Resources for Private Sector Emergency Management


Business Continuity Institute
The BCI provides BCI Certificates at the Associate (AMBCI), Specialist (SBCI), and Master (MBCI) grades.

DRI International
DRI International provides various levels of active professional certifications including Assocaiate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP), Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV), Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP), Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Master Business Contunity Professional (MBCP),  Certified Business Continuity Auditor (CBCA), and Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor (CBCLA).

Business Preparedness Standards

ASIS SPC.1-2009 Organizational Resilience: Security Preparedness, and Continuity Management System. – the American Society for Industrial Security is making ASIS SPC 1-2009 available for inspection, downloading, and printing at no cost.

British Standard 25999-2:2007 Business Continuity Management – the British Standards Institution is making BS25999 available for inspection, downloading, and printing for a nominal charge.

National Fire Protection Association 1600:2007/2010 Standard on Disaster / Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs – the National Fire Protection Association is making NFPA 1600 available for inspection, downloading, and printing at no cost.

Accreditation and Certification of Business Preparedness

 The Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS‑Prep) is mandated by Title IX of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (the Act.)  The purpose of the PS-Prep Program is to enhance nationwide resilience in an all-hazards environment by encouraging private sector preparedness. The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), the accreditation body selected by DHS to develop and oversee the PS-PREP certification process, will manage the accreditation and accredit qualified third parties to carry out the certification in accordance with the accepted procedures of the program.

Check out the Webinar about the basics of PS-PREP or  the educational free Webinar that familiarizes one with job opportunities in the Private Sector Preparedness Program. The Association of Contingency Planners and Continuity Compliance are sponsors of the video.

The ANSI-ASQ also offers an organizational certification other than PS-PERP entitled the Accreditation for Organizational Resilience-Emergency Management-Business Continuity Management Systems.

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