Maintaining Your Certification

Privacy issues continue to change—and now it’s more important than ever to stay ahead of the curve. That’s why we require continuing privacy education (CPE).

To stay certified—and therefore awesome—you’ll need to complete at least 20 hours of CPE per two years.

 You’ve already earned a global credential that sets you apart; now keep it polished.

See your CPE credit status

Have questions? Check out the official IAPP CPE policy for all the details.


How to earn CPE credits

There are lots of ways to earn CPE credits, but here’s a list of 5 easy (and some even free) options that you’re probably already doing anyway:

  1. Attend IAPP conferences, including IAPP web conferences
  2. Go to KnowledgeNet chapter meetings (also free for members!)
  3. Train online for another IAPP certification
  4. Read from our approved Authoritative Resource List
  5. Teach, speak or write about privacy

You’ll automatically get CPE credit for KnowledgeNet meetings as long as you registered for the event.
No need to submit!

Bonus: Non-IAPP privacy-related programs also count toward your CPE credits. See our list of approved CPE providers, or to apply for credit for other activities use our pre-approval request form.