S-DPP | Data Protection Practitioner certification

The second career step in the S-CDPO certification program

The Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program

S-DPP Privacy & Data Protection Practitioner badge   S-DPP


Why become S-DPP-certified?

The Privacy & Data Protection Practitioner certificate constitutes the second level of the Certified Privacy & Data Protection Officer program. The certificate demonstrates your excellent understanding of all data protection responsibilities set out in the GDPR. Your newly acquired data protection skills and knowledge will enable you to act as a Data Protection Officer in your organisation.


The Privacy & Data Protection certification track is based on European legislation and regulations (GDPR)


For whom is the S-DPP certification?

This certificate is aimed at professionals who are or expect to become involved in data protection, such as:

  • Privacy officers
  • Data protection officers
  • Security consultants / officers


Finally, this certificate is intended to be an important career milestone for privacy and data protection professionals, as it constitutes the second level of a complete and extensive Certified Privacy & Data Protection Officer certification track. Achieving the Privacy & Data Protection Practitioner certificate provides candidates with a solid knowledge to advance their career path to become a Data protection or Privacy Officer. The Expert level of this certification track is currently under development.


Steps to schedule your S-DPP exam


study for your exam

1. Demonstrate the required knowledge


Before taking your exam, you should make sure that you possess the required knowledge. We have a great number of global partners offering preparation courses. Check our partners' websites to find a training centre in your country. 


Preparation coureses are optional but if your are not sure if you have the required knowledge level to pass the exam, download here the introduction slides of the Data Protection Practitioner Course and see if you meet the terms.


You can test yourself with the Data Protection Practitioner sample exam to see if you possess the required knowledge.


Read the information

2. Read the "How to book your exam" page


Make sure that you meet all the systerm requirements. Read through our "How to book your exam" page thoroughly to prevent mistakes or ambiguities. You can also find a link to book your exam on this page. 


How to book your exam page


schedule your exam

3. Schedule your exam


Follow the instructions on the "How to book your exam" page and click the button on that page to schedule your exam. 


pass your exam

4. Pass the exam and claim your title


Upon successful completion of your exam, you can claim your title and digital badge here.

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