Practitioner Certificate in PDP Preparatory Course (2020)

To enhance the capabilities of Data Protection Officers (DPOs) in organisations, a three-day preparatory course - "Practitioner Certificate in Personal Data Protection (Singapore) 2020" - has been developed to equip them with practical data governance and data protection knowledge and skills, and learn to utilise risk-based tools to establish a robust data protection infrastructure for their organisation.

This is an intermediate course that complements the introductory course on the PDPA (titled "Fundamentals of the PDPA (2020)") under the SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG's) Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) skills framework for ICT. There is also a computer-based examination that participants can take after the completion of their course to obtain the Practitioner Certificate for Personal Data Protection (Singapore), co-issued by the PDPC and the International Association for Privacy Professionals (IAPP).



  • Recap of the PDPA
  • Introduction to the Data Protection Management Programme (DPMP)
  • Preparation and Risk Assessment for the DPMP, including Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
  • Developing the DPMP - People, Policies and Processes


  • Help your organisation establish a robust data protection infrastructure through the use of risk-based tools
  • Obtain the Practitioner Certificate for Personal Data Protection (Singapore) upon fulfilment of the examination requirements
  • SSG funding
    • SkillsFuture Series
      Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents.
    • SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy
      Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above.
    • Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
      Up to 90% course fees; and 80% of basic hourly salary capped at $7.50/hr for local employees of SMEs.
    • SkillsFuture Credit
      Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding the course may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to $500) to defray part of the course fee.

For more information about the course, contact the approved training organisations below.

Training Organisation Phone Number Email Address Website
Republic Polytechnic Academy of Continuing Education
6510 3000
Click here for more details
Singapore Management University Academy 6808 5457 Click here for more details
Singapore Polytechnic Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy 6772 1288 Click here for more details
Temasek Polytechnic - Security Industry Institute 6225 5744 Click here for more details
Ngee Ann Polytechnic Continuing Education & Training (NP CET) Academy
6460 6353 Click here for more details

Note: Courses are provided directly by the training organisations and are not conducted on behalf of the PDPC. Neither are the training organisations agents or representatives of the PDPC.


Following the completion of the course, you may proceed to take a computer-based examination administered by the PDPC's appointed examination centre. Upon passing the examination, you will be issued with the Practitioner Certificate for Personal Data Protection (Singapore).

Find out more or register for the examination here. You are required to take this examination within 6 months from the date of course completion.