This is cool! DRI International’s Business Continuity Planning for Auditors course (BCLE-AUD) is now accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This award from the premier accreditation body in the United States underscores DRI International’s mission to promote the credibility and professionalism in the business continuity profession.
Why does it matter? ANSI accreditation promotes DRI’s ability to further impact international standardization and policy. Becoming ANSI-accredited is evidence that DRI is in compliance with ANSI’s standards of consensus, openness, and due process. This accreditation is widely recognized by public and private sector entities.
“DRI International is already a recognized ANSI Standards Developing Organization,” says DRI International President Alan Berman, “Pursuing ANSI accreditation for the BCLE-AUD course was a natural extension of that relationship.”
“ANSI accreditation demonstrates that DRI has been recognized by the most-respected accreditation body as complying with industry standards of openness and consensus,” says DRI International Director of Education Gary Villeneuve, “DRI has always been committed to building best practice by reaching out to leaders in the industry. Gaining ANSI accreditation further demonstrates this commitment to the community.”
Want to know more about the course? The BCLE-AUD is a four-day, interactive program that provides training, tools, and hands-on experience to audit disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs. This course provides an overview of the audit process and teaches the student to audit a Business Continuity Management program for conformity to the chosen standard. Conformity includes the areas of program management, risk assessment, business impact analysis, loss prevention, risk mitigation, emergency operations, business continuity strategies, crisis communications, incident management, training and education, testing and exercises, and program improvement. The course also defines the evidence that should be gathered by auditors to determine conformity to audit criteria.