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DRI Canada certifies individuals and provides various levels of active professional certification that are the standards of excellence in business continuity, disaster recovery or emergency management whether you are a newcommer, practitioner, healthcare expert, or auditor.

Professional designation: ABCP - Associate Business Continuity Professional CFCP - Certified Functional Continuity Professional CBCP - Certified Business Continuity Professional MBCP - Master Business Continuity Professional
Best suited for: for those who are new to our industry for those in our industry with a specific skill or focus and more than 2 years of experience for professionals that have demonstrated both knowledge and skill in our profession for those with superior knowledge and significant experience in our profession
What this means: supports entry-level proficiency with some knowledge in business continuity planning, but who have not yet acquired a great deal of experience in the field demonstrate knowledge and skill in business continuity within a very narrow scope. An example of this would be an expert in IT recovery, application testing or BIAs most widely recognized and held business continuity certification in the world that demonstrates both knowledge and skill in the business continuity/disaster recovery industry these professionals possess much more than the requisite knowledge with a vast scope of comprehension and guide their practices, departments or company with a high level of skill and expertise
Years of experience *: no experience required more than two (2) years more than two (2) years more than five (5) years
Suggested training course: BCLE(F) 2000 BCLE(F) 2000 or
BCP 501
BCLE(F) 2000 or
BCP 501
BCP 601
Exam to pass: Qualification Exam Qualification Exam Qualification Exam Qualification Exam AND
Master Case Study Exam
Application submission (online via MyDRIC portal): Lite w/o experience Yes-online Yes-online Yes-online
Application fee: $200**
(includes first year membership)
$400 $400 $500
Experience in Professional Practice (PP) Subject Areas: not required at least 3 of 10 at least 5 of 10 at least 7 of 10
Experience in Core PP Subject Areas (areas 3, 4, 6 and 8): not required at least 1 of 4 at least 2 of 4 all 4 of 4
References required: not required at least 2 per PP Subject Area at least 2 per PP Subject Area at least 2 per PP Subject Area
Application reviewed by commissioner: not required Yes Yes Yes
Annual renewal fee **: $175 $200 $200 $250
Submission of CEAPs (over 2 year period) ***: not required 80 CEAPs 80 CEAPs 80 CEAPs
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* Experience must have occurred within a ten-year period from your application date.
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Upon passing the qualifying exam administered in the BCLE(F) 2000, BCLE AUD and BCP 501 courses, the course participant will be notified by DRI CANADA of their successful grade and provided a link to register and make payment of the applicable Certification Application Fee.  A Certification Application Fee paid between Jan 1 and Jul 31 will cover the applicant's Membership and Administration Fee to Dec 31 of the current year; a Certification Application Fee paid between Aug 1 and Dec 31 will cover the applicant's Membership and Administration Fee to Dec 31 of the following year.

Professional designation: AHPCP - Associate Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional CHPCP - Certified Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional CBCA - Certified Business Continuity Auditor CBCLA - Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor
Best suited for: for those who are new to our industry for professionals that have demonstrated both knowledge and skill in health care business continuity and emergency management for those who can verify and evaluate organization's business continuity program against applicable standards and industry regulations for professionals that have demonstrated significant audit experience in business continuity
What this means: supports entry-level proficiency with some knowledge in healthcare continuity planning, but who have not yet acquired a great deal of experience in the field the CHPCP level of certification is for individuals who have demonstrated knowledge and working experience in healthcare business continuity planning the CBCA demonstrates an ability to validate and evaluate plans based on any applicable standard, guideline and industry regulation the CBCLA level of certification is reserved for those professionals that can demonstrate knowledge, experience and leadership in business continuity, emergency management and /or auditing
Years of experience *: no experience required more than two (2) years more than two (2) years more than five (5) years
Suggested training course: HCLE 2000 HCLE 2000 Mandatory BCLE AUD Mandatory BCLE AUD
Exam to pass: Healthcare Exam Healthcare Exam Audit Exam Audit Exam
Application submission (online via MyDRIC portal): Lite w/o experience Yes-online Yes-online Yes-online
Application fee:(includes current year's membership) **: $200 $400 $400 $400
Experience in Professional Practice (PP) Subject Areas: not required at least 5 of 10 not required at least 5 of 10
Experience in Core PP Subject Areas (areas 3, 4, 6 and 8): not required at least 2 of 4 not required not required
References required: not required at least 2 per PP
waived for CBCP or MBCP
at least 2 per PP
waived for CFCP, CBCP, MBCP, CISA, CISSP, CISM or CGEIT
at least 2 per PP
waived for MBCP, CISA or CISSP
Application reviewed by commissioner: not required Yes Yes Yes
Annual renewal fee **: $175 $200 $200 $200
Submission of CEAPs (over 2 year period): not required 80 CEAPs 80 CEAPs 80 CEAPs
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**Upon passing the qualifying exam administered in the HCLE 2000 course, the course participant will be notified by DRI CANADA of their successful grade and provided a link to register and make payment of the ABCP Certification fee. A certification application fee paid between Jan 1 and Jul 31 will cover the applicant's membership and administration fee to Dec 31 of the current year; a certification application fee paid between Aug 1 and Dec 31 will cover the applicant's membership and administration Fee to Dec 31 of the following year.

For additional detail on certification levels and recertification requirements, please follow the links provided, go to the FAQ section or contact the DRIC Certification admin via email or by calling 1-844-228-8135