The Value of Certification

Advance my career? Increase my earning potential? Elevate my leadership profile?

Yes, please.

If you want to really stand out, an IAPP credential can get you there. Whether your goal is to distinguish yourself from others in your field, or to advance your skills, IAPP certification is the edge you’re looking for.

IAPP Certification Programs


Laws and regulations

The global standard for the go-to person for privacy laws, regulations and frameworks



The first and only privacy certification for professionals who manage day-to-day operations



The industry benchmark for IT professionals worldwide to validate their knowledge of privacy requirements

Certifiable! The Value of Certifications to Your Career (Podcast)
Hear from IAPP Certification Director Doug Forman as he talks with the ILTA about the rapid growth of the IAPP’s newly-accredited programs and what’s ahead for 2016 and beyond. Listen now.

Earn the 4 Most Important Letters in Privacy

Train for your certification

Privacy certification is serious business—so is preparing for it. The IAPP is strongly invested in your success, so we’ve developed the following guidelines to help you ace your exams.

Test for your certification

Secure your place in the information economy. Show off your knowledge and skills by adding an IAPP credential to your title. Find out where and how you can test for your certification.

Stay certified

If you’re already certified, nice work! Submit your CPE credits to maintain your elite status.

Why Certify with the IAPP?

Skilled privacy pros are in high demand and IAPP certification is what employers want. When you earn an IAPP credential, you earn the right to be recognized as part of an elite group of knowledgeable, capable and dedicated privacy professionals.

“This is exactly what we needed in the field. I’m excited to study for this program and further advance my career.”