PECB is approved by CNIL to offer DPO Certification

Featured News 2020-10-26

PECB is pleased to announce that on October 15, 2020, it has been approved by the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), to offer certification services for data protection officer (DPO) skills and knowledge based on CNIL’s scheme, in accordance with CNIL Deliberations n ° 2018-317 and n ° 2018-318 of September 20, 2018. 

“We are very happy to demonstrate a compliant attitude toward data protection, confirmed and approved by CNIL. We hope that this will prove to be a trust indicator for the public as well.” Carolina Cabezas, PECB Compliance Director

Through its network of approved Partners, PECB will offer this training course to prepare candidates for certification of the skills of the data protection officer in accordance with CNIL’s scheme. The DPO-CNIL exam will be in multiple-choice questions format and only available on paper and closed book.

PECB is now referenced on the official website of CNIL as an approved certification body that offers DPO certification; click here to see. 

About PECB 

PECB is a certification body which provides education¹ and certification under ISO/IEC 17024 for individuals on a wide range of disciplines. As a global provider of training, examination, and certification services, PECB offers its expertise on multiple fields, including, but not limited to, Information Security, Privacy and Data Protection, Business Continuity, Quality and Service Management, Risk Management, Health and Safety, and Sustainability. 

We help professionals show commitment and competence by providing them with valuable education, evaluation, and certification against internationally recognized standards. Our mission is to provide our clients with services that inspire trust, demonstrate competence, and benefit society as a whole. For further information about PECB’s principal objectives and activities, visit

About CNIL

The Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL) is an independent French administrative regulatory body whose mission is to ensure that data privacy law is applied to the collection, storage, and use of personal data. Its existence was established by the French loi n° 78-17 on Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberty of 6 January 1978, and it is the national data protection authority for France. 


¹Education refers to training courses developed by PECB, and offered globally through its network of resellers.