Data Protection Officer

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Data Protection Officer

The EXIN Data Protection Certification provides 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 certified by EXIN as Data Protection Officer candidates 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 activities in an organization.

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EXIN Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officers (DPOs) play a vital role in organizations that process large amounts of data. The digitalization of business means that the vast majority of companies are processing ever-increasing volumes of data. In order to protect customers and themselves, these organizations need to ensure that they take adequate measures to handle data responsibly.

When you are trained by us and certified by EXIN, you will be able to use and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the career path and put them into practice when taking up the role of Data Protection Officer.

EXIN Data Protection Officer Certification Path

A total of 3 certifications are needed to achieve the certification of EXIN Data Protection Officer (2 Foundation Level + 1 Specialist & Experience Level).

  • 2 Certifications at the Foundation Level
    • Privacy & Data Protection Foundation
    • ISO/IEC 27001 Foundation
  • 1 Certification at the Specialist & Experience Level
    • ISO/IEC 27001 Professional Certification


  • Consultants Factory (CF) is a leader in IT Management Consulting & training
  • At CF, you will be groomed by practicing Consultants & auditors, and NOT pure-play trainers
  • EXIN is a leading, high-quality and respectable Exam Institute
  • Accredited certificate from EXIN are a game-changer

Certification Journey Details

After completing the three (3) required certifications, you will automatically be awarded the EXIN Data Protection Officer certification. You will need two (2) Foundation Level certification, and one (1) Specialist level certification.

Foundation Level Certifications

The Certified Data Protection Officer certification naturally begins with the EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Foundation certification.  Information Security is very important for aspiring DPOs. In light of this, the second domain in the Certified Data Protection certification has Information Security as a mandatory subject. In combination with the EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Foundation certification, this gives candidates a broad understanding of security as a whole.

EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Foundation

Privacy & Data Protection Foundation is designed for all who need to have an understanding of data protection and GDPR.

Information Security Foundation based on ISO IEC 27001

Information Security Foundation is suitable for all professionals who deal with confidential information. It creates a solid basis for higher-level certification.

Specialist Level Certifications

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.

Privacy and Data Protection Practitioner

Privacy and Data Protection Practitioner is an advanced-level certification that validates a professional’s knowledge and understanding of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The exam tests the candidate’s ability to apply this knowledge and understanding in everyday professional practice.

Target Audience

EXIN Data Protection Officer is ideal for professionals aspiring to become a data protection officer. This makes it ideal for professionals who have made a start in data privacy or information security but would like more support and direction in their career development.

As the certifications can be taken one by one, professionals can work towards becoming an EXIN Data Protection Officer over a longer period of time. It is especially well suited to professionals who already have one of the certifications required as they then only have to attain the other certifications in the career path to receive the EXIN Data Protection Officer certification.

You will receive a certificate and an electronic badge of "Information Security Officer" from EXIN


Consultants Factory is accredited & authorized by EXIN to offer this certification path and deliver the associated courses on their behalf. So in a nutshell, we will be your partner throughout this journey. The final certificate will be issued by EXIN.

This certificate is valid for your lifetime. No further renewal is needed for it.

Yes! This certificate issued by EXIN is of global recognition. Considering the brand equity that EXIN enjoys, all global brands recognize and appreciate this certification.

You are allowed to have the following exceptions:


EXIN Information Security Foundation can be replaced by:

  • EXIN Information Security higher level certification
  • ISO/IEC 27001 PECB certification
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor certification

We have monthly sessions of all courses in this series available. Contact us to know the latest schedule. Once started you may complete the certification as early as within one month and as late as 3 months of time.

Contact us to know more about the fee details. Do not forget to ask for our ongoing discounts and offers to make this certification more affordable.

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