Why DRI

DRI International


  • DRI is a not-for-profit organization committed to:
    Promoting a base of common knowledge for the continuity management industry
    Certifying qualified individuals in the discipline of Business Continuity
    Promoting the credibility and professionalism of certified individuals
  • DRI celebrates its 29th anniversary in 2017 (the oldest and largest in the world).
  • DRI is the industry’s premier education and certification program body.
  • DRI has certified individuals in over 100 countries
  • DRI conducts training courses in over 45 countries
  • Since 2009, DRI taught more students outside the US than within the US
  • More Individuals are certified by DRI International than all other organizations in our industry combined (Approximately 17,000 active individuals as of March 2017)
  • DRI certifies individuals in English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Russian
  • DRI International teaches in English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, and Russian

DRI Recognition & Participation


Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Crown Prince Court

General Secretariat of The Executive Council

Dubai Health Authority

Dubai Police

Health Authority

National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Presidential Affairs

National Center for Digital Certification

Dubai World Trade Centre

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Tadawul

American National Standards Institute

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium

Information Systems Audit and Control Association

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority

United Nation Office For Disaster Risk Reduction

Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs

Etihad Airways

Mubadala

Emirates Steel