IAPP Certification Programs

We live in an information economy. And as data becomes today’s most valuable currency, the risk associated with it continues to skyrocket.

Professionals who understand these risks—and the global information management practices needed to safeguard data—are in high demand.

That's where IAPP certification comes in.

Only the IAPP offers information privacy certification programs specifically designed for professionals who manage, handle and access data, and recognized and respected by employers the world over.

Accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024: 2012. Learn more.

Must-have privacy certifications

Compare programs to find out which is right for you.


Practicing Privacy

Understand data protection laws, regulations and standards in your jurisdiction or discipline.

The CIPP is for you if you’re responsible for:

  • Legal
  • Compliance
  • Information management
  • Data governance
  • Human Resources

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Operationalizing Privacy

Understand how to implement data privacy regulations into day-to-day operations.

The CIPM is for you if you’re responsible for:

  • Risk management
  • Privacy operations
  • Accountability
  • Audit
  • Privacy analytics

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Engineering Privacy

Understand the use of technology in building data protection practices into products and services.

The CIPT is for you if you’re responsible for:

  • Information technology
  • Information security
  • Software engineering
  • Privacy by Design

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Wondering how to prepare for certification? Click here.