Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training

Data Protection Officer Training

Course Name: Data Protection Officer Training Course (IAPP CIPPE + IAPP CIPM)

Course Format: Online (Self Paced) or Public Classroom

Duration: 4-Days (Public Classroom) or Unlimited Access (Online)

Location:  London, UK

Course Price:

£3700 +VAT (Classroom)

£2125 +VAT (Online)




Under the EU GDPR and UK Data Protection Act 2018, certain businesses are legally required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO).

The primary role of the data protection officer (DPO) is to ensure that their organisation processes the personal data of its staff, customers, providers or any other individuals (also referred to as data subjects) in compliance with the applicable data protection rules.

If your business is taking the decision to appoint this role, Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training is vital to ensure such an individual possesses the required knowledge and experience to fulfill the role.

The current view is that all organizations will need access to a DPO and their services unless the business can prove and document otherwise.

EU GDPR (Article 37 ) and UK DPA 2018 (provision 69) specifies that the appointment of a DPO is required where:

  • You are a public authority or body processing and controlling personal data
  • Data controllers and processors whose core activities consist of processing operations which require regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale
  • The core activities of the controller or the processor consist of processing on a large scale of special categories of data

The EU GDPR and UK DPA 2018 does not include a specific list of DPO credentials, however, Article 37 of the EU GDPR does require a data protection officer to have “expert knowledge of data protection law and practices.”

As an Official IAPP Training Partner, JAW Consulting UK is uniquely positioned to deliver both theory and practical guidance of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) role.


The IAPP estimate that more than 75,000 DPOs will be required in the coming months to comply with the new GDPR requirements.


Who is the IAPP?

Data Protection Officer Training Founded in 2000, the IAPP provides a forum for privacy professionals to share best practices, track trends, advance privacy management issues, standardise the designations for privacy professionals and provide education and guidance on opportunities in the field of information privacy.

The IAPP has developed a full suite of educational and professional development services, including privacy training, data protection officer training,  ANSI/ISO accreditated certification programs, publications and annual conferences. Find out more.

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Data Protection Officer Training (CIPP/E+CIPM)

Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training is aligned with the globally recognised IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals).

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training (CIPP/E + CIPM) is delivered as either a classroom based course or alternatively, as a Data Protection Officer Online Training Course (Self- Paced) with video on-demand modules accessible anytime from your device

IAPP certifications are considered as an industry gold-standard in data privacy, held in high regard by major blu-chip organisations and leading law firms.

Data Protection Officer Training (CIPP/E)

Data Protection Officer TrainingThe Certified Information Privacy Professional/ Europe credential provides a comprehensive GDPR knowledge, perspective and understanding to comply with the new legislation. It encompasses pan-European and national data protection laws, key privacy terminology, and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows.

Achieving the CIPP/E accreditation demonstrates understanding of a principles-based framework and knowledge base in information privacy within the European context, including critical topics like the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and the GDPR.


What will I learn?

  • Introduction to European Data Protection
  • European Regulatory Institutions
  • Legislative Framework
  • Compliance with European Data Protection Law and Regulation
  • International Data Transfers

How does the CIPP/E support Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training?

The CIPP/E is the global gold standard in European data protection certification and is the most recognised accreditation in the privacy domain. Achieving the CIPP/E demonstrates you have the comprehensive GDPR knowledge and understanding to ensure compliance and data protection success in the EU and further afield.

Data Protection Officer Training (CIPM)

Data Protection Officer TrainingThe Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certification arms privacy and data protection professionals with everything they need to establish, maintain and manage an enterprise-wide privacy program across its entire lifecycle.

Individuals to achieve the CIPM accreditation know privacy regulations, and they know how to make them work for their organizations.



What will I learn?

  • How to create a company vision for data privacy
  • How to structure the privacy team
  • How to develop and implement a privacy program framework
  • How to communicate to stakeholders at all levels
  • How to measure performance of the data privacy program
  • The privacy program operational lifecycle

How does the CIPM support Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training

A CIPP/E combined with a CIPM means that you are uniquely equipped to fulfil the requirements of a Data Protection Officer. The CIPP/E relates to the knowledge a DPO must have concerning the European legal framework of the legislation and the CIPM provides theoretical aspects necessary to lead an organization’s data protection policy.


Course Testimonials

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“High-quality course delivery and great facilities”

A highly interactive course, delivered by the instructor Inga Kroener. Real world examples really assisted with bringing the content to life. Professionally delivered and great facilities. Recommended.

Justin Cross

Data Protection Consultant - Brandon Cross Technologies

“Good preparation for the CIPP/E exam”

Fantastic presentation from the instructor Inga. Made the content easy to understand, and left feeling well prepared for the IAPP CIPP/E exam.

Kim Starbuck

Data Protection Consultant - Ingeus UK

“I’m happy to recommend the CIPP/E training course to anyone considering the IAPP credential”

I attended the two-day CIPP/E course provided by JAW Consulting UK. This was part of my preparation towards the qualifying exam.

I found the communication leading up to the training event to be clear and concise – providing me with the information I needed for planning my schedule. For the course, beyond merely regurgitating the training material, I was looking for industry insights and thought leadership from the instructor. I also hoped that the quality of participants at the training would help drive discussion based on practical experiences. On both these requirements, JAW Consulting UK delivered.

I found the trainer and JAW staff were quite professional and pragmatic with the schedule – ensuring frequent breaks and being mindful of the pace. I’m happy to recommend the JAW Consulting CIPP/E training course to anyone considering the IAPP credential

Omoruyi Osagiede

Senior Data Protection Consultant - Various- Fortune 500

“Excellent facilities and real-world knowledge sharing”

I attended the IAPP CIPP/E Training Course at JAW Consulting UK’s offices in London, UK.

The instructor Inga Kroener was great, and really helped bring the subject to life with her knowledge and enthusiasm. The interaction between the other attendees was extremely useful, sharing real-world challenges and application of the course material

The facilities in Paddington were also excellent, with the training delivered in a format which was both accessible and interesting, despite the ‘dry’ nature of some of the (legal) content. Recommended

Jason Thompson

Senior Business Analyst & Data Protection Specialist - Elevendots Consulting

“The reputation of the IAPP is widely recognised, so overall a great course to attend”

I attended the IAPP CIPP/E Course provided by JAW Consulting UK. As someone relatively new to the area of Data Protection & Privacy, I considered the course covered a very valuable topic to learn about.

Having both case studies and real-life examples to demonstrate and discuss how the regulation applied was very useful.

The reputation of the IAPP is widely recognised, so overall a great course to attend if you are looking to demonstrate knowledge of the EU GDPR and UK Data Protection. It will be a great skill and competence to apply to future organisations I work with.

Janet Burn

Senior Project Manager (Data Protection) - Kedleston Consultancy Limited

“Thank you to the team at JAW Consulting UK for setting me up to succeed”

As a recruitment process outsourcing business with blue-chip clients, we take the protection and privacy of personal data very seriously.

As part of our internal GDPR Programme, I attended the 2-day IAPP CIPP/E course in London with JAW Consulting UK.

Starting the course with a limited knowledge of the subject matter,  the instructor was able to convey complicated topics very effectively. I found both the study guides and the practical examples discussed particularly useful.

I took the CIPP/E a couple of weeks after the course and passed; thank you to the team at Jaw for setting me up to succeed

Matt Jones

VP Global Operations - Cielo Talent

Course Schedule

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  • How do I become a Certified Data Protection Office (DPO)?

    There is no specific certification for Data Protection Officers which is formally recognised or endorsed by supervisory or regulatory authorities such as the UK ICO.

    Whilst providers may imply this thorough the name of certifications or course, supervisory bodies only state the DPO must possess the prerequisite skills for the role.

    A better question to ask is which certifications provide an individual with the knowledge to uphold a DPO role and will be respected highly by both peers and industry.

    The IAPP is a well respected and long-standing international professional body, with certifications held in high regard in the industry and by professional peers.

    IAPP certifications are frequently requested in employer job descriptions for Data Protection Officers, Data Privacy Officers, Data Protection Consultants, Data Privacy Consultants, Data Privacy Counsel.

    By selecting an IAPP certification, you can be confident it provides both the knowledge and credibility to your career profile as a DPO.

  • What is the best Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training Course?

    JAW Consulting UK have selected to partner with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) due to the high quality and established record of providing certifications in this domain.

    The IAPP is highly regarded across all industries as the de-facto provider of Data Protection certifications.

    A keyword search on LinkedIn for IAPP certifications reveals many individuals working for prestigious blue-chip organizations who have these initials after their names working in Data Protection Officer or Data Privacy Officer roles.

    A search for Data Protection Officer on job sites also reveals IAPP certification are demanded by employers in job descriptions.

  • What is the difference between the IAPP CIPP/E and the IAPP CIPP/US?

    The CIPP/E provides the regulatory/legal background and foundation upon which organisations need to comply with a specific focus on European data protection laws/regulations such as EU General Data Protection Regulations 2018 and the UK Data Protection Act 2018.

    The CIPP/US provides the regulatory/legal background and foundation upon which organisations need to comply with a specific focus on United States federal and state-level Data Privacy and Data Protection laws/regulations such as the CCPA.

    The expected focus of your role will inform which course is more suitable, or whether you may benefit from taking both. 

  • What is the difference between the IAPP CIPP/E and the IAPP CIPM?

    The CIPP/E provides the regulatory/legal background and foundation upon which organisations need to comply.

    The CIPM is more operational and focuses on how to establish and operate a privacy office, within an organisation.

  • Should I take both the IAPP CIPP/E (or CIPP/US) and IAPP CIPM to become a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

    If you have no prior experience within Data Protection & Privacy we recommend taking the combined IAPP CIPP/E + IAPP CIPM as this will provide you with the knowledge necessary for a role as a Data Protection Officer (DPO).

    A number of existing DPO/Privacy Consultants may elect to take only the CIPP/E, where they believe they can learn the operational aspects via other means/ ‘on the job’.

    However, if you believe you already possess a solid grounding in the regulation and legal aspects, you may then want to progress straight to the CIPM to complete your knowledge for a DPO role.

  • How and where do I take the IAPP exams?

    The examination is provided by PersonVUE, and includes the option for online proctoring which means there is no requirement to visit a physical examination centre.

    Alternatively, you can book to take the exam in person at one of the many PearsonVUE examination centres globally.

  • Is the cost of the IAPP exam included?


    You also receive 1 years membership to the IAPP.

  • How much study time is required for the IAPP exams?

    We recommend you allocate 40 hours per certification. 

    For example, 40 hours for the CIPP/E and 40 hours for the CIPM.

  • How long do the certifications remain valid?

    IAPP certifications are valid for two years. To maintain your credential, you must meet two minimum requirements over the term of your certification:

    • Pay an annual certification maintenance fee (included in IAPP’s membership fee).
    • Fulfill 20 hours of continuing privacy education (CPE).

    This is done by attending events, courses, talks, and performing other activities relating to the profession of Data Protection & Data Privacy.

    Please see for further information.

  • What is included in the Online Self Paced Training?

    IAPP’s online training is a combination of videos, text and clarifying images.

    The curriculum is presented by IAPP accredited speakers and contains interactive scenarios and quizzes in a format that helps you where and when it suits you step by step through the complexity of the GDPR.

    By way of example:

    • Access to the online training, complete with videos, interactive scenarios and readable transcripts
    • Interactive quizzes with which you can test your skill in the  knowledge areas
    • IAPP video clips in which important concepts are explained and applied 
    • E-Book (Electronic Copy) 
    • Practice questions 
    • 1 year IAPP membership worth 275 USD
    • A exam voucher worth 550 USD
  • How long can I access the Online Self Paced Training for after purchase?

    There is no time limit or restrictions on access to the IAPP Online Training material or modules.

There is no better way to prepare for the role than to receive Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training than with our globally recognized and certified IAPP data protection training courses such as the CIPP/E and CIPM.

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