Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government
The Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G) is the first publicly available privacy certification designed for employees of U.S. federal, state, county and local government agencies. It also is available to vendors, suppliers and consultants who serve government clients. Developed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the CIPP/G addresses 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. It also covers U.S. government standard practices for privacy program development and management, privacy compliance and auditing, records management, and agency reporting obligations for privacy.
Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government Exam
About the CIPP/G Exam
The CIPP/G exam consists of 60 scored multiple-choice items and 20 non-scored multiple-choice trial items. The passing score is 300 out of 500 possible points.
CIPP/G Certification Renewal
CIPP/G certification is valid for two years. To maintain your credential, you must meet two minimum requirements over the term of your certification:
- Pay an annual certification maintenance fee (included in IAPP's membership fee).
- Fulfill 20 hours of continuing privacy education (CPE).
Learn more about the certification process, and download the IAPP Privacy Certification Candidate Handbook at https://iapp.org/certify/certification-process.