Practitioner Certificate in Personal Data Protection Course (Singapore) 2020 (WSQ)

Please note that the Practitioner Certificate in Personal Data Protection (Singapore) 2020 course is expected to be Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) accredited by Q3 2022. Upon successful completion of course and assessment, the learner will be awarded the SkillsFuture Singapore Statement of Attainment (SOA).

To enhance the capabilities of Data Protection Officers (DPOs) in organisations, a three-day preparatory course - "Practitioner Certificate in Personal Data Protection (Singapore) 2020 (WSQ)" - 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 Skills framework for ICT. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive the WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) issued by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Additionally, there is an optional 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
  • Identify and manage risks in personal data management
  • Develop a Data Protection Management Programme and manage data breaches
  • Conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment

SSG Funding

For information on SSG funding, please visit the following website:

Funding support for employers:
Funding support for individuals:

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

Training Organisation Phone Number Email Address Website
Republic Polytechnic Academy of Continuing Education
6510 3000
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Singapore Management University Academy 6808 5457 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
6463 0596 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 an optional computer-based examination administered by the PDPC's appointed examination centre. Upon passing the examination, you will be issued with the PDPC-IAPP Practitioner Certificate for Personal Data Protection (Singapore) 2020.

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.