Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO)

Obtain all the competences and knowledge necessary to lead all the processes for implementing and complying with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in an organization.

Course Description

The Certified Data Protection Officer training course enables you to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to effectively implement and manage a compliance framework with regard to the protection of personal data.

After mastering all the necessary concepts of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you can sit for the exam and apply for a ''PECB Certified Data Protection Officer'' credential. By holding a PECB Certified Data Protection Officer Certificate, you will demonstrate that you thoroughly understand the gap between the General Data Protection Regulation and the current organizational processes including: privacy policies, procedures, working instructions, consent forms, data protection impact assessments, in order to associate organizations in the adoption process to the new regulation.


  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of the new
    procedures and adoption of the new requisites presented in the GDPR, which will come into force and effect by the 25th May 2018
  • DPO and Senior Managers responsible for the personal data protection of an enterprise and the management of its risks
  • Members of an information security, incident management and business continuity team
  • Expert advisors in security of personal data
  • Technical experts and compliance experts wanting to prepare for a Data Protection Officer job

Delivery and duration

  • In-house: 5 days. Your location, your date ! Contact us to organize your in-house training
  • Self-Training: Learn at your own speed and on your own schedule. Click here for details


  • Understand the history of personal data protection in Europe
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and approaches required for the effective alignment with the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Understand the new requirements that the General Data Protection Regulation brings for EU organizations and non-EU organizations and when it is necessary to implement them
  • Acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in assessing the implementation of these new requirements
  • Learn how to manage a team implementing the GDPR
  • Gain the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations how to manage personal data
  • Acquire the expertise for analysis and decision making in the context of personal data protection

General Information

  • Certification fees are included on the exam price
  • Training material containing over 400 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake it for free under certain conditions

Course Agenda

Day 1: GDPR Essentials

  • Course objective and structure
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Data Protection Overview
  • Key Concepts
  • Gap Analysis
  • Scope and Goals
  • Risk Assessment under the GDPR

Day 2: Determine Readiness

  • Challenges and issues
  • Preparing for the GDPR
  • h Right's to the data subject
  • Roles of controllers and processors
  • Data protection Officer
  • Data Protection Officer and processing activities

Day 3: Day 3 Implementation & Compliance

  • Data Mapping Plan
  • GDPR Requirements for Data Protection Impact
  • Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)
  • Information Security Approaches
  • Business Continuity

Day 4: Day 4 Remaining Compliant

  • Incident Management
  • Remedies, Liabilities and Penalties
  • Data Protection Authorities
  • Personal Data Transfer to Third Parties
  • Codes of conduct and certification
  • closing the training

Day 5: Certification Exam

  • Duration: 3 hours

Examination and Certification

After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below.

You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

For more information about Data Protection Officer Certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

Our next training activities

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Region Country City Language DateTrainerPrice Registration
Americas United States Seattle, WA English 2018-06-11 to 2018-06-15 Devesh Pandit 2,850.00 USD add to cart
Europe Greece Athens English 2018-06-11 to 2018-06-15 Adrian Ioannou 2,150.00 EUR add to cart
Americas Canada Vancouver, BC English 2018-06-18 to 2018-06-22 Devesh Pandit 2,850.00 CAD add to cart
Europe Netherlands Maastricht English 2018-06-18 to 2018-06-22 Cecilia Soares 2,850.00 EUR add to cart
Americas United States New York, NY English 2018-06-25 to 2018-06-29 Ian Francis 2,850.00 USD add to cart
Americas Canada Montreal, QC English 2018-08-13 to 2018-08-17 Devesh Pandit 2,850.00 CAD add to cart
Americas United States San Francisco, CA English 2018-08-27 to 2018-08-31 Devesh Pandit 2,850.00 USD add to cart
Americas United States Dallas, TX English 2018-09-24 to 2018-09-28 Devesh Pandit 2,850.00 USD add to cart
Americas Canada Toronto, ON English 2018-10-15 to 2018-10-19 Devesh Pandit 2,850.00 CAD add to cart
Americas United States New York, NY English 2018-11-05 to 2018-11-09 Devesh Pandit 2,850.00 USD add to cart
Americas United States Chicago, IL English 2018-12-03 to 2018-12-07 Devesh Pandit 2,850.00 USD add to cart