The International Association of Privacy Professionals is setting its stall out to be the worlds key privacy professional accreditation body. It has four accreditations, the most senior of which is experience only. Here are my notes about its resources.

They say, at

We recommend that your preparation include the following:

  1. Self-assess. Look at the certification body of knowledge and exam blueprint to identify the areas where you need the most work. The body of knowledge is a comprehensive outline of all the subject matter covered on the exam. The exam blueprint gives you an idea of how many questions from each topic area you can expect.Read the textbook. Enough said.
  2. Train. You wouldn’t get off the couch and run a marathon—you need to train first! Find a training class in your area or get the convenient online version.
  3. Learn in context. Privacy doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Read our privacy publications, check out what’s happening on our blog and try out the tools people are using in the resource center.
  4. Practice, practice, practice. When you think you’re ready, take the practice test to see how you do. And if you find you’re not quite ready yet, repeat steps 1–4.

Some more links, re the CIPP/E

  1., this is the outline curriculum.
  2., hosts the body of knowledge
  3., the EU body of knowledge
  4., the exam registration
  5., the on-line course, cost $1150
  6. The European Text book, hosts abstract and order button at IAPP
  7. A full reading list….

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