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Certified Information Privacy Auditor

Course Description

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of GDPR solutions and how they map to compliance requirements
  • Learn how to perform and lead Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) certification audits to ISO 19011 standards
  • Enhance your existing or learn with new skills in the field of Data Protection
  • Candidates deliver Assurance services to organisations by advising on conformance with PIMS requirements
  • Become a Technical expert on the preparation required for ISO 27701 Certification

Target Audience

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a PIMS audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with PIMS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a PIMS audit
  • Expert advisors in the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and its processes based on ISO/IEC 27701
  • Identify the relationship between ISO/IEC 27701, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Acquire the competences of the auditor’s role in planning, leading, and following up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27701 in the context of a PIMS audit

Course Overview

  • Domain 1—The Process of Auditing Information Privacy Systems & Solutions
  • Domain 2—Governance & Management of Information Privacy Technology
  • Domain 3—Information Systems Acquisition, Development & Implementation
  • Domain 4—Information Systems Operations, Maintenance & Service Management
  • Domain 5—Protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Assets

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and ISO/IEC 27701
  • Day 2: Audit principles, preparation, and launching of an audit
  • Day 3: On-site audit activities and Closing the Audit


All candidates at official training courses will be tested throughout the course delivery, with quizzes and exercises. The final exam is a 10 question essay type exam, offered on the afternoon of the final day. This exam should be completed within 180 minutes. A passing score is achieved at 70%. Self-study candidates can purchase an exam voucher from our Store.


None, but candidates would benefit from having a fundamental understanding of Audit principles

Certification Process

  • Achieving a passing score in the CIPA quizzes and final exam of 70% or more
  • Adherence to the Code of Professional Ethics
  • Adherence to the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Program
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