CIPM Preparation Course

Intensive CIPM training with experienced privacy specialists and official IAPP courseware
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What will you learn?

  • 9Define a privacy program, develop a privacy strategy, develop and implement the privacy program framework
  • 9Structure a privacy team, create internal and external awareness
  • 9Develop appropriate metrics to assess the performance of your privacy program
  • 9Assess privacy risks, implement Privacy by Design and manage privacy incident response


  • 3 course days, 1pm – 5.30pm CEST
  • 25.5 hours of self-study
  • ROne CPE credit per hour (including self-study)

About the CIPM Preparation Course

CIPM is the go-to certificate for privacy program management. Developed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), CIPM enables and qualifies you to build, maintain and manage a privacy program. Our CIPM preparation course equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to lead day-to-day privacy operations and qualify for privacy program management roles. The training covers the topics of the IAPP’s CIPM certification exam, namely:

  • How to define a privacy program and develop a privacy strategy
  • How to structure a privacy team
  • How to develop and implement a privacy program framework
  • How to measure the performance of a privacy program
  • How to assess privacy risks, including the evaluation of processors and third-party vendors
  • How to integrate Privacy by Design into business processes
  • How to manage privacy incident response

In our experience, taking practice exams and studying the course material are not enough to pass the CIPM certification exam. The certification exam focuses heavily on practical skills and the candidate’s ability to apply their knowledge to given situations. Our CIPM preparation course is designed to address both the theoretical and practical aspects of the IAPP’s CIPM certification exam. In addition to in-depth coverage of the exam topics, our training offers a unique blend of theory and practice, enabling you to truly understand what you have learnt and develop the skills to apply your knowledge in practical contexts.

Our CIPM preparation course consists of two classroom days, combining theory with practical case study exercises and practice exam questions. The training covers all exam topics and gives you enough time to master the material.


You don’t need any prior knowledge to participate in this preparation course.

Who should attend this CIPM preparation course?

Our CIPM preparation course is ideal for privacy professionals who wish to earn the IAPP’s CIPM certification and qualify for information privacy management roles. The training is also recommended to IT and information security professionals who need to develop a good understanding of privacy management responsibilities and day-to-day privacy operations. 

What is included in this CIPM preparation course?

  • Course material designed to prepare you for the IAPP’s CIPM certification exam
  • IAPP® Privacy Program Management book
  • Practice exam
  • 1 year IAPP membership
  • CIPM certification exam

Main topics of the CIPM preparation course and the IAPP’s CIPM certification exam:

  • How to create an organisation vision on privacy and develop a privacy strategy
  • How to develop and implement a privacy program framework, structure a privacy team and create internal and external awareness of the program
  • How to identify and communicate with stakeholders
  • How to assess the performance of a privacy program
  • How to assess privacy risks, including risks relating to suppliers and third-party vendors
  • How to manage privacy incident response
  • How to monitor the performance of the privacy program and prepare for audits

About the CIPM certification exam

CIPM certification exams can be purchased at the IAPP store. Note that IAPP requires certificants to pay a certification maintenance fee every two years. To become officially certified, you must pay this fee when you pass your exam.  This preparation course does not include the IAPP exam or IAPP membership. You can purchase these directly from IAPP.  

The IAPP CIPM certification exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions and takes 150 minutes to complete. To pass the exam, you need to have up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of  all the exam topics. We strongly recommend you to complete at least 25 hours of self-study in addition to attending the preparation course. 


  • Online or on-site exam
  • 90 multiple-choice questions
  • Duration: 150 minutes

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