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Lombard, Ill.  - -  As part of ICOR's alliance with the BCI, ICOR members have access the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) 2013 Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) as part of their ICOR membership. 

Download the 2013 GPG.  (note:  The ICOR Library uses your email as your login and the password you created or the one ICOR randomly provided to you.)  If you are a new member as of DRJ Springworld, you will receive your member login and password this week.

In addition, ICOR's Business Continuity Management education programs:  BCM 2000 and BCM 4000 now include the 2013 GPG body of knowledge.

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The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) released its latest edition of the Good Practice Guidelines on March 18, 2013. The Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) are the independent body of knowledge for good Business Continuity practice worldwide.  

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The GPG has undergone a thorough revision to ensure that the 2013 edition represents and includes current global thinking in good Business Continuity (BC) practice and includes terminology from ISO 22301:2012, the International Standard for Business Continuity management systems.

The real value of the GPG to BC professionals is that it considers not just the 'what' to do but also the 'why', 'how' and 'when' of practices written by real-world experts.

The GPG 2013 has been subject to a stringent quality assurance process to ensure it continues to drive the highest standards in BC and draws upon the considerable academic, technical and practical experiences and expertise of BC professionals from across the BCI's global Statutory membership.

Lyndon Bird, FBCI, and Technical Director at the BCI:
"In today's volatile economic, political and social environment, Business Continuity is becoming increasingly relevant to organizations all around the world. The GPG underpins good BC practice and provides organizations with tested and proven guidance, to drive and improve organizational resilience."

In addition to providing a robust and proven guide to all BC professionals, the GPG serves as a recognised industry benchmark against which BC professionals can be effectively measured and their professional and technical competency examined.

Practical knowledge of the GPG underpins the BCI Statutory membership application process that requires its members to demonstrate competency across all six of the GPG's Professional Practices at a Management and Technical level. These include Policy and Programme Management; Analysis; Design; Implementation; Validation and Embedding Business Continuity. Together these Practices make up the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle, which is central to good BC practice and ensures the success of any BCM Programme and its continued value to the organization.

All BCI Certification Training, which is based on the GPG, including the Certificate of the BCI Examination (CBCI), which tests a candidate's knowledge of the Good Practice Guidelines and is one of the entry points to BCI Statutory membership, are also being reviewed and revised by the BCI's Technical Team to ensure full alignment to the new GPG.


About the Business Continuity Institute

Based in Caversham, United Kingdom, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was established in 1994 to promote the art and science of business continuity and is the world's leading institute for Business Continuity.

The BCI is a global membership and certifying organization for business continuity professionals. It 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 members in more than 100 countries in an estimated 3,000 organizations in private, public and third sectors worldwide, the BCI truly is the world's leading institute for business continuity.

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 professionals
  • Raising the value of the profession
  • Developing the business case for business continuity