Certification Testing

Ready to show the world that you have the skills and knowledge needed to be part of the globally recognized community of IAPP certified professionals?

Find a testing location to take the next step toward achieving your certification!

Testing Centers

The IAPP offers test center examinations with computer-based delivery. There are over 700 Kryterion High-stakes Online Secured Testing (HOST) locations around the world where exams are administered.

In order to take an IAPP exam at a HOST location, simply log in to the IAPP website, purchase the exam and then schedule the exam with the test center most convenient for you by following the e-mail confirmation’s instructions. Testing is available year round.

You are able to schedule your exam at any time; however, test centers typically only have schedules available 90 days in advance.

Register for a test center exam now.

IAPP Events

The IAPP offers testing at most major annual conferences and at select industry conferences. Certification Foundation, CIPP/US, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/IT and CIPM exams typically will be offered at all locations. You may sit for the Certification Foundation and either CIPM or one CIPP concentration exam during a single event. Find an event-based exam now.

Select an event:

Note: Advance registration is required for all exams. No on-site registrations will be accepted. Space is limited; reserve your seat as early as possible.

London, UK – IAPP Data Protection Intensive 2014
1 May


Certification Foundation Check-in and Exam
8:00 – 10:10

CIPP/US, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/IT and CIPM Check-in and Exams
10:30 – 12:20


ETC Venues
St. Paul’s
200 Aldersgate St.
London, UK EC1A 4HD

Certification prep classes are also available at this event.

Registration is now closed

Toronto, ON – IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2014
May 9


Certification Foundation Check-in and Exam
2 – 4:10 p.m.

CIPP/US, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/IT and CIPM Check-in and Exams
4:30 – 6:20 p.m.


Hilton Toronto - Ontario
145 Richmond St W
Toronto, ON M5H 2L2

Certification prep classes are also available at this event.

Registration is now closed

Interested in purchasing a block of computer-based exams for your organization? Contact us at sales@privacyassociation.org.

The IAPP is updating the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Information Technology (CIPP/IT) program. All CIPP/IT examinations after June 30, 2014 will be based on the updated CIPP/IT Body of Knowledge. All event-based training after May 30, 2014, including training at the IAPP Privacy Academy on September 17, 2014, will cover the revised content. A new textbook, Privacy in Information Technology: Standards and Practices for IT Professionals, will be published in July, 2014.

Practice Tests

Make sure you’re ready for your exam! Prepare with a practice test. These shorter downloadable print versions of the exam contain test questions similar in format and content to the actual certification exams. Each practice test includes questions, answer key and explanations of correct answers.

Practice tests are currently available for Certification Foundation, CIPP/US, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G and CIPM.
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What You Can Expect as a Certification Exam Candidate

Find out what to expect on the day of your exam, including general instructions, policies, procedures, and when you can expect your exam results.

Special Accommodations

It is the policy of the IAPP to provide testing accommodations to candidates with qualifying disabilities to ensure each candidate a comparable opportunity for success on exams. We require one month notice in order to arrange special accommodations. Click here to submit your request and supporting documentation.