Certification Advisory Board
The Certification Advisory Board is vital to IAPP certification programs, serving as the connection between our staff and credential holders.
CERTIFICATION ADVISORY BOARD EXPECTATIONS
- Serve two-year term.
- Maintain active IAPP membership.
- Attend and participate in scheduled meetings and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
- Keep information shared among advisory board members confidential.
- Act with integrity and professionalism in advisory board duties.
- Advocate for the IAPP.
- Attend meetings, serve on committees, or in roles as requested by the chair and IAPP staff.
- Monitor, revise and approve the Certification Policies and Procedures Manual and related controlled documents.
- Approve eligibility criteria, certification scope, examinations, examination scaled cut points, item performance standards, and other essential certification decisions.
- Assure the independence of certifications from conflicting interests, including but not limited to training, education accreditation and marketing functions.
Boards are selected with the goal of creating a balanced working group based on experience level, industry sector, geographic location and area of expertise. Considerations for selection include:
- Required to hold a CIPP, CIPM and/or CIPT credential in good standing (maintained throughout term).
- Professional experience and knowledge of privacy and data protection laws, regulations, policies, procedures, best practices and theory.
- Length of membership plus commitment to and involvement with the IAPP.
- Past service on an Exam Development Board. (Helpful, but not required.)
- Knowledge of accreditation. (Helpful, but not required.)
- Cannot be a member of the IAPP training faculty, Appeals Advisory Board or Exam Development Board, or have served on one of these boards in the past 2 years.
- Please note:
- IAPP advisory board members are not agents or employees of the IAPP and cannot act on IAPP’s behalf or enter into any binding agreements.
- As an advisory board member, your decisions, actions and opinions speak about you as an IAPP volunteer, and not solely as a member or privacy professional.
- Receive three continuing privacy education (CPE) credits for each year of service.
- Promote the privacy and data protection profession by ensuring the IAPP’s certification programs meet industry needs.
- Help increase the value of IAPP credentials in the marketplace.
How to apply
The IAPP accepts applications for advisory board roles each fall through our Call for Volunteers. For more information, visit our Call for Volunteers FAQ, or contact email@example.com for details on additional volunteer opportunities.