Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

Level: Foundation

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) covers U.S. government privacy laws, regulations and policies specific to government practice, as well as those more broadly applicable to the public and private sectors in the U.S. In this CIPP course, you gain an understanding of government-standard practices for privacy program development and management, privacy compliance and auditing, records management and agency reporting obligations for privacy. The Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) is based on the body of knowledge for the IAPP’s ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/ U.S. (CIPP/US) certification program.The content is based on the body of knowledge for the IAPP’s globally recognized Information Privacy Professional/U.S. Government (CIPP/US) certification program.

Key Features of this CIPP Training:

  • Official IAPP Content
  • One Year Complimentary IAPP Membership
  • Exam Voucher
  • Exam Practice Questions

You Will Learn How To:

  • Gain a foundational understanding of broad global concepts of privacy and data protection law and practice
  • Gain knowledge of jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement models; essential privacy concepts and principals; legal requirements for handling and transferring data
  • Understand the limits on Private-sector Collection and Use of Data
  • Understand the Government and Court Access to Private-sector Information, Workplace Privacy and State Privacy Laws


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  • 2-day instructor-led training course
  • Earn 11 NASBA credits (live, in-class training only)
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CIPP Training Course Information

  • Recommended Experience

    No prerequisites, but we recommend all potential test takers to read the IAPP Privacy Certification Handbook 2018 prior to attending.

  • Exam Information

    This is an examination prep course for the Information Privacy Professional/U.S. Government (CIPP/US) certification program. Key concepts are covered with a timed practice test, followed by a review of the answers led by your instructor. Students also receive an exam blueprint that gives the approximate number of questions from each topic area on the exam.

CIPP Training Course Outline

  • MODULE 1: Fundamentals of Information Privacy

    Unit 1: Common Principles and Approaches to Privacy

    • Discuss the modern history of privacy
    • Introduction to types of information
    • Overview of information risk management and a summary of modern privacy principles

    Unit 2: Jurisdiction and Industries

    • Introduction to the major privacy models employed around the globe
    • Overview of privacy and data protection regulation by jurisdictions and industry sectors

    Unit 3: Information Security: Safeguarding Personal Information

    • Introductions to information security, including definitions, elements, standards and threats/vulnerabilities
    • Introductions to information security management and governance, including frameworks, controls, cryptography and identity and access management (IAM)

    Unit 4: Online Privacy: Using Personal Information on Websites and with Other Internet-related Technologies

    • Examines the web as a platform, as well as privacy considerations for sensitive online information, including policies and notices, access, security, authentication and data collection
    • Explore additional topics include children’s online privacy, email, searches, online marketing and advertising, social media, online assurance, cloud computing and mobile devices
  • MODULE 2: U.S. Government Privacy

    Unit 1: U.S. Government Privacy Laws

    • Review of U.S. Government privacy definitions and principles, and then proceeds to examine two key laws for federal practice: The Privacy Act of 1974, including Systems of Records Notices (SORNs); and the E-Government Act, which includes Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)
    • Reviews of laws and regulations affecting government privacy practice, as well as laws that affect both the public and private sectors. It continues with discussions about privacy and the intelligence community, federal identity management and authentication, data sharing while protecting privacy and records management

    Unit 2: U.S. Government Privacy Practices

    • Focus on adequately protecting government information, leadership responsibilities, information security (including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) risk management framework), and “Appendix J” reporting incidents involving personally identifiable information, compliance monitoring and audits and workforce management

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Certified Information Privacy Professional Training FAQs

  • How does this course differ from other security courses?

    As the global gold standard for privacy professionals, the CIPP/US certification is a key industry benchmark among top employers.

  • Will this course help me to identify growth opportunities for me, my organization and my team?

    Backed by ANSI/ISO accreditation, a CIPP/US credential delivers higher earning potential and increased promotion opportunities because it shows a strong understanding of U.S. privacy laws and regulations.

  • Who will benefit from the course?

    Professionals who want to develop their privacy knowledge as well as those seeking an in-depth exploration of major topics included on a certification exam. As the global gold standard for privacy professionals, the CIPP/US certification is a key industry benchmark among top employers. Backed by ANSI/ISO accreditation, a CIPP/US credential delivers higher earning potential and increased promotion opportunities because it shows a strong understanding of U.S. privacy laws and regulations.

  • What are the typical job titles of attendees for this course?

    Positions requiring CIPP certification:

    • Data Privacy Consultant (focused on Data Governance and Enterprise Data Management)
    • Data Privacy (Legal) Researcher (researches and maintains a United States database of ever-expanding laws, regulatory issues, and case law pertaining to the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) and response to PII data breaches)
    • Senior Privacy Manager (leads a team of privacy professionals focused on technical assessment and data incident/breach response. Provides technical leadership in the plan, design, development, testing, implementation, or maintenance of business solutions)
    • Data Privacy Leader - integrates state regulation related requirements to data security infrastructure, data security policies, and data security operations to ensure the safeguard and protection in accordance with banking information security policies and procedures)
    • Security Assurance, Privacy Specialist
    • Privacy and Civil Liberties Office Business Analyst
    • Principal Compliance Tester- Privacy
    • Information Security Specialist
    • Security Accreditation and Authorization Specialist
    • Privacy Program Manager

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