What is a Certified Information Privacy Manager?

A Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) designates a person with a strong understanding in privacy policy administration and privacy program management from development to execution. The CIPM credential is often associated with a leadership role in an organization and specializes in operationalizing privacy policies into programs.

Why is CIPM certification important?

The CIPM has training in organization-wide privacy policy and privacy program management. From establishing a company vision, to building a team, and measuring performance; a CIPM can play a leadership role in operationalizing a comprehensive privacy program. This is a key role for organizations that are scaling their information privacy and data protection practices. 

Who needs a CIPM credential?

The CIPM credential is tailored to professionals in leadership roles at organizations of all sizes and across industries. Having a CIPM certified professional on your team offers confidence and trust for organizations that need to scale their privacy programs. 

How to get CIPM certified

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) offers an exam to obtain CIPM certification. The exam has 90 questions, and test-takers are given 2.5 hours to complete the exam.

Who is the certifying association

CIPM is offered through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The CIPM program offered through IAPP is accredited under ANSI/ISO standard 17024:2012. The IAPP is a global association for professionals managing information privacy, data protection, and risks associated with the data economy.

Requirements to stay certified

To maintain a CIPM certification, you are required to submit 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits per term, per credential, and pay an annual maintenance fee of $250.