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Private Group Training FAQ

We offer a wide range of privacy courses that includes hands-on workshops, awareness training for all employees, specific role-based training (such as HR, sales and marketing) and privacy certification training.

We usually have between 6-12 students in our private classes.

Yes we do! We will supplement course content by providing the latest updates on privacy laws affecting your organization. To make the content even more relevant to attendees, we often include specific content from an organization’s privacy program as such as their privacy notice or privacy policy. Depending on the customization required, there may be an additional cost.

Not at all. Those who take our certification courses have the option of taking the course without the exam which needs to be decided prior to registering for the class. If after the class the students decide that they would like to challenge the exam, it can be purchased separately for $550 USD. Please note that if the course + exam bundle is purchased at the same time, you will save money than if you purchase each separately.

We provide minor customization at no additional cost and can also tailor the content to your organization’s needed. We allow flexibility when scheduling classes to suit your organization’s needs. We also recommend our instructors signing a non-disclosure agreement so that participants can openly discuss issues related to the organization. And our private classes benefit from cost savings when compared to the cost of our public courses.

We provide classes both in-person and virtually. We recommend half-days to maximize the chances of student success.

Learn more about our Private Group Training courses.

Privacy Certification FAQ

The CIPP/C (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada) is a foundational privacy certification specifically designed for Canadian privacy professionals.  The CIPP/C covers the 10 privacy principles, Canadian private, public and health sector privacy laws with several case studies to help illustrate concepts covered in the course.  We recommend the CIPP/C to those with minimal exposure or experience in the privacy field.

Learn more about the CIPP/C on our Privacy Certification Training page

The Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) is designed for those privacy professionals that are privacy officers, aspire to be a privacy officer or work in a privacy office.  This certification covers essential components of a privacy management program such as developing and implementing a privacy program, creating a personal information inventory, developing a privacy policy, data subject rights, employee privacy training and preparing for a data breach.

We recommend the CIPM course to those who have taken the CIPP/C course or have previous privacy experience.

Learn more about the CIPM on our Privacy Certification Training page

The short answer is yes but we recommend that those who take the CIPM either have taken the CIPP/C course or had some prior experience in privacy. The CIPP/C course covers privacy basics, fundamentals and Canadian privacy laws which are not covered in the CIPM course.

    • Over 12 hours of instruction

    • Digital textbook

    • Exam voucher ($550 USD value)

    • One year of IAPP membership ($275 USD value)

    • Participant guide and sample exam questions

    • Access to class recordings

As an added benefit, we have a one-hour study session that takes place about six weeks after course completion that helps you assess your readiness for the exam.

The IAPP recommends 30 hours of self-study after the course to prepare for the exam which should include studying the textbook. Practice exams are available for purchase from the IAPP.

The exam voucher included with the course fee is valid for one year from the date of course start and may be taken either remotely or at an exam centre. We strongly recommend taking the exam within three months of course completion.

Register and pay via credit card on the Upcoming Courses page. If you prefer to receive an invoice or pay in a different currency, email

No, but you may find it beneficial to read the applicable textbook chapters after each class to reinforce your understanding of the concepts learned.

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We also offer early-bird rates which are listed on the Course Registration page. Clients of The Privacy Pro and returning students are eligible for additional discounts.

The course materials from the IAPP comes with a year of membership. If you are already a member, then you will get your membership extended by a year.

Our public classes are currently online only.  Our private classes are available in both in-person and online formats.

Yes – we can design bespoke training for your organization, or offer group rates for certification courses for 6 or more participants. We can also design a package that includes multiple courses and formats.

A popular package includes General Privacy Awareness training for all employees, Privacy Foundations for teams with elevated privacy responsibility, and Privacy Certification courses for the privacy team.

Please visit the Private Group Training page or contact us at to discuss your needs.

Yes, we have a training only option that does not include the exam or sample exam questions – please e-mail for pricing.

Learn more about our Privacy Certification Training courses.

PIA Workshop FAQs

This workshop focuses on practical knowledge over theory. We will review fundamentals and then spend the majority of the course working through a PIA case study. You’ll come away with supporting materials and templates, including a completed one to use as an example.

When you join The Privacy Pro Academy, you are joining a community of people who beleive that privacy is more than just compliance. You’ll have direct access to world-class industry leaders who have actually done privacy and are eager to share their knowledge with you.

It’s a chance to expand your skills by learning from a new template that is in use by companies throughout North America, compare and share your practices and skills with your peers, and become part of a larger community of privacy professionals who know that privacy is more than just compliance, it is operational and hands-on. You’ll have verifiable proof that you actually do privacy.

Yes, you should understand privacy principles. Let us know if you are interested in attending a free one hour introductory course prior to the workshop to go over the principles. We’ll also point you to free online resources to reinforce your knowledge.

Seasoned privacy professionals can work from the bare-bones templates on the market, but that skill takes time to develop. We’re here to jump-start that learning.

The Privacy Pro Academy PIA Workshop includes a comprehensive, legislation-agnostic template, but completing the course will also prepare you with the skills to conduct all kinds of privacy assessments, even with the off-the-shelf templates included in most privacy software.

Learn more about our PIA Workshop.

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  • Information about our offerings.
  • Advice on which course is right for you.
  • Receiving a quote for bespoke privacy training.
  • Scheduling a private course.

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