S-DPF Certification

Comprehensive and practical introduction in Data Protection and Privacy

The Privacy & Data Protection Foundation certification covers a set of competencies that demonstrate a good understanding of the GDPR. A S-DPF certificate demonstrates that you truly understand how to handle personal data in a GDPR-compliant way.

With this certificate, you demonstrate you have a clear picture of rights and obligations under the GDPR and you will be able to translate the law to your daily life and work.

This is an entry-level certification. If you’re looking for a DPO training to manage, lead and implement privacy and data protection in your organization, have a look at our DPO training, the Data Protection Practitioner.

About the certificate

Who is this certification for?
Anyone who collects, edits or manages personal data. Entry-level data protection or privacy professionals.

What are the benefits of this certification?
You will gain a solid understanding of the GDPR, your rights and obligations through real-world examples and fictive scenarios that will enable you to apply them in your daily work.

How can I position the S-DPF certification in the market?
The S-DPF certification is a beginner-level data protection certification. For a more advanced level we recommend you get the S-DPP (Data Protection Practitioner) DPO certification.

What skills will I be able to validate with my S-DPF certificate?
Please review the objectives section on the program outline page.

How can I get certified?

Theory Exam
Language: English
Delivered: Online via a certified proctor (on a date and time that suits you best)
Questions: 40 multiple choice
Passing score: 60%
Time: 60 minutes

Your exam voucher is included in your training. Please connect with your training provider for your exam voucher and information about the exam registration process. If they are not able to assist you, contact us directly and we will guide you through the process.

Connect with us via the program outline page and we will send you available dates in your country.

You can claim your certification badge at our Member site.

Your SECO Foundation credentials will be entirely free of charge and valid for a lifetime.


Data Protection Foundation

Once you are certified you will learn that SECO-Institute is more than just an examination factory. You will become a member of the (S)ECO-System. Supporting our members and lifelong learning, you will access ‘Member Only’ webinars and professional knowledge resources, obtain discounts on other trainings and events, and receive personal invitations for exclusive conferences, working groups and professional activities developed through our global partner network of other clusters and innovation projects.