The CIPI Certification proves your ability in formulating a strategy for implementation of an organisations Privacy Compliance Framework.
CIPI Certified Individuals:
How to become CIPI Certified
The CIPI designation is awarded to individuals with an interest in Privacy Compliance Framework design, management, control and monitoring who meet the following requirements:
The CIPI course is offered through a network of Approved Training Providers at facilities across the EMEA region. Courses are offered year round.
All delegates attending an official training course will be offered the opportunity to sit the associated examination. To pass the examination, a passing score of 70% must be obtained by answering 125 multiple choice questions covering the scope of the exam. Questions cover the 4 key areas of the training course, namely People, Process, Technology and Environment. Successful examination candidates will be issued with a Certificate confirming a passing grade along with the relevant CPD certificate. For a more detailed description of the exam see the CIPI Certification Job Practice below.
Members of the International Data Protection Association (IDPA) and/or holders of the CIPI designation agree to a Code of Professional Ethics to steer professional and personal conduct.
The objectives of the Continuing Professional Education program are to maintain an individual's competency by requiring continual updating of knowledge and skills in the areas of information governance, privacy, technical controls and security, as well as to Provide a mechanism for monitoring information systems audit, control and security professionals' maintenance of their competency.
CIPI Certification Job Practice
The current CIPI exam covers 4 information privacy management areas, each of which is further defined and detailed through Task & Required Knowledge Attainment areas.
Following is a brief description of these areas, their definitions and approximate percentage of test questions allocated to each area. These areas and statements represent a job practice analysis of the work performed by Information Privacy Implementation experts and Information Security Managers as validated by prominent industry leaders, subject matter experts and industry practitioners.
Establish and/or maintain an information privacy governance framework and supporting processes to ensure that the information privacy strategy is aligned with organizational goals and objectives. (24%)
Manage information risk to an acceptable level based on risk appetite in order to meet organizational goals and objectives. (30%)
Develop and maintain an information privacy programme that identifies, manages and protects the organization’s assets while aligning to information privacy strategy and business goals, thereby supporting an effective privacy posture. (27%)
Plan, establish and manage the capability to detect, investigate, respond to and recover from information privacy incidents to minimize business impact. (19%)
The course is administered by The International Data Protection Association (IDPA) and is fully compliant with ISO 17024:2012 (Conformity Assessment - General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons)
* For Classroom based Courses only
All candidates at official training courses will be offered the opportunity to sit the associated exam. For CIPI-P, this constitutes a 125 question exam which should be completed within 165 minutes. A passing score is achieved at 70%. Exams are hosted remotely through our relationship with Pearsonvue.
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