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DRJ Glossary of Business Continuity Terms

DRJ Glossary of Business Continuity Terms

July 17, 2019

Assembly Area

The designated area at which employees, visitors, and contractors assemble if evacuated from their building/site.

Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP)

The ABCP level is designed for individuals with less than two years of industry experience, but who have minimum knowledge in continuity management, and have passed the DRII qualifying exam.

Associate Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (AFBCI)

This certified membership grade is designed for professionals that have significant experience in business continuity and have held the MBCI membership grade for more than three years.

Associate Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (AHPCP)

The AHPCP level is designed for individuals with less than two years of industry experience, but who have minimum knowledge in continuity management, and have passed the Healthcare qualifying exam.

Associate Member Business Continuity Institute (AMBCI)

This certified membership grade is designed for professionals that have at least one year's experience in business continuity and who have taken and passed the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) Examination.

Associate Public Sector Continuity Professional (APSCP)

The APSCP level is designed for individuals with less than two years of industry experience, but who have minimum knowledge in continuity management, and have passed the Public Sector qualifying exam.

Associate Risk Management Professional (ARMP)

The ARMP level is designed for individuals with less than two years of Risk Management experience, completed the DRII Risk Management class, and have passed the Risk Examination.

Auditor

A person with competence to conduct an audit.

Awareness

To create understanding of basic BC issues and limitations. This will enable staff to recognise threats and respond accordingly.

Backlog

a) The amount of work that accumulates when a system or process is unavailable for a long period of time. This work needs to be processed once the system or process becomes available and may take a considerable amount of time to process. b) A situation whereby a backlog of work requires more time to action than is available through normal working patterns. In extreme circumstances, the backlog may become so large that the backlog cannot be cleared.