Pre Conference BCM Training

Add to your skill set with one of these special pre-conference training courses in business continuity management and related fields. You can take the first step towards becoming DRI-certified with one of our core business continuity courses, add a specialty certification in audit, risk assessment, or healthcare preparedness, or start the process of attaining a master-level credential. Interested in technology recovery? Then the IT/DR Planning workshop is for you.

Already have at least one certification? Each hour of instruction is worth 1 Continuing Education Activity Point (CEAP), which certified business continuity professionals can use to maintain their certification. Courses range from 16 to 32 hours of instruction.

Venue Information

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
 1 Resort Drive
Savannah, Gorgia 31421
United States

Thursday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1

BCLE 2000: Business Continuity Planning

BCLE 2000 Pre Conference

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An in-depth course using real-world examples and hands-on workshop exercises, this is the course for those entering the business continuity field who want to develop a robust program that will protect your organization. During your time with an experienced instructor, you will work through the major elements of business continuity planning including evaluating risks, gaining executive buy-in, communicating in a crisis, conducting program audits, and more. This course is designed to give students all the tools they need to pass the Qualifying Examination and continue on the path toward becoming a DRI Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP), Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP), or Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV).

BCLE AUD (NFPA 1600): Continuity Audit: NFPA 1600

BCLE AUD (NFPA 1600) Pre Conference

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Add a skill set with our ANSI-accredited, case study-based audit course.

BCLE AUD NFPA 1600 provides the training, tools, and hands-on experience needed to audit business continuity, disaster, and emergency management programs.

Featuring a case-study-based, hands-on format, you will learn by doing in this unique and highly effective course. Whether you’re a business continuity professional, an internal or external auditor, or a consultant who assesses continuity and emergency management programs for clients, DRI’s ANSI-accredited audit course provides the training, tools, and hands-on experience needed to audit business continuity, disaster, and emergency management programs.

Using a hypothetical case study company, you’ll gather information and make determinations about whether the program you are auditing conforms to the 2016 edition of NFPA 1600 “Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs.” At the conclusion of the course, you’ll work with a small group to present your recommendations to the class.

The course includes all of the elements of an emergency management and business continuity program as defined by NFPA 1600, starting with the fundamentals of auditing with emphasis on auditing an emergency management and business continuity program. Each course module covers an element of NFPA 1600. In addition to the body of knowledge defined by NFPA 1600, this course also includes two modules on auditing. The first module identifies auditing standards and guidance in addition to defining the phases of engagement, engagement planning, performance of the audit, and communicating results. The second module covers reporting findings and recommendations.

The course materials include a comprehensive audit guide for you to take back to your workplace and use when preparing for and conducting an audit and when reporting audit findings. The audit guide identifies who should be interviewed, documents that should be reviewed, as well as surveys that should be conducted to gather evidence of conformity to the standard. Audit questions are designed to guide the you in determining whether the information you gathered conforms to the standard.

This is a Certificate Program.

Successful completion of the BCLE AUD course and passing the qualifying exam earns a student a Certificate in Business Continuity Planning for Auditors.

CRLE 2000: Cyber Resilience for the Business Continuity Professional

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Organizations today are confronted by a wide range of cyberattacks, and your organization is no exception. There are countless opportunities for hackers to cause massive disruptions, all of which will require a response that will involve you. That’s why this course is an absolute must. More than just another statement of the problem, Cyber Resilience for the Business Continuity Professional is an information-packed four-day experience that will provide an understanding of how to address cyber disruptions within a business continuity framework.

You’ll discover how business continuity and cybersecurity must integrate within every organization, using the five elements of cyber resilience: prepare/identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover. Collectively, these concepts and the resulting action plans will help to develop a strategy to effectively respond to unforeseen events and get your organization back up and running as quickly as possible. These two traditionally separate functions must work together, and with this course, you’ll be able to take steps to make that happen in your organization. Doing so will streamline well-coordinated identification and response to attacks or data breaches, minimize costs, protect the organization’s reputation, and give you the professional advantage of bringing the most current information and skills to the table.

RMLE 2000: Risk Management for the Business Continuity Professional

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Risk Management is a top priority in all sectors, from supply chain to cyber-security. As a professional in this field, you have to be at the top of your game, to truly identify the threats your organization faces – and how to protect against them. You need to be able to perform risk assessments, reduce organizational vulnerabilities, select cost-effective risk controls, and obtain buy-in from upper management. Risk Management Continuity (RMLE 2000) focuses on teaching those skills and many more. Developed and taught by experienced instructors, this course combines theory with real-world practices to give you in-depth instruction and tools you can put to use in creating a robust Risk Management program. The course is designed to give students the tools they need to pass the Risk Management Examination and continue on the path toward becoming a DRI Certified Risk Management Professional (CRMP) or Associate Risk Management Professional (ARMP).

Saturday, February 29 – Sunday, March 1

BCP 501: Business Continuity Review

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A fast-paced course built for experienced professionals who want to take their career to the next level, Business Continuity Review (BCP 501) is a short, effective refresher. You’ll get the chance to re-acquaint yourself with the key elements of business continuity planning and the DRI Professional Practices. With guidance from experienced instructors, the aim of this course is to give you the tools you need to pass the Qualifying Examination, which is the first step toward becoming a DRI Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP), Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP), or Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV).

BCP 601: Master's Case Study Review

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If you want to establish yourself as a key player in business continuity, it’s time to take your career to the ultimate level and become a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP). The highest certification you can earn with DRI, MBCPs are distinguished among their peers and sought after by employers. Earning an MBCP also earns you a coveted distinction membership in the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society, the only academic and professional honor society dedicated solely to the security learning community.

How do you earn your MBCP? The first step is taking and passing this course, which has just been revamped to align with the recently updated DRI Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management the most utilized and time tested standard in the field. Much of the course content is new, as are the course materials and the exam.

Challenging and highly interactive, the course employs a workshop format to present you with a hypothetical company scenario and walk you through an analytical review of its business continuity management program. You won’t just be learning principles of business continuity, you’ll be called upon to apply them critically and accurately. At the conclusion of the course, you will take the Master’s Case Study Examination, an intensive, detailed case study analysis that will rigorously critique and assess your understanding and knowledge of business continuity practices. The goal: to help establish you as a leader in your field.

BCP IT/DR: IT/DR Workshop

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Never before has our reliance on automation been greater. And never before have we seen so many threats that could compromise systems and data. With DRI’s IT/DR Planning course, you will learn about your responsibilities, the benefits and drawbacks of the tools and processes available to you, and how your organization can increase its preparedness. You’ll come away with the skills you need to create an IT/DR project plan and gain management approval for it. If you work in business continuity, IT, security, or a related field, and have an interest in your responsibilities when it comes to IT/DR, this interactive course is for you. If it’s been a while since you were last certified, this is the perfect opportunity for you to get on top of the latest developments in IT/DR. The knowledge you gain will put you at the head of the pack professionally, and make you a valuable asset to your organization.

GCP 501: Public Sector Continuity Review

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GCP 501 is an exam prep course that moves at a fast pace.

If you are an experienced public sector professional who is already familiar with the major concepts of continuity, then you’re a great candidate to take this fast paced, information packed course. While preparing you to lead a continuity program that will protect mission essential functions, Public Sector Continuity Review (GCP 501) will re-acquaint you with the key elements of continuity management for the public sector.

You will learn the “how” the tactical skills and tools to implement a program along with the “what” requirements of the Federal Continuity Directive. Developed with public sector professionals in mind and using the language, terminology, and issues specific to the field, this course was developed to specifically for the unique needs of federal, state, and local agencies and entities.

Experienced instructors, are focused on providing you with the tools you need to pass the Public Sector Examination, which is the first step toward becoming a DRI Certified Public Sector Continuity Professional (CPSCP) or Associate Public Sector Continuity Professional (APSCP).

HCP 501: Healthcare Continuity Review

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HCP 501 is an exam prep course that moves at a fast pace.

If you’re an experienced continuity professional in the healthcare space and you’re in a hurry to take your career to the next level, Healthcare Continuity Review (HCP 501) is for you. This short, yet highly effective, refresher course will re-acquaint you with the key elements of business continuity and is based on the recently revamped DRI Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management the most utilized and time tested standard in the field. Along with the Professional Practices, you will learn business continuity best practices for the healthcare field, with a curriculum that reflects the NFPA 1600, Joint Commission, HIPAA, and other vital laws, regulations, and standards.

Additionally, the course as well as the revamped supporting material provided to every student is designed to give you all the tools you need to pass the Healthcare Examination and continue on the path toward becoming a DRI Certified Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (CHPCP) or Associate Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (AHPCP).

The participatory nature of the course immerses you in the learning process, enables you to learn by doing, and ensures that you leave having outlined a firm foundation for your program that is specific to your entity. Additionally, the course as well as the revamped supporting material provided to every student is designed to give you all the tools you need to pass the Healthcare Examination and continue on the path toward becoming a DRI Certified Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (CHPCP) or Associate Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (AHPCP).