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 be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to assist organizations in applying data protection laws and regulations.


  • Project managers or consultants seeking to prepare and support an organization in planning, implementing, and maintaining a compliance program based on the GDPR
  • 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 involved in security of personal data
  • Technical experts and compliance experts seeking to prepare for a Data Protection Officer role

Delivery and duration

  • Week days: 5 consecutive days (traditional), including the Certification exam on the morning of the last day
  • In-house: 5 days. Your team, 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


  • Acquire a thorough understanding of the basic concepts and components of the Data Protection Regulation
  • Understand the goal, content of and the correlation between the General Data Protection Regulation and other regulatory frameworks
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques for the effective protection of data
  • Interpret the data protection requirements in the specific context of an organization
  • Develop the expertise to support an organization to plan, implement, manage, monitor and maintain ongoing compliance to the GDPR

General Information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training 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: Introduction to the GDPR and initiation of GDPR Compliance

  • Course objectives and structure
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Fundamental principles of the GDPR
  • Initiating GDPR implementation
  • Understanding the organization and clarifying the Data Protection objectives
  • Analysis of the existing system

Day 2: Plan the implementation of the GDPR

  • Leadership and approval of a GDPR Compliance Project
  • Data protection policy
  • Definition of the organizational structure of data protection
  • Data classification
  • Risk assessment under the GDPR

Day 3: Deploying the GDPR

  • Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)
  • Design of security controls and drafting of specific policies and procedures
  • Implementation of controls
  • Definition of the document management process
  • Communication plan

Day 4: Monitoring and continuous improvement of GDPR compliance

  • Training and awareness plan
  • Operations management
  • Incident management
  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
  • Internal audit
  • Data breaches and corrective actions
  • Continual improvement
  • Competence, evaluation and closing the training

Day 5: Certification Exam

  • Duration: 3 hours

Examination and Certification

The "PECB Certified Data Protection Officer" exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

  • Domain 1: Data Protection Concepts and Rights of the Data Subject
  • Domain 2: Data controllers, processors and the DPO
  • Domain 3: Data Protection Impact Assessment and Privacy Impact Assessment
  • Domain 4: Data Protection Measures and Approaches
  • Domain 5: Remedies, Liabilities and Penalties
  • Domain 6: Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties

For more information about the exam, refer to PECB Exam Preparation Guide

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 PECB section on Certified Data Protection Officer.

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Europe Self-Training Europe Self-Training Europe English 2014-08-01 to 2019-12-31 N/A 947.00 EUR add to cart
Europe United Kingdom Self-Training UK English 2014-08-01 to 2019-12-31 N/A 797.00 GBP add to cart
Americas United States Self-Training US English 2014-08-01 to 2019-12-31 N/A 1,097.00 USD add to cart
Americas Canada Self-Training CA English 2014-08-01 to 2019-12-31 N/A 1,297.00 CAD add to cart
Caribbean Self-Training Caribbean Self-Training Caribbean English 2014-08-01 to 2019-12-31 N/A 897.00 USD add to cart
Africa Self-Training Africa Self-Training Africa English 2018-08-20 to 2019-12-31 N/A 897.00 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
Europe United Kingdom London English 2018-10-15 to 2018-10-19 Ian Francis 2,200.00 GBP add to cart
Europe Italy Rome English 2018-10-22 to 2018-10-26 Cecilia Soares 2,850.00 EUR add to cart
Europe Netherlands Amsterdam English 2018-10-29 to 2018-11-02 Ian Francis 2,850.00 EUR 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
Europe United Kingdom Edinburgh English 2018-11-05 to 2018-11-09 Ian Francis 2,200.00 GBP add to cart
Europe Belgium Brussels English 2018-11-26 to 2018-11-30 Ian Francis 2,850.00 EUR 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
Europe Cyprus Nicosia English 2018-12-03 to 2018-12-07 Adrian Ioannou 2,850.00 EUR add to cart
Europe Portugal Lisbon English 2018-12-10 to 2018-12-14 Cecilia Soares 2,850.00 EUR add to cart