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Certified Data Protection Officer

Why You Should Take Certified Data Protection Officer Training

  • Gain an in-depth oversight of GDPR Compliance requirements
  • Gain insight into the structuring of a Data Protection office
  • Provide expert advice on individual Business requirements through context analysis
  • Provide Assurance in business operations.
  • Act as a Data Protection Officer.

Who Should Train

  • Managers or consultants seeking to prepare and support an organization in planning, implementing, and maintaining a compliance program based on the GDPR
  • DPOs and individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with the GDPR requirements
  • Members of information security, incident management, and business continuity teams
  • Technical and compliance experts seeking to prepare for a data protection officer role
  • Expert advisors involved in the security of personal data
  • Data protection professionals who wish to become the designated Data Protection Officer for an enterprise, advising on Compliance with GDPR and European national compliance frameworks, and the structure of a controls environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the concepts of the GDPR and interpret its requirements
  • Understand the content and the correlation between the General Data Protection Regulation and other regulatory frameworks and applicable standards, such as ISO/IEC 27701 and ISO/IEC 29134
  • Acquire the competence to perform the role and daily tasks of the data protection officer in an organization
  • Develop the ability to inform, advise, and monitor compliance with the GDPR and cooperate with the supervisory authority

Course Overview

  • Domain 1—The Business Case for Data Protection
  • Domain 2—Domain 2 Data Governance
  • Domain 3—Information Risk Management
  • Domain 4—Information Privacy Programme Development and Management
  • Domain 5—Information Privacy Incident Management

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to the GDPR concepts and principles
  • Day 2: Designation of the DPO and analysis of the GDPR compliance program
  • Day 3: DPO operations
  • Day 4: Monitoring and continual improvement of GDPR compliance


All candidates at official training courses will be offered the opportunity to sit the associated exam. For CDPO, this constitutes a 125 question exam which should be completed within 165 minutes. A passing score is achieved at 70%. Exams are hosted remotely through our relationship with Pearsonvue. Self-study candidates can purchase an exam voucher from our Store.


None, but candidates would benefit from firstly completing a course at Foundation level as a minimum

Certification Process

  • Achieving a passing score in the CDPO examination
  • Adherence to the Code of Professional Ethics
  • AAdherence to the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Program
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