or cybersecurity experience. Applicants must complete a Cyber Resilience for the Business Continuity Professional course and have successfully passed the Cyber Resilience Examination.

ACRP Certification Details

Prerequisite Exam Cyber Resilience Examination
Prerequisite Course Cyber Resilience for the Business Continuity Professional (CRLE 2000)
Application Fee US$ 200
Annual Renewal Fee US$ 175
Years of Experience 0
Subject Matter Area Essays (SMEs) 0
References Required 0
Waivers Available None
CEAPS Required (for Maintenance) 0

About References

There are no references required for this level of certification. For additional details on certification levels and recertification requirements, please follow the links provided, go to the FAQ section or contact the director of certification via email or by calling 02 8251 0080.

Important Note : This entire process can be completed within 48 hours unless you are randomly selected for an audit, if selected it could take up to two weeks. DRI International contacts all applicants upon approval. Once approved, professional certification status and recertification period documents are provided. If you are not approved and wish to re-apply, contact the Certification Department for additional information on how to re-apply.

Certification Maintenance

Recertification is required for all certification levels. Regular recertification requires an ongoing commitment to continuing education and industry activities. There is a yearly maintenance fee for all certification levels. There are no CEAPs required for ACRP.

To remain in good standing, all ACRPs must:

  1. Comply with the DRI International Code of Ethics.
  2. Pay all annual maintenance fees.

All Certified Professionals, vendors and auditors receive an annual maintenance fee invoice. Upon receipt of payment, ACRPs will have their professional certification card updated in their DRI account.