Training Advisory Board

The Training Advisory Board helps guide the development and maintenance of IAPP privacy training programs, ensuring our content is accurate, relevant and timely. Subject matter experts on this board work to update and create new trainings, both online and instructor-led, sample questions and other content-related offerings.

Meet the Training Advisory Board




All Training Advisory Board members are expected to:

  • 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 approximately three times per year via phone.
  • Optional opportunities to meet in-person at IAPP events.
  • Identify, contribute and review content for training products, including instructor-led and online training programs, textbooks, sample questions.
  • Create/Contribute at least 10 sample questions per year.
  • Support the IAPP training team function by providing regular guidance and insight.
  • Time commitment varies based on development schedule.


Selection Criteria

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:

  • Prefer applicants hold a CIPP, CIPM and/or CIPT credential in good standing (maintained throughout term).
  • Specialized knowledge in a specific business area preferred. (e.g. marketing, human resources, customer service, etc.)
  • Professional experience and knowledge of privacy and data protection laws, regulations, policies, procedures, best practices and theory related to the scope of the certification.
  • Length of membership plus commitment to and involvement with the IAPP.
  • Cannot be a member of the IAPP Certification Advisory Board, Appeals Board, an Exam Development Board, or have served on one of these boards in the past two 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 delivers the highest quality training programs to meet member and industry needs.


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 for details on additional volunteer opportunities.