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Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Training Course

Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Training Course

SKU: 5004
  • Learn how to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) role as defined by the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Includes practical exercises to learn how to conduct DPIAs (data protection impact assessments) and fulfil DSARs (data subject access requests)
  • Four-day certificated training course.
  • Passing the included exam leads to the ISO 17024-Certificated C-DPO Provisional Level qualifications.
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The C-DPO training course outline

The GDPR introduced significant new responsibilities for all organisations that process personal data. It extends the data rights of individuals (data subjects) so that they have better control over how their personal data is processed, and requires data controllers and processors to implement and maintain “appropriate technical and organisational measures” to protect personal data.

Organisations face fines of up to €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover for breaches.

Some organisations must appoint a DPO (data protection officer) to oversee their organisation’s data protection activities. Moreover, many others voluntarily appoint someone to the role.

This four-day training course gives attendees the knowledge and operational skills to act as a DPO in the EU and ensure that GDPR compliance is achieved and maintained effectively.

 COVID-19: remote delivery options

We would like to reassure our clients that all training and consultancy services will go ahead as scheduled during the current COVID-19 situation. As a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, we are adjusting our delivery methods to allow us to provide consultancy services, penetration tests and training remotely where necessary. Please also refer to our COVID-19 policy.

The benefits of the C-DPO training course

Throughout this course, an experienced privacy consultant will provide you with a comprehensive explanation of the DPO role and its relationship to the rest of the organisation. Attendees will use practical exercises to learn how to conduct DPIAs (data protection impact assessments), fulfil DSARs (data subject access requests) and ensure they can help their organisations meet their other GDPR obligations.

Who should attend this course?

Staff who have been appointed a DPO and need further training to fulfil their, or individuals who would like to become a DPO.

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • Our experienced, knowledgeable trainers have extensive experience and can answer questions with real-life examples.
  • We introduced the world’s first certified GDPR training courses and the only ones that are ISO 17024-certificated. 
  • We are Europe’s premier GDPR training provider. 
  • We offer more GDPR training dates and locations that anyone else.
  • We have trained more than 8,000 professionals on the GDPR. 
  • Our DPO services team created the course based on their practical knowledge of the DPO role in real organisations.


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Course details

What does the C-DPO training course cover?

The course will cover:

  • The legal background of the GDPR and how it relates to freedom of information legislation, the Law Enforcement Directive and relevant EU member state laws.
  • The GDPR’s requirements for appointing a DPO, the DPO’s position and tasks, and the requirements for data controllers and processors. 
  • How to inform and advise data controllers and processors of their GDPR obligations. 
  • Essential skills to help DPOs inform and advise. 
  • How to monitor compliance with the GDPR.
  • Liaising with data subjects and supervisory authorities.
  • The DPO’s role in awareness-raising and staff training. 
  • All aspects of data processing. 
  • The purpose of data inventories, data flow mapping and the processing records required by Article 30. 
  • DSARs (data subject access requests) and the DPO’s role in facilitating them.
  • The DPO’s role in incident management and response, and in data breach reporting. 
  • When and how to carry out a DPIA (data protection impact assessment).
  • Cross-border data processing requirements, particularly in relation to Cloud service providers. 

What’s included in this course?

Course materials, lunch and the exam are all included in this course.

What equipment should I bring?

You will be sent the course materials before the course, so please bring them with you, as well as a pop-up enabled laptop or tablet on which to sit the exam. 

Course duration and times

Day 1: 09.30 – 17.00
Day 2: 09.15 – 17.00
Day 3: 09.15 – 17.00
Day 4: 09.15 – 17.00

CPD/CPE points

This course is equivalent of 28 CPD/CPE points.

How much does the course cost?

The course costs €2,170 ex VAT.

Exams and qualifications

C-DPO exam

Attendees take the online C-DPO exam at the end of the course – a four-hour exam set by IBITGQ consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions. There is no extra charge for this exam.

What qualifications will I receive?

The course supports professional development, and candidates who pass the included exam are awarded the ISO 17024-certificated C-DPO Provisional qualification by IBITGQ. In order to get the C-DPO Professional level qualification by IBITGQ, you must prove 24 months’ DPO work experience and 100 CPD learning hours. 

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

Provisional exam results will be given immediately after completing the exam and confirmed results will be sent to your email address within 10 working days. Successful candidates will also receive their certificate. 

Can exams be retaken?

Yes. If you are unsuccessful on the first attempt you can retake the exam for an additional fee.Email us to schedule the retest for the exam. 


Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Before joining this course, you must have passed the Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation examination. 

Please make sure you revise the topics covered in the Foundation course before attending the C-DPO Masterclass, as Foundation-level information that will not be revisited might be included in the exam.

Is there any recommended reading?

We recommend one or more of the following: 

Do I need to bring proof of identity?

Candidates must bring a form of photographic ID with them as the invigilator may ask to check it before the exam.

"Very knowledgeable & used practical examples to illustrate concepts."

- Gary, Head of Information Management 

"Matthew is great. Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and pained a great picture of the material."

- Ryan, Financial Controller 

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