The Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C) certification assesses understanding and application of Canadian information privacy laws, principles and practices at the federal, provincial and territorial levels.
CIPP/C Candidates purchasing a first-time exam, or those purchasing a first retake exam may do so through our website. Subsequent retake exams must be purchased by calling the IAPP.
An annual certification maintenance fee of $125 USD is due when you register for your first IAPP certification exam and then annually on the anniversary of your first IAPP certification. For members, the annual certification maintenance fee is included with your membership.
The IAPP offers test center examinations with computer-based delivery through Pearson VUE, which includes thousands of testing centers around the world. Following payment of examination fees through the IAPP website, you will be directed to Pearson VUE's website for HOST location and exam date and time selection through the My Purchases section of your MyIAPP account.
Exams are offered year round. Date and time availability varies depending on HOST center location, and candidates are encouraged to register as early as possible to guarantee a seat. Please note that testing centers may only have dates available within 90 days in advance of the current date.
You are allowed two hours (150 minutes) minutes to complete the CIPP/C exam with 85 items.
NOTE: If you require special accommodations because of a qualifying disability, you must submit an Accommodation Request prior to scheduling your exam by selection YES to the special accommodation question on the My Purchases section of your MyIAPP portal for the desired exam. Please do not schedule a test center exam session until your request has been approved by the IAPP.