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Earn Recognition as a
Top Privacy Law Specialist


Why You Should Apply for the PLS Designation

Privacy is one of the fastest-growing segments of U.S. law. The IAPP Privacy Law Specialist designation, accredited by the American Bar Association, identifies holders as highly experienced and credentialed privacy law practitioners.

Who Should Apply

Lawyers with substantial, active privacy practices who want to advertise their qualifications and distinguish themselves as privacy law experts.

Training and Knowledge Requirements

PLS applicants must hold CIPP/US and either CIPM or CIPT certifications. They must also demonstrate a commitment to privacy law and provide peer recommendations. IAPP U.S. Private-Sector Privacy, Privacy Program Management, and Privacy in Technology training courses are key preparation for certification exams.

Training Options

Purchase training for the requisite PLS certifications. Click below to see lists of available trainings in the modality that matches your schedule and learning style.


Media-rich, computer-based training at your own pace, on your own schedule.


Virtual classrooms with the real-time interaction of a live classroom minus the travel.

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In-person interaction with instructors plus networking with classmates during breaks.

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Build your privacy culture with in-depth training for all key decision makers.