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Continuing Privacy Education (CPE)

Maintaining Your Certification

Privacy issues continue to change—and now it’s more important than ever to stay ahead of the curve. That’s why we require continuing privacy education (CPE).

To stay certified—and therefore awesome—you’ll need to complete at least 10 hours of CPE per year. You’ll also need to keep your IAPP membership, at any level, up to date. You’ve already earned a global credential that sets you apart; now keep it polished.

See your CPE credit status (Re-directs to global IAPP website)

How to earn CPE credits

There are lots of ways to earn CPE credits, but here’s a list of 5 easy (and some even free) options that you’re probably already doing anyway:

  • Attend IAPP conferences (Re-directs to global IAPP website), including IAPP web conferences (Re-directs to global IAPP website) (You can get all 10 credits just by listening in to our free-for-members web conferences!)
  • Go to KnowledgeNet (Re-directs to global IAPP website) chapter meetings (also free for members!)
  • Train online (Re-directs to global IAPP website) for another IAPP certification
  • Read from our approved privacy bibliography (Re-directs to global IAPP website).
  • Teach, speak or write about privacy

Submit CPE Credits Now (Re-directs to global IAPP website).

You’ll automatically get CPE credit for most IAPP conferences, web conferences and KnowledgeNet meetings as long as you registered for the event. No need to submit!

Bonus: Non-IAPP privacy-related programs also count toward your CPE credits. See our list of approved CPE providers (Re-directs to global IAPP website)., or to apply for credit for other activities use our pre-approval request form (Re-directs to global IAPP website).

Have questions? Check out the official IAPP CPE policy (Re-directs to global IAPP website) for all the details.