CIPP/A Certification


The IAPP’s CIPP/Asia credential certifies proficiency in the key data privacy practices of major Asian economies. CIPP/A holders are known for their ability to apply relevant knowledge and a nuanced understanding of privacy practices to the needs of organizations operating in Asia and around the world.

The CIPP/A exam is available for scheduling at more than 6,000 computer-based testing centers worldwide. Prepare for the exam with in-person training developed by IAPP official training partner Straits Interactive. 

Demonstrate your ability to support vital privacy-related processes such as compliance, cross-border data transfers and internal data protection. Explore CIPP/A certification today.


Certified Information Privacy Professional/Asia



  • Fundamental Privacy Principles
  • Singapore Privacy Laws and Practices
  • Hong Kong Privacy Laws and Practices
  • India Privacy Law and Practices
  • Common Themes Among Principle Frameworks

The CIPP/A body of knowledge outlines all the concepts and topics you need to know to become certified. It also has an exam blueprint that gives you an idea of how many questions from each topic area you can expect on the exam. These documents, as well as additional certification resources, can be found here

We strongly encourage all potential test takers to read our Certification Candidate Handbook before testing for details on our testing policies and procedures.


Here are our top five reasons why IAPP certification and training are sure to advance your organization.

  1. The CIPP is the global industry standard for professionals entering and working in the field of privacy.
  1. Achieving a CIPP/A credential demonstrates understanding of a principles-based framework and knowledge base in information privacy within the Asian context, including laws and practices specific to the regions of Singapore, Hong Kong and India.
  1. You’ll be recognized as part of an elite group of knowledgeable, capable and dedicated privacy and data protection practitioners.
  1. Holding a CIPP/A designation elevates your leadership profile among your colleagues.
  1. The CIPP/A is a key benchmark among top employers for hiring and promoting privacy professionals.