Being ClPA-certified proves your Information Privacy Systems Audit experience, skills and knowledge, and demonstrates you are capable in the assessment of vulnerabilities, Compliance with GDPR and institutional controls within the enterprise.
CIPA Certified Individuals:
How to become CIPA Certified
The CIPA designation is awarded to individuals with an interest in Privacy Compliance Framework auditing, control and security who meet the following requirements:
We offer the CIPA course both online and 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 a combination of scenario based multiple choice questions. There are 5 scenarios with 120 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 CIPA Certification Job Practice.
Members of the IDPA and/or holders of the CIPA designation agree to a Code of Professional Ethics to guide 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 Audit, as well as to Provide a mechanism for monitoring information systems audit, control and security professionals' maintenance of their competency.
CIPA Certification Job Practice
A job practice serves as the basis for the exam and the requirements to earn the Certification. The job practice consists of task and knowledge statements representing the work performed in information privacy auditing, assurance and evidence assessment. These statements and domains are the result of extensive research, feedback, and validation from subject matter experts from around the globe.
The below job practice is organized by domains. Each domain is covered in the exam at the rate shown.
Provide audit services in accordance with ISO 19011 audit standards to assist the organization in protecting and controlling information privacy systems. (21%)
Provide assurance that the necessary leadership and organizational structures and processes are in place to achieve objectives and to support the organization's strategy. (16%)
Provide assurance that the practices for the acquisition, development, testing and implementation of information systems meet the organization’s strategies and objectives. (18%)
Provide assurance that the processes for information systems operations, maintenance and service management meet the organization’s strategies and objectives. (20%)
Provide assurance that the organization’s policies, standards, procedures and controls ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of PII. (25%)
A thorough understanding of current Data Protection legislation, Information Security & Risk Management knowledge as well as ISO 19011 Auditing Standards is required to successfully pass the examination.
* For Classroom based Courses only
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)
*FREE training offered for retakes – come back within a year and train for free.
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