Before you book an Examination, make sure that you have read all the required material and you have sufficiently trained in the topic. Your instructor will assist you in making your booking or you may seek support from the CSSNx Network of practicing professionals.
Before you book your exam
Before you book your examination make sure that you fully understand the topic and that you feel confident about your knowledge. If there are mock-exams do them, so you get a feel for what might be required.
All examination bookings are done against a prepaid coupon. Each coupon may only be used once. Once you have paid for your exam, you will be issued a coupon code that will be used to validate your payment, booking, and examination.
Make sure that you have read and understood the following documents:
Examination Policy and Process document, so you understand the process, what is expected of you and what to expect of your proctor. There is essential information here about cancellation and penalties etc.
Make sure that you have completed the following documents, with your application.
Code of Conduct and Practice.
Statement By The Applicant.
Examination Confidentiality Agreement.
Exams are no longer Proctored - Updated 1st. of June 2020
As of the 1st of June 2020, the exams are no longer proctored. This means that sitting your exam is easier than it has ever been. The Examination Policy and Process document will be updated in due course.
The revised process will be as follows:
1. Get your Exam Code - Either by purchasing it or from your Scholarship
2. Register to sit an exam
3. Provide the ID described in the Examination Policy and Process Document by emailing it to the email address below.
4. Log in using the details provided and sit your exam.
IMPORTANT: If you don't provide the appropriate ID by the time your exam starts, your exam window will not be opened and you will be considered a non-starter. There is no time limit on when you can provide your ID prior to sitting the exam. You must send your ID to
Make sure that you have met any required prerequisites for an examination. For example, if you book your DPO+G and DPO+G/P together, and you fail your DPO+G examination your DPO+G/P will automatically fail and your fee forfeit due to cancellation without appropriate notice.
There are NO prerequisites for the Global Data Protection Officer (DPO+G) Foundation Examination.
You must hold a valid Global Data Protection Officer (DPO+G) Foundation Certification to sit for the Global Data Protection Practicing Professional (DPO+G/P) Practitioner examination.
You must have a webcam to sit for an exam.
Re-Sitting a Failed or Cancelled Exam
You are required to wait for 30-days before re-sitting a failed examination. If you have booked a DPO+G/P before completing your DPO+G certification, you should reschedule your DPO+G/P examination to ensure that you have the appropriate prerequisite certificate before sitting the DPO+G/P examination.
Selecting an Examination for Certification Session
Use the time table below to select your examination session. All examination windows open once per month, and you may only select from those sessions available below for the month displayed. If you wish to book for a month other than the month displayed, you will need to come back and select from the schedule on the day following the date displayed below. The times of the session and the dates of the session are posted each month the day after the date below. Until an examination schedule is posted, the dates below are subject to change and considered tentative. You may only sit one examination in on a single day.
Examination Dates for 2020 - 2021
Sunday - 7th June 2020 (Final Date for Class of 022019)
Sunday - 5th of July 2020 (Final Date for Intermediate Class 022019)
Sunday - 2nd of August 2020 (Final Date for Class 062019)
Examination for Certification Sessions
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