The IAPP has launched significant changes and vital updates to our Certified Information Privacy Technologist program. Because of these changes, the CIPT exam will be unavailable for testing from January 1 – March 29, 2020. You may continue to purchase and schedule your exam in advance for March 30 or a later date.

CIPT Certification

Privacy Knowledge is the Advantage You Need in Technology.

Data privacy skills are quickly becoming a must-have for professionals in the technology, information security and engineering fields. With regulators worldwide requiring privacy protections to be built into products and services, the job market has never been stronger for those who have this additional expertise.

Become the First Defense for Privacy in Technology.

Whether you work in the private or public sector, a CIPT credential will demonstrate you have the practical knowledge to apply privacy and data protection practices in the development, engineering, deployment or auditing of products and services.

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Certified Information Privacy Technologist

Organizations of all sizes are significantly investing in technology and technologists to help ensure compliance with new privacy legislations. Develop the skills to identify problems, create technical solutions and implement privacy principles in compliance with sweeping data protection regulations.

Drawing from the expertise of leaders in privacy engineering and technology, the IAPP’s CIPT program covers the emerging tools and technologies for this expanding field. Now, the updated CIPT trainings and exam include 50% new content and will better prepare you in this unique domain.

The CIPT credential elevates your industry status.


The CIPT is ANSI Accredited, and the First and Only Certification of its Kind Worldwide.

Accredited under ANSI/ISO standard 17024:2012. Learn more.


What you will learn

In addition to critical privacy in technology concepts and practices, we have added “Privacy Engineering” and “Privacy by Design Methodology” as two new domains. We also have new content in the following areas:

  • Privacy risk models and frameworks.
  • Value-sensitive design.
  • Privacy responsibilities of the technology professional.
  • Privacy technologies for the Internet of Things.
  • Intrusion, decisional Interference and self-representation.
  • Software security.
  • Data-oriented strategies.
  • Process-oriented strategies.
  • The privacy engineering role in the organization.
  • Privacy engineering objectives.
  • Privacy design patterns.
  • Privacy risks in software.
  • The Privacy by Design (PbD) process.
  • Ongoing vigilance of PbD.
  • Mobile social computing.

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Prepare for Your CIPT Exam

Preparation makes all the difference. In general, we recommend you train and study for a minimum of 30 hours.

The CIPT body of knowledge (BoK) outlines all the concepts and topics you need to know to become certified, while the exam blueprint 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 and helpful links, can be found here.

We strongly encourage all potential test takers to read our 2020 Certification Candidate Handbook before their exam for details on our policies and procedures.


Plan Your CIPT Training and Exam

Use these key dates below to set your 2020 schedule:

We welcome your feedback and encourage you to contact us with questions regarding the CIPT program and updates. Please email, or call IAPP Customer Service in North America +1 603.427.9200 or Europe +32 (0)2 486 41 66.