Develop the competencies and knowledge necessary to lead all the processes to comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in an organization
As data protection is becoming more and more valuable, the need for organizations to protect these data is also constantly increasing. Besides violating the fundamental rights and freedoms of persons, not complying with the data protection regulations can lead to risky situations that could harm an organization’s credibility, reputation, and financial status. This is where your skills as a data protection officers come to place.
The PECB Certified Data Protection Officer training course will help you acquire the knowledge and skills to serve as a Data Protection Officer (DPO) so as to help organizations ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.
Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master the role of the DPO and become competent to inform, advise, and monitor compliance with the GDPR and cooperate with the supervisory authority.
After attending the training course, you can sit for the exam, and if you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” credential. The internationally recognized “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” certificate will prove that you have the professional capabilities and practical knowledge to advise the controller and the processor on how to meet their obligations regarding the GDPR compliance.
Designation of the DPO and analysis of the GDPR compliance program
Designation of the DPO
Analysis of the GDPR compliance program
Relationship with the top management
Data protection policy
Register of processing activities
Risk management process
Data protection impact assessment
Evaluation of the data protection controls
Data protection and technology
Awareness, training, and communication
Monitoring and continual improvement of GDPR compliance
Incident management and personal data breaches
Monitoring and measuring compliance
Data protection internal audit
Treatment of nonconformities
Closing the training course
Who should attend?
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
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
The “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” exam complies with the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP) requirements.
The exam covers the following competency domains:
Data protection concepts, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and compliance measures
Roles and responsibilities of accountable parties for the GDPR compliance
Technical and organizational measures for data protection
Duration: 3 hours
After successfully passing 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. Certification fees are included in the exam price.
PECB Provisional Data Protection Officer
PECB Certified Data Protection Officer exam or equivalen
Data Protection experience
Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified Data Protection Officer
PECB Certified Data Protection Officer exam or equivalent
Five years: Two years of work experience in Data Protection
Data Protection experience
Data Protection activities: a total of 300 hours
Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
What do you get?
certificate of participation
meetings with experts
best practices / experiences
innovative forms of classes
Certification and examination fees are included in the price of the training course
You will be provided with the training course material containing over 450 pages of explanatory information, examples, best practices, exercises, and quizzes
An Attestation of Course Completion worth 35 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to all candidates who have attended the training course
In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free
Minimum number of people: stationary training and online training with a trainer - 5
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