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CIPP/C Certification

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When you earn a CIPP/C, you show that you have an understanding and application of Canadian information privacy laws, principles and practices at the federal, provincial and territorial levels. 

A CIPP/C credential ensures you share common knowledge and understanding with your colleagues in related practice areas, including information security, marketing, IT, compliance and product development.

You can also be sure that we’re always updating our programs to keep you ahead of the competition. New to the CIPP/C body of knowledge are:

  • Digital Privacy Act’s updates to PIPEDA
  • Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and new provisions under Competition Act
  • Order 17 (PHIPA Decision 17)
  • Genetic testing
  • Guidance on the use of body-worn cameras
  • Health information privacy updates


Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada



  • Canadian Privacy Fundamentals
  • The Canadian Government and Legal System
  • Enforcement Agencies and Powers
  • Canadian Privacy Laws and Practices in the Private Sector
  • Canadian Privacy Laws and Practices in the Public Sector

The CIPP/C body of knowledge outlines all the concepts and topics that 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.

Get started today! Sign up for IAPP training right away and when it’s time, register to take your exam. To help you get ready for the test itself, check out our tips on how to prepare for your exam. 

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/C credential demonstrates understanding of a principles-based framework and knowledge base in information privacy within the Canadian context, including the Digital Privacy Act’s PIPEDA updates, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), PHIPA Decision 17 and more.
  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/C designation elevates your leadership profile among your colleagues. 
  1. The CIPP/C is a key benchmark among top employers for hiring and promoting privacy professionals.

Need more info? Read the IAPP Certification Information Candidate Handbook to find out everything you ever wanted to know about IAPP certification.