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Duration 5 days
Time from 09h00 - 12h00 & 13h00 - 17h00

Our teachers for the training: Data Protection Officer Certification Training

This five-day training course prepares you for the position of Data Protection Officer in your company. We provide an overview of the prevailing and new legislation on data processing, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation. The Data Protection Officer’s responsibilities are also explained in detail. During this course, we deal with practical matters such as risk analyses, applying cryptography, drawing up a security policy and monitoring the security plan.

During this course, we apply all this based on various practical cases. We discuss the processing of personal data in various company processes, such as personnel management and direct marketing. Using practical methods, we teach you techniques that allow you to fulfil your role. This course ends with a certification examination. It is approved for CPE credits: successful participation in the course (passing the examination) equates to 30 CPE credits.

Why take this course?

  • You are confronted with GDPR in your company or in your position.
  • You would like to have a general overview of the GDPR in both legal and technical terms.
  • You would like to obtain DPO certification.

Target group

This five-day course is aimed at both external consultants who want to learn more about the current issues of GDPR and for internal staff (such as information security managers, compliance managers, security managers, lawyers, corporate lawyers, auditors, IT managers, risk managers, controllers, data managers and IT specialists) who want to become Data Protection Officers (DPO) or learn more about data privacy.

Learning goals

  • To understand what the GDPR entails and why it is important.
  • To know the main articles.
  • To understand the principles of the GDPR.
  • To find out about the scope of application of the GDPR.
  • To understand the rights of data subjects.
  • To understand what constitutes processing under the GDPR.
  • To know the data controller’s and processor’s responsibilities.
  • To understand the function of the DPO.
  • To understand what risk analyses are.
  • To understand the main technical and organisational measures that a data controller or a processor is able to adopt.
  • To understand the basic elements of cryptography.
  • To find out what a register of processing activities is.
  • To understand the concepts of data protection by design and by default.
  • To understand what constitutes breaches in respect of personal data and what steps must be taken as regards the compliance officer and the data subjects.

Educational approach of this course

This course is organised in a classroom in a hotel.

It is given by instructors who are leading experts in their field and who present the subject matter interactively.

Groups taking this course typically comprise around 20 students (minimum 8, maximum 24 course participants).

Each course participant receives a printed version of the course materials with some space to make notes if needed. The information is also made available in a digital learning environment and instructors provide practical examples.

End product

This course includes an exam. End product: parcipitants who pass the exam, receive the “Data Protection Officer” certificate.

How to prepare yourself

Prior knowledge: none.

Questions can be submitted beforehand. If possible, and in keeping with the scope of the course, they will be answered during the lessons.

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Day 1

09h00 - 17h00
  • Getting to know the participants.
  • Discussion of expectations and practical arrangements during the course.
  • Description and explanation of use of course material and examination.
  • History of privacy legislation.
  • GDPR terms and scope of application, definitions.
  • Admissibility.
  • Special categories.
  • Principles of the GDPR.

Day 2

09h00 - 17h00
  • Rights of the data subject.
  • Obligations of the controller.
  • Security, notification, data leaks.
  • Transfer to third countries, international organisations.
  • DPO definition and responsibilities.
  • Compliance, enforcement, redress, sanctions.

Day 3

09h00 - 17h00
  • Applying the GDPR in practice.
  • Technical and organisational measures.
  • Advice and jurisprudence.
  • Data Protection by Design and by Default.
  • ISO27000 and risk management.
  • Encryption.

Day 4

09h00 - 17h00
  • Applying the GDPR in practice.
  • Register of processing activities.
  • Data Protection Impact Assessment.
  • Breachers.

Day 5

09h00 - 17h00
  • Cooperation and authority.
  • Summarising the teaching material.
  • Answering any questions relating to the study material for the examination.
  • Examination in the afternoon. Duration: 2.30 hours, examination form: 72 multiple choice questions, 1 case to be explained orally, one written case.

Price of the course


Exclusive of VAT


"Data Protection Officer"

Lunch, coffee, refreshments, course material and exam fee included.

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Data Protection Officer Certification Training

25 october until 29 october 2021

We are recognized by:

  • Registration number KMO portefeuille: DV.O213013

    Our courses are accredited for the KMO-portefeuille. This means that, depending on whether you are a small or medium-sized enterprise, you can receive a 30% or 20% subsidy from the Flemish Government on the cost of registration.

  • Legal points by Orde van Vlaamse Balies

    If you submit an individual training file at the Orde van Vlaamse Balies, this can give you 30 legal points within the framework of general training. This programme is also recognised for CPE credits: successful participation in the programme (passing the exam) equals 15.6 CPE credits.

  • Accreditation by BIBF

    Our training is recognised by the Professional Institute of Accountants and Tax Consultants. The training programme qualifies for the continuing education obligation.

  • Accreditation by the Institute of Accountants and Tax Consultants

    Our training is recognised by the iec-iab. The training programme qualifies for the continuing education obligation.

  • Accreditation by the Institute of Company Auditors

    Our training is recognised by the IBR-IRE. The training programme qualifies for the continuing education obligation.

  • Accreditation by the Institute of Company Lawyers

    Our training is recognised by the IJE-IBJ. The training programme qualifies for the continuing education obligation.

  • Accreditation by the Brussels Regional Public Service (Brussels Paid Educational Leave)

    Our training is recognised by the Brussels Economy and Employment of the Brussels Regional Public Service. The training programme qualifies for the Brussels Paid Educational Leave.