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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 Certification of its Kind Worldwide.

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

Learn how to

  • Apply Privacy by Design methodology.
  • Employ data minimization strategies throughout the data lifecycle.
  • Use process-oriented strategies to enable data subject rights such as consent, data accuracy, retraction.
  • Manage tech challenges posed by surveillance, AI, anthropomorphism, etc.
  • Understand the different types of encryption and their situational usage.
  • Defend against privacy threats to personal data.
  • Audit infrastructure to enable enhanced privacy controls.

Prepare for Your CIPT Exam

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

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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.