About the BCI

The Business Continuity Institute

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The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for business continuity. 

Established in 1994, the BCI has established itself as the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity (BC) professionals worldwide. 

Our Purpose:

To promote a more resilient world

Our Vision:

To be the Professional Body of choice for resilience professionals

Our Values:

  • Membership Focused – where our members are at the heart of EVERYTHING we do
  • Quality Led – consistently delivering a high value, independent service
  • Global Reach – building a worldwide community of influential thought leaders

Our Goals:

  • To deliver a consistent “BCI experience” for members to develop and enhance their qualifications and expertise
  • To strengthen BCI’s role as “the global thought leader” for continuity and resilience
  • To increase BCI’s global influence within both mature and emerging markets which will be reflected by a growth in membership

The BCI offers a wide range of resources for business professionals concerned with raising levels of resilience within their organization or considering a career in business continuity.   

With circa 8,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide, working in an estimated 3,000 organizations in private, public and third sectors, the BCI truly is the world’s leading institute for business continuity.

The BCI stands for excellence in the business continuity profession and its certified grades provide assurance of technical and professional competency in BC.

The BCI Partnership, through corporate membership, offers organizations the opportunity to work with the BCI to promote best practice in business continuity and to raise their corporate profile in the global BC arena.The BCI Corporate Partnership currently has approximately 120 Partners worldwide.

The BCI seeks to promote and facilitate the adoption of good business continuity practice worldwide by:

  • Raising standards in business continuity
  • Undertaking industry research 
  • Driving thought leadership in business continuity 
  • Facilitating the sharing of best practice in business continuity
  • Training and certifying BC professionals
  • Raising the value of the BC profession
  • Developing the business case for business continuity.

By being a Member of the Professional Associations Research Network, our professional body is:

  • Committed to good practice
  • Kept up to date on current research
  • Part of a network of professional bodies that learn from and share with each other

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