FDPPI has developed a long term plan to provide Certification in Privacy and Data Protection related skills to professionals.

The principal objective of these certification programs is to create incremental skills in the professionals with each Certification. For this reason, every certification comes with a mandatory training program.

It is also considered that there is a need to keep the cost of Certifications reasonable. However, it is also the endeavour of FDPPI to ensure that all the members of the organization are also certified for the skills that the organization is trying to create. Hence Certifications are restricted to members only or in other words the first certification of a person includes membership. But from time to time members are provided benefits so that their over all cost of certification remains contained.

Multiple Module Expert Certification 

FDPPI is building up to a Certification program to create “Certified Data Protection Compliance Management Consultant”

Three  different modules have been identified for this purpose as follows:

  1. Module I: Covering Indian Data Protection Law
  2. Module G: Covering global data protection laws of key jurisdictions (GDPR, CCPA, Singapore CCPA, HIPAA, Dubai DPL2020)
  3. Module A: Covering the Data Audit skills required by a Data Auditor either acting independently or as a DPO.

In due course an advanced training on “Technology related to Data Protection” and “Behavioural Skill requirements of a Data Protection Professional” will be introduced.

FDPPI  launched the Module-I program in December 2019, Module G by July 2020 and Module A  in January 2021.

Each Module is like an independent course and separate certificates are issued to the successful candidates who undergo the training followed by an online examination. eg: “Certified DPCMS Consultant-Module-I”, or “Certified DPCMS Consultant-Module-G” and Certified DPCMS Consultant-Module A”.

Those who have completed all the three modules will be have been provided with a Certificate as “Certified Global Privacy and Data Protection Consultant” or “Certified Global Privacy and Data Protection Auditor” based on the cut-off marks set for the two categories.

All certificates will be archived and made available on verified request from companies for background verification purpose.

The trainings are being presently conducted as virtual courses by our training partner, Cyber Law College which has a history of over 20 years in conducting Cyber Law, HIPAA and GDPR courses both offline and online.

Integrated program 

An integrated program was conducted in June-July 2021 covering all the three modules together.

This was  a Co-Branded program under the FDPPI-DNV joint certification scheme.  The fee was Rs 40,000/-


Programs now available

  1. Certified Data Protection Professional: Module I (Indian Laws)
  2. Certified Data Protection Professional: Module G (Global Laws)
  3. Certified Data Protection Professionals: Module A (Data Audit and Privacy Implementation Consultancy)
  4. Certified Global Privacy and Data Protection Consultant/Auditor.