Boost your career as a Data Protection Professional.

Register today for the exam to become an official certified Registered Data Protection Officer (RDPO)

Register and get your included best-in-class Preparation Guide

As soon as the exam reservation is complete the candidate will receive a link to download the preparation guide for the RDPO exam.

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ADPPRO registered certifications setting the pace for Professional DPO Excellence Growth

An unmatched boost for your local and international career opportunities as certified RDPO professional

An unmatched local and international network opportunity with industry leaders and peers

Access to unique top-notch licensed training materials for Data Protection Professionals

International distinction and authority, including your personalized RDPO certificate

An official entry in the Register of Data Protection Professionals (RDPP)

The Exams

Certifying as a Registered Data Protection Officer (RDPO) requires advanced and high level preparation and monitoring of GDPR relevant developments. There is not only basic knowledge of GDPR needed, but also knowledge of all the guidelines, not only from EDPB but also national DPA, that have special weight.

All exams are facilitated by Global Exams Institutes (validated by the Academic Board and having heard the ADPPRO Certification Committee).

The exams are of particular importance for:

banking, public sector, health, education, software publishers, transport, distribution, higher education, etc.

Scheduling an Exam

ADPPRO offers test center computer-based testing via our global provider YouCap Ltd.. Candidates may register for computer-based testing directly via the ADPPRO website and the candidate can schedule the exam with one of our partner testing centers. Once your computer-based exam is scheduled, you will receive an exam reservation confirmation email that includes exam day details, including location, time and any building security procedures. Keep this reservation confirmation email; you will need to present it at the testing center.

Certification levels

Free Preparation Guide

As soon as the reservation is complete the candidate will receive a link to download the preparation guide for the RDPO exam.

Prepare to pass

We partner with dozens of organizations to prepare for the certification. Additional information for local training partners can be found in our Training and Event section. Included in the certification fee the candidate reference guide and study material at time of registration. Successful candidates will also receive the Business Companion and the local Fundamentals of Data Protection for the country of registration (ex. China)