About IAPP


IAPP is a non-for-profit, member driven organisation focused on global information privacy. IAPP membership offers access to an expansive professional community and a wealth of privacy information and resources, including exclusive content and tools, expert analysis, legislative alerts and original reporting.

IAPP Audience


  • Risk Management/Compliance/Audit
  • Database Administration
  • Network Operations Center (NOC)
  • Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Executive Office

Why privacy training is important


  • Lack of a skill regarding data governance and handling
  • Compliance requirements
  • Audit preparedness
  • Ability to properly handle, manage and access data
  • Provide a proactive approach to handling personal information
  • Advance in your job

IAPP training courses




Account Queries


Q: How do I access my IAPP account?

A: You will receive an email from the IAPP system when your MyIAPP account is created.


Q: I can’t access my account, who should I contact?

A: Please contact the IAPP offices to help with this.

  • Europe: europe@iapp.org
  • Elsewhere: membership@iapp.org

    Exam Information


    Q: How do I register for an exam?

    A: The exam voucher is in your MyIAPP portal. A voucher is valid on an account for six months. The scheduling of an exam must take place during that six months, but the trainee can schedule it for any future date.

    1. Log into your MyIAPP account.
    2. Click on "My Purchases" in the side menu.
    3. Click on the exam link—this will take you to Kryterion Global Testing Solutions, our computer-based testing provider.
    4. Choose your exam time at one of our hundreds of testing centres worldwide.


    Q: Can I reschedule my exam?

    A: Yes. If you reschedule the exam within 72 hours of the exam there is a $100 (USD) fee. There is no fee for rescheduling outside the 72 hour period.


    Q: Are the exams multiple choice or short answer?

    A: All exams are multiple choice.


    Q: What is the passing score?

    A: Because there can be slight differences in the difficulty of exam forms, all results are placed on a common scale, ranging from 100 to 500. The passing score for all IAPP exams is 300 (which does not represent 50%). When you pass an exam, your results report will show your scale score and the "pass" indicator. When you fail an exam, your results report will show your scale score, the "fail" indicator and an indication of your relative performance on each major section of the examination. The IAPP suggests you use these section results to guide your study before you retake the examination. The IAPP imposes a 30-day waiting period for an examination re-take. There is no limit to the number of times a candidate may attempt an exam.


    Q: How are the questions weighted?

    A: Each correct answer is worth one point on all exams.


    Q: What's the pass rate?

    A: The pass rate is around 70%.


    Q: How many questions are there and how long is the exam?



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    Q: When will I find out my results?

    A: For exams taken at a testing center, you will automatically receive your results once you have completed your exam.

    For exams taken at an IAPP event, we process exams as quickly as possible. The latest you will receive your results by is 6 weeks.


    Q: Will I see a copy of my test and which questions I answered correctly or incorrectly?

    A: No, but if you do not pass, you will receive a breakdown of your scores by topic that will help guide your further study before retaking the exam.


    Q: How can I find a testing center?

    A: There are over 800 Kryterion High-stakes Online Secured Testing locations around the world. View all locations at http://www.kryteriononline.com. You can also find the link to this site on the IAPP website under the certification section.


    Q: What happens if I don't pass?

    A: You are eligible to re-take the exam after 30 days with a re-take price of USD$375. There is no limit on how many times you can re-take the exam. This is purchased directly through the IAPP website.


    Q: I need help with my registration or need special accommodations for testing, who do I ask?

    A: Questions about registration and inquiries for extended time for an exam should be directed to certification@iapp.org.


    Maintaining your Certification(s)


    Q: How do I maintain my certification(s)?

    A: Each certification requires 20 hours of Continuing Privacy Education (CPE) credits every two years.


    Q: How many CPEs can I earn from attending the class?

    A: If you are already certified you can earn 6.5 CPEs/day (13/program). These are not automatically added to your account. You must Submit your CPEs here:



    Q: How can I earn CPEs?

    A: Attending events, web conferences and more. For more ways to earn CPEs:



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