Training Advisory Board — Privacy and Data Protection

As subject matter experts, board members are expected to work on the following projects: self-paced online and instructor-led training courses, practice exams, textbooks and other content-related offerings.

Meet the Training Advisory Board



  • Serve a two-year term.
  • Maintain an active IAPP membership.
  • Attend and participate in approximately three one-hour video conference call meetings a year and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Identify, contribute and review content for training products, including instructor-led and online trainings, and textbooks.
  • Contribute questions and/or scenarios for practice exams.
  • Support the IAPP training team function by providing regular guidance and insight. Be flexible regarding participation and time commitments given development schedules.
  • Keep information shared among training team members and advisory board members confidential. All accepted board members will be expected to sign a confidentiality agreement that extends one year beyond the two-year term.
  • Act with integrity and professionalism in advisory board duties.
  • Advocate for the IAPP.
  • Sign the conflict-of-interest form.
  • Meet at in person at IAPP events when available.


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, and maintain through their term, a CIPP, CIPM and/or CIPT credential in good standing.
  • 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. Also, cannot be a trainer for an official training partner or an authorized consultant trainer for a period of 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 and data protection professional.



  • Receive three continuing privacy education credits for each year of service.
  • Enhance your profile and visibility while being seen as a leader in the privacy and data protection community.
  • Make great connections with your IAPP volunteers.


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.