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Certified Information Privacy Manager

Learn to Design, Build, and Operate Data Privacy Management Programs

Current Courses

What's Included






1st Year

IAPP Membership



CIPM Course Modules

Privacy Program Strategy Development


Identify privacy program manager responsibilities.

Manage risk throughout the data lifecycle.

Create a program framework.

Evaluate privacy technology vendors.

Understand governance, risk management, auditing and compliance.


Law and Strategy Alignment

Comprehend key global privacy data protection laws, regulations and standards.

Comply with cross-border data transfer regulations.

Respond to data subject requests.


Creating and Using Tools


Map and inventory data.

Use Privacy Impact Assessments and Data Protection Impact Assessments.

Accommodate privacy-related HR concerns.

Develop policies for privacy, information security, acceptable use, data retention and destruction.

Privacy by Design and Privacy Cultures

Understand the benefits inherent in proper privacy training.

Establish privacy training and awareness programs.

Implement and evaluate security, access and technical privacy controls

Adopt privacy by design practices.


Incident Response

Distinguish security incidents from breaches.

Detect, investigate, report on and recover

from data privacy breaches.


Program Monitoring,

Measurement and Analysis

Know your audience.

Analyse four types of metrics.

Audit a privacy program in five phases.

Frequently Asked Questions


How long does the CIPM course take?


This course is split over 2 days, with 7 hours training each day.

How do I take the CIPM exam?


If you choose to buy the Training plus Exam Voucher course, you'll then be given a voucher for your exam which you can redeem on the IAPP's website. You can book the online exam at a time that is convenient to you.


If you choose 'Training Only' this does not include the exam.

Do you offer CIPM certification or just the training?


MENA Executive Training is an authorised, Official Training Partner of IAPP and functions as an online learning platform, providing full training and preparation courses for the certification exams managed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Upon successfully completing a course at MENA Executive Training, if you have chosen the full certification option then you will be registered with the IAPP to take the exam at a time that is convenient to you.

Do I need to take the CIPM exam or can I just do the training?

It's up to you!  You will only have the option to become CIPM Certified if you take and successfully pass the exam. 

We strongly advise that you take the exam, as apart from the great training you'll receive, the prestigious certification 

from the IAPP is respected worldwide and will help you in your future career.

Is the training In-Person or Online?

We offer both. To find out what current courses we are offering check out our Course Calendar page.

Where is the venue for the In Person training?

This course will be delivered on our online training platform and you will receive a registration link.  We have many training centres around the Middle East and North Africa. To find out where the course you are interested in is held, 

click on the book now button in the top right hand corner of the website.

Who is this CIPM course for?

The course is open to anyone. However, professionals responsible for integrating privacy requirements into day-to-day

operations and those who are pursuing CIPM certification will find this course most beneficial.

Are you an Official Training Partner of the IAPP?



You can confirm this on the IAPP's website


In Person Course Locations

  • Dubai, UAE

  • Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Manama, Bahrain

  • Kuwait City, Kuwait

  • Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Casablanca, Morocco

  • Muscat, Oman

Why Should I Take This Course?

Business functions such as marketing, finance, human resources and customer service have privacy responsibilities that can expose their organizations to financial loss and damage to reputation. IAPP Privacy Program Management Training, the training aligned with ANAB-accredited CIPM Certification, gives professionals the skills to operationalize privacy and minimize risks to reputation from improper handling of personal data.


What Will I Learn?

CIPM training teaches a process for conceptualizing, designing, building and operating a data privacy management program. The curriculum includes creating a company vision, structuring data protection teams, developing and implementing system frameworks, and measuring performance.


Who Should Train?

Professionals responsible for integrating privacy requirements into day-to-day operations and those who are pursuing CIPM certification.

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  • Doha, Qatar

  • Lusail, Qatar

  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • NEOM, Saudi Arabia

About IAPP CIPM Course


The Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) is the first and only qualification and certification in privacy program management, developed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Holders of this certification gain a deep understanding of the skills required to implement, maintain, and manage a privacy program through every stage of its lifecycle. To ensure it remains relevant and up-to-date, the IAPP regularly consults its global community of information privacy practitioners and legal experts when refining the CIPM curriculum.

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