Get certified as privacy professional with CIPP/e
The Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/e) is one of the most popular professional certifications for privacy professionals. The certification is issued by the International Association for Privacy Professionals (IAPP). TechGDPR offers in-person training in Berlin, led by experienced trainers and privacy professionals in the technology field.
In-person certificate training for (aspiring) professionals
Are you looking to support your company with EU data protection compliance or simply advance your career in privacy or data protection? Our training program is designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the field of privacy and data protection from the EU perspective and gain lasting international recognition as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe from the IAPP.
Our course is available in two options: a 2-day course or a 4-half day course, both of which are fully English-taught and held in a central location in Berlin. Upon enrolling, you’ll receive an official hard copy or ebook of the IAPP CIPP/e textbook, which covers all the topics you’ll need to know to pass the exam.
In addition, we’ll provide you with an exam voucher that you can use to take the official IAPP CIPP/e exam at home or at one of the 6000+ exam centers within 12 months of the course. To help you prepare, we’ll also provide you with a full test exam and review with your instructor, as well as access to an additional online preparation session within 3 months of course completion.
Our training program is based upon the proven training program curriculum by the IAPP, the leading international association for privacy professionals, so you can trust this program to be of the highest quality.
Our expert instructors have years of in-depth experience working with the GDPR on a daily basis. They are fully fluent in English and have a deep understanding of the privacy landscape, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your career. Through your instructor’s experience in the field, real-life examples are routinely brought in to illustrate learnings.
Small Group Classes
Our training program is designed to be personalized and interactive. Privacy is a pluridisciplinary field that benefits from returns on experience and contrasting perspectives. With small group classes of maximum 6 participants, you’ll get personalized attention and have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions with experienced privacy professionals.
Flexible Course Options
Two options are available: a 2-day course or a 4-half day course. Multiple dates are available for each option. This allows you to choose the option that works best for your schedule.
What is included in the course?
When you enroll in our training program, you’ll get access to the following:
- Course Textbook (worth $75)
You receive an official hard copy or eBook of the IAPP CIPP/e textbook “European Data Protection, Third Edition”, which is the primary resource for studying for the exam.
- Exam Voucher (worth $375)
You receive an exam voucher that you can use to take the official exam at home or at an exam centre within 12 months of the course.
- Test Exam (worth $55) and Review
You have the opportunity to take a full test exam and review with your instructor to ensure that you are fully prepared for the official exam.
- Online Preparation Sessions
You have access to an additional online preparation session within 6 months of course completion to help you refresh the material relevant for your exam and get any relevant questions answered.
Meals and Drinks
Two lunches and completion drinks with the team of TechGDPR after the final day are included in the cost of the course which allows for informal networking and reflection on your learning. Coffee, tea and water are available throughout the course.
How does the CIPP/e certificate help you put the requirements of the GDPR into practice?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a complex and far-reaching regulation that sets strict requirements for the processing of personal data. The IAPP CIPP/e training program is specifically designed to help you understand and put into practice the requirements of the GDPR, so you can effectively understand your company’s privacy challenges and confidently start managing a privacy compliance program within your organisation.
You’ll learn about data protection principles, data subject rights, the requirements for data processing agreements with vendors and partners. You will get to better understand the GDPR’s risk-based approach and how it compares to requirements found in information security management. You’ll also learn about the roles and obligations of the data controller, data processors, and better understand the position and responsibilities of the data protection officer.
In addition to understanding the requirements of the GDPR, the training program will also provide you with the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement a privacy compliance program within your organisation. You’ll learn how to conduct privacy impact assessments, develop policies and procedures, and implement privacy by design and default. You’ll also learn about the key operational aspects of privacy compliance, including data breach notification and vendor management.
Your trainer, Alex Carroll
Alex Carroll (FIP, CIPM, CIPP/e, DSB, QMB, ISO27001 Lead Implementer) is leading the consulting team as Consulting Manager at TechGDPR and engages in product design, training and auditing. Following 10 years as an adult trainer in multicultural settings, he specialised in quality frameworks in 2013. Alex holds an MA in knowledge management and e-learning development from the Liberal Arts University of Montpellier III, a BA in quality, security and environmental management from the law University of Montpellier I, and is certified by TüV as Data Protection Officer (Datenschutzbeauftragter) and as Quality Management Officer (Qualitätsbeauftragter).
He is recognized as Fellow of Information Privacy, and certified as CIPP/e and CIPM by the IAPP and ISO27001 Lead Implementer certified by PECB. His experience in adult education, eLearning, quality management is collected from projects in academic environments, European institutions, e-commerce companies, customer and subscriber service departments, which includes General Motors, the European Parliament, and the University of Texas. More recently, his experience in data protection, privacy and security management is collected from consulting a wide range of clients at TechGDPR from clinical research organisations, video streaming, e-commerce, social impact, telecommunications, insurance, blockchain and identity management. Alex is also a conference speaker and moderator at privacy and security conferences and contributes to publications.
The cost of our training program is €2650 per person. However, for registration until September 15, 2023, we are offering an introduction price of €2250 (excl. VAT, group discounts available).
The amount is payable in advance. The course fee is refundable minus a € 200 administration fee up to 30 days before commencement, afterwards the participant may be exchanged or the course may be postponed for a € 150 administration fee.
Invoices are issued for all orders. Your seat is confirmed as soon as the payment is received. The course contains about 15 hours of net learning time plus additional information networking opportunities and support.
The course will take place in the board room of TechGDPR in central Berlin, just minutes away from Alexanderplatz.
Location: TechGDPR, Heinrich-Roller-Str. 15, 10405 Berlin, Germany
Available dates in 2023
Intensive course 2308F
- Day 1: August 22 (Tuesday)
- Day 2: August 23 (Wednesday)
Intensive course 2309F
- Day 1: September 21 (Thursday)
- Day 2: September 22 (Friday)
Afternoon course 2309P
- Day 1: September 27 (Wednesday)
- Day 2: September 29 (Friday)
- Day 3: October 4 (Wednesday)
- Day 4: October 6 (Friday)
Afternoon course 2311P
- Day 1: November 7 (Tuesday)
- Day 2: November 9 (Thursday)
- Day 3: November 14 (Tuesday)
- Day 4: November 16 (Thursday)
Contact us to confirm availability or in-house training options. More dates will be announced over time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone who is interested in privacy and data protection, and who wants to become certified in IAPP CIPP/e, is eligible to enroll in our program. There are no prerequisites or prior experience required. If you are unsure, we do recommend you book a 15 min talk with our trainer before enrollment to help determine whether your profile and motivation are adequate.
The program is available in two options: a 2-day course or a 4-half day course. Both options cover the same material and are fully English-taught. After the training program itself, it is recommended to study the material more in-depth before taking the exam. We also include one exam preparation session to answer your final questions before you take the test in one of the many test centers around the world.
Upon enrolling, you’ll receive an official hard copy or eBook of the IAPP CIPP/e textbook, an exam voucher, a full test exam and review with your instructor, and access to up to 3 additional online preparation sessions within 3 months of course completion. In addition, we’ll provide you with 2 lunches and completion drinks during the course.
The IAPP CIPP/e certification is an internationally recognized credential in the privacy profession. It demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate complex privacy issues and protect personal data.
The cost of the training program is €2650 per person, but we are currently offering an introduction price of €2250 for summer 2023 (excl. VAT, group discounts available). Please contact us for more information on group discounts.
As leading consultancy for data privacy for any type of technology company, your instructor, the examples and the environment are set up for those who work in this area and want to understand the GDPR requirements in-depth with a view from a technology side.
Our trainers are highly experienced in both education and the subject matter itself.
The full time ‘intensive’ option runs in two consecutive days from 09:00 until 18:00. The afternoon course runs for four afternoons over two weeks from 14:00 to 18:00
Earning an IAPP CIPP/e certification can significantly enhance your career prospects in the privacy field. This certification is recognized worldwide and highly respected in the privacy profession.
CIPP/e Course Curriculum (modules)
Delve into the historical development and contextual background of data protection laws, tracing the evolution of privacy rights and the emergence of legal frameworks that protect personal data.
Explore the key institutions within the European Union that play a crucial role in shaping and implementing data protection regulations. Gain an understanding of their functions, roles, and interactions in the context of data privacy.
Acquire comprehensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework governing data protection in Europe. This section covers the cornerstone of European data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), along with other relevant laws and directives.
Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles that guide the processing of personal data. Explore concepts such as fairness, transparency, purpose limitation, data minimization, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity, and confidentiality.
Explore the criteria that determine the lawfulness of processing personal data under the GDPR. Dive into various legal bases for processing, including consent, contract performance, legal obligations, vital interests, public tasks, legitimate interests, and explicit consent for special categories of data.
Understand the obligations of data controllers to provide clear and transparent information to individuals about the processing of their personal data. Learn about the requirements for privacy notices, including the content, timing, and methods of information provision.
Explore the rights conferred upon individuals regarding their personal data under the GDPR. This section covers rights such as the right to access their data, rectify inaccuracies, erase data, object to processing, and obtain their data in a portable format.
Delve into the requirements for ensuring the security of personal data and protecting it from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or loss. Understand the technical and organizational measures necessary to maintain data security and the importance of data breach notification.
Learn about the accountability principle emphasized by the GDPR. Explore the organizational measures and best practices that promote compliance with data protection laws, including privacy by design, privacy impact assessments, data protection audits, and maintaining records of processing activities.
Understand the mechanisms and considerations for transferring personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Explore the various mechanisms for lawful data transfers, such as adequacy decisions, standard contractual clauses, binding corporate rules, and the application of derogations.
Gain insights into the supervisory and enforcement mechanisms established by data protection authorities within the European Union. Explore their roles in overseeing compliance with data protection laws, conducting investigations, imposing sanctions, and cooperating with other authorities.
Learn about the potential consequences and penalties that organizations may face for non-compliance with the GDPR. Explore the range of administrative fines, corrective measures, and reputational impact associated with violations, highlighting the importance of adhering to data protection regulations.
Take a mock exam to see how well you are doing and what topics you will need to concentrate more on.
Review the outcome of your mock exam with your trainer.