Certification Testing

Turn your knowledge into power

You’ve got the knowledge. Now make it official by earning your IAPP certification. You’ll join the globally recognized community of IAPP-certified professionals and get plugged in to the information economy for greater earning potential and opportunity.

Testing for your certification

The IAPP offers computer-based certification exams at over 6,000 testing centers worldwide.

Simply log in to the IAPP website, purchase your exam and then schedule it at the test center most convenient for you. You’ll get an e-mail with step-by-step instructions telling you how. Testing is available year round and may be scheduled up to 90 days in advance.

The IAPP also hosts paper exams at most of our major annual conferences.

Still have questions about exams? Read the IAPP Certification Information Candidate Handbook to find out everything you ever wanted to know about IAPP certification.



Want to make sure you ace your exam? Practice with these sample questions from home, first! These downloadable print sample questions give you a sneak peek at test questions similar in format and content to the actual certification exams. Sample questions include an answer key and explanations of correct answers.

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Questions about what to expect?

Find out what you need to know about exam day, including general instructions, policies, and, perhaps most important, when you can expect your exam results.

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