Top privacy certifications across the world

Here are some of the popular privacy certifications available for privacy professionals.

IAPP Certification Programs

IAPP offers information privacy certification programs specifically designed for professionals who manage, handle and access data, and recognized and respected by employers the world over.

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

Practicing Privacy
The IAPP offers the most encompassing, up-to-date and sought-after global training and certification program for privacy and data protection. The Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) helps organizations around the world bolster compliance and risk mitigation practices, and arms practitioners with the insight needed to add more value to their businesses.

The CIPP is for you if you’re responsible for:

  • Legal
  • Compliance
  • Information management
  • Data governance
  • Human resources

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Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

Operationalizing Privacy
Make data privacy regulations work for your organization by understanding how to implement them in day-to-day operations. Learn to create a company vision, structure a data protection team, develop and implement system frameworks, communicate to stakeholders, measure performance and more.

The CIPM is for you if you’re responsible for:

  • Risk management
  • Privacy operations
  • Accountability
  • Audit
  • Privacy analytics

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Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

Engineering Privacy
Organizations of all sizes are significantly investing in technology and technologists to help ensure compliance with new privacy legislations. Develop the skills to identify problems, create technical solutions and implement privacy principles in compliance with sweeping data protection regulations.

The CIPT is for you if you’re responsible for:

  • Information technology
  • Information security
  • Software engineering
  • Privacy by design

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EXIN Privacy & Data Protection

The EXIN Privacy & Data Protection program covers the required knowledge of legislation and regulations relating to data protection and how this knowledge should be used to be compliant.

EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Essentials

EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Essentials has been created specifically to test candidates on their basic understanding of data protection in the context of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including the definitions, the requirements to process data and the rights of data subjects.

Who is this certification for?
Everyone who wants or needs to have a basic understanding of data protection and European legal requirements as defined in the GDPR. The Essentials exam is exceptionally suitable for everyone who needs to make informed decisions regarding the privacy and the protection of personal data.

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EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Foundation

EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Foundation covers the main subjects related to the protection of personal data. Candidates benefit from a certification that is designed to impart all the required knowledge to help ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Who is this certification for?
EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Foundation is designed for all staff who need to have an understanding of data protection and the European legal requirements as defined in the GDPR. This makes it ideal for data protection officers, privacy officers, legal/compliance officers, security officers or business continuity managers.

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EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Practitioner

EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Practitioner is an advanced-level certification that validates a professional’s knowledge and understanding of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Who is this certification for?
Data Protection Officers (DPOs), Privacy Officers, Legal / Compliance Officers, Security Officers, Business Continuity Managers, Data Controllers, Data Protection Auditors (internal and external) and HR managers. As this is an advanced-level certification, it is advisable to have passed EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Foundation before taking this exam.

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To manage privacy challenges and risks, there’s a real need for professionals who know the issues and impacts of data privacy.

DSCI Certified Privacy Professional (DCPP)

As skilled privacy professionals are in high demand, DCPP certification is what employers are looking for. When you earn a DCPP credential, you earn the right to be recognized as part of an elite group of knowledgeable, capable and dedicated privacy professionals. DCPP is a pioneer credentialing program that empowers you with knowledge and equips you with the necessary skills to advance your career in the field of data privacy.

Who is the certification for?

  • Privacy Security& IT Professionals
  • Information System & Security Auditors
  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk Professionals
  • Students
  • Lawyers

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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.

Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer

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.

The CDPSE certification validates your expertise and experience in the 3 work-related domains listed below:

  • Privacy Governance
  • Privacy Architecture
  • Data LifeCycle

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The programs are developed using the standards outlined in the TrustArc Privacy & Data Governance (“P&DG”) Framework (the “Framework”) and the unique requirements of the regulatory standard upon which a certain program is based.

APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR)

The program designed to ensure the continued free flow of personal information across Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation member country borders, while establishing meaningful protection for the privacy and security of personal information – this is a certification for data controllers.

APEC Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP)

This program is designed for processors to demonstrate their ability to support controllers in compliance with the APEC CBPR and help Controllers identify qualified and accountable processors.

Enterprise Privacy & Data Governance Practices

This program is designed to enable organizations to demonstrate that their privacy and data governance practices for personal information comply with the standards outlined in the TrustArc Privacy & Data Governance Framework which is aligned with external regulatory standards and frameworks

Data Collection

This program applies to companies who help in the optimization or serving of an online advertisement and provides Ad companies who lack a direct relationship with an individual a way to demonstrate they use data collected from web sites or mobile applications, or data received from different sources in a manner that respects an individual’s preference.

EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield

This program is designed to enable organizations, in preparation for self-certification with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), to assess and obtain verification from TRUSTe, as an outside compliance reviewer, that their privacy and data governance practices for personal information comply with the principles set forth in the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks.

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Data Privacy and Security Training, Course and Certification

Certified Data Protection Officer  (CDPO)

Data privacy is a part of data security and is identified with the proper handling of data – how you gather it, how you use it, and maintaining compliance. Data security is about accessing & protecting data from unauthorized users through various types of encryption, key management, and authentication.

With Koenig’s Online training solutions you can study from the comfort of your home at times that suit you.

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Identity Management Institute

The Certified in Data Protection designation is a registered certification of Identity Management Institute which addresses data protection risks with a focus on global privacy as well as security concepts and standards.

Certified in Data Protection (CDP)

Certified in Data Protection (CDP) is a comprehensive global training and certification program which leverages international security standards and privacy laws to teach candidates about best data protection practices during the entire data lifecycle whether data is at rest, in transit, or being processed.

Data protection professionals are increasingly required to be experts in privacy regulations as well as technical and administrative security controls.

Critical Risk Domains

Identity Management Institute is the independent international organization that developed and administers the CDP designation and uses Critical Risk Domains (CRDs) to maintain the CDP training program and certify professionals worldwide.

The following CRDs are based on international standards:

  • Governance and Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Access Controls
  • System Security
  • Vendor Risks
  • Incident Management
  • Operations Security
  • Privacy & Compliance
  • Data Management
  • Business Continuity

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Privacy & Access Council of Canada

The PACC Professional Certification Program sets the standard of excellence for the data protection profession.

PACC Professional Certification

The PACC certification program is Canada’s only nationally recognized credential relevant to access and privacy practitioners in the public and private sectors that:

  • Relies on a rigorous and unbiased qualification process founded upon demonstrable skill, experience, and education.
  • Applies to DPOs under the GDPR and to practitioners working under all of Canada’s many access and privacy laws.
  • Defines, recognizes, and promotes ethical, high quality, and competent access and privacy practices.  – Encourages continued personal and professional growth in the practice of privacy, access, and data governance.

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Become an HCISPP – HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner

HCISPP – The HealthCare Security Certification

The HCISPP is the only certification that combines cybersecurity skills with privacy best practices and techniques. It demonstrates you have the knowledge and ability to implement, manage and assess security and privacy controls to protect healthcare organizations using policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at (ISC)².

Who is the HCISPP?

  • Compliance Officer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Privacy Officer
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Medical Records Supervisor
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Privacy and Security Consultant
  • Health Information Manager
  • Practice Manager

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By holding a PECB Certified Data Protection Officer Certificate, you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to assist organizations in applying data protection laws and regulations.

GDPR – Certified Data Protection Officer

The Certified Data Protection Officer training course enables you to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to effectively implement and manage a compliance framework with regard to the protection of personal data.

Who should attend?

  • Project managers or consultants seeking to prepare and support an organization in planning, implementing, and maintaining a compliance program based on the GDPR.
  • DPO and Senior Managers are responsible for the personal data protection of an enterprise and the management of its risks.
  • Members of information security, incident management and business continuity team.
  • Expert advisors are involved in the security of personal data.
  • Technical experts and compliance experts seeking to prepare for a Data Protection Officer role

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Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) certifies healthcare organizations for their privacy and security practices.

Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS)

Denotes competence in designing, implementing, and administering comprehensive privacy and security protection programs in all types of healthcare organizations.

Demonstrates a choice to focus and advance by specializing in the privacy and security dimensions of HIM.

Shows a commitment to advancing privacy and security management practices.

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Privacy Trust

A PrivacyTrust Certification indicates that your website has been reviewed by PrivacyTrust and has met our stringent privacy and data protection requirements.

Privacy Certification

Having a PrivacyTrust seal on your website signifies to customers that any critical data collected, such as home addresses and phone numbers are not exchanged with third parties without their consent. This is vital in having a trustful relationship between you and your customers.

PrivacyTrust Certifications need to be renewed each year, however, if you change your Privacy Statement we will automatically reassess it.

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TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland offers everything from a single source – smart home testing and certification

Tests and Certifications for Smart Home Products

“Protected Privacy“  is a data protection and information security test program. This proprietary program was designed to certify hardware products. The “Protected Privacy” certification focuses on a product’s hardware and firmware, and its communication with the outside world.

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