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Certified Information Privacy Auditor (CIPA)

Our 3 day GDPR Auditing programme



Gain an in-depth understanding of GDPR solutions and how they map to compliance requirements.


Learn how to perform and lead Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) certification audits to ISO 19011 standards. Enhance your existing or learn with new skills in the field of Data Protection; Candidates deliver Assurance services to organisations by advising on conformance with PIMS requirements; Become a Technical expert on the preparation required for ISO 27701 Certification

About This Course


Learning outcomes

  • Understand a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and its processes based on ISO/IEC 27701
  • Identify the relationship between ISO/IEC 27701, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Acquire the competences of the auditor’s role in planning, leading, and following up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27701 in the context of a PIMS audit


Course Overview

  • Domain 1—The Process of Auditing Information Privacy Systems & Solutions
  • Domain 2—Governance & Management of Information Privacy Technology
  • Domain 3—Information Systems Acquisition, Development & Implementation
  • Domain 4—Information Systems Operations, Maintenance & Service Management
  • Domain 5—Protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Assets


Course Agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and ISO/IEC 27701
  • Day 2: Audit principles, preparation, and launching of an audit
  • Day 3: On-site audit activities and Closing the Audit




All candidates at official training courses will be tested throughout the course delivery, with quizzes and exercises. The final exam is a 10 question essay type exam, offered on the afternoon of the final day. This exam should be completed within 180 minutes. A passing score is achieved at 70%. Self-study candidates can purchase an exam voucher from our Store.



None, but candidates would benefit from having a fundamental understanding of Audit principles

What's Included?


  • Comprehensive course materials totalling some 450 pages
  • Case Study
  • Exam fees
  • Exam pass guarantee

Who Should Attend?


  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a PIMS audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with PIMS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a PIMS audit
  • Expert advisors in the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

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This course is Accredited by NAS and Administered by the IECB

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