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BCP 501 Review

Duration: BCP 501 Review – 2.5 days (Two full days of instruction 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. followed by one half-day Qualifying Examination 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Cost: $1850 US Dollars

The cost of this course includes both the course and the qualifying exam. The course will be delivered in English, by Serbian speaking instructor.
CEAPs: 16 Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) may be awarded towards recertification.

BCP 501 Course Description

An unbelievable amount of information is packed into this newly updated, fast-paced course built for experienced business continuity professionals. If you’re in a hurry to take your career to the next level, Business Continuity Review (BCP 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.

Experienced instructors are focused on providing you with the tools you need to pass the new 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 Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV) or Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP).


  1. Review The Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management body of knowledge designed to assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of business continuity programs.
  2. Highlight the terms and methodologies presented in The International Glossary for Resiliency and the Professional Practices.
  3. Prepare you for the Qualifying Examination


Lesson 1: Program Initiation and Management

  • Establish the need for a business continuity program.
  • Obtain support and funding for the business continuity program.
  • Build the organizational framework to support the business continuity program.
  • Introduce key concepts, such as program management, risk awareness, identification of critical functions/processes, recovery strategies, training and awareness, and exercising/testing.

Lesson 2: Risk Assessment

  • Identify risks that can adversely affect an entity’s resources or image.
  • Assess risks to determine the potential impacts to the entity, enabling the entity to determine the most effective use of resources to reduce these potential impacts.

Lesson 3: Business Impact Analysis

  • Identify and prioritize the entity’s functions and processes in order to ascertain which ones will have the greatest impact should they not be available.
  • Assess the resources required to support the business impact analysis process.
  • Analyze the findings to ascertain any gaps between the entity’s requirements and its ability to deliver those requirements.

Lesson 4: Business Continuity Strategies

  • Select cost-effective strategies to reduce deficiencies as identified during the risk assessment and business impact analysis processes.

Lesson 5: Incident Response

  • Develop and assist with the implementation of an incident management system that defines organizational roles, lines of authority and succession of authority.
  • Define requirements to develop and implement the entity’s incident response plan.
  • Ensure that incident response is coordinated with outside organizations in a timely and effective manner when appropriate.

Lesson 6: Plan Development and Implementation

  • Document plans to be used during an incident that will enable the entity to continue to function.

Lesson 7: Awareness and Training Programs

  • Establish and maintain training and awareness programs that result in personnel being able to respond to incidents in a calm and efficient manner.

Lesson 8: Business Continuity Plan Exercise, Assessment and Maintenance

  • Establish an exercise, assessment and maintenance program to maintain a state of readiness.

Lesson 9: Crisis Communications

  • Provide a framework for developing a crisis communications plan.
  • Ensure that the crisis communications plan will provide for timely, effective communication with internal and external parties.

Lesson 10: Coordination with External Agencies

  • Establish policies and procedures to coordinate incident response activities with public entities.

Qualifying Examination

Every certified professional, and vendor must take and pass the Qualifying Examination before they can apply to any level or designation for certification. The Qualifying Examination is step one of a two-part certification process. DRI International administers the only professional Exam in Business Continuity Planning.

The Qualifying Examination consists of a multiple-choice format test covering the subject areas of the Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management. It takes 2-1/2 hours to complete the exam and requires a passing grade. Successful completion of the examination qualifies an individual to subsequently apply for any level of DRI certification. The fee for the Qualifying Examination is included in the price of the BCP 501 DRI International training course.

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