What is the “Practitioner Certificate in Personal Data Protection (Singapore)”?

The Practitioner Certificate in Personal Data Protection (Singapore) is co-issued by the PDPC and the International Association for Privacy Professionals (IAPP) upon fulfilment of the examination requirements. This certificate serves to recognise the DPO has attained data governance and protection knowledge and skills as well as their ability to utilise risk-based tools to establish a robust data protection infrastructure for their organisation.

Conditions to be fulfilled in order to obtain the certificate

  1. Candidates must complete the “Practitioner Certificate in Personal Data Protection (Singapore)” preparatory course with any of the PDPC’s appointed training providers
  2. Take the computer-based examination within six months of attending the preparatory course
  3. Pass the computer-based examination by attaining a score of at least 70%

More information about the computer-based examination

  • Format: Candidates will be given two hours to complete the computer-based examination comprising 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Fee: $53.50 (inclusive of GST)
  • Registration: click on the “Register for Examination” link.




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