Drought can bring with it a range of negative economic (e.g. agricultural sector collapse), social (

Through DRI Kenya, business continuity planning and disaster recovery professionals can pursue the carefully designed programs of study required for certification or recertification in the following professional designations: Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP);  Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP);  Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and Business Continuity Review (BCP500) for managers

Register For BCLE 2000



Though, all kinds of disaster require more or less similar skill-sets and rescue-efforts at least a few days after the event, it is important to understand various kinds of disasters. Depending upon the actual nature of disaster, the immediate reaction needs to be different. Also, the first few moments of disasters are distinctly different for each kind of disasters. Thus, understanding of each kind of disaster might also help in identifying the onset of a disastrous event, so that a trained person can undertake some key actions, during the initial few moments. This could have a major impact on the final outcome in terms of amount of final loss.  Most of these (barring coordinated terrorist activities) are due to certain accidents – which could have been prevented – if sufficient precautionary measures were put in place. Nuclear Leaks Chemical Leaks/Spill over Terrorist Activities Structural Collapse



What Certified Professionals are saying about DRI

"This is a very, very intelligent community that really does a lot to keep the lights on in businesses, and I don't think they get a lot of credit for it. The IT department at a lot of big corporations doesn't believe there's a chance their system really can go down and they really need to have a business continuity plan, and the education and the feedback that we get from the people at DRI shows that we got to really seem to be the experts in the field. And I think we need to spread the word that and make people know that professionals in disaster recovery are a great resource for corporations and small business"

"Outside of the industry, I think a lot of people don't know it exists. It's amazing when you tell people what you do, they're flabbergasted that it's an industry. But when you explain why you're there and the importance of our jobs and our positions within the industry, they start seeing the big picture, especially when they hear about all the events in the world, weather events, terrorist events, and they hear about companies being disrupted, and they realize they have to prepare their companies to be able to recover from those types of events"

Register Now

Course Descriptions & Standard Pricing


A fast paced lecture style, full day session that provides a high level overview of contemporary methodology and best practices used to implement a comprehensive business continuity program.

Continuity & Resilience Today (CRT)


Join the exclusive club of BC practitioners and an outstanding roster of international and African speakers. inand in-depth workshops will cover practice, research, and innovation in business continuity, crisis communications and risk management.

Find out more

Frequently Asked Questions


Did you know that DRI International has a Customer Care Center available to you at +1 780 707 9609? If you still have questions after reviewing our FAQs, please contact us.



First In house DRI Kenya Training Courses

BCP 501 


Course Description

The BCP 501 is a rapid business continuity planning refresher course  covering the Professional Practices for Business Continuity  Professionals in preparation for the DRI International Qualifying Exam.  This 3-day course features 16 hours of instruction followed  by the Qualifying Examination. 

Instructors take a fast-paced approach  to the Professional Practices with emphasis on BC planning and the  knowledge, skills and procedures needed to effectively implement each  step of the planning process


Successful completion of the BCP-501 course and passing the 100  question multiple choice exam with an 75% or higher earns students a  Certificate in Business Continuity Planning from DRI International, as  well as 16 Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs).

Course Outline

Disaster Recovery Planning, functional components and definitions  Planning, Organization Planning, model Risk Analysis and Business Impact  Analysis, Identifying and Selecting Planning Teams, Risks, Controls,  Relationships, and Critical Functions, Definition  of Critical Functions, Applications, Emergency Planning, and Control of  Communications, Networks Recovery teams, Vendor roles, Vendor roles and  back-up methods, Managing Recovery, Plan Development, Verbal and  written skills, Project management, Developing  the Plan, Evaluation and selection of alternatives, Setting priorities,  Alternative strategies, Basic plan design, Testing and Maintenance of  the Plan, Types of tests, Guidelines and criteria, Measurement tools,  Effectiveness, evaluation and audit reports,  Developing Public Relations, Crisis Communication Procedures,  Initiation and escalation procedures, Components of a proactive crisis  communication plan, Identifying audiences, Coordinating with Public  Authorities, Identifying the professional's role, Introduction  to the Incident Command System, Working with public authorities.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals who need a  refresher on the Professional Practices for Business Continuity  Professionals in preparation for the DRI International Qualifying  Examination.

BCLE 2000

 Course Description

The BCLE 2000 course is designed for professionals experienced in the  business continuity profession. Experience is a key criterion in  selecting this course because of the rapid pace and extensive materials  covered during the class. The curriculum is designed  in compliance with the Professional Practices for Business Continuity  Planners. 

The course is designed to expose the participants to all aspects of a  holistic BCM program and to determine the most appropriate requirements  for their organization. 

This is a fast paced interactive course  offering that has ten lessons and is completed in  four days. In each lesson, the planner's role, tasks and objectives,  planning requirements, tools, techniques, and validation are designed to  assist the planner to move through this course and to directly apply  these materials to their working environment.  The DRI International BCM Qualifying Examination is held at the  completion of the course on day 5.

Course Goal :

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to  describe and differentiate between the ten Professional Practices for  Business Continuity Planners, and will be able to identify the tools  used to develop a Business Continuity Program. The completion  of this course will also prepare you to complete the Qualifying BCM  Examination for Business Continuity Professional credentials from DRI  International.

Course Objectives :

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Define the acronyms and terminology utilized in the business continuity industry; 
  • Recall the roles of the business continuity planner and the  executive management team in the development, testing, and maintenance  of business continuity plans; 
  • Recognize the business continuity planning stages and their individual requirements; 
  • Identify and explain certain trends in the business continuity field; 
  • Design  effective business continuity/disaster recovery efforts for case  studies through the application of the knowledge gained in this class; 
  • Complete the DRI Certification Examination. 

Course Syllabus :

Following the introduction, the course will review each of the ten Professional Practices. This will include:

  • Reviewing the actual Professional Practice 
  • The practical application of the practice 
  • Classroom exercise for the Professional Practice 
  • A review of the key topics from the Professional Practice 
  • A knowledge check using questions based on the material from the Professional Practice 

DRI 's 10 Professional Practices for Business Continuity Professionals :

BCM Certifications :

The BCLE2000 course prepares participants for DRI International's  Professional Qualifying Examination. One can apply for DRI's BCM  credentials i.e. ABCP, CFCP, CBCP, CBCV or MBCP (please log on to for more information)  upon passing of the Qualifying Examination and depending on an  individual's working experience in BC Planning and Management.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for individuals who are responsible for their  organizations' BCM program. This course serves as a good platform for  participants to share and exchange knowledge with the instructors and  other participants from various industries,  locally and abroad.

Find out more


This 5-day course includes 32 hours of instruction followed by the Qualifying Exam

5 days In-Class Training. Get Certified. Prove your Expertise. Special Offer for the First -Ever DRI Kenya Registrants $1,500 plus $250 registration Fees.

Register Now for the JULY 9th -13th  2018 Training Intake. 

Find out more

Business Continuity Planning Review

3 Days Business Continuity Planning Review (BCP-501)

3 days In-Class Training   $1,250  Special Rates For the First DRI Kenya Registrants. Register Now For The July 16th -19th, 2018 Intake.

Find out more