The Certified Data Protection Officer Programme has been designed to equip Data Protection Officers with the necessary skills and competencies to meet and maintain all aspects of data protection compliance.
The ECDPO programme is ideally suited to anyone currently fulfilling a Data Protection Officer role within an organisation or looking to develop a career in data protection.
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The ECDPO programme is ideally suited to anyone in a Data Protection Officer role or those responsible for ensuring their organisation is compliant with data protection law. This includes data protection officers, IT managers or directors, human resources managers, heads of compliance, operations managers or risk managers, etc.
To attend, you will need a working knowledge of current data protection & privacy legislation and to hold an accredited Data Protection Practitioner Certification.
The course is delivered over a minimum of 6 days within a period of less than 12 months. Candidates are required to complete 6 modules from a choice of 8 specially tailored advanced data protection modules followed by an exam.
This programme will enable you to fully meet the legislative requirements as a Data Protection Officer under GDPR. Increase you and your organisation’s confidence to:
Successfully completing this course meets the knowledge requirement for entry to the Association of Data Protection Officers at the grade of Officer.
Accreditation is provided by the Association of Data Protection Officers and the Irish Computer Society.
Eligibility & Entry Requirements
Candidates are expected to have at least a working knowledge of current data protection & privacy legislation in order to ultimately achieve "expert level knowledge" (as specified by EU GDPR) and hold an accredited Data Protection Practitioner Certificate qualification or equivalent.
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ADPO (Association of Data Protection Officers) will hold its 13th Annual Conference at SIPTU’s Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin, on 12 October. We are delighted to present this event that will be ADPO’s first in-person gathering post-Covid.
National and international speakers, including experts from the academic and legal sectors, will join this event that will also mark the 10th anniversary of ADPO. The programme will feature a mixture of talks and panel discussions on topics including, DPIAs, data breach reporting, technical and organisational measures and the EU Data Strategy. You can learn more about the speakers and the programme at the event page.