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Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated

The two-day C-DPO Accelerated Training Course equips attendees with the knowledge and operational skills to act as a DPO in the UK and ensure that GDPR compliance is effectively designed, implemented and maintained.

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);
  • Cross-border data processing requirements, particularly in relation to Cloud service providers; and
  • The legal background of the GDPR and its intersection with the PECR (Privacy Electronic Communications Regulations) freedom of information legislation, the Law Enforcement Directive and member state implementation approaches.

Delivered by an experienced privacy consultant

This training covers the DPO role and how it fits in with other departments of the organisation.

 Designed by experts

Designed by the team that led the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training course


Attendees will learn what is required to act as a DPO within their organisation and ensure that GDPR compliance is effectively designed, implemented and maintained.

 Hands-on study

Using practical examples and exercises, attendees will learn how to conduct the DPO role in DPIAs, DSARs and other obligations.

 Learn from anywhere

Choose whether you attend Live Online or in person at one of our training venues throughout the UK.

What’s included in this course?

  • A professional training venue with lunch and refreshments;
  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file);
  • The Certified Data Protection Officer Accelerated exam; and
  • A certificate of attendance.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a laptop for the duration of your course and exam.

Course duration and times

Day 1: 09:30am – 5:00pm
Day 2: 09:30am – 5:00pm

Select specific date to see price, venue and full details.


Before joining this course, you must have knowledge of the EU GDPR and have passed the Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course.

Please make sure you revise the topics covered in the courses before attending the C-DPO Upgrade, as topics will not be revisited but may be included in the exam.

Course Content

What does this training course cover?

  • The GDPR’s intersection with the PECR, with freedom of information legislation, the Law Enforcement Directive and member state implementation.
  • The requirements in respect of appointing a DPO, the requirements placed on the DPO and those placed on the controller or processor.
  • How to achieve, monitor, maintain and demonstrate privacy compliance.
  • The roles of controllers and processors, and the relationship and required contracts between them.
  • The Article 12 general conditions in respect of data subjects’ rights and how to facilitate them.
  • How to conduct a GDPR gap analysis.

Exams & Certification

Attendees take the ISO 17024-certificated online C-DPO exam 
There is no extra charge for this exam.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Questions: 150
  • Format: Multiple choice

What qualifications will I receive?

The course supports professional development, and delegates who pass the included exam are awarded the ISO 17024-certificated C-DPO Provisional qualification.

In order to get the C-DPO Professional level qualification, you must prove 24 months DPO work experience and 100 CPD learning hours.

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.

Do I need to bring proof of identity?

Participants must have a form of photographic ID as the invigilator my request to check it prior to the exam.


Is there any recommended reading?

We would recommend purchasing one or more of the following:

  • EU GDPR Implementation and Compliance Guide
  • Information Security Breaches
  • The True Cost of Information Security Breaches and Cyber Crime

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