CIPM Certified Information Privacy Manager

Get trained in the world’s first and only certification in privacy program management

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Virtual Instructor-led Training | AEST 4 & 5 June 2024 09:00 am - 05:00 pm


CIPM Certified Information Privacy Manager

The CIPM (Certified Information Privacy Manager), developed by the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals), is the world’s first and only certification in privacy program management. When you earn a CIPM, it shows that you don’t just know privacy regulations—you know how to make it work for your organisation. In other words, you’re the go-to person for day-to-day operations when it comes to privacy.

Privacy Program Management is the how-to training on implementing a privacy program framework, managing the privacy program operational lifecycle and structuring a knowledgeable, high performing privacy team. Those taking this course will learn the skills to manage privacy in an organisation through process and technology – regardless of jurisdiction or industry.

CIPM is accredited under ANSI/ISO standards 17024:2012.


Founded in 2000, the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) is a not-for-profit membership organisation that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. The IAPP is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. It is the only place to find a comprehensive body of resources, knowledge and experts to help you navigate the complex landscape of today’s data-driven world. 

Our Trainers Make the Difference

  • Rod Organ

    Rod is a programme director and privacy consultant with over 25 years’ experience implementing critical programs and projects at some of the world's largest organisations

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Learning Outcomes

  • How to create a company vision
  • How to structure the privacy team
  • How to develop and implement a privacy program framework
  • How to communicate to stakeholders
  • How to measure performance
  • The privacy program operational lifecycle

Who Should Attend

The GDPR includes among its mandates the requirement to appoint knowledgeable DPOs (data protection officers) 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 privacy professionals with the right training and education.

This course is suitable for:

  • Data Protection Officers
  • Privacy Professionals
  • Audit Professionals
  • Legal Professionals
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Information Security Professionals

Course Contents

The CIPM certification is comprised of two domains:

Domain 1: Privacy Program Governance

Domain 2: Privacy Program Operational Life Cycle

Domain 1 provides a solid foundation for the governance of a privacy program and defines how the privacy program may be developed, measured and improved.

1. Organisation Level

  • Create a company vision
  • Establish a privacy program
  • Structure the privacy team

2. Develop the Privacy Program Framework

  • Develop organisational privacy policies, standards and/or guidelines
  • Define privacy program activities

3. Implement the Privacy Policy Framework

  • Communicate the framework to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure continuous alignment to applicable laws and regulations to support the development of an organizational privacy program framework

4. Metrics

  • Identify intended audience for metrics
  • Define reporting resources
  • Define privacy metrics for oversight and governance per audience
  • Identify systems/application collection points

Domain 2 details the management and operations of the privacy program governance model within the context of the organisation’s privacy strategy. The Privacy Program Operational Life Cycle domain is built upon a common industry-accepted framework.

1. Assess Your Organisation

  • Document current baseline of your privacy
  • Processors and third-party vendor assessment
  • Physical assessments
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Conduct analysis and assessments, as needed or appropriate

2. Protect

  • Data life cycle (creation to deletion)
  • Information security practices
  • Privacy by Design

3. Sustain

  • Measure
  • Align
  • Audit
  • Communicate
  • Monitor

4. Respond

  • Information requests
  • Privacy incidents


The CIPM body of knowledge outlines all the concepts and topics that you need to know to become certified. The exam blueprint gives you an idea of how many questions from each topic area you can expect on the exam. We recommend you download and read the following publications provided by the IAPP:


  • The Zoom experience was quite effective, breaking out into break rooms for practice activities, etc. Good means for live virtual training. Thanks Rod for the course.

    Live Virtual Training | 2022


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Fees per person

$2800 + gst

COMBINATION PRICING: takes two Privacy courses together and receive a $500 discount

What’s Included in your training:

  • 2 days of Tier-1 instructor-led training
  • Official course notes provided by IAPP
  • Official IAPP Certificate Exam voucher
  • 12 months of IAPP Professional Membership


Exams & Other Information

Certificate Exam

The IAPP uses computer-based exams, which are administered through Pearson VUE testing centres at locations throughout the world. Available testing centres can be viewed upon scheduling an exam. You will receive your results immediately upon concluding your exam, and a confirmation print out will be provided by the testing centre. Exam results will update in the IAPP system after one business day.

All results are placed on a common scale, ranging from 100 to 500. The passing score for all IAPP exams is 300 (which does not represent 50 percent). Typically, passing scores range between 65 and 80 percent correct, depending on the program and exam form.

Candidates unsuccessful on the examination are permitted to sit for the next exam administration at a reduced fee of $375.

Additional Resources provided by the IAPP
Preparing for the exam – 
Maintaining your certification – 


IAPP offers its training in a modular format using 2-day courses. By combining your CIPM certification with the Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E) 2-day course, you’ll be uniquely equipped to fulfil 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 the theoretical aspects necessary to lead an organisation’s data protection efforts. Talk to ALC about a combined course discount!