Code of Ethics

This Code sets out the professional standards required by the Disaster Recovery Institute as a condition of certification . It applies to all certified professionals of DRIC.

DRI CANADA requires its certified professionals to adhere to a strict code of ethics, and re-certification demands a continuing commitment. As certified business continuity professionals, we will:

  • Practice the highest level of professionalism at all times in the performance of our duties.
  • Practice conduct that is legal and ethical and will avoid any perception of conflict of interest for ourselves, our employers, and our clients.
  • Practice and promote corporate continuity and disaster recovery concepts.
  • Keep confidential any information revealed as such in the performance of our duties.
  • Continually seek to increase our competence and the competence of those who work with us.
  • Participate in continuing professional knowledge and skill improvement programs.
Any candidate who has successfully written the examination towards obtaining his or her certification and is using the designation (like ABCP, CBCP, or MBCP) before receiving formal notification from DRI CANADA advising that he or she has been approved for certification by DRI CANADA, will automatically be refused certification for period of not less than two years.

Enforcing this Code for DRI Certified professional

DRIC certified professionals should also ensure they notify the Institute of any significant violation of this Code by another DRI certified professional. The DRIC has approved complaints handling procedure which outlines a range of disciplinary measures at its disposal including, if necessary, the option to withdraw membership of the Institute for serious breaches of the DRI Code of Ethics.