Business Resiliency Professionals Association

PARTNERING WITH CHICAGOLAND CONTINUITY PROFESSIONALS FOR OVER 30 YEARS!

Membership Options and Benefits


Sponsor Membership 

Covers your ENTIRE Company so you can send one or more employees to any BRPA function. Sponsor membership does not entitle members to free entry to events that require additional payment (e.g. Holiday Luncheon). Each member also gets one vote related to all major organization decisions (e.g. Officers, Changes in bylaws, etc.). Benefits associated with Sponsor membership include publicity (company listed on BRPA website) and the ability to offer discounts to BRPA members. Companies that engage in selling products or services to practitioners are considered sponsor members. The people that attend BRPA events do not need to be the same at each event.

Benefits Include:

  • Promotion on the BRPA website and in other BRPA communications
  • Opportunities to sponsor events and present to members
  • Periodic access to discounted event sponsorship opportunities
  • Web & social networking (LinkedIn) promotions
  • Participation in events that are specific to BRPA sponsors
  • Listing in the sponsor directory that includes a short description of your company products and services.
  • Ability to offer discounts and event passes to BRPA members

Cost: $250

Period: Annual membership is January 1 to December 31st. Sponsor membership dues can be paid online through the website or by check. Pro-rated membership is available to NEW member applicants joining later in the year.

Company Membership: 

Covers your ENTIRE Company so you can send one or more employees to any BRPA function. This includes meetings and training sessions. Membership does not entitle members to free entry to events that require additional payment (e.g. Holiday Luncheon) and does not allow the member to utilize the vendor table.  Each member also gets one vote related to all major organization decisions (e.g. Officers, Changes in bylaws, etc.). Memberships are geared towards organizations that have many employees who are interested in attending BRPA meetings and functions. BRPA is mostly composed of members who are Business Continuity Professionals but the association is open to anyone who has an interest in learning more about business continuity and how it can impact their work site, community or personal lives. The people that attend BRPA events do not need to be the same at each event. 

Cost: $150

Period: Annual membership is January 1 to December 31st. Membership dues can be paid online through the website or by check. Pro-rated membership is available to NEW member applicants joining later in the year.

Individual Membership: 

Individual practitioners may apply for Individual Membership. Individuals may work as independent contractors, be selfemployed, or be employed by a corporation. A member is defined as any individual that has paid their annual dues at the individual level. All applications for Individual Membership are subject to review and approval by the President or Membership Director. Individual membership covers only one individual and is non-transferable. Membership permits the indiviual to attend all meetings and training sessions. Membership does not entitle members to free entry to events that require additional payment (e.g. Holiday Luncheon) and does not allow the member to utilize the vendor table.  Each member also gets one vote related to all major organization decisions (e.g. Officers, Changes in bylaws, etc.). BRPA is mostly composed of members who are Business Continuity Professionals but the association is open to anyone who has an interest in learning more about business continuity and how it can impact their work site, community or personal lives.

Cost: $100

Period: Annual membership is January 1 to December 31st. Membership dues can be paid online through the website or by check. Pro-rated membership is available to NEW member applicants joining later in the year.

Student Membership: 

Full-time students that are actively pursuing degrees or careers that align with the BRPA purpose specified in Article III of the bylaws may request student membership. Student membership is only available while the individual is actively working as a full-time student toward the completion of a degree. The Membership Director may request proof of enrollment at the time of application and during each subsequent renewal cycle. Student members should register using an email address issued by the college or university which the student attends. Student members are required to validate their membership information annually, including proof of continued full-time student enrollment. Student members are not entitled to voting privileges. Student members are not eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.

Cost: $25

Period: Annual membership is January 1 to December 31st. Membership dues can be paid online through the website or by check. Pro-rated membership is available to NEW member applicants joining later in the year.

Government Agency Membership 

Any officially and legally recognized agency of a local, state or federal unit of government is eligible to request government agency membership. Government agency membership is only available to local, state, and federal entities of the United States Government. Government agency members are not entitled to voting privileges. Government agency members are not eligible to serve on the Board of Directors. Additional restirctions apply as defined in the BRPA bylaws.

Cost: $0

Period: Indefinite

Collaborative Partner Membership 

Collaborative partnerships are agreements and actions made by consenting organizations to share resources to accomplish a mutual goal. In that spirit, the BRPA Board, at its sole discretion, may enter and exit partnership agreements with other organizations in the spirit of mutual benefit to each organization’s members. Upon entering into such agreements, the BRPA Board may grant an organization Collaborative Partner Membership. Collaborative partner members are not entitled to voting privileges. Collaborative partner members are not eligible to serve on the Board of Directors. Additional restirctions apply as defined in the BRPA bylaws.

Cost: $0

Period: Indefinite

Membership Benefits

  • Access to "Members Only" information, including speaker presentations, membership directory, and area for job listings
  • Networking opportunities with a community of peers and industry leaders
  • Educational programs for interested members of your organization
  • Access to presentations and workshop materials from past meetings
  • Notification of upcoming programs of interest in the field of Business Continuity Planning
  • A voice in the future direction of the Association through voting privileges for BRPA officers and board
  • Educational credits for DRI, BCI & PMI certifications - PDUs can be earned by DRI toward certification maintenance by being a member of BRPA. Also, attendance at events count as PDUs!
  • Guest passes to exceptional educational and networking opportunities and events
  • Free passes to local Camp IT conferences (pending qualifications)
  • Discounts to conferences and courses from BRPA collaborative partners including DRI, BCI, DRJ, CAMPT IT and others
  • Opportunity to purchase conference passes at significant discounts

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