Certified Information Privacy Professional


The “what” of privacy, and why you need it.


For more than 10 years, the CIPP has been recognized as the world’s preeminent credential in the business of privacy. Since its introduction in 2004, the CIPP has elevated the careers of thousands of professionals working in privacy and data protection across the globe.

There are four CIPP concentrations, each focused on a specific region. Learn more about them and see for yourself why the CIPP is the privacy industry’s leading credential. You will be redirected to the iapp.org web-page.


What can the CIPP do for you?

It will show the world that you know privacy laws and regulations and how to apply them, and that you know how to secure your place in the information economy. When you earn a CIPP credential, it means you’ve gained a foundational understanding of broad global concepts of privacy and data protection law and practice, including: jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement models; essential privacy concepts and principals; legal requirements for handling and transferring data and more.

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The IAPP is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. More here: www.iapp.org .

Training is one step you can take to learn material covered on the exams (especially because training and exams are based on the same topic outline—what we call a “body of knowledge”), but be aware that courses does not taking training guarantee you’ll pass your exam. Why not? IAPP’s certifications are ANSI accredited under the ISO standardan international mark of quality and rigor. To maintain accreditation, ISO requires a separation between the IAPP’s certification and training departments. This means that while our training developers and instructors know which topics will be covered on an exam, they cannot see the tests or answer questions about whether a specific item will be on a given exam.

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