DORA Certified Compliance Specialist

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Learn how you can comply with DORA by becoming a DCCS – DORA Certified Compliance Specialist. Our on-demand course incorporates online exams and is supported with access to live training sessions.

The clock is ticking, the compliance deadline is Jan 17th 2025

“This is like GDPR on steroids and is the most positive catalyst to improve digital operational resilience in the financial sector ever!” (Paul C Dwyer)

Do you want to avoid potential fines of up to 2% of your entity’s total annual worldwide turnover?

The Digital Operational Resilience Act, or DORA, is a regulatory initiative carried out by the EU to harmonise Information and Communication Technology (ICT) risk requirements across Europe in the financial services industry.

It builds on existing institutional EU requirements that manage information and communication risks and compliments what is being implemented in the UK and other countries as well.

DORA aims to prevent and mitigate cyber threats and ensure that financial entities can withstand, respond to, and recover from all types of ICT related disruptions and threats.

DORA IS IN FORCE FROM JANUARY 16TH 2023. The clock is ticking, the compliance deadline is January 17th 2025


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The course is delivered entirely online. Students are provided with 90 days access to all the training material and exams.

Training material comprises of rich interactive media such as videos, info-graphics and course notes. There are many opportunities for collaborative learning via the discussion forums and you can leverage the portal to connect to other students around the world.

All students also have access to scheduled remote live learning session, with an opportunity to directly liaise with the tutor.

There are 10 modules with 5 online exam in total. The pass score for each exam is 80% and you must obtain an average score of 80% or higher across all activities to be successfully certified. You can re-sit each of the module exams three times if required.



Regular fee: €999
Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet savings: €100
You pay: €899

Candidates will be eligible for part-funded fees provided they are working in private or commercial semi-state organisations registered in the Republic of Ireland.