What makes BRCCI an open certification organization?
The following are some key factors that help BRCCI to achieve its openness objective:
- Both BRCCI members and non-member professionals are encouraged to participate and contribute to their various initiatives and activities such as development of certification criteria, business resilience program model, introduction of certification designations, etc.
- BRCCI acknowledges the value of other professional certification bodies and associations. For example the BRCCI non-training path CBRP certification process grants pre-defined qualification points to individuals holding designations related to the field of business resilience. These designations include and are not limited to:
- ISC2 - International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc
- Examples: Associate of ISC2, CISSP, SSCP
- DRII – Disaster Recovery Institute International
- BCI – The Business Continuity Institute
- ISACA – Information Systems Audit and Control Association
- RMA -The Risk Management Association
- BRCCI membership is open to anyone. Membership is automatic when you obtain a CBRM, CBRA, CBRS, CBRP, or CBRITP certification. However, these designations are not mandatory to become a BRCCI member. The Associate of BRCCI designation provide membership to those starting out in business continuity, disaster recovery, or business resilience such new professionals, college and university students.
BRCCI encourages professionals from all areas related to the business resilience field to actively contribute with their own unique perspectives and expertise. These areas include business continuity, enterprise risk management, information security, audit, and emergency response management.
- BRCCI’s Business Resilience Program Model is consistent with existing industry best-practices, standards, and guidelines such as:
- NFPA 1600
- PAS 56
- ISO/IEC 17799
- DRII/BCI 10 Certification Standards for Professional Practitioners
- BRCCI promotes openness in terms of resilience and continuity training by separating the training from itself and delegating this role to other highly qualified training institutions referred to as Education Affiliates (EAs). This ensures high quality education and training. The criteria to accept a training institution as an EA will remain open for reviews and will be guided by the input of BRCCI members.