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 3 disciplines of
• 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)
• 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.