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Privacy Certification Training

Privacy Certification Training

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The Privacy Pro is an Official Training Partner of the IAPP.

Take IAPP Privacy Certification Training

The Privacy Pro offers training to help you prepare for the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) exams.

We offer the course in two formats:

  1. Private Group Training: Privacy team leaders can arrange for a private group training format.
  2. Public Courses: Individual privacy professionals are invited to join our public courses, open to anyone.

Our privacy certification training program delivers The International Association of Privacy Professional’s training courses. The IAPP administers the curriculum and exams and is the world’s largest, most comprehensive global information privacy community with over 80,000 members in 150+ countries.

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Why Get Privacy Certified? 

  • Advance your career 
  • Build or improve your knowledge of privacy 
  • Work towards a recognized privacy industry accreditation 
  • Make your job easier by taking an accredited privacy course
  • Fulfill a work requirement

Why Choose The Privacy Pro for IAPP Privacy Certification Training?

  • We are an IAPP Official Training Partner
  • Clients of The Privacy Pro receive a discount on all training courses.

Excellent instruction privacy professionals and trained educators

  • Highly rated by students and alumni.
  • Our instructors are former Chief Privacy Officers and/or have more than a decade of experience in privacy, bringing the material to life with anecdotes and stories based on real life experiences.

Accelerate your learning and prepare for privacy certification training with extra material

  • Downloadable brochure
  • Study timeline
  • Tips from past graduates
  • Facilitated study session held 6-8 weeks after the course
  • Access to session recordings
  • Personal attention in small classes
  • Participant guide and sample exam questions
  • Discussions on recent case studies

You’ll become part of The Privacy Pro community

  • Ongoing support and connection via quarterly meetings with guest speakers on timely topics such as new laws, and significant enforcement actions.
  • Invitations to The Privacy Pro events
  • Exclusive notifications about privacy jobs from The Privacy Pro clients and network.

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Which course is right for you? CIPP/C or CIPM?

Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada badge from the IAPP to indicate that The Privacy Pro is permitted to deliver its privacy certification program.

When you earn a CIPP/C, you show that you have an understanding and application of Canadian information privacy laws, principles and practices at the federal, provincial and territorial levels.

What you will learn:

  • Canadian Privacy Fundamentals
  • The Canadian Government and Legal System
  • Enforcement Agencies and Powers
  • Canadian Privacy Laws and Practices in the Private Sector
  • Canadian Privacy Laws and Practices in the Public Sector

Your CIPP/C course includes:

  • CIPP/C digital textbook (4th edition)
  • Exam voucher ($550 USD value)
  • One year of IAPP membership ($275 USD value)
  • Participant guide and sample exam questions
  • Access to class recordings
  • Exam study session
  • BONUS – Update on proposed changes to the federal private sector privacy law (Bill C-27) and what to expect next with phase 3 of Quebec’s Law 25

Download IAPP’s CIPP/C Brochure (pdf)

Certified Information Privacy Manager badge from the IAPP indicated that The Privacy Pro is permitted to deliver its privacy training certification.

Make data privacy regulations work for your organization by understanding how to implement them in day-to-day operations. Learn to create a company vision, structure a data protection team, develop and implement system frameworks, communicate to stakeholders, measure performance and more.

What you will learn:

  • How to create a company vision
  • How to structure the privacy team
  • How to develop and implement a privacy program framework
  • How to communicate to stakeholders
  • How to measure performance
  • The privacy program operational life cycle

Your CIPM course includes:

  • CIPM 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
  • Exam study session

Download IAPP’s CIPM Brochure (pdf)

Have questions?

Connect with Nick to learn more, and check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

  • Which course is right for you?
  • Which privacy certification is best for my career? 
  • Should I wait for the IAPP to update the course? 
  • What is the exam like? 
  • How should I prepare? 
  • Do I need experience to get my certification? 
  • When is your next course?

Join the Next Info Session

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Time: 1:00pm ET

Location: Online through Zoom

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Testimonial for the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C)

“After taking two privacy courses with The Privacy Pro, I recommended to our leadership that we engage them to help us with a The Privacy Roadmap. They are very knowledgeable about privacy and provide practical advice that really takes into consideration our values and objectives.”


Testimonial for the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

This was my second online course ever and I would have to say that I really enjoyed it.  The course material was well planned, organized and had great structure which was very easy to follow. I enjoyed the ability to access the information at any time of the day. I am very thankful that the instructor, Nicholas Cheung, did an amazing job of communicating the information and making it relevant to experiences in life. The course exceeded my expectations with the interaction with the other students and the instructor by sharing feedback which enhanced my learning especially with the complexity of information that was supplied. The best benefit was having an instructor that was enthusiastic about the material he teaches and he made each class very enjoyable.



Nicholas Cheung

Nicholas Cheung

Head of Privacy Training at The Privacy Pro
CIPM and CIPP/C Trainer

Lauren Reid

Lauren Reid

CIPM, CIPP/E and CIPP/US Trainer

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