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Certificate Program in Business Continuity Planning Offered at CCM

Ensuring Survival in the Face of Disaster
An often overlooked aspect in the midst of running a business is developing the plans that will help the organization to survive in times of crisis, whether that might be a natural disaster or other disruption.

The Business Continuity Professional (BCP) Certificate program at County College of Morris is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and tools to put the plans in place to help organizations ensure their survival. The 45-hour course covers BCP methodology, plan goals and objectives, data gathering, human resources, strategies for catastrophic event response and recovery, training/testing programs, and maintaining BCP relevancy. Other topics include public relations and crisis communications strategies, coordination of efforts with public authorities and emergency preparedness and response procedures.

Students also receive the Professional Practices for Business Continuity Planners Guidebook, case studies of companies’ disaster responses, and a BCP Tools & Resources Kit with DVD lists and website links of articles noted in the course.

The course prepares students for the DRI International qualifying examination and enables them to take the test at no extra cost upon course completion. Those who pass can then apply for certification at a nominal fee.

The course consists of 15 sessions, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, from March 19 through May 7. Cost is $1,495. To register, go to https://webadvisor.ccm.edu and select course number 28745.

A free informational breakfast on business continuity and the certificate program will be held Thursday, January 26, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on CCM’s Randolph Campus, 214 Center Grove Road, in the Student Community Center. Note: this is a change from the originally scheduled date of January 19.

Those interested in attending the informational breakfast are asked to preregister at https://webadvisor.ccm.edu and select course number 28746.