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Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation (GDPR) Training Course

Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation (GDPR) Training Course

SKU: 4739

Gain a comprehensive introduction to the GDPR and a practical understanding of the implications and legal requirements for US organizations in this one-day introductory training course.


Achieve the EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) qualification (ISO 17024-certificated). Exam included in course. The course qualifies for 7 CPD/CPE points.


1 day

US locations:

Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco. See venue details.

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The EU GDPR Foundation training course outline

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides a single, harmonized data protection law for the European Union. The Regulation extends the data rights of individuals, and requires organizations to develop clear policies and procedures to protect personal data, and to adopt appropriate technical and organizational measures.

Every US organization that processes or monitors EU residents’ personal data must comply with the GDPR – even if they are not established in the EU.

The one-day Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation (GDPR) training course provides a comprehensive introduction to the GDPR, and a practical understanding of the implications and legal requirements for US organizations of any size. The course is a stepping stone to the Certified GDPR Practitioner course.

The benefits of the EU GDPR Foundation training course

Delivered by an experienced privacy consultant, this training session is built on the foundations of our extensive practical experience gained advising on compliance with data privacy laws and related information security standards, such as ISO 27001.

The course will give you a clear understanding of the main elements of the GDPR, with the ability to gain a deeper understanding by asking the trainer questions during the course.

The EU GDPR Foundation training pass rate

The average pass rate for this course is 78%.

Who should attend this course?

  • Business directors or managers who want to understand how the requirements of the GDPR will affect their organization.
  • Managers involved in or responsible for GDPR compliance, such as:
    • Privacy managers;
    • Data protection managers;
    • Information security managers;
    • IT managers;
    • Project managers;
    • Corporate governance managers;
    • Risk and compliance managers;
    • General or privacy counsels; and
    • Finance, HR or marketing managers.
  • Individuals with a basic knowledge of data protection regulation and practices, and looking to develop their career with a professional qualification.

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • Experienced, knowledgeable trainers with in-house experience will be able to answer questions with real life examples.
  • IT Governance introduced the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training course and the only one that’s ISO 17024- certificated.
  • We offer more GDPR training dates and locations that anyone else.
  • We have trained more than 7,900 professionals on the GDPR.
Course details

What does the EU GDPR Foundation training course cover?

The course will cover:

  • Essential General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) background and terminology
  • The six data protection principles
  • Special categories of personal data
  • The rights of data subjects, including data access requests
  • Controllers and processors
  • Data protection by design
  • Securing personal data
  • Reporting data breaches
  • How to perform a data protection impact assessment (DPIA)
  • The role of the data protection officer (DPO)
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU
  • EU–US Privacy Shield
  • The powers of supervisory authorities

What’s included in this course?

  • A professional training in a US venue with lunch and refreshments
  • Comprehensive documentation (a digital copy provided as a PDF file)
  • The Certified EU GDPR Foundation exam
  • A certificate of attendance.

What equipment should I bring?

You will be sent the course materials in advance of the course, so please bring them with you, as well as a pop-up enabled laptop or tablet on which to sit the exam.

Course duration and times

1 Day: 09.30 – 17.00

CPD/CPE points

This course is equivalent to 7 CPD/CPE points.

How much does the EU GDPR Foundation training course cost

The course costs $619 ex VAT.

Exams and qualifications

EU GDPR Foundation exam

Delegates take the EU GDPR F examination at the end of the course – a 60-minute, multiple-choice, ISO 17024-certificated exam set by IBITGQ. There is no extra charge for this exam.

What qualifications will I receive?

The course supports professional development, and delegates who pass the included exam are awarded the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) qualification by IBITGQ. It is also certificated by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) and satisfies the IISP Skills Framework requirements at Level 1: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, B2 and C3.

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

Provisional exam results will be given immediately after completing the exam, confirmed results will be issued within 10 working days with your certificate to your email address.

Can exams be retaken?

Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest for the exam.


Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no pre-requisites for sitting this course.

Is there any recommended-reading?

We would recommend purchasing one or more of the following:

There will be a short pre-read sent to you in your course pack after you have booked. This will help familiarise yourself with the key components covered in the course.

Do I need to bring proof of identity?

Delegates must bring a form of photographic ID with them as the invigilator my request to check it prior to the exam.

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