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Casualty Bureau
The central police controlled contact and information point for all records and data relating to casualties and fatalities.
Catastrophe
Occurs when a disaster's effects are widespread and its impact is so great that it overwhelms a community's ability to function.
Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute (CBCI)
This entry level certified membership grade is for those professionals that have passed the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) Examination.
Certified Business Continuity Auditor (CBCA)
The CBCA level is designed for the specialist who can verify the effectiveness of an organization's business continuity program against the landscape of standards, guidelines and industry regulations. The professional should demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of knowledge and experience in the fields of business continuity, emergency management and/or auditing and pass the DRII administered Audit Examination.
Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor (CBCLA)
The CBCLA level is designed for audit team leaders. The professional should demonstrate 5 years of experience in the fields of emergency management, enterprise risk management, leadership, business continuity and/or auditing and pass the DRII administered Audit Examination.
Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP)
Certified Business Continuity Professional. The CBCP certification is for individuals with a minimum of two years of Enterprise Continuity Mgmt experience in 5 of the 10 Professional Practice areas, have passed the qualifying exam and have had their DRII - Certification Application approved.
Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV)
The CBCV certification is for individuals with some knowledge in business continuity planning, but who are non-practitioners within an organization. CBCVs provide services to the industry and have acquired the experience for certification. An active ABCP, CFCP, CBCP, or MBCP certification is required.
Certified Cyber Resilience Professional (CCRP)

The CCRP level of certification is reserved for those professionals that can demonstrate knowledge, experience, and leadership in cyber resilience and business continuity related areas. Qualified applicants should have more than two (2) years of experience and must be able to demonstrate specific and practical experience.

Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP)
The CFCP level of certification is for individuals who have demonstrated knowledge and working experience in the business continuity/disaster recovery industry. The level requires more than two years of experience. Applicants must be able to demonstrate specific and practical experience in three of the subject matter areas of the Professional Practices.
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.