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Enhance your Professional Career with IDPA Certifications

The IDPA Certification Training maps a pathway for Privacy Professionals charged with the design, implementation and auditing of a Privacy Compliance Framework. From the oversight requirements of a Data Protection Officer, implementation and design skills at Foundation and Practitioner level, and the only Data Protection Audit programme available, our range of Certifications provide the skills individuals and organisations require to embed and monitor Compliance throughout their operations.

IDPA Certification Programme now available in the following formats

Instructor-Led Virtual Training & Instructor Led Classroom based Training

Register now for your Certification based training and learn how to implement a Privacy Compliance Framework

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How to Get Certified

Earn your IDPA Certification in 3 easy steps. Start by selecting the Course that best fits your needs and level of experience. Next, take a course online or attend one of our scheduled training courses led by our product training and privacy experts, in preparation to take your exam. If you wish to self-study, you can purchase both the Study Guides and an Exam Voucher directly from the Store.

1. Choose Your Course
2. Attend a Class
3. Pass Your Exam

Choose Your Course

Certified Information Privacy Implementer – Foundation

Demonstrate your Information Privacy implementation expertise.

The unique implementation-focused CIPI certification promotes international privacy and security best practice and recognizes the individuals involved in the implementation of an enterprise’s information privacy framework.

Being CIPI-F certified provides course participants with the knowledge required of a Privacy team member; an understanding of the link between Data Protection, Risk Management & Security, as well as an appreciation of Data Management practices. Our CIPI-F Certification attracts 24 hours CPE


Certified Information Privacy Implementer – Practitioner

Demonstrate your Information Privacy design & implementation expertise.

The unique implementation-focused CIPI certification promotes international privacy and security best practice and recognizes the individuals involved in the implementation of an enterprise’s information privacy framework.

Being CIPI-P certified provides course participants with the knowledge required of a Privacy team member; an understanding of the link between Data Protection, Risk Management & Security, as well as an appreciation of Data Management practices. Our CIPI-P Certification attracts 16 hours CPE


Certified Data Protection Officer

Enhance your career by earning the prestigious CDPO designation, the standard of achievement for those who oversee the design, implementation, auditing, monitoring and assessment of an organization’s Privacy Compliance framework.

The CDPO designation is a globally recognized certification for Information Privacy Compliance Professionals.

Being CDPO certified proves your Privacy Compliance framework design and management; demonstrates you are capable to assess threats and vulnerabilities, advise on compliance and institute controls within the enterprise. Our CDPO Certification also attracts 24 CPD hours.


Certified Information Privacy Auditor

Enhance your career by earning ClPA-the standard of achievement for those who audit, monitor and assess information privacy technology and business systems and processes.

The CIPA designation is a globally recognized certification for Information Privacy Audit, assurance and security professionals.

Being ClPA-certified proves your Information Privacy systems audit experience, skills and knowledge, and demonstrates you are capable to assess vulnerabilities, report on compliance and institute controls within the enterprise. Our CIPA Certification also attracts 24 CPD hours.

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The IDPA’s Certification Programme

Register now for expert led Training courses, from either the IDPA or one of our Approved Training Providers

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Pass Your Exam

Each of the individual exams are available to take online at your convenience following the training program. Partnered with Pearsonvue, the exams can be scheduled any day of the week, are available in multiple languages and in multiple locations. Earning Certification ensures you have achieved the required knowledge of privacy regulations, solution implementation and/or Auditing skills. Successful Exam Candidates find out immediately if they have passed and are awarded their Digital badge directly to their nominated email inbox.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long after earning a certification will I be issued a badge?

Badges are issued same day for all candidates who pass their exam.

How do I get a Digital Badge from Credly?

Once you earn a certification, you will receive an email from admin@youracclaim.com with a link to set up your Acclaim account and accept your new badge. To make sure you receive your badge notification email, and that it doesn't wind up in your spam folder, add admin@youracclaim.com as a Contact or Safe Sender in your email settings.

Can I share my Certification on social media?

Yes! All of our courses provide a digital badge, delivered by Credly. As we love for you to share your accomplishment, these badges can be shared with your network on your chosen social media platform!

How do I prepare for the exam?

Using the handbook you receive and any notes you may have taken, you should be able to successfully complete the exams. Nothing further is required. You can also purchase these handbooks from our store if you wish to self-study

What is covered in the course?

The courses are an in-depth look at the fields of either implementation or Auditing. Please review the individual Course content for further insight.

What if I don’t pass the exam?

You have 1 additional, free attempt at Foundation level but for Practitioner and Auditor courses, a further exam fee is payable.

After attending the course, how long will I have to take the exam?

You can schedule this to suit yourself, but we recommend no later than 30 days

How long is the Certification training?

Foundation courses are 3 days, followed by a further 2 days for Practitioner; the Auditing course is 3 days. The schedule begins at 9.00am and usually completes no later than 4.00pm.

How long will my certification be valid?

3 years. Within each 3 year cycle, you will be required to maintain CPD, all of which is explained to you in detail, after the course delivery.

How do I access the training?

Live Online training is delivered via GotoTraining, a tool similar, but more functional than Zoom. For Classroom based training, everything is provided – just show up eager to learn.

Will I receive some type of course completion/certification at the end of the course?

After completion of the course, you will receive a Course Attendance record. Once you pass the Certification Exam you will also receive a Certificate and be issued a digital badge.