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Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Self-Paced Online Training Course

Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Self-Paced Online Training Course

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  • Train with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) experts and gain the knowledge to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) role.
  • Industry-leading course designed to help you enhance your career as a GDPR professional.
  • Work at your own pace with self-paced online training, a more affordable, flexible and less disruptive way to study. Find out more.
  • Learn from anywhere with our Self-Paced, Classroom and Live Online options that allow you to study your way, keeping travel and costs to a minimum.
  • Successful completion of the course and exam awards the C-DPO Provisional qualification and 28 CPD/CPE points.

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Training course outline

This fully accredited, self-paced online course will teach you the knowledge and operational skills to act as a DPO and ensure that GDPR compliance is expertly designed, implemented and maintained. It will also prepare you to pass the C-DPO exam at the first attempt.

The course covers:

  • All aspects of personal data processing.
  • The requirements around DSARs (data subject access requests) and the DPO’s role in facilitating them.
  • When and how to carry out a DPIA (data protection impact assessment).
  • Key changes in the UK GDPR and how it differs from the EU GDPR.
  • The data processing requirements when transferring personal data to locations outside of the UK, particularly in relation to Cloud service providers.
  • The legal background of the UK GDPR and its intersection with EU and international privacy laws and regulations.

Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Self-Paced Online Training Course benefits:

 Bite-sized learning

Learn in easy, manageable bite-sized chunks, with short video modules.

 Study at your own pace

Learn at a time, place and pace that suits you.

 Learning support

Comes with a learner guide to be read alongside the video modules and retained for future use.

 Test your knowledge

Knowledge-check questions at the end of each module help you gauge what you’ve learned.

 Designed by experts

Developed by experienced privacy consultants and built on the foundations of our practical experience delivering data protection advice to organisations worldwide.

 Delivered by professionals

Taught by a real-world practitioner with extensive knowledge of implementing the GDPR.

Who should attend this course?

Individuals who wish to develop a career as a DPO or who have been appointed as a DPO within their organisation.

Your Learning Path

Find out how the Certified Data Protection Officer Training Course will help you start or enhance your knowledge and career.

This course is an essential component of the following learning path:

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • We’re internationally recognised as the authority on the GDPR – our team introduced the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training course and the only one that’s ISO 17024 certificated.
  • Since then we have trained more than 8,000 professionals on the GDPR.
  • We offer more GDPR training dates and locations than anyone else.
  • Learn from anywhere – as a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere. Our Classroom / Live Online delivery option enables you to attend either in person or online.
  • We have an extensive DPO services team that has created the course according to its knowledge of the DPO role in practical terms.
  • Pass first time or train again for free – we have trained more than 17,000 people and we’re confident you’ll pass with us first time. If you don’t, we’ll train you again for free.*
  • Choose the method that suits you – we offer classroom, instructor-led online, self-paced online, e-learning and in-house training options.
  • Access your training anywhere – all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available 20 days before your course.
  • Business solutions to suit you – whether you’re a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.

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Course details

What does this training course cover?

  • The legal background of the GDPR and how the Regulation intersects with the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations), freedom of information legislation, the Law Enforcement Directive and EU member state implementation approaches.
  • Key changes in the UK GDPR and how it differs from the EU GDPR.
  • The practical implications of the Schrems II ruling with regard to UK–US data transfers and standard contractual clauses.
  • Update on the Statutory Instrument 419 and Keeling Schedules.
  • The requirements for the appointment of a DPO, and the demands placed on the DPO and on the controller or processor.
  • The responsibility to inform and advise controllers or processors of their GDPR obligations.
  • Essential training skills to allow the DPO to better ‘inform and advise’.
  • How to monitor compliance with the GDPR.
  • The DPO’s role in relation to liaising with data subjects and with the supervisory authorities.
  • The DPO’s role in awareness-raising and staff training.
  • All aspects of personal data processing.
  • The purpose of data inventories, data flow mapping and the records of processing activities required by Article 30.
  • The requirements around DSARs and the DPO’s role in facilitating them.
  • The DPO’s role in incident management and response and data breach reporting.
  • When and how to carry out a DPIA.
  • The data processing requirements when transferring personal data to EU and other locations outside of the UK, particularly in relation to Cloud service providers.

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • Access to our LMS (learning management system) for one year.
  • The Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) exam (if purchased).
  • A certificate of attendance.
  • Access to a monthly security bulletin from our in-house information security experts to keep you up to date with the latest threats. To see an example, click here.

Please note that this course can be purchased with or without the exam as required.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a computer and a webcam for the duration of this course.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

All participants must have a basic knowledge of the GDPR and have passed the Certified GDPR Foundation Self-Paced Online Training Course or Certified GDPR Foundation Training Course.

Please make sure you revise the information covered in the GDPR Foundation course before taking the C-DPO Self-Paced Online Training Course, as certain topics will not be revisited and may be included in the exam.

Is there any recommended reading?

We strongly recommend you purchase the following:

Exams and qualifications

Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) exam

Attendees take the Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) exam set by IBITGQ at the end of the course. There is no extra charge for this exam.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Questions: 150
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 75%

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

Candidates who pass the exam are awarded the C-DPO (Provisional) qualification by IBITGQ.

To achieve fully Certified DPO status and obtain the C-DPO Professional qualification awarded by IBITGQ, you must provide evidence of 36 months of DPO work experience and 50 CPD learning hours.

You can apply for full certification here.


This course holds accreditation from IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications), a renowned authority in personnel certification within the field of IT governance.

As a premier personnel certification body, IBITGQ specialises in certifying individuals who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in IT governance practices.

IBITGQ maintains accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard, a globally recognised benchmark for conformity assessment. Accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) further underscores the course's commitment to meeting stringent certification requirements.

ISO 17024 certification is esteemed within the industry and universally acknowledged by employers worldwide. By aligning with this standard, our course ensures that your qualifications are not only recognised but also highly valued by employers across diverse sectors.

Upon successful completion of the course, you have the opportunity to validate your professional expertise by registering your qualification on the esteemed IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register. This platform serves as a testament to your commitment to excellence in IT governance, setting you apart as a distinguished professional in the field.

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

Provisional exam results will be given immediately after completing the exam, confirmed results will be issued within ten working days with your certificate to your email address.

Can exams be retaken?

Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest for the exam.

Ways to learn

Learn your way with our flexible delivery methods

We want you to learn, qualify and progress, and we are committed to providing learning options for all scenarios: deadline-driven, career-orientated, company-wide or interest-led.

Instructor-led public courses

Structured learning, with clear direction and guidance from expert practitioners:

  • Focused learning
  • Delivered by expert practitioners
  • Peer support
  • In-the-moment insights

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Self-paced online learning

Learn and absorb material in a way that works for you:

  • Study at your own pace
  • Cost-effective
  • Bite-sized learning
  • Fits around you

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Unique blended learning courses

The most effective learning method for professionals:

  • Work around lifestyle challenges
  • A more manageable programme
  • Tailored, mastery-based learning
  • Better learning outcomes

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In-house and corporate training

Learning as a team and building a culture of awareness:

  • Unique to you
  • Peace of mind
  • Improve teamwork
  • Maximise your budget

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Fulfilment of your self-paced online training course

After you have completed your order, you will receive a sales receipt and a “Thank you for your order” confirmation email. This email will ask you to provide essential participant information and gives instructions on how to access your course. If you don’t receive this email, please check your junk folder.

Participant information

You must provide the requested participant information, including a valid email address. This applies whether you have made the booking for yourself or on behalf of someone.

Please check this information is correct before submitting, as you are unable to change the participant’s email address once it has been added to our system.

Accessing the course

If you are a new customer, you will receive an email from with instructions on how to access the LMS (learning management system). If you or other participants do not receive this email, please check your junk folders.

If you have accessed the LMS previously, please log in using your credentials. You can access the LMS at any time from your
My Account page.

Once you have logged in to the LMS, you can download the course material immediately.


Important information: Please read our examination guide before scheduling your exam.

All exams are delivered online using an automated proctor system managed by GASQ on behalf of IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications).

What you need

When you’re ready to take your exam, please log in to your My Account page, scroll down to the ‘Self-paced online training courses’ section and click the ‘Course completed’ button. A member of our team will be in touch to provide details of your exam booking procedure.

Exam candidates are required to have:

  • A desktop or laptop computer with a webcam and microphone;
  • Google Chrome browser installed;
  • Photo ID such as a student card, ID card or driver’s licence;
  • A tablet or smartphone with a camera (optional – but required for some courses); and
  • A stable Wi-Fi Internet connection with a minimum upload speed of 1.5 Mbps.

Please see our examination guide for exact specifications.

Scheduling your exam

You are required to book your exam online at least 96 hours before the exam date.

Please be aware that you can reschedule your exam once (if needed) at least 48 hours before your booked exam date for no additional charge.

Customer Reviews

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Number of reviews: 5
1. on 20/09/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
The content was provided clearly and easily accessible without delay from the time of purchase. With the course being self paced it provided flexibility and an opportunity to revisit any module for clarity and complete understanding taking away the pressure of absorbing all the information shared in a set time frame. The course content was very informative and clear with examples shared along the way. I would highly recommend this course giving it a 5 star rating.
2. on 27/05/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Everything I wanted from this course and access granted really quickly from the point of order. Although I have started the training, I have yet to schedule and take the exam. I specifically enjoyed the mix of recorded and written content with useful links to resources. The self-paced course complemented my existing commitments and I would be happy to recommend this course - 5 star rating
3. on 10/05/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
A very engaging course, The flexibility that the self paced course offers enabled be to carry on with the day to day work during a very busy time of year. The short reflection and tests after each module help to retain the well delivered information.
4. on 08/02/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Course supplied really quick from the point of purchased. I specifically chose this method of learning to fit around my existing operational commitments. Good content which is easy to understand and absorb. I have plenty of time to reflect on each of the modules. I find the course engaging and interactive. Recommended
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