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International Association of Privacy Professionals establishes computer-based testing relationship with Pearson VUE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, February 15, 2018 – The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), has selected Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based testing, as its new test delivery partner to serve the IAPP community across 180 countries. The IAPP is the largest and most comprehensive resource and community for information privacy professionals globally. As organizations increasingly invest in resources to navigate data privacy and security laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the IAPP’s education, resources, and certifications have become essential for advancing and protecting information privacy around the world.

The IAPP is responsible for developing and launching the only globally recognized credentialing programs in information privacy: the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and the Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). The CIPP, CIPM and CIPT are the leading privacy certifications for thousands of professionals around the world who serve the data protection, information auditing, information security, legal compliance and/or risk management needs of their organizations.

“The growing need and emphasis on privacy competence required us to identity a path that would allow us to further scale our program globally,” said Doug Forman, Ph.D., Director of Certification at IAPP. “Pearson VUE’s investment in technology and availability of global test centers will allow us to serve our certification candidates and partners more efficiently and effectively.”

“We are honored the IAPP has selected Pearson VUE as its test delivery partner. The IAPP serves a critical role in the complex area of privacy policy and practice, and we look forward to supporting the IAPP’s continued growth and advancement of privacy professionals around the world,” said Bob Whelan, president of Pearson Assessments.

About the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
The IAPP is a not-for-profit association founded in 2000 with a mission to define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. It is committed to providing a forum for privacy professionals to share best practices, track trends, advance privacy management issues, standardize the designations for privacy professionals and provide education and guidance on opportunities in the field of information privacy. The IAPP’s CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM and CIPT certifications are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO standard 17024: 2012.

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 15 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare. We are the global leader in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world's most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 highly secure test centers as well as secure online testing in over 180 countries.

Our leadership in the assessment industry is a result of our collaborative partnerships with a broad range of clients, from leading technology firms to government and regulatory agencies. For more information, please visit

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