CDPSE Overview

Get yourself in the spotlight by becoming an early adopter of CDPSE! Given the high stakes for organizations and the great need for qualified professionals to create privacy solutions that are aligned with organizational goals and risk appetite, ISACA is launching its new Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) certification. The first experience-based, technical certification of its kind, CDPSE assesses a technology professional’s ability to implement privacy by design to enable organizations to enhance privacy technology platforms and products that provide benefits to consumers, build trust and advance data privacy.

Plus, CDPSE holders have the validated experience to ensure that privacy solutions match the organization's risk appetite and mitigate risks of noncompliance. Take advantage of the early-adoption phase for CDPSE -- if you meet the eligibility requirements, apply for certification today and become one of the first professionals to hold this certification!

This is a limited-time opportunity where candidates who can show that they have the necessary experience in the CDPSE domains and tasks can apply for certification without taking the exam. After this early-adoption period candidates will be required to take and pass the CDPSE certification exam, which will match the rigor of ISACA’s core four certifications, to become certified. For more FAQs regarding the early-adoption program, please visit https://support.isaca.org.

Certification Application Process

To become a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) certified under the early-adoption program you will need to submit your CDPSE Certification Application. Prior to doing so, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have 5 years of work experience performing the work described within the exam content outline.
  • Experience must be earned in a minimum of two CDPSE Exam Content Outline Domains
  • Experience waivers: Holding one of the following certifications: CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CSX-P, FIP reduces the work experience requirements to 3 years.

To apply you will need to pay the CDPSE early-adoption fee which includes US$50 for application processing.

Note: If you apply but do not meet the experience requirements, your early adoption fee (minus the US$50 processing fee) will be refunded. Keep in mind that if you do not qualify for early adoption, there will be CDPSE training materials and an exam coming in 2021 that you will be able to take advantage of!

CDPSE applications go through a thorough review to ensure that the years of experience and eligibility requirements are met and verified. A percentage of applications are randomly selected for an audit of verification. If selected, the verifier(s) listed on the application will be contacted and asked to confirm that they did indeed sign the form and that all the information is correct to their knowledge.

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