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
• 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.