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.


Professionals 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. The combination of Privacy & Data Protection and Information Security will provide professionals with the theoretical knowledge of GDPR and other regulations as well as how to apply them in their organization.

There are 3 certifications you need to complete successfully before you will be awarded the EXIN DPO title. These cover Privacy & Data Protection and Information Security to give you the theoretical knowledge required to as a Data Protection Officer. The highest level certification also includes practical assignments to ensure that you have the required skills to step straight into the DPO role.


  • Ideal for professionals aspiring to become a data protection officer.
  • Suitable for those who have started in data privacy or information security but seek more support and direction in career development.
  • Certifications can be taken one by one, allowing professionals to progress towards becoming an EXIN Data Protection Officer gradually.
  • Particularly well-suited for professionals holding one of the required certifications, as they only need to attain the other certifications in the career path to obtain the EXIN Data Protection Officer certification.