IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy - FIP
I’m a designated Fellow of Information Privacy.
After getting the Certified Information Privacy Manager - CIPM and the Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe - CIPP/E, I could apply for the FIP designation, recognition for leaders in the privacy field, as described by the IAPP.
The Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) designation signifies that you’ve taken the next step in the privacy profession. You’ve demonstrated your comprehensive knowledge of privacy laws, privacy program management and essential data protection practices through your successful completion of two IAPP credentials. Additionally, you’ve gained considerable on-the-job experience as you’ve helped your organization navigate through and remain current with the complexities of our dynamic industry.
My application, satisfying the requirements, had the following artifacts:
- CIPM and CIPP/E
- Documentation of work experience, during which data privacy represents at least 50% of job responsibilities (I did not need it, but I also submitted my certifications from ISC2 and ISACA, which waives one of the three years of the experience requirement).
- Three references from peers familiar with my work.
- Completed form.
Privacy professionals are the arbiters of trust in today’s data-driven global economy. They help organizations manage rapidly evolving privacy threats and mitigate the potential loss and misuse of information assets. The IAPP is the first organization to publicly establish standards in professional education and testing for privacy and data protection. IAPP privacy certification is internationally recognized as a reputable, independent program that professionals seek and some employers demand. Becoming a FIP demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of privacy laws, privacy program management and essential data protection practices through the successful completion of at least two IAPP credentials and considerable on-the-job experience.
After the selection process, I have been recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), joining a highly select group of professionals worldwide who currently hold the FIP designation.
Considering the other IAPP certifications don’t have requirements in terms of professional experience and reference from other professionals, the FIP designation adds a significant validation of a privacy professional knowledge and experience.