CBCV Certification

The Certified Business Continuity Vendor certification is designed for individuals selling or providing services to the business continuity community and to provide an effective means for evaluation of those providers through an understanding of best practices as defined by DRI International.

CBCV is for individuals with some knowledge in business continuity planning, but who are not practioners within an organization, rather they provide services to the industry and have acquired the necessary experience for certification.

Any certified professional holding the active status of ABCP, CFCP, CBCP, or MBCP may enhance their certification by completing the application requirements for CBCV. The application must conform to all the requirements applicable to the desired certification level. Those wishing to remain at the CBCV level of certification need only to pay their annual fee to maintain the active status of their certification.


To apply for CBCV certification, you must:

  • Pass DRI International's qualifying examination with a minimum score of 75%. If you have previously achieved a DRI International certification and have maintained it in good standing, you are not required to re-take the exam.
  • Complete the Online Application for Professional Certification.
  • When your application is approved, DRI International will notify you of your professional certification status and recertification period, and send you a professional certification card and usage requirements for the CBCV logo and service marks.