The Certified Data Protection Officer Programme has been designed to equip Data Protection Officers with the necessary skills and competencies to meet and maintain all aspects of data protection compliance.
The ECDPO programme is ideally suited to anyone currently fulfilling a Data Protection Officer role within an organisation or looking to develop a career in data protection.
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The ECDPO programme is ideally suited to anyone in a Data Protection Officer role or those responsible for ensuring their organisation is compliant with data protection law. This includes data protection officers, IT managers or directors, human resources managers, heads of compliance, operations managers or risk managers, etc.
To attend, you will need a working knowledge of current data protection & privacy legislation and to hold an accredited Data Protection Practitioner Certification.
The course is delivered over a minimum of 6 days within a period of less than 12 months. Candidates are required to complete 6 modules from a choice of 8 specially tailored advanced data protection modules followed by an exam.
This programme will enable you to fully meet the legislative requirements as a Data Protection Officer under GDPR. Increase you and your organisation’s confidence to:
Successfully completing this course meets the knowledge requirement for entry to the Association of Data Protection Officers at the grade of Officer.
Accreditation is provided by the Association of Data Protection Officers and the Irish Computer Society.
Eligibility & Entry Requirements
Candidates are expected to have at least a working knowledge of current data protection & privacy legislation in order to ultimately achieve "expert level knowledge" (as specified by EU GDPR) and hold an accredited Data Protection Practitioner Certificate qualification or equivalent.
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Organisations can be confident that their policies and procedures are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable data protection legislation by sending key staff to the ICS/ADPO Certified Data Protection Programme (CDPP).