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Rapid emergence of disruptive technologies & digitization of services & transactions is exercising great influence on the functioning of the economy and society. This rapid change and dependence on data to drive businesses and innovation has raised potential threats and risks to privacy of individuals, which nations have sought to tackle through imposition of regulatory requirements, obligations and liabilities to make enterprises accountable.

Compliance with these regulations becomes a major challenge faced by organisations, right from the stage of identification of the regulations that they are subject to by virtue of the nature of data they are dealing and the scope of application of these laws, for instance dealing with HIPAA compliance, or dealing with the effects of extra territorial application of legislations such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).To manage privacy challenges and risks, there’s a real need for professionals who know the issues and impacts of data privacy.

As skilled privacy professionals are in high demand, DCPP© certification is what employers are looking for. When you earn a DCPP© credential, you earn the right to be recognized as part of an elite group of knowledgeable, capable and dedicated privacy professionals. DCPP© is a pioneer credentialing program which empowers you with knowledge and equips you with necessary skills to advance your career in the field of data privacy. It is an industry standard certification for professionals entering and working in the field of privacy.

Benefits of DSCI
Privacy Credentials

  • 1Become part of growing privacy fraternity
  • 2Become a distinguished privacy professional
  • 3Demonstrate your privacy credentials
  • 4Get access to Body of Knowledge (BoK) and regular updates
  • 5Get recognition from peers and employers
  • 6Enhance your employability

For Whom

  • Privacy Security
    & IT Professionals privacy-security
  • Information System
    & Security Auditors informaation-icon
  • Compliance
    Officers officer-icon
  • risk-icon Risk
  • student-iconStudents
  • lawyer-icon Lawyers

How to Become DCPP ?

  • Register and Payment on DSCI Website
  • Upon receiving the confirmation email follow the exam schedule link in the email
  • Select Test Date and Center
  • Enter the voucher code provided in the email to finish the scheduling process
  • Appear for the Exam
  • Clear the Exam and get Certified

Certification Fee

INR 15,000 Plus 18% GST (as applicable)

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Training Partners


Arrka Infosec Private Limited


TÜV SÜD South Asia Pvt. Ltd.

Upcoming DCPP Trainings


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Eligibility
  • Examination Pattern
  • Registration Process
  • Study Material
  • Other Exam Related Details
  • Certification Validity
  • Exam Centres
A - Any Privacy, Security and IT professionals, Lawyers, Compliance Officers, Information System & Security Auditors, Risk Professionals and Students from Engineering, Law and Humanities in final semester.
A - DSCI Certified Privacy Lead Assessor (DCPLA) course focuses on implementation and assessment of a privacy program from an organization’s perspective, with prime focus on practice areas defined in DPF©. Contrasting it with DCPP© credentialing program, where the focus is on learning privacy as a subject from multi-dimension viewpoint. DCPP© content is designed to help students and working professionals understand various aspects of privacy – general concepts, laws & regulations, privacy principles, tools and technologies etc., with a brief introduction to privacy in organizational ecosystem – something that DCPLA© delves in deeply. There is no link among the two certifications. Hence, DCPLA© applying for DCPP© is completely dependent on one’s choice of what kind of expertise s/he wants to have in Privacy domain.

A - DCPP© examinations are conducted online, in Pearson Vue test centres. Exam only has objective questions. There is a total of 75 questions distributed in 3 sections as mentioned below:

  • Section 1 – Privacy Fundamentals: 22 questions
  • Section 2 – Privacy Principles and Regulations: 32 questions
  • Section 3 – Privacy Technologies and Organization Ecosystem: 21 questions

Total exam time for answering all the questions is 150 minutes. There is no separate sectional time limit. Candidates are advised to distribute time accordingly.

A - DCPP is an objective exam consisting of multiple-choice questions. These questions could be direct questions or case study-based, to test conceptual clarity of the candidate.

A - Yes, all questions carry equal weightage.

A - No, there is no negative marking in the exam. Neither answering a question wrongly nor skipping any question without answering will fetch you negative marks.

A - Result would be displayed to the candidate on the computer screen upon completion. The candidate needs to secure minimum 65% to clear the exam.

A - Fee is INR 15,000 Plus GST (as applicable)

A - The certification fee includes the PBoK (Body of Knowledge), PBok Addendum-2018 (Digital Copy) and examination fee.

A - While completing the registration process you can make the online payment. We do not accept payments by cheques or demand drafts.

A - Once the payment is received successfully, BoK will be dispatched in hard copy form via courier to your registered mailing address. A digital copy of the PBok addendum-2018 would be emailed to your registered email address.

A - You can register for DCPP using this link: Register Now

A - Please write to dcpp{at}dsci{dot}in with the screenshot of the error message.

A - The PBoK and the addendum is only purposed to provide baseline knowledge and needs to be supplemented with other materials that would help you understand the privacy domain in depth. Candidates are expected to learn, stay abreast of rapid developments in privacy space to keep your privacy quotient up-to-date and relevant. We have referenced some reading materials at the end of PBoK; but that too is just suggestive, not exhaustive.

A - The coverage of the questions asked in the exam are not only from BoK, but from privacy domain as a whole. While BoK would make up for a significant portion of the total number of questions asked in exam, lot many questions would also cover privacy trends and updates, changing legal and regulatory regime, updates in space of standards and framework, enhancement in privacy technology etc.

A - Only one attempt is included in the fees. For additional attempt (limited to a maximum of one), the candidate will have to pay INR 7,500 + 18% GST

A - A maximum of 6 months will only be permitted to take the exam post the success processing of payment.

A - Candidate needs to follow the exam scheduling link provided in the confirmation email, then select the test date and center for the exam, enter the voucher code provided in the same confirmation email to finish the scheduling process.

A - The candidate will only have one free rescheduling option which can be availed before the scheduled exam date. But, if the candidate wishes to reschedule the exam again before the scheduled date of exam, she or he can do so by paying a rescheduling fee of INR 1,500/- + 18% GST. In case the date of examination is crossed then it would be considered as exam taken & only one more attempt will be provided to the candidate. The additional attempt will be on chargeable basis. The reattempt fee will be INR 7,500/- + 18% GST.

A - Please write to dcpp{at}dsci{dot}in with the screenshot of the error message.

A - The certification will be valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue of certificate. Upon expiration of validity the candidate would be required to retake the exam, the cost for which would be INR 7,500 + 18% GST.

A - Following documents will have to be mandatorily carried along by the candidate:

  • Admit Card (As issued by DSCI through the registration portal)
  • Any one Government Photo ID (Passport, Driving License, Voter ID, UID, PAN Card)

Following IDs are NOT acceptable or allowed:

  • Learner Driving License
  • Employee IDs
  • Affidavits and Notarised copy
  • Military ID

In case the documents are not available for verification with the candidate at the exam centre, it will be DSCI’s prerogative to allow or disallow the candidate from appearing in the exam.

A - No, you are not allowed to carry any notebook or pen as you will get a scratch/ noting pad inside the test centre which you will have to submit once the exam is finished.

A - In case your exam is finished before time, you can ask the test admin (by raising your hand and not disturbing other candidates) for all the formalities and once all the formalities are fulfilled, you can leave the test centre.

A - Yes, you would be getting a confirmation report (hard printed copy) that you have taken the exam. You are advised to keep that confirmation report with you till the time you receive your result. Please note that you can have this report only at the test centre and in case you lost the report, you can’t have it online. Also, if test administrator forgets to handover it to you, please ask for it before leaving the test centre.


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