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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.

The field of AI is growing exponentially and in response the IAPP has developed the Artificial Intelligence Governance Professional certification. Establish your capacity to perform ethical, safe, trustworthy AI governance by earning the AIGP designation. Learn more.

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

The far-reaching impact of the Fellow of Information Privacy may be closer than you think.
Elevate your standing as a privacy pro with a FIP designation from the IAPP. Find out more 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.

The IAPP’s CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM and CIPT credentials are the premier privacy certifications accredited by the American National Standards Institute in compliance with ISO/IAF standards. Recently, ANSI acquired the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board, LLC (ANAB). Due to that acquisition, you will now see ANAB as the listed accreditor of IAPP certification(s). Learn more.

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