GDPR – Certified Data Protection Officer

GDPR - Certified Data Protection Officer (PECB)

Learn how to perform the role of data protection officer in an organization's general GDPR compliance initiatives.

Brief Course Description

This course teaches you how to navigate GDPR, how to educate the organization, how to roll out initiatives to the entire organization in order to attain GDPR compliance. One of our PECB certified instructors will present the course live over five days in a classroom setting. You may opt to participate remotely. The certification exam is given on day five of the course. Once you pass the exam, you will have two credential options to apply for depending on your career experience. PECB will verify your application and send the appropriate credential out at the end of the process


Why should I take this course?

GDPR compliance is a requirement for every organization in the EU sphere of influence. This certification will multiply your employment options.


How does it work?

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GDPR – Certified Data Protection Officer (PECB)

How will you benefit from this course?

You will learn how to serve as a Data Protection Officer (DPO). EU countries are all subject to GDPR requirements, so no matter if you work outside of the EU, GDPR knowledge is essential in understanding how to do business that requires your company to obtain and manage personal data.

Using the practical exercises in this course, you will be able to master the DPO role, and to become competent to inform, advise, and monitor compliance with GDPR requirements.

Once you finish the course, you will be prepared to take the exam. Once you pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” credential, and help your management comply with all the GDPR requirements.

Are you one of these?

  • A manager or consultant looking to assist an organization in planning, implementing, and maintaining a compliance program for GDPR
  • A DPO responsible for maintaining conformance with the GDPR requirements
  • A member of information security, incident management, and/or business continuity teams
  • In-house expert looking to prepare for a DPO role
  • An expert advisor involved in personal data security


  • Understand and interpret requirements of the GDPR
  • Recognize the correlation between the GDPR and other applicable standards, such as ISO/IEC 27701 and ISO/IEC 29134
  • Develop needed competence to perform the DPO role
  • Develop the ability to cooperate with supervisory authority, and to inform, advise, and monitor GDPR compliance

Educational approach

  • Both theory and best practices are used in teaching how to fulfill the role of the DPO.
  • Lectures use practical exercises from a case study which includes role-play and discussion.
  • Participants are required to engage with other members of the class in discussions and exercises.
  • Practice exercises and quizzes prepare you for the certification exam.


Participants attending this training course are required to have a fundamental understanding of the GDPR and comprehensive knowledge of data protection requirements.

GDPR Certified Data Protection Officer (PECB)

Daily Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to the GDPR concepts and principles

Day 2: Assigning a DPO and analysis of the GDPR compliance program

Day 3: DPO role and responsibilities

Day 4: Monitoring and continuous improvement of GDPR compliance

Day 5: Certification exam

GDPR Certified Data Protection Officer (PECB)


The exam covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Data protection concepts, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and compliance initiatives
  • Domain 2: Roles and responsibilities of accountable parties for GDPR compliance
  • Domain 3: Technical and organizational initiatives for data protection

If you fail the exam, you can retake the exam within 12 months of taking the initial exam for free. the retake rules only apply to those who have attended the training course.

For more detailed information about the PECB examination process, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.

GDPR Certified Data Protection Officer (PECB)


Once you pass the exam, you can apply for a credential appropriate to your career experience. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. Certification fees are included in the exam price.

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

GDPR Certified Data Protection Officer (PECB)

General Information

  • You will receive over 450 pages of explanatory information and practical examples.
  • An Attendance Record worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to you after you attend the course.

GDPR – Certified Data Protection Officer (PECB)

Learn how to perform the role of data protection officer in an organization’s general GDPR compliance initiatives.


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