Career Skills Course

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) Certification Prep Course

IAPP offers an all-encompassing certification program for privacy and data protection through the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). The course is envisioned to help the organizations across the world in strengthening compliance and risk mitigation practices. The CIPP training and certification course demonstrates your knowledge of privacy laws and regulations and explains how to apply them to benefit of the organization.

CierraTEC provides CIPP training courses that empower you with a foundational understanding of wide global concepts of privacy and data protection law and practice. We offer CIPP concentrations, each focused on a specific region or sector namely -Canada (CIPP/C), Europe (CIPP/E), and U.S. private-sector (CIPP/US). Our certified professionals help you to develop in-depth knowledge and insights on essential privacy concepts and principals, jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement models, legal requirements for handling and transferring data, and much more.

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per student


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& Certificate

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(4) Sunday Weekends


  Live Online

Wed 6 Mar

March 6-7, 2024
10AM – 4PM EST

Course Overview

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.

What's included?

  • Video
  • Text material
  • Assessments
  • Certificate


  • Data Protection Officers
  • Data Protection Managers
  • Auditors
  • Legal Compliance Officers
  • Security Manager
  • Information Managers
  • Anyone involved with data protection processes and programs


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

    This is an exam 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/US Course Objectives

  • 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; and 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.


  1. Introduction to privacy
  2. Structure of U.S. law
  3. General Data Protection Regulation overview
  4. Enforcement of U.S. privacy and security laws
  5. Information management from a U.S. perspective
  6. Federal versus state authority
  7. Healthcare
  8. Financial privacy
  9. Education
  10. Telecommunications and marketing
  11. Law enforcement and privacy
  12. National security and privacy
  13. Civil litigation and privacy
  14. Legal overview of workplace privacy
  15. Privacy before, during and after employment
  16. State data security laws
  17. Data breach notification laws

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is CIPP?

The Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) provides all the knowledge, understanding, and perspective needed to ensure compliance and the success of data protection in CIPP concentration area, enabling DPOs to take advantage of the career opportunity that this legislation represents.

2. How many questions are there in the CIPP exam?

There are 90 questions in the CIPP exam which are to be answered in 150 minutes.

3. How are the exam passing marks determined?

The number of questions that are correctly answered determines the exam score.

4. Can I know how many questions I correctly answered?

The IAPP does not disclose to the candidates how many questions they answered correctly. However, a section breakdown showing the proportion of your right answers for each blueprint domain is given to you after the exam is over. Candidates who don’t pass might use this data to figure out which domains they should concentrate on when preparing for the exam again.

5. Is the CIPP exam challenging?

Though difficult, it’s not impossible. There are both straightforward questions and unexpected ones that could leave you unsure between two generally equivalent choices.
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