How to Become DPO READY

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires that many organisations appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The IAPP estimates that more than 75,000 DPOs will be needed to meet GDPR compliance requirements. Are you DPO Ready? Are you wondering what you need to become a certified DPO? Whether you are taking your first step of awareness, or are ready for certification as a data protection professional, the IAPP is here to help you along the way.


Gain access to a broad knowledge of GDPR requirements through the IAPP's three-part, virtual or on-demand DPO Ready Web Conference Series.


Build your knowledge of EU data protection laws and how to operationalise them through the IAPP's CIPP/E and CIPM trainings.


Show the world you're a qualified data protection officer with globally recognised, ANSI/ISO-accredited CIPP/E and CIPM certifications.


Find the tools, continuing education and networking you need to be effective in your role as a DPO through IAPP events and resources.


Demonstrate your DPO mastery with the data protection profession's highest recognition: the Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP).

IAPP training, certification and membership

Recent research has established that it will take more than 20 hours of training just to acquire a workable understanding of the GDPR—and that alone won’t come close to equipping someone for the role of DPO. Our data protection officer training courses are recognized as the most effective way to prepare for this all-important role.

The IAPP DPO Ready bundles deliver all the tools you need for success.

Would you prefer in-person training taught by industry-leading data protection pros or the “do-it-yourself” format offered by online training classes? Either way, we’ve got you covered.

Looking to achieve our recognized CIPP/E and CIPM certifications? Then check out our Four-Day DPO Ready Bundle.

Already have one of those certifications or prefer to take one at a time? Take a look at our DPO Beginner Bundles.

All bundles include complimentary IAPP membership, which grants you access to member-only resources like the DPO Toolkit. What’s in the DPO Toolkit? Vendor management solutions, DPO tech tools, access to the IAPP Privacy List, PIA templates and much more

All 2017 in-person DPO training courses are now sold out. We’ll be adding more four-day trainings for 2018 but there’s no reason to wait. Train anywhere, anytime with our DPO online training and see our list of single-track CIPP/E and CIPM classes still available.

Have questions about our DPO Ready training bundles? Click here for frequently asked questions.

CIPP/E In-Person Training

CIPM In-Person Training

CIPP/E Online Training

CIPM Online Training

CIPP/E Certification Exam

CIPM Certification Exam

Complimentary IAPP Membership

DPO Ready
4-Day Bundle

£2,995 | €3,545 | $3,695

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DPO Ready
4-Day Bundle

£2,495 | €2,995 | $3,095

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DPO Beginner
2-Day Bundle

£1,395 | €1,645 | $1,695

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DPO Ready
Online Bundle

£2,245 | €2,695 | $2,795

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DPO Beginner
Online Bundle

£1,195 | €1,445 | $1,495

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