Q: What is the itinerary for the training (location, times, etc.)?

A: Please refer to the schedule for location details. You will also get an email approximately one week prior to training with additional information.

Q: When do I take the exam? Is the exam being proctored at the end of the training?

A: You may sit for your exam at one of our 900+ computer based testing centres worldwide. Exams may be sat at any time available within the testing centre, but must be scheduled within the first 6 months of purchase or they will expire. There will not be any proctored exams at the GDPR-Ready trainings.

Q: Can the online bundle be used at any time, or is it for a particular date? Does the online training expire?

A: Our traditional online training is self-paced and can be viewed at any time. It does not expire.

Our Live Online option functions like a virtual classroom allowing you to interact with an instructor and classmates around the world in real time. For this reason, the Live Online option is assigned a specific date and time which will expire.

Q: Can I revisit each of the modules of each course as many times as I like online?

A: If you signed up for traditional online training your course never expires. You may view it as many times as you like. In fact, we recommend reviewing the content within each module more than once to increase retention.

If you chose Live Online training, it is assigned a specific date and time so you and your virtual classmates can interact with the presenter and each other in real time. This means the session will expire. However, the course materials and presentation remain viewable for six months once the training has concluded.

Q: Do I have to watch the online training all at once? Does it always start from the beginning?

A: With our traditional online training, you can exit and return at any time to pick up where you left off.

The Live Online alternative requires you to participate in the class online at a specific date and time. Once the training has been held, you will be allowed to view materials and the presentation whenever you like, and pick up wherever you leave off.

Q: Is IAPP Membership part of the bundle package?

A: Yes, the GDPR bundles all include complimentary IAPP Membership for one year.

Q: Is there a time limit for taking the exam after registration/taking the online course?

A: If you are purchasing a bundle which includes your certification exam(s), you have 6 months from purchase to schedule your exam-not to take it, just to schedule! You can schedule your exam for as far out as you would like.

Q: For the option which includes 2 certification exams (CIPP/E and CIPM), do they have any expiration time? How should they be passed: both at once or one after the other?

A: You have 6 months to schedule your exams - not to take them, just to schedule! At your convenience subject to facility availability. There are no prerequisites for the exams, you may take them in any order.

Q: Can you recommend any additional training material, such as textbooks for CIPP/E & CIPM.

A: The training includes the official textbook for the CIPM program, Privacy Program Management: Tools for Managing Privacy Within Your Organization and the official textbook for the CIPP/E program, European Data Protection: Law and Practice.

Please refer to this page for the CIPP/E and CIPM Body of Knowledge and Exam Blueprint to see the areas you may need to focus on more than others based on your existing knowledge of the subject matter. The Body of Knowledge is a comprehensive outline of all the subject matter covered on the exam. The Exam Blueprint gives you an idea of how many questions from each topic area you can expect.

Q: When can I expect to receive the textbook and materials?

A: In-person training - You will receive both printed textbooks on site. Sample Questions and links to your CBT exams will be made available approximately 48 hours after registration in your MyIAPP portal under “My Purchases.”

Live Online training - You will receive access to the electronic versions of both textbooks, Sample Questions, and links to your CBT exams in your MyIAPP portal under “My Purchases.” approximately 48 hours after registration

Traditional online training - You will receive access to the electronic versions of both textbooks, Sample Questions, and links to your CBT exams in your MyIAPP portal under “My Purchases approximately 48 hours after registration”

Q: Is there mobile app for iPhone and iPad which I can use to access the course materials? Can I download the online training and watch it on my mobile device?

A: Although some of the features of the online courses will work on a tablet, they are not yet fully compatible with all mobile devices. You can view our trainings online, however you cannot download them.

Q: Is there VAT added to the prices listed?

A: No, these products are exempt from VAT tax.

Q: I would like to purchase a GDPR ready training via Wire Transfer, could you please assist me?

A: Yes, we can! To request an invoice and wire transfer details, please email your request and “Bill To” information to our Membership Team at

Q: Does this program include both in-person and online training or do we have to choose?

A: The GDPR Ready 4-Day Bundle Plus includes both in-person or live online with online training. Other bundle packages include in-person, live online, or online training, but not in combination.

Q: Is there any difference between the in-person and the online training?

A: The content is the same for all, the only difference is in the delivery.

In-person training follows a traditional classroom setup with you and your classmates attending at a specific location, date and time for learning led by an expert instructor.

Live online training is also led by a live expert instructor at a specific date and time. The difference is you and your classmates can attend from anywhere in the world you have internet access. You can even ask questions and converse with the instructor and other trainees via a real-time chat function.

Traditional online training is available from anywhere you have internet access. It is self-paced and includes no “live” instruction.

For specific course content, please refer to the course outlines for European Data Protection and Privacy Program Management.

Q: Does the amount cover the exams for the certifications (CIPP/E & CIPM)?

A: The GDRP Ready Bundle packages include exam fees:
GDPR Ready 4-Day Bundle Plus + GDPR Ready 4-Day Bundle + GDPR Ready Online Bundle: CIPP/E + CIPM exam fees
GDPR Prep Online Bundle: CIPP/E or CIPM exam fee

Q: Is there a time limit for the exams?

A: You are allotted 2.5 hours at a computer based testing centre per each exam. You can find more information about the exam structure and process in the IAPP Certification Candidate Information Handbook.

Q: What are the DPO Toolkit and Resources?

A: The DPO toolkit contains resources instrumental in performing what will be a vital role at many organizations inside and outside of the European Union when the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force.

The DPO Toolkit and resources are free for IAPP members and are regularly updated with content such as sample job descriptions to research how much training is required of a DPO to obtain baseline GDPR knowledge.

Q: If we pay for the training and cannot attend the in-person class we have chosen could this amount cover a different training?

A: Provided we are informed two weeks prior to the start of in-person training we can provide a full refund. If you notify us between two weeks and 24 hours prior to the training, we will provide a full credit good toward any future IAPP purchase.