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Certified Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (CHPCP)
The CHPCP level is designed for the professional demonstrating 2 years of experience in the fields of emergency management, business continuity, management and clinical care principles/healthcare and passing the DRII administered Healthcare Examination. The individual should also demonstrate experience in 5 of the Professional Practices areas.
Certified Public Sector Continuity Professional (CPSCP)
The CPSCP level is designed for the professional demonstrating 2 years of experience in the fields of public sector recovery planning, emergency management, business continuity and passing the DRII administered Public Sector Examination. The individual should also demonstrate experience in 5 of the Professional Practices areas.
Certified Risk Management Professional (CRMP)
The CRMP level is designed for the professional demonstrating 2 years of experience specializing in the field of risk management. The individual must pass the DRII administered Risk Management Examination and demonstrate experience in 5 of the Professional Practices areas.
Checklist
a) Tool to remind and /or validate that tasks have been completed and resources are available, to report on the status of recovery. b) A list of items (e.g., names or tasks) to be checked or consulted.
Checklist Exercise
A method used to exercise a completed disaster recovery plan. This type of exercise is used to determine if the information in the plan (e.g., phone numbers, manuals, equipment) is accurate and current.
Civil Disorder

Event or situation, such as a terrorist attack, riot, violent protest, demonstration, or illegal assembly, which threatens serious damage to human welfare and security in a physical location or environment.

Civil Emergency
Event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place, environment or a place or the security of that place.
Cold Site
An environmentally equipped facility that provides only the physical space for recovery operations while the organization using the space provides its own office equipment, hardware and software systems and any other required resources to establish and continue operations. A site (data centre/work area) equipped with appropriate environmental conditioning, electrical connectivity, communications access, configurable space and access to accommodate the installation and operation of equipment by key employees required to resume business operations.
Command Center/Centre

Operational site (physical or virtual) used by a crisis team after the initial phase of an emergency; can also serve as a reporting point for deliveries, services, press and all external contacts. 

Common Recognized Information Picture (CRIP)
A statement of shared situational awareness and understanding, which is briefed to crisis decision-makers and used as the accepted basis for auditable and defensible decisions.
Communications Recovery
The component of disaster recovery which deals with the restoration or rerouting of an organization?s telecommunication network, or its components, in the event of loss.
Competence
Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills to achieve intended results
Compliance
Fulfilment of a requirement in a management systems context.
Conformity
Fulfilment of a requirement of a management system.
Consequence
Evaluated outcome of an event or a particular set of circumstances.