DORA Lead Manager

The PECB Certified DORA Lead Manager training course equips you with the necessary skills to lead and oversee the implementation of digital operational resilience strategies within financial entities to help them ensure compliance with European Union’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA). 

Why should you attend?

As DORA will come into force on January 17, 2025, there’s never been a more crucial time to grasp its implications and requirements thoroughly. Attending the PECB Certified DORA Lead Manager training course offers a unique opportunity to engage with industry experts and peers, fostering valuable discussions and insights into best practices for digital operational resilience. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, you will gain real-world perspectives on implementing effective strategies to mitigate ICT risks and enhance digital operational resilience in financial institutions. 

Additionally, attending this course demonstrates your commitment to professional development and positions you as a competent leader in the evolving landscape of digital operational resilience. Upon successfully completing the training course and exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified DORA Lead Manager” credential. 

Who should attend?

  • Financial institutions executives and decision-makers
  • Compliance officers and risk managers
  • IT professionals
  • Legal and regulatory affairs personnel
  • Consultants and advisors specializing in financial regulation and cybersecurity

Course agenda

DAY 1 | Introduction to the concepts and requirements of DORA

DAY 2 | ICT-related risk and incident management

DAY 3 | ICT third-party risk management and information sharing

DAY 4 | Review and continual improvement

DAY 5 | Certification exam

Training material

The participant will receive training materials containing more than 450 pages of information and practical examples in electronic form via the KATE application. As part of the full-time course, the participant will also receive training materials in printed form.


The “PECB Certified DORA Lead Manager” exam meets the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP) requirements, and it covers the following competency domains:

  • DOMAIN 1 | Fundamental concepts of ICT risk management and digital operational resilience
  • DOMAIN 2 | Preparing and planning for DORA project implementation 
  • DOMAIN 3 | ICT risk and ICT-related incident management
  • DOMAIN 4 | Digital operational resilience testing and ICT third-party risk management
  • DOMAIN 5 | Review and continual improvement

The exam takes the form of a test consisting of 80 multiple-choice questions. It is an open-book exam, where candidates are allowed to use the following reference materials: training course materials, any personal notes taken during the training course, a hard copy dictionary, a hard copy of a standard. The exam lasts 3 hours and can be taken online or in paper form. If you do not pass the exam, you can repeat the exam for free within 12 months.

For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the PECB Examination Rules and Policies.


The price includes participation in the course, electronic training materials, exam and PECB certification fees. In addition, the price of the full-time course includes a printed copy of the training material, lunch on the training days and refreshments.


After successfully passing the exam, you can apply for one of the credentials shown below. You will receive the certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

The requirements for certifications are as follows:

Information about the course

Course Duration: 5 days
Exam:  Yes
Exam Duration:  3 hrs
Retake Exam:  Free

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CredentialExamProfessional experienceProject experience
PECB Certified DORA Provisional ManagerPECB Certified DORA Lead Manager exam or equivalentNoneNone
PECB Certified DORA ManagerPECB Certified DORA Lead Manager exam or equivalentTwo years: One year of work experience in ICT risk managementProject activities: a total of 200 hours
PECB Certified DORA Lead ManagerPECB Certified DORA Lead Manager exam or equivalentFive years: Two years of work experience in ICT risk managementProject activities: a total of 300 hours
PECB Certified DORA Senior Lead ManagerPECB Certified DORA Lead Manager exam or equivalentTen years: Seven years of work experience in ICT risk managementProject activities: a total of 1,000 hours

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