CIPT Certified Information Privacy Technologist: Exams and Stuff | ALC Training News

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Certification 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
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IAPP offers its training in a modular format using 2-day courses. By combing your CIPT certification with the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) 2-day course, you’ll be uniquely positioned to both understand the technologies required to support privacy as well as the management program needed to implement and support these technologies. Talk to ALC about a combined course discount!

Jes Irving