IAPP to Offer Live Remote Proctoring for All Certifications

Portsmouth, N.H. (April 16, 2020) — The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, announced today its certification candidates will have the ability to test remotely. The COVID-19 pandemic is hindering traditional methods of in-person test taking, and the IAPP is committed to ensuring exam candidates can continue to learn and test while adhering to public health and safety pearsonvue.com guidelines.


Beginning mid-May, candidates can test from the comfort and safety of their own homes utilizing remote proctoring made possible by OnVUE, Pearson VUE's online proctoring platform. IAPP exam candidates will be able to test remotely for key certifications including:


  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP): Demonstrates mastery of jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement models, as well as legal requirements for handling and transferring data.
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT): Demonstrates having the practical knowledge to apply privacy and data protection practices in the development, engineering, deployment or auditing of products and services.
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM): Proves the understanding of how to implement data privacy regulations in day-to-day operations. It demonstrates the knowledge to create a company vision, structure a data protection team, develop and implement system frameworks, communicate to stakeholders, measure performance and more.


"With so much uncertainty in the world and an abundance of people working remotely, the importance of privacy has never been so crucial," said J. Trevor Hughes, CEO and President of the IAPP. "There are hundreds of exam candidates who have trained, studied and are waiting to take their exam. This allows them to test from their home and advance their learning and career goals while still practicing safe social distancing."


Pearson VUE's remote proctors use today's technology to monitor test takers in their private, chosen location. Exam candidates will purchase an exam through the IAPP store and then schedule an online live proctoring date and time through Pearson VUE. Online testing is not available in certain countries and limited to proctor availability. To check for availability, exam candidates should visit Pearson VUE at pearsonvue.com.


All you need to complete your remote exam is to meet three simple criteria:


  • A quiet, private location
  • A reliable computer with a web camera and microphone
  • A strong internet connection


For more information on IAPP's exams and remote proctoring, please visit: iapp.org/l/remote-proctoring/.


About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at iapp.org.