What is a Certified Information Privacy Professional?

A Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) helps organizations improve compliance and risk mitigation practices relating to privacy and data protection. A person with a CIPP credential has a verified understanding of global data and privacy law concepts and best practices on topics such as: jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement; essential privacy principles; and legal mandates for handling and transferring data.

Why is CIPP certification important?

CIPP is a global training and certification program for data and privacy protection. A person with a CIPP credential has demonstrated a strong understanding of privacy and data protection concepts and a broad understanding of privacy laws and regulations. Having a CIPP certified professional on your team offers confidence and trust when handling data and privacy topics.

Who needs CIPP certification?

The CIPP is a global program. The CIPP offers four concentration areas defined by geographic regions: Asia, Canada, Europe, and U.S. private sector. CIPP is a valuable credential for all data and privacy professionals working in these regions. 

How to get CIPP Certified

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

Who is the certifying association

CIPP is offered through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). 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 CIPP certification, you are required to submit 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits per term, per credential, and pay an annual maintenance fee of $250.