The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in 2018. Among its mandates is the requirement to appoint a knowledgeable Data Protection Officer (DPO) tasked with monitoring compliance, managing internal data protection activities, training data processing staff, conducting internal audits and more. There’s a lot to know, there’s a lot at stake and there’s a lot of opportunity for data protection professionals with the right training and education.

Achieving a CIPM credential shows that you have a comprehensive knowledge of how data protection programmes should work across an organization. Combine with a CIPP/E credential and prove that you not only can manage a data protection programme, but you understand the regulations that govern them.  

With a CIPM and CIPP/E combined you’ll be uniquely equipped to fulfill the DPO requirements of the GDPR. The CIPP/E relates to the knowledge a DPO must have concerning the European legal framework of the legislation, and the CIPM provides theoretical aspects necessary to lead an organisation’s data protection policy. 

Advance my career? Increase my earning potential? Elevate my leadership profile? Yes, please.

The “what”

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

The CIPP credential shows that you understand the laws, regulations, frameworks and standards around privacy.


The “how”

Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

The CIPM shows you understand the operational aspects of privacy program management.

Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

The CIPT shows that you know how to manage and build privacy requirements and controls into technology.