Business continuity is ever evolving, and so its professionals must also keep learning and evolving too, by keeping their knowledge and understanding current and up-to-date.
Maintaining your DRI Canada Certification carries three requirements:
1: Payment of an annual maintenance fee. Maintenance fees are billed in early fall and due by January 1st each year. Current fee structure for each Certification is listed in DRIC Certification Matrix.
2: Compliance with DRIC Continuing Education Policy by accumulation of continuity educational and involvement in the business continuity community every two calendar years. The required number of CEAP for each Certification is listed in the DRIC Certification Matrix.
3: Continued compliance with DRIC's Code of Ethics
login with your DRIC account and go to Continuing Education Credits page in
Online Learning Section
Check our guide for online CEAP submission
Even through the submissions are online, you are required to maintain proper documentation should the documentation be requested during the audit process
Associate-level and Retired Certification maintenance
Individuals certified as Associate-level grades (ABCP, AHCCP, APSCP, ARMP) or registered at a certification level as a Retired (Ret.) constituent simply need to remit the annual certification maintenance fee.
Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAP)
All Non-Associate level DRIC Certification holders must earn 80 CEAPs points over a two-year period. You must submit all qualifying CEAPs within 90 days of the end of your current certification period. You can always review your certification status by logging into MyDRIC. CEAP points can be earned for:
Approved Professional Areas for CEAPs are:
In certain cases, a business continuity planning/disaster recovery professional in good standing may be granted exemption from the recertification points requirement. DRI CANADA's Executive Director personally reviews all applications for exemptions.
Suspension warnings will go out via email to all constituents who have fallen behind on one or both of the above mentioned qualifications. Once suspended, the DRIC designation can no longer be used.