Certification Advisory Board Roles and Expectations

 

IAPP certification advisory groups are a vital part of our certification programs. They serve as the connection between our staff and our members by providing industry expertise.

The IAPP has a seven-member Certification Advisory Board for each certification (CIPP/US, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/IT and CIPM) and the Certification Foundation program. Each board:

  • Meets at least annually (usually by teleconference) to validate and update the Body of Knowledge  for its certification program
  • Serves as reviewers for the certification textbooks and examinations
  • Serves as subject matter experts for cut-score (passing standard) studies
  • Contributes one representative to the Certification Challenge Board


Certification Advisory Board Member Expectations

All Certification Advisory Board members are expected to:

  • Serve a three-year term
  • Attend and actively contribute to all committee meetings
  • Complete assigned reviews within established timelines
  • Be advocates for the IAPP certification program


Commitment

Serving on a Certification Advisory Board requires approximately seven to 16 hours per year, depending on assigned tasks.

While additional needs may occasionally arise, members typically are asked to make the following  time commitment:

  • One annual Body of Knowledge review teleconference (1–2 hours)
  • Complete review of one of the following products per three-year term:
    • Textbook review (20–40 hours)
    • Exam reviews (10–15 hours)
  • A maximum of one 3–4 hour cut-score study teleconference per three year term


Selection criteria

  • Professional experience and knowledge of privacy laws and practices relevant to the Certification Advisory Board to which you are applying
  • Enthusiasm for promoting privacy certification and education programs
  • Other considerations:
    • CAB/F (Certification Foundation) is comprised of privacy/data protection experts with broad international knowledge and experience balanced, to the extent possible, by industry sector, location (country) and gender
    • CAB/US (U.S. Private sector) is comprised of at least six U.S. residents balanced, to the extent possible, by experience, industry sector, location (state) and gender
    • CAB/C (Canada) is comprised of at least six Canadian residents balanced, to the extent possible, by experience, industry sector, location (province/territory) and gender
    • CAB/E (Europe) is comprised of at least six European residents balanced, to the extent possible, by experience, industry sector, location (country) and gender
    • CAB/G (U.S. Government) is comprised of at least five U.S. federal agency personnel. Other members will be selected from state/local government personnel and contractors who serve these agencies balanced, to the extent possible, by experience and gender
    • CAB/IT (Information Technology) is comprised of a broad representation of international privacy/data protection experts balanced, to the extent possible, by experience and gender
    • CAB/M (Management) is comprised of a board representation of experienced international privacy/data protection past or present managers balanced, to the extent possible, by industry sector, location and gender


Benefits

  • Promote the privacy profession by ensuring that the IAPP’s privacy certification programs meet industry needs and certification program standards


How to Apply

Positions for 2014 have been filled. For more information, or to express your interest, please contact Diane Nardone-McDonough, Leadership Coordinator.