Certification Fees


First-time Certification Exam (CIPP/A, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT)   $550 USD
Retake Certification Exam (CIPP/A, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT)   $375 USD

Exam Discount

If you are holding one or more IAPP certifications and considering adding others, you will receive a discounted price of $375 on any future exams—a $175 savings!

*Candidates must schedule and complete their exams within one year of purchases. If you do not, your exam fee will be forfeited.


Fees  Nonmember Member
Certification Maintenance Fee $250 USD* Included**

* Certificants must pay a certification maintenance fee (CMF) of $250 that will cover the certification two-year term. This fee is required every two years upon recertification. You must pay this fee when you pass your exam to become officially certified. We urge you to pay for the CMF when you purchase your exam so that your certification will automatically activate when you pass your exam.

** Members, your certification maintenance fee is already included in your IAPP membership benefits, which renews annually. See a list of additional benefits you have access to here.

We strongly encourage all potential test takers to read our Certification Candidate Handbook and CPE Policy for details on IAPP testing policies and procedures.