EXIN Certified Data Protection Officer

Digital Badge EXIN Certified Data Protection Officer

The certification was developed to provide the right knowledge and competences for those who are aiming to become or already are a Data Protection Officer, with the appropriate international recognition. When you are certified by EXIN as Data Protection Officer you have been extensively tested not only about the EU Regulation, but also the competences to take the role and perform the appropriate implementation and maintenance in an organization.

The Certified Data Protection Officer certification naturally begins with a Privacy & Data Protection certification. This creates a solid basis to build more specialised skills on with the second step in the certification path.

EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Foundation

EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Foundation covers the main subjects related to the protection of personal data. Candidates benefit from a certification that is designed to impart all the required knowledge to help ensure compliancy to the General Data Protection Regulation.

Information Security is very important for aspiring DPOs. In light of this, the second layer in the Certified Data Protection certification has Information Security as a mandatory subject. In combination with the first certification, this gives candidates a broad understanding of security in IT as a whole.

Information Security Foundation based on ISO IEC 27001

EXIN Information Security Foundation is a relevant certification for all professionals who work with confidential information within an IT context. It explains the concept, value, and importance of information security as well as the threats and risks.

The last certification is the specialist level Privacy & Data Protection certification that includes practical assignments so that candidates get to experience what is asked of a DPO and to test their skills before putting them into practice in real-life situations.

EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Practitioner

EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Practitioner is an advanced-level certification that validates a professional’s knowledge and understanding of the European privacy (data protection) legislation. The exam looks at the international relevance of these regulations and tests the individual's ability to apply this knowledge and understanding in everyday professional practice.