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   ICOR's Levels of Certification and Credentialing Our Students Share the ICOR Educational Experience  
           
Certified Organizational Resilience Executive (CORE)
Certified Organizational Resilience Professional (CORP)
Certified Organizational Resilience Manager (CORM)
Certified Organizational Resilience Specialist (CORS)
Certified Organizational Resilience Associate (CORA)


Professional Certifications

Certified Organizational Resilience Specialist (CORS) in BCM
Critical Environments Certifications
Crisis Management & Communications Professional (CMCP)


ANSI Accredited Certificate Programs
Certificate in Supply Chain Risk Management
Certificate as Crisis Communications Planner
Certificate as BCMS Program Auditor / ISO 22301 Lead Auditor
Business Continuity Maturity Model Assessor


Certified Organizational Resilience Executive (CORE)
The OR Executive Certification is reserved for those applicants who serve at the executive level of their organization overseeing six or more disciplines as defined in ICOR's University. The applicant receiving this credential would be responsible for the resiliency of the organization. 

Members achieving this level of certification will usually have responsibility, decision-making, and budgeting authority for the resilience program in the company, organization, agency, or ministry in which they are employed. It would be usual for this candidate to be the executive sponsor for the programs within their organization.

Those applying for the Executive Certification who work in the public sector might be responsible for continuity of government and operations or for emergency management and response at a country or state level.

In addition, applicants may be the owner or president of an organization that supports resiliency and provides resiliency services to other organizations as a vendor, consultant, or not-for-profit. Applicants will also be considered who serve as the executive publisher of a magazine and/or have a lead role in the delivering of conferences that support the resiliency disciplines.

Applicants should meet several of the following qualifying elements:
• Applicants should hold at least a bachelor's degree from a college or university.
   A master's degree is recommended.
• At least 10 years experience with responsibilities including at least 6 disciplines of
   ICOR University
• Have earned a minimum of 10 CEU's (100 hours) of professional development credit
   in at least 6 of the disciplines of ICOR University (cumulative - not in each discipline)
• Certified in at least 6 of the disciplines of ICOR University
• Make significant contributions as a thought leader or contributor to ICOR or the
   profession that provides benefits to ICOR membership and associations external to
   ICOR.  This may be in the realm of developing or delivering educational offerings,
   exemplary contributions in the credentialing area, and significant recognized
   contributions in research and development for ICOR.
• Author articles in major magazines or periodicals that support resiliency.
• Recognized public speaker at forums that support resiliency.

Applicants can earn ICOR credentials or CEU's by: 
• Holding existing credentialing with organizations recognized by ICOR within each
   ICOR University discipline
• Taking professional development courses / workshops and attending conferences
   recognized in ICOR's University


*Credentialing can be earned through educational offerings that are either provided by ICOR or endorsed and recognized by ICOR, but provided by other organizations.

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Certified Organizational Resilience Professional (CORP)
The OR Professional Certification is reserved for applicants who serve in a senior management position within their organization overseeing three or more disciplines as defined in ICOR's University The applicant receiving this credential would be responsible for the resiliency of the division or region for which he is responsible.

Those applying for the Professional Certification who work in the public sector might be responsible for continuity of government and operations or for emergency management and response in a geographic region or a local government level.  Examples of this OR Professional would be mayor or president of a village or town or an emergency manager for a county or region.

In addition, applicants may be in a senior management position in an organization that supports resiliency and provides resiliency services to other organizations as a vendor or consultant.  Applicants will also be considered who serve as an editor for a magazine or for applicants who serve in a leadership role in delivering conferences that support resiliency.

Applicants should meet several of the following qualifying elements:
• Applicants should hold at least a bachelor's degree from a college or university. 
• At least 7 years experience with responsibilities including at least 4 disciplines of
   ICOR University
• Have earned a minimum of 7 CEU's (70 hours) of professional development  credit
   in at least 4 of the disciplines of ICOR University (cumulative - not in each discipline)
• Completed the Essentials of Organizational Resilience Series and passed the written exam
   for each course as well as passing the CORP Written Examination OR Certified in at least
   4 of the disciplines of ICOR University
• Make significant contributions as a thought leader or contributor to ICOR or the
   profession that provides benefits to ICOR membership and associations external to
   ICOR.  This may be in the realm of developing or delivering educational offerings,
   exemplary contributions in the credentialing area, and significant recognized
   contributions in research and development for ICOR.
• Author articles in major magazines or periodicals that support resiliency.
• Speaker at a conference that supports resiliency.

Applicants can earn ICOR credentials or CEU's by: 
• Holding existing credentialing with organizations recognized by ICOR within each
   ICOR University discipline
• Taking professional development courses / workshops and attending conferences
  recognized in ICOR's University

*Credentialing can be earned through educational offerings that are either provided by ICOR or endorsed and recognized by ICOR, but provided by other organizations.



CORP Certification Exam - $250.00
Exam fee included with OR 3000 course registration fee
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Certified Organizational Resilience Manager (CORM)
The OR Manager Certification is reserved for applicants who serve as a leader of a business unit or a manager of a department within their organization overseeing two or more disciplines as defined in ICOR's University. The applicant receiving this credential would be responsible for the resiliency of the business unit or department for which he is responsible. 

These candidates would usually have daily management and operational control for a discipline that supports resiliency.  For example, they may be the risk manager, the security manager, the BC manager, or the data security manager. An OR Manager would report to someone in senior management.

Those applying for the OR Manager Certification who work in the public sector might work within the government structure at a local level and have direct responsibility for continuity of government and operations, reporting to senior management.  At the emergency management level, this applicant might be responsible for emergency management for a local village or town.

In addition, applicants may be in a management position in an organization that supports resiliency and provides resiliency services to other organizations as a vendor or consultant.  Applicants will also be considered who serve on an editorial advisory board or writes a regular column for a magazine or for applicants who support those who serve in a leadership role in delivering conferences that support resiliency.

Applicants should meet several of the following qualifying elements:
• Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree from a college or university or the equivalent. 
• At least 5 years experience in two or more disciplines of ICOR University
• Have earned a minimum of 5 CEU's (50 hours) of professional development credit
   within 2 or more the disciplines of ICOR University. (cumulative - not in each discipline)
• Certified in at least 2 of the disciplines of ICOR University
• Author articles in an internal magazine or periodical that supports resiliency.
• Facilitate educational workshops internal to your organization or at conferences
   that support resiliency.

Applicants can earn ICOR credentials or CEU's by: 
• Holding existing credentialing with organizations recognized by ICOR within each
   ICOR University discipline
• Taking professional development courses / workshops and attending conferences
   recognized in ICOR's University

*Credentialing can be earned through educational offerings that are either provided by ICOR or endorsed and recognized by ICOR, but provided by other organizations.

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Certified Organizational Resilience Specialist (CORS)
The OR Specialist Certification is reserved for applicants who have demonstrated knowledge and work experience in one specific discipline of organizational resilience. 

These candidates would usually support those with management and operational control as defined in ICOR's University. For example, they may be an employee in the risk management department, in data security, the physical security division, or in the training department. 

Those applying for the Specialist Certification who work in the public sector might work within the government structure at a local level and have responsibilities that include continuity of government and operations.  At the emergency management level, this applicant might be responsible for a specific element of emergency management for a local village or town, such as the fire department or public works.

In addition, applicants may be employed by an organization that supports resiliency and provides resiliency services to other organizations as a vendor or consultant. 

Applicants should meet several of the following qualifying elements:
• Applicants should hold a high school diploma or the equivalent. 
• At least 3 years experience in at least one discipline of ICOR University
• Have earned a minimum of 3 CEU's (30 hours) of professional development credit within at least one of the disciplines of ICOR University.
• Certified in at least 1 of the disciplines of ICOR University

Applicants can earn ICOR credentials or CEU's by: 
• Holding existing credentialing with organizations recognized by ICOR within each
   ICOR University discipline
• Taking professional development courses / workshops and attending conferences
   recognized in ICOR's University


*Credentialing can be earned through educational offerings that are either provided by ICOR or endorsed and recognized by ICOR, but provided by other organizations.


CORS in BCM Certification Exam only - $150.00
Exam fee included with BCM 2000 and 4000 course registration fee

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Certified Organizational Resilience Associate (CORA)
The OR Associate Certification is reserved for applicants who are new to the disciplines of organizational resilience and who would like to begin the formal qualification process. Associate applicants are those who do not yet have the appropriate experience for credentialing at the other levels. 

The Associate certification is open to all interested applicants who have completed two or more courses at the introductory levels in two or more of the disciplines of organizational resilience and who are currently employed in a discipline supporting organizational resilience or who are seeking employment in that area.

Applicants should meet several of the following qualifying elements:
• Applicants should hold a high school diploma or the equivalent. 
• Be currently employed in a discipline supporting organizational resilience or be seeking
   employment in that area.
• Have earned a minimum of 2 CEU's (20 hours) of professional development
   credit within two or more the disciplines of organizational resilience.

Applicants can earn ICOR credentials or CEU's by: 
• Holding existing credentialing with organizations recognized by ICOR within each
   ICOR University discipline
• Taking professional development courses / workshops and attending conferences
   recognized in ICOR's University


*Credentialing can be earned through educational offerings that are either provided by ICOR or endorsed and recognized by ICOR, but provided by other organizations.

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Critical Environments Certifications
ICOR’s Critical Environments Education and Certification Program aligns to specific jobs or job areas in the critical environment workplace. Begin with a ‘no cost’ placement exam to determine which course or
certification program best meets your needs.

The ICOR Certification exams can be taken independently from the ICOR Education Programs. The Certification Exams are included in the course fee for instructor led courses. ICOR’s certification exams are practical case study questions involving problem solving. No multiple choice exams! Available using ICOR’s
online exam center within 24 hours of registering.
ICOR offers 5 levels of certifications in the area of critical environments:

  • Critical Environments Technician Associate (CETa)
  • Critical Environments Technician (CET)
  • Critical Environments Manager (CEM)
  • Critical Environments Engineer (CEE)
  • Critical Environments Auditor (CEA)
  • CETaCritical Environments Technician Associate - Essential Knowledge
    2 day course covering content necessary to manage and operate a critical environment to avoid unplanned outages caused by equipment failure and human error. Course audience is those new or those who currently work in critical environments such as data centers, call centers, research &development,
    university research, hospitals, clean rooms, banking trading floors/environments, broadcasting sites, and manufacturing facilities.
     
    CET: Critical Environments Technician
    The purpose of the Technician Series is to provide specific information on a single topic. There are no pre-requisites and classes are on-demand as part of ICOR’s elearning education system. For those interested in taking the full series of courses offered in TIFM 2000 in an instructor-led “live” classroom environment, TIFM 3000 is a 3 day class that includes the CET Certification Exam. Exam can be taken as part of the class or outside of the classroom environment.

    The Critical Environments Technician (CET) Certification Exam may be challenged after completing one or more of the courses in the series. To earn the CET certification, a minimum score of 75% in each of the
    course content areas (2000.1-2000.8) is required. Exam is practicum or practical problem solving question based.
    Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of each online course & accompanying online exam. The certificate awarded designates Critical Environments Technician Associate in Documentation, HVAC, Power Generation, etc.

    Those who have completed the EPI CDCP course may be interested in taking one or more of these courses to build upon current knowledge. Course audience is those responsible for day-to-day operation and maintenance of the critical environment’s physical infrastructure (Electrical/ Mechanical/Fire) systems.
     
    CEMCritical Environments Manager
    The purpose of the Manager Series is to provide specific information on a single topic. There are no pre-requisites and classes are on-demand as part of ICOR’s elearning education system. For those interested in taking the full series of courses offered in TIFM 4000 in an instructor-led “live” classroom environment, TIFM 5000 is a 5 day class that includes the CEM Certification Exam. Exam can be taken as part of the
    class or outside of the classroom environment.

    The Critical Environments Manager (CEM) Certification Exam may be challenged after completing one or more of the courses in the series. To earn the CEM certification, a minimum score of 75% in each of the
    course content areas (4000.1-4000.8) is required. Exam is practicum or practical problem solving question based. Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of each online course and accompanying online exam. The certificate awarded designates Critical Environments Manager Associate in Capacity Planning, Energy Efficiency, etc.

    Those who have completed the EPI CDCS Course may be interested in this course but it is not a pre-requisite. Course audience is those who seek to be or are currently responsible for the strategic oversight of the critical environments operations and maintenance activities with full accountability for ensuring that the critical facilities environments are reliably available 24X7X365.

    CEE: Critical Environments Engineer
    TIFM 6000 is a 3 day class that includes the CEE Certification Exam. To earn the CEE certification, a minimum score of 75% in each of the course content areas (6000.1-6000.8) is required. Exam is practicum or practical problem solving question based. Exam can be taken as part of the class or outside of the classroom environment.

    Those who have completed the EPI CDCS Course may be interested in this course but it is not a pre-requisite. Course audience is those who seek to be or are currently responsible for the operation, and maintenance of all electrical, mechanical, and HVAC equipment within the critical environment with responsibilities for vendor selection and contract negotiations.
     
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    EA: Critical Environments Auditor
    TIFMARM 7000 is a 5 day class with a focus on developing a standards-based critical environment, preparing to be audited in different environmental areas, and learning how to conduct environmental audits and manage risk.

    To earn the CEA certification, a minimum score of 75% in each of the course content areas (7000.1-7000.8) is required. Exam is practicum or practical problem solving question based. Exam can be taken as part of the class or outside of the classroom environment.

    Course audience is for those with a great deal of experience working with all areas of the data center at the technical, managerial, and engineering levels. TIFMARM 7000 teaches how to audit against the different critical environments standards from a risk view. The course is also aligned to ISO 19011, 17022, and 17050 on auditing practices.

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    Certified Organizational Resilience Specialist (CORS) in BCM
    Business Continuity Management Professionals can earn this certification through the completion of a rigorous curriculum that includes an 8 question written examination.   Completion of the entire series earns the participant 7 CEUs or 70 hours of credit. 

    To receive credit for each course in the series requires the successful passing of at least 80% of one essay question.  There will be two possible essay questions to choose from.  Each essay must be at least 900 and no more than 1200 words.

    With ISO 22301 hailed as an important step allowing companies to demonstrate their ability to cope with major threats; as well as provide a management systems approach to business continuity management, this course provides you with what you need to develop a program that complies with these certification standards.  

    To earn this credential, applicants can choose from the following courses:
    BCM Program Development & Management (BCM 2011)  .7 CEUs
    Business Impact Analysis (BCM 2021)  .7 CEUs
    The Risk Assessment (BCM 2022)  .7 CEUs
    BCM Strategy Development (BCM 2023)  .7 CEUs
    Plan Design, Program Structure, & Required Documentation (BCM 2031)  .7 CEUs
    Incident Response, Management, & Communication (BCM 2032)  .7 CEUs
    Business Continuity & Recovery Plans & Procedures (BCM 2033)  .7 CEUs
    The IT Disaster Recovery Plan (BCM 2034)  .7 CEUs
    Awareness, Training, Testing, & Exercising (BCM 2041)  .7 CEUs
    Program Evaluation, Improvement & Audit (BCM 2042)  .7 CEUs

    Certification Process: 
    1. A minimum of 3.5 CEUs in the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Discipline
       (from the 10 courses listed above.) 
    2. A minimum of 2 years of experience
    3. A passing score (80%) on each of the individual course exams
    4. A passing score (80%) on the written certification exam.

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    Crisis Management & Communications Professional (CMCP)
    ICOR is the only organization to offer certification for Crisis Management & Communication Professionals. This professional certification is entitled: The Certified Crisis Management & Communications Professional (CMCP).  

    To earn this credential, applicants can choose from the following courses:

    Crisis Management & Communication Professional (CMC 5000)  3.5 CEUs
    Incident Response, Management & Communications
    (BCM 2032)  .7 CEUs
    Leaders of Resilient Organizations
    (OR 3040)  .7 CEUs
    Crisis Communications Planner (CMC 2050)  1.4 CEUs
    Staying Resilient During a Crisis (OR 3050)  .7 CEUs
    Harnessing the Power of Social Media (CMC 3030)  1.4 CEUs
    Crisis Team Leadership Development (CMC 4030)  2.1 CEUs

    Certification Process: 
    1. A minimum of 3.5 CEUs in the Crisis Management & Communications (CMC) Discipline. 
       Must include at least one of the following courses: 

          • Crisis Communications Planner
          • Crisis Management & Communications Professional
          • Harnessing the Power of Social Media in a Crisis
          • Crisis Team Leadership Development
    2. A minimum of 2 years of experience
    3. A passing score (80%) on the CMCP Online Written Certification Exam.
        The exam is comprised of 8 short answer questions.

    The audience for ICOR's courses in crisis management and communications range from the entry-level beginners responsible for plan writing or interested in being a member of a crisis team, to first responders, and senior leadership responsible for crisis communications and team leadership

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    Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate
    Supply Chain Risk Associate (SCRA)
    The Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate issued by The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (www.theicor.org).

    Successful completion of the Supply Chain Resilience course requirements and passing the exam with an 80% or higher earns students an ANSI Accredited Certificate as a Supply Chain Risk Associate (SCRA).


    Crisis Communications Planner
    An organization in crisis faces many grave threats. Employees can be in physical danger. Buildings can fall. Customers can be lost. But the most serious threat is and always will be the threat to the organization's most important asset - its reputation.  To protect the organization from reputational threats requires careful, thoughtful, detailed planning and a methodology for inculcating a culture of organizational crisis preparedness.  In this two-day seminar, you will learn how to prepare the organization for inevitable threats to reputation, execute the crisis communications plan, then, when the crisis has passed, assess and do what must be done before the next threats occur. 

    Attendees earn an ANSI Accredited certificate as Crisis Communications Planner.


    BCMS Auditor / ISO 22301 Lead Auditor
    Auditing BCM Programs for PS Prep Certification & Lead Auditor Training is the only auditor preparation course that includes preparation of auditing a BCMS against all the PS Prep standards including ISO 22301. Attendees gain a solid understanding of business continuity management programs and practices along with an in-depth study of the appropriate audit requirements defined by standards. Successful completion of the 5 day course and the auditor examination earns participants an ANSI Accredited certificate as a BCMS Auditor / ISO 22301 Lead Auditor.

    BCMM® Assessor
    BCMM® Assessors have the competency to review and audit business continuity program.  Participants who have successfully completed the 2-day training class are trained in the methodology of performing both review and audit level assessments aligned to the 3 PS Prep standards using the Business Continuity Maturity Model®, earn an ANSI Accredited certificate as a BCMM® Assessor.

    *Credentialing can be earned through educational offerings that are either provided by ICOR or endorsed and recognized by ICOR, but provided by other organizations.

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