What is the Copenhagen Compliance® GRC F-O-P-A Certification?
GRC Professional certifications are based on the 15-year training and certification experience of Copenhagen Compliance to provide and ensure the understanding of the GRC components and as an independent organisation neutral of any specific profession or vendor solution.

The objective and the goal of our four GRC certification seminars is to ensure that proper monitoring of policies and controls are in place to reduce risk. We provide the participants with a set of GRC tools to set up a system of checks and balances in the organisation. The certified GRC officers will be able to alert management and peers to identify;

  • The new risks when they materialise
  • Manage GRC business processes more efficiently and proactively.
  • Succeed in providing GRC stakeholders expectations and satisfaction
  • Ensure that business objectives and the organisational goals are met and improved
  • Meet the compliance requirements with accountability, responsibility, and transparency; where beneficial to the improvement of the global business climate.
How do I get one of the four GRC certifications?
You take an online exam after attending one of our seminars. The results are given within a week after an independent review
How do I prepare for the GRC certification exams?
You prepare for the exam by reading the material that is provided, and by attending a deep dive one to the four-day training program. The level of pre-study increases depending on the number of days and whether it is a GRC-F Foundation One day training with certification, GRC-O Officer 3-day training with certification, GRC-P Practitioner 4-day GRC Practitioner training, or a GRC-A Audit Certification for companies and IT Tools. For the dates, venue and prices see the website under the events page.
What is the scope of the four GRC certifications?
The learning objectives of the four GRC certification seminars are:
  • Assess the capability of technologies to manage and protect GRC data
  • Comprehend and maintain awareness of all GRC compliance requirements
  • Define methods for monitoring GRC changes in mandates, laws, regulations and practices
  • Determine ways to limit use that reduce risks to a GRC breach
  • Encourage governance and compliance with global mandates to form a customised best practice manual
  • Implement GRC breach processes to achieve compliance acceptance
  • Organise and monitor the operation of the GRC compliance management system
  • Outline the ways to limit amounts and types of GRC data collected and managed to avoid duplication of efforts
  • Provide the platform for in-house training and education on GRC compliance requirements
  • Promote and coordinate policies and procedure related documents and issues

GDPR, IT and Cybersecurity issues as GRC components
Organizations that handle personal or privacy data or information, face complex data privacy and IT and Cybersecurity challenge to manage GRC risks effectively. The impact of these challenges covers the entire information lifecycle of the data privacy and protection process. That is why in each of the four certification seminars we include a particular chapter on data privacy and IT and Cybersecurity issues.

Ensuring data privacy and IT and Cybersecurity compliance goes beyond the requirements of geographically specific conditions such as the Euro--------pean codexes. An effective data privacy management should also have defined, auditable processes and policies that are consistent with the Fair Information Practice Principles.

This 4 module based GRC seminars address the critical steps and stages of data privacy and IT and Cybersecurity compliance, drawing on the Fair Information Practice Principles and highlighting key success factors and standard errors.


Who should participate

Besides having a keen interest in all GRC components and issues, the participants function in their individual GRC capacity: either in operations, management or as a board or a committee member. The individual probably spends considerable time in management or providing guidance or improve GRC performance by managing, leading, planning, performing, enabling, integrating or GRC issues including audit, internal controls, ethics or integrity activities.

  • Board Members
  • Governance Officer
  • Compliance Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Audit Executive
  • Internal Auditor
  • IT Auditor
  • Corporate Counsel