S-DPP Certification

With the Data Protection Practitioner certificate, you demonstrate to be an official DPO.

With the Data Protection Practitioner certification, you demonstrate you can build a GDPR-compliant data protection program and practice DPO tasks like data protection impact assessments (PIA), incorporating data protection requirements and awareness planning.

About the certificate

Who is this certification for?
(aspiring) Data Protection Officers. GDPR-consultants, privacy consultants or compliance officers, IT or information security professionals looking to specialize in a privacy-related area.

What are the benefits of this certification?
You will gain a solid understanding of the GDPR and be able to act as an official Data Protection Officer (DPO).

How can I position the S-DPP certification in the market?
The S-DPP certification is an advanced-level data protection certification. The next step after S-DPF, CIPP/E, CIPP/M.

What skills will I be able to validate with my S-DPP 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: 10 multiple choice questions, 5 open questions, 1 case study
Passing score: 60%
Time: 120 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 credentials will be valid for a year. To keep your certification title and digital badge active, you will need to pay a small annual maintenance fee (€75) and report at least 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits via our Student Portal. As a SECO-Institute certified member, you will also have opportunities to collect CPE credits by attending webinars and accessing other professional knowledge resources.


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.