CIPT Certification

The Most Respected and Globally Recognized Privacy in Technology Certification for Personal and Operational Success

Data protection authorities around the globe are enforcing regulations that mandate how data can be captured, stored and used. This makes technology, data and other professionals with dual literacy in both privacy and technology essential components to ensure operations meet privacy goals and mitigate risks.

Secure Your CIPT Certification

Operations of All Sizes are Investing in Certified Information Privacy Technologists

Discover the privacy certification that differentiates tech pros.

The risk for organizations that do not comply with data privacy regulations is costly, as is the loss of customer trust. Companies that employ professionals with CIPT certifications are better able to apply strategies, policies, processes and techniques to manage cybersecurity risks while enabling prudent data use for business purposes. IAPP Certified Information Privacy Technologists can:

  • Build privacy-friendly products, services and processes by embedding data protection throughout every stage of development.
  • Recognize benefits and challenges of emerging technologies and how to use them while respecting customer privacy.
  • Protect data from various forms of interference.
  • Design software and systems to better ensure privacy.
  • Establish privacy practices for data security and control, such as minimization, limited access and encryption.
  • Audit infrastructure and communicate privacy issues with management, development, marketing and legal departments, and collaborate with them to produce solutions.

Show You Are the Technology Problem-solver Organizations Need

Your CIPT certification validates your deep understanding of privacy in technology and enables you to apply what you have learned immediately to your daily workflow as a technology and data professional. Achieving certification validates your dual literacy in privacy and technology that translates around the globe. What’s more, IAPP certifications, including the CIPT, are widely hailed as the gold standard in privacy certification because they are also the only certifications in the industry accredited under ANSI/ISO specifications and recognized under standards set by the International Accreditation Forum.

Trust the IAPP for Privacy and Data Protection Information and Certification

Since the 2014 introduction of this first-of-its-kind CIPT designation, the IAPP has certified thousands of technology professionals and maintains a strong community of individual and corporate members. You will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and information with thousands of other professionals, and benefit from exclusive content, expert analysis, alerts and original reporting to keep ahead of emerging privacy issues. The IAPP also makes it possible to continue your career advancement from anywhere with more than 6,000 testing locations around the globe, including your own home - thanks to newly introduced remote proctoring services. Learn more about online proctoring.

 

Prepare for Your CIPT Exam

Gain tips on how you can prepare for your exam. In general, we recommend you 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. Both (along with the training, textbooks and exam) have been recently updated to bring the program up to speed with the rapidly-evolving landscape of privacy in technology, and include two new domains, "Privacy Engineering" and "Privacy by Design Methodology.” 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 Certification Candidate Handbook before their exam for details on our policies and procedures.