CIPP/G Certification

Important Update: IAPP’s Certified Information Privacy Professional/ Government (CIPP/G) program will become inactive September 30, 2018. Anyone holding a CIPP/G certification in good standing as of that date will be CIPP/G-certified in perpetuity. You will not be required to fulfill continuing education requirements or pay any fees. To learn more about this change in status, who it impacts, and complimentary opportunities that may apply to you, click here.


Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government



  • U.S. Government Privacy Laws
  • The Value of Privacy to U.S. Government Agencies
  • U.S. Government Privacy Practices
  • Privacy Program Management and Organization
  • Privacy and the Federal Government Intelligence Community

The CIPP/G 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/G credential demonstrates understanding of a principles-based framework and knowledge base in information privacy within the U.S. government context.
  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/G designation elevates your leadership profile among your colleagues. 
  1. The CIPP/G is a key benchmark among top employers for hiring and promoting privacy professionals.

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