Certification of Data Protection Officer

The Hellenic Institute of Certifications HEL.I.C. was founded to provide comprehensive and reliable services in the field of Certification, nationwide, but also abroad in multiple disciplines, with emphasis in the fields with a recognized need for skills enhancement and specialization.
Pursuant to General Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 “on the protection of natural persons against the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data” and the repeal of Directive 95/46 / EC, the EL .INP in collaboration with renowned and experienced professionals in the field of Technology and Personal Data Law, created and developed the Certification Scheme Data Protection Officer with the scientific supervision of Grigoris Lazarakos Lawyer, Doctor (former member of the Personal Data Protection Authority).

Exam Evaluation

The examination process consists of 30 closed-ended questions and the candidate is obliged to choose the correct answer. The questions are based on the subject matter per sentence and lasts 60 minutes.

The set of questions is based on the existing syllabus per syllabus and covers the entire curriculum, in relation to the knowledge, skills and competencies that the candidate should demonstrate. The candidate who obtains at least 70% of the maximum score is considered successful.

Certification scheme

The Data Protection Officer Certification Scheme was created to offer a high quality approach and solutions so that the requirements of the new regulation are implemented with complete success.

The Institute of Research & Studies of the Central Union of Chambers of Greece as well as important Business Bodies establish the Data Protection Officer Certification Scheme, ensuring reliability, validity and dissemination of the goals of the scheme to the entire business world.


Examination procedure

The exam includes 40 closed-ended questions. Exam duration 90 minutes. Success rate 75%.


Our goal is the continuous development and quality qualification of human resources always according to the real needs of the labor market.

Shape expert

Grigoris Lazarakos

Lawyer, Former Associate Member of the Personal Data Protection Authority 
Grigoris Lazarakos is a lawyer at the Supreme Court and a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1996. He maintains his own law firm specializing in the areas of personal data, public-administrative law and real estate.
Since August 2017, Grigoris is a certified legal expert (CEPE L PS) in the "European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe)", which is a pan-European certification body (based in Bonn / Germany) IT products and services (IT based products and services) on the basis of criteria incorporating the new legal requirements of the General Regulation on Personal Data (GDPR).
He was an alternate member of the Personal Data Protection Authority (APDPH) from March 2008 to August 2016. During his tenure at the APDPX he acted as a supervisor in two of the four offices of the Authority and specifically a) in the AD office, which was responsible for dealing with issues related to state action in general and in particular with public administration, self-government, national defense, law enforcement and public order; and (b) object is mainly found in the control of information and telecommunication systems, in closed circuit television, in the unwanted electronic communications, in the monitoring and elaboration of studies in the objects of information and telecommunication technologies and data security.In addition, Grigoris participated as a member of the Authority with a decisive vote in more than six hundred (600) cases, of which in more than two hundred and fifty (250) he was Rapporteur.
In September 2001 he obtained his PhD from the Law School of Humboldt University in Berlin. In October 1997 he obtained the postgraduate degree (LL.M) from the same University. In 1994 he graduated from the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
He is the author of three (3) monographic studies, as well as twenty-seven (27) scientific articles in reputable legal journals. The subject of his scientific publications is located mainly in the field of personal data and public-administrative law.

The Hellenic Institute of Certifications – HEL.I.C. has developed a Quality Management System, in accordance with the requirements of the International Standards ELOT EN ISO 9001/2008 and ELOT EN ISO / IEC 17024: 2012, in order for the certification process to be implemented with documented adequacy, impartiality, objectivity, reliability and validity.

Accredited certificate from the National Accreditation System – Ε.ΣΥ.Δ.