Course Overview

The Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) are two of the most stalwart credentials provided by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the IAPP for short. The IAPP vouches to be the largest community of privacy professionals in the world which is committed to standardize and advance the profession of data security and privacy. IAPP’s CIPP and CIPM credentials are ANSI/ISO standard 17024:2012 accredited.

In today’s world of virtual transactions and intangible business operations, the need for highly qualified, dynamic, capable, and reliable privacy professionals is being felt more than ever, given the rate at which risks and threats are catapulting. This is where cogent certifications like CIPP and CIPM come into play.

With the CIPP and CIPM certifications, you can stand out as a high-in-demand privacy professional and attract lucrative opportunities to establish a successful and rewarding career in privacy and security. The CIPP with its own regional versions for the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia and the CIPM will strap you with the proficiency you need to become a distinctive privacy and data protection professional in a dynamic business world.  Our CIPP and CIPM training programs each of 16 hours spread over 2 days comprise of classroom-based lectures by certified instructors as well as e-learning facilities, including provision of e-books and online study material. Read on to find out more about each of these certifications.

Who should attend?

The CIPP course and certification are ideal for IT professionals who deal with privacy laws and regulations in an organization. Professionals who occupy senior positions as to privacy and security roles as also professionals with managerial and legal profiles concerned with Data Privacy and Governance, Compliances, Information Management, and Human resources are a perfect match for CIPP.

Course paths:

The course curricula for the 4 CIPP versions from IAPP are as follows:

CIPP/E (Europe):

  • Introduction to European Data Protection,
  • European Regulatory Institutions,
  • Legislative Framework,
  • Compliance with European Data Protection Law and Regulation, and
  • International Data Transfers.

CIPP/A (Asia):

  • Fundamental Privacy Principles,
  • Singapore Privacy Laws and Practices,
  • Hong Kong Privacy Laws and Practices,
  • India Privacy Law and Practices, and
  • Common Themes Among Principle Frameworks.

CIPP/US (United States):

  • Introduction to the U.S. Privacy Environment,
  • Limits on Private-sector Collection and Use of Data,
  • Government and Court Access to Private-sector Information,
  • Workplace Privacy, and
  • State Privacy Laws.

CIPP/C (Canada):

  • Canadian Privacy Fundamentals,
  • The Canadian Government and Legal System,
  • Enforcement Agencies and Powers,
  • Canadian Privacy Laws and Practices in the Private Sector, and
  • Canadian Privacy Laws and Practices in the Public Sector.

Who should attend?

The CIPM is a senior-level credential apt for professionals in managerial positions who are directly responsible for the management of an information privacy program and an organization’s day-to-day privacy practices. Managers who work to formulate effective privacy practices in an organization should take the CIPM certification. Appropriate job roles include professionals involved in Risk Management, Privacy operations, Accountability, Audit, and Privacy Analytics.

Course path:

The course includes an in-depth study of the following 6 exam Domains:

  1. Privacy Program Governance,
  2. Privacy Program Framework,
  3. Privacy Program Operational Life Cycle – Assessment,
  4. Privacy Program Operational Life Cycle – Protect,
  5. Privacy Program Operational Life Cycle – Sustain, and
  6. Privacy Program Operational Life Cycle – Respond.

Exam details:

Duration2.5 hours2.5 hours
Number of questions90 (85 for CIPP/C)90
Scored questions75 (60 for CIPP/C)70
FormatMultiple-choice, scenario-basedMultiple-choice, scenario-based
Exam fee $ 550$ 550
Certification Maintenance fee (for 2 years)$ 250$ 250