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Unique modular DORA Lead Auditor training

Certified DORA Lead Auditor Module Training Course

Our unique three-day modular training course is designed for those who have completed our ISO 27001 or ISO 22301 five-day lead auditor courses. This will save time and cost in adding DORA-specific auditing competence to your skill set.

It is designed for risk management and compliance professionals responsible for auditing organisations for compliance with DORA (Digital Operational Resilience Act).

You will get a detailed understanding of how to organise and deliver an audit of a financial services organisation, an ICT third-party service provider or sub-contractor to establish their DORA compliance status.

DORA Foundation is a prerequisite to this course. Save time and money by choosing the Certified DORA Foundation and Lead Auditor Module Combination Training Course.

Accelerate your DORA compliance journey with IT Governance

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Training course outline

This course explores DORA and its financial-sector relevance. It clarifies oversight roles and responsibilities, including reporting, and situates DORA within the broader regulatory framework.

You will assess security, risk and organisational readiness, linking them to competence, awareness and training. The course covers auditing ICT risk and incident management, business continuity and digital resilience. It also examines testing methods, tools and supply chain processes, including ICT third parties, from operational and legal angles.

You will gain practical skills, DORA-specific knowledge and strategies for exam success.

Enrol in our Certified DORA Lead Auditor Module Training Course today to become a trusted information security auditor. Enhance your organisation’s digital operational resilience, obtain DORA compliance early and gain a competitive advantage.

Benefits for individuals

 Expand your knowledge

Our certified DORA training broadens your understanding so you can navigate complex financial regulations with confidence. Build on your existing knowledge and learn to apply your professional skills to integrate DORA into your organisation’s ways of working. 

 Professional development

Advance your career by gaining certification in this new and highly sought-after area. Continue to grow, earning CPD points along the way, by attending our webinars and taking training in related areas. 

 Propel your career

Gain a valuable C-DORA credential that sets you apart in today’s competitive job market. Be an early adopter of professional certification in this new area of cyber security practice and compliance knowledge to establish yourself as a trusted leader in information security. 

 Increase your influence and impact

Our certified DORA training will give you essential knowledge and insights to make informed decisions in your organisation with confidence and due care. Equip yourself to steer activities that will ensure operational resilience and regulatory compliance. 

Benefits for organisations

 Achieve regulatory compliance

DORA training enables key employees to understand and apply DORA efficiently within your organisation. Ongoing compliance relies on having a strong group of DORA-trained staff who can maintain and improve systems and practices.

 Complete support for DORA compliance

Fast-track your organisation to DORA compliance with IT Governance by selecting training courses, using our DORA Toolkit to accelerate implementation, and using books and free resources to educate your employees and supply chain partners.

 Avoid costly penalties

Minimise the risk of regulatory fines and severe reputational damage by ensuring your organisation’s compliance with DORA before the deadline, thereby safeguarding your organisation’s financial stability.

 Gain a competitive advantage

Gain a competitive edge by demonstrating compliance early. Compliance signals that you have robust operational resilience and business agility. Improve your market positioning and maintain the respect of shareholders and analysts.

 Strengthen data governance

DORA-certified staff will be able to enhance your organisation’s data governance practices, ensuring regulatory compliance and improving measures to ensure data integrity.

 Mitigate risks

Eliminate blind spots and fortify against cyber threats to reduce your liabilities and operational risks, and safeguard against disruptions.

Who should attend this course?

  • Managers and professionals in risk management, compliance, audit, ICT and related functions who are responsible for evaluating an organisation’s DORA compliance status.
  • Managers and professionals responsible for preparing an organisation for regular audits and for improving or remediating systems and processes to ensure compliance.
  • People working for ICT third-party service providers that supply technology services to financial institutions operating in the EU.
  • People committed to their continuing professional development with an interest in cyber security best practice.

Why instructor-led?

  • Focused learning: Concentrated instruction will get you from student to practitioner quickly.
  • Real-world relatable: Our qualified instructors are also expert practitioners who share their experiences to bring learning to life.
  • Peer support: Take the journey with peers and build a network of DORA practitioners.
  • In-the-moment insights: During live training, you can get questions answered on the spot, in context, helping you progress with confidence.
  • Perform at your best: Many people learn best in live environments, guided by professionals.

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 Renowned experts

We are the recognised global leader in the fields that we train in. IT Governance led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project and introduced the world’s first certified GDPR training. Since then, more than 30,000 professionals have trained with us.

 Insider insights

We keep you up to date with breaking news and developments in ISO standards, regulations, best practice and cyber threats, giving you the ‘first to know’ advantage and time to prepare your organisation.

 Structured career pathways

We help you navigate a wide range of qualifications to build a career. Through accessible and affordable training and events, you can earn CPD points to empower your professional journey, maintain your qualifications and improve your business impact.

 Engaging experiences

Our courses and learning materials are built and delivered by subject-matter experts and innovative instructional design specialists with years of practical, hands-on experience.

 More ways to learn

We offer the widest range of learning formats per course than any other training provider, including instructor-led courses, self-paced online training and bespoke courses for organisations. We also offer a unique blended learning method, designed for the digital age, which combines Live Online, self-paced and expert tuition.

 Learn to earn

Pay by credit card online or by invoice. If you are personally investing in your career, you can spread the cost with our finance options. Fantastic discounts on books and courses are available for training graduates and corporate partners.

 ISO 17024-accredited qualifications

IT Governance delivers a unique and unrivalled portfolio of training courses and examinations leading to ISO 17024-accredited qualifications awarded by IBITGQ, BCS, ISACA®, EC-Council, PeopleCert and Microsoft.

 Outstanding quality

Learn better and faster with exceptional course content. Our course material includes extra learning aids, and interactive and practical exercises to help you before, during and after the training so you can put theory into practice with ease.

 Pass first time or train again for free

More than 30,000 people have passed exams with our training. Pass first time or train again for free.*

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Course details

What does this training course cover?

The governance, risk and compliance framework

  • Roles and responsibilities of key actors within the oversight structure.
  • Security standards.
  • Gauging an organisation’s risk appetite.
  • Evaluating staff competence, awareness and training plans.
  • Managing third-party ICT risk.

Evaluating the effectiveness of ICT risk management frameworks

  • The overlap between enterprise, operational and ICT risk management frameworks.
  • How risk management frameworks and business objectives are linked.
  • Assessment processes.
  • How to select and deploy control mechanisms.
  • Monitoring, evaluating and improving control mechanisms.

Evaluating the effectiveness of ICT incident management frameworks

  • Detection and response processes.
  • Resilience strategies and business continuity plans.

Principles and practice of digital operational resilience

  • Ways to perform resilience testing.
  • Key competencies required for testing methodologies.

Managing third-party risk 

  • Identifying and measuring risk.
  • Contractual processes.

Information-sharing processes

  • Mandatory and voluntary information sharing about cyber threats.
  • Processes and procedures.

Exam preparation 

  • Overview of the C-DORA LA exam.
  • Sample questions and exam practice.
  • Exam tips and strategies. 

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • A certificate of attendance.
  • The C-DORA LA exam.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a laptop for the duration of your course and exam.

Full details on how to access the exam will be provided by email 1–2 days before sitting the exam.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Yes. You need to have taken the one-day Certified DORA Foundation Training Course and passed the C-DORA F exam as well as either:

If you are not C-DORA F certified, you can reduce costs by purchasing the Certified DORA Foundation and Lead Auditor Module Combination Training Course.

If you have not completed either of our ISO 27001 or ISO 22301 lead auditor courses, the most cost-effective way to achieve the qualifications is through the Certified DORA Foundation and Lead Auditor Combination Training Course.

We recommend reading DORA – A Guide to the Digital Operational Resilience Act before attending this course.

Course duration and times

Live Online CET/CEST

  • Day 1: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Day 2: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Day 3: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Live Online EET/EEST

  • Day 1: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Day 2: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Day 3: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Is there any pre-reading?

We recommend purchasing and reading DORA – A Guide to the EU Digital Operational Resilience Act..

Exams and qualifications

Certified Digital Operational Resilience Act Lead Auditor (C-DORA LA) exam

Candidates take the Certified Digital Operational Resilience Act Lead Auditor (C-DORA LA) exam set by IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) at the end of the course. There is no extra charge for this exam.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 75%

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

Certified Digital Operational Resilience Act Lead Auditor (C-DORA LA).


This course holds accreditation from IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications), a renowned authority in personnel certification within the field of IT governance.

As a premier personnel certification body, IBITGQ specialises in certifying individuals who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in IT governance practices.

IBITGQ maintains accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard, a globally recognised benchmark for conformity assessment. Accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) further underscores the course's commitment to meeting stringent certification requirements.

ISO 17024 certification is esteemed within the industry and universally acknowledged by employers worldwide. By aligning with this standard, our course ensures that your qualifications are not only recognised but also highly valued by employers across diverse sectors.

Upon successful completion of the course, you have the opportunity to validate your professional expertise by registering your qualification on the esteemed IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register. This platform serves as a testament to your commitment to excellence in IT governance, setting you apart as a distinguished professional in the field.

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

  • Provisional exam results will be available immediately after completing the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Results notifications and certificates are emailed directly to candidates by the relevant exam board; please note that hard-copy exam certificates are not issued.

Do I need proof of identity to take the exam?

Candidates must have a form of photographic ID as the invigilator my request to check it before the exam.

Can exams be retaken?

Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt, you can retake the exam for an additional fee.

You can email us to schedule the retest or purchase directly here.

Ways to learn

Learn your way with our flexible delivery methods

We want you to learn, qualify and progress, and we are committed to providing learning options for a wide range of scenarios, including deadline-driven, career-orientated, company-wide or interest-led learning.

Instructor-led public courses

Structured learning, with clear direction and guidance from expert practitioners:

  • Focused learning
  • Delivered by expert practitioners
  • Peer support
  • In-the-moment insights

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Self-paced online learning

Learn and absorb material in a way that works for you:

  • Study at your own pace
  • Cost-effective
  • Bite-sized learning
  • Fits around you

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Unique blended learning courses

The most effective learning method for professionals:

  • Work around lifestyle challenges
  • A more manageable programme
  • Tailored, mastery-based learning
  • Better learning outcomes

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In-house and corporate training

Learning as a team and building a culture of awareness:

  • Unique to you
  • Peace of mind
  • Improve teamwork
  • Maximise your budget

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