IAPP certification programs

We live in an information economy. 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 is where IAPP certification comes in.

The IAPP offers certifications that are respected and acclaimed by employers and specifically designed for professionals who manage, analyze, handle and access sensitive data as part of their role expectations.

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

Must-have certifications

Compare certifications to find out which is right for you.


AI Governance

Understand AI systems and how to govern them responsibly.

The AIGP is for you if you work in the following areas:

  • AI compliance
  • Legal or Compliance
  • Privacy and Data science
  • Risk management
  • Civil Society
  • Academia

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Practicing privacy

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

The CIPP is for you if you are 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 are 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 are responsible for:

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

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