Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

The CIPT credential shows you’ve got the knowledge to build your organization’s privacy structures from the ground up. With regulators worldwide calling for tech professionals to factor data privacy into their products and services, the job market for privacy-trained IT pros has never been stronger.

Do you work in IT, security, or engineering? The CIPT is for you. How about privacy by design, software engineering, data management or audit? Ditto.

Whether you work in the public or private sector, data privacy skills are quickly becoming a must-have—and that’s a great opportunity for you.

Accredited under ANSI/ISO standard 17024:2012. Learn more.

The “how” of privacy and technology, and why you need it.

The CIPT is the first and only certification of its kind worldwide. It was launched by the IAPP in 2014 to meet the growing need that only tech pros can fill—securing data privacy at all stages of IT product and service lifecycles.

The IAPP is launching significant changes and vital updates to Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) certification program by spring 2020. Half of all topic content will be new and designed to better reflect evolutions in the field. The current CIPT exam will continue to be offered until December 31, 2019.
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The IAPP’s certifications in privacy and data protection law and practice have plugged thousands of professionals into the information economy. Now technology pros like you can take privacy knowledge—and your career—to a higher level.


  • Critical privacy concepts and practices that impact IT
  • Consumer privacy expectations and responsibility
  • How to bake privacy into early stages of IT products and services for cost control, accuracy and speed-to-market
  • How to establish privacy practices for data collection and transfer
  • How to preempt privacy issues in the Internet of Things
  • How to factor privacy into data classification and emerging tech such as cloud computing, facial recognition and surveillance
  • How to communicate privacy issues with partners such as management, development, marketing and legal.

The CIPT body of knowledge outlines all the concepts and topics that you need to know to become certified. The exam blueprint gives you an idea of how many questions from each topic area you can expect on the exam.

CIPT Exam Blueprint

CIPT Body of Knowledge

We strongly encourage all potential test takers to read our 2019 Certification Candidate Handbook before testing for details on our testing policies and procedures.