Certified Data Protection Practitioner

Organisations can be confident that their policies and procedures are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable data protection legislation by sending key staff on the ICS/ADPO Certified Data Protection Programme (CDPP).

The Irish Computer Society was the first organisation in Ireland to offer training in data protection, and the CDPP certification has proven to be a highly regarded award for Data Protection Practitioners since 2007

Who should attend

CDPP is ideally suited to anyone who fulfils a role involving significant personal data processing in an organisation, across IT, administration, finance, project management, human resources, sales & marketing, healthcare customer support, etc in both public and private sectors.  

This three-day course provides a detailed overview and analysis of data protection principles, the GDPR obligations, and relevant roles in an organisation, rooted in practical application.

The course places an emphasis on relatable, real-world examples to back up the course content.

Please note, the CDPP certification assists with the necessary professional qualifications required for entry to the DCU Graduate Certificate course in Data Protection .

The aim of the CDPP course is to develop and certify candidates who have successfully completed training and to identify that they:

  1. Have developed an understanding of the need for European Union and National Data Protection laws 
  2. Understand how Data Protection laws work and how they meet international obligations
  3. Are able to apply Data Protection laws across a range of common situations 

The syllabus is comprised of eight parts:

  1. Background to the Laws
  2. Basic Definitions
  3. The Data Protection Principles 
  4. The Data Subject’s Rights
  5. Regulation and Enforcement
  6. Overseas Transfer of Data
  7. Exemptions
  8. Practical Guidance and Conclusion

Training courses are run by Accredited Training Providers in various locations around the country.

On completion of the training course, the Training Provider will schedule the examination which must be passed to obtain the CDPP certification.

The CDPP certification is renewable annually, on verification of the holder’s relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the topic.

Included in your CDPP course fee is your first year membership of the Association of Data Protection Officers and/or the Irish Computer Society.

Also available

GDPR & Data Protection Essentials Course

DCU Graduate Certificate course in Data Protection – this course was created in collaboration between the Dublin City University and ADPO/ICS. The University certifies that CDPP assists the requirements for professional qualification or experience needed for entry.

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