National Credential
Credential: Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)  ANSI resource
Credentialing Agency: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) is an intermediate-level IT security credential. The CIPT is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for the development, engineering, deployment, or auditing of IT products and services. Earning the CIPT credential demonstrates knowledge of privacy-related issues and practices in the context of the design and implementation of information and communication technologies. There are no experiential or educational requirements for earning the CIPT; IAPP recommends that those pursuing the CIPT certification prepare for the exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 2 years

Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 17C Cyber Operations Specialist MOS some          
Enlisted 1E Knowledge Management Professional ASI some          
Enlisted 25B Information Technology Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 25D Cyber Network Defender MOS some          
Enlisted 25U Signal Support Systems Specialist MOS some          
Enlisted 35Q Cryptologic Cyberspace Intelligence Collector - Analyst MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 35T Military Intelligence (MI) Systems Maintainer/Integrator MOS some          
Enlisted E6 Interactive On-Net Operator ASI some          
Warrant Officer 255A Information Services Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 255N Network Management Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 352N Signals Intelligence Analysis Technician WOMOS other        

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Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

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Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

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This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

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A detailed analysis comparing the credential requirements to the military occupation has been completed. Click on the gap analysis icon to view the analysis page.

Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 2 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Pease International Headquarters
75 Rochester Ave., Suite 4
Portsmouth, NH  03801
Phone: (603) 427-9200
Fax: (603) 427-9249
Contact Page

Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

The Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) credential has the following other requirements:

  • IAPP exams and credentials do not have minimum training, education, or experience requirements, however the agency recommends at least 30 hours of exam preparation at minimum prior to taking an exam.

Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

  • Understanding the Need for Privacy in the IT Environment
    • Evolving Compliance Requirements
    • Major risks to a company’s IT framework
    • Stakeholder expectations for Privacy
    • Privacy vs. Security
  • Core Privacy Concepts
    • Foundational Elements for Embedding Privacy in IT
    • Common Privacy Principles
  • Privacy Considerations in the Information Life Cycle
    • Disclosure
    • Collection
    • Use
    • Retention
    • Destruction
  • Privacy in Systems and Applications
    • The Enterprise IT Environment – Common Challenges
    • Identity and Access Management
    • Credit Card Information and Processing
    • Remote Access, Telecommuting, and Bringing Devices to Work
    • Data Encryption
    • Other Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
    • Customer-Facing Applications
  • Privacy Techniques
    • Authentication Techniques
    • Identifiability
    • Data Protection by Design
  • Online Privacy Issues
    • Specific Requirements for the Online Environment
    • Social Media
    • Online Threats
    • Online Advertising
    • Tracking Technologies
    • Web Browser Privacy and Security
    • Web Security Protocols
  • Technologies with Privacy Considerations
    • Cloud Computing
    • Wireless IDs
    • Location-based Services
    • Smart Technologies
    • Video/Data/Audio Surveillance
    • Biometrics

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) credential has the following recertification information:

CIPT holders must complete at least 20 hours of CPE per two years and meet two minimum requirements over the term of their certification in order to maintain credentialed status:
  1. pay an annual certification maintenance fee (for members this fee is included in their membership fee) and
  2. fulfill 20 hours of continuing privacy education (CPE) per two-year period for each credential