When looking at the different BCP and DR certifications, you may be wondering one simple question: is there any value in getting an expensive certification? That along with the cost of books, examination, training course, and maintenance fees could amount into thousands of dollars. Learn about the potential benefits of getting certified below.
The key to getting certified in Business Continuity is being respected by your piers
How many times have you tried to “sell” an idea to your management and colleagues without getting any respect? The key here is to ensure that you are a credible source. Once you obtain a core BCP certification, you are automatically becoming that subject matter expert (SME) that your company should rely on in BC/DR fieldwork. You are no longer providing your own opinion, rather a subject matter expertise on the subject which is backed by your coursework and study materials.
Get a job offer quicker
Since you are about to get certified (or already certified), you should be considered as a better candidate for the job. If you are the hiring manager, and you have just obtained 20 applications for the job, would you give your preference to the certified candidate? Your certification would show to your potential employer that you’ve gone above and beyond in mastering the field that you are applying for a job in. Specific to business continuity, the more certifications you have, the better chance of getting that job offer you would have.
Get paid more
Now, when it comes to salaries, certified candidates earn on average 15-20% more than their peers that do not have the BC/DR certifications. Furthermore, certified candidates occupy mostly management roles. Your $1,000 invested in CBCP certification would pay itself off within less than 1 month.
Which certifications should you get?
Here’s a list of some of the leading BC/DR Certifications:
CBCP from DRII
MBCI from BCI
CORM from ICOR