Ready to get certified?

You've got the knowledge. Now make it official by earning your IAPP certification. You'll join the globally recognized community of IAPP-certified professionals and get plugged in to the information economy for greater earning potential and opportunity.

Looking for IAPP training? You can find everything here.

The IAPP offers computer-based certification exams at over 800 testing centers worldwide.

Simply log in to the IAPP website, purchase your exam and then schedule it at the test center most convenient for you. You’ll get an e-mail with step-by-step instructions telling you how. Testing is available year round and may be scheduled up to 90 days in advance.

On July 1, the IAPP will retire the Certification Foundation exam and begin administering single certification exams for the CIPP, CIPM and CIPT programs. The new exams will feature more questions and a longer administration time. If you test after July 1, you will not be required to take the Foundation exam to become certified. Learn more about what this change means for you.

 

Testing

  • CIPP/US Test Center Exam

    The Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential demonstrates a strong foundation in U.S. privacy laws and regulations and understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the United States, the European Union and other jurisdictions.

     
    First time candidates for any IAPP certification must only pass the CIPP/US exam in order to obtain a certification. 
     
    An annual certification maintenance fee of $125 USD is due when you register for your first IAPP certification exam and then annually on the anniversary of your first IAPP certification. For members, the annual certification maintenance fee is included with your membership. 

     

    The IAPP offers test center examinations with computer-based delivery through Kryterion's High-stakes Online Secured Testing (HOST) locations, which includes hundreds of testing centers around the world. Following payment of examination fees through the IAPP website, you will be directed to Kryterion's website for HOST location and exam date and time selection.
     
    Exams are offered year round. Date and time availability varies depending on HOST center location, and candidates are encouraged to register as early as possible to guarantee a seat.  Please note that testing centers may only have dates available within 90 days in advance of the current date.

    You are allowed two and a half hours (150 minutes) to complete the CIPP/US exam with 90 items. 

     

    NOTE: If you require special accommodations because of a qualifying disability, you must submit an Exam Accommodations Request, complete with documentation, at least 30 days in advance of the date you wish to test. Please do not schedule a test center exam session until your request has been approved by the IAPP.
     CIPP/US Computer-Based Testing Exam - First-Time Candidate
    $550
    Annual Certification Maintenance Fee (included with membership)
    $125

The IAPP also hosts paper exams at most of our major annual conferences.

Free resources

Still have questions? Read the IAPP Certification Information Candidate Handbook to find out everything you ever wanted to know about IAPP certification.

 

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