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Current Courses

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What's Included






1st Year

IAPP Membership



Frequently Asked Questions 

How long does the CIPP/C course take?


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

How do I take the CIPP/C exam?


After you've completed the training course you'll be given online access to a practice exam (this is optional- you don't have to!).

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.

Do you offer CIPP/C 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 CIPP/C exam or can I just do the training? 

It's up to you! You don't need to take the exam if you don't want to - however you won't be certified if you don't.

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? 

We have many training centres around the Middle East and North Africa- some are in 5 Star Hotels and others are in financial centres or other institutions. 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 CIPP/C 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 CIPP/C 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

  • Doha, Qatar

  • Lusail, Qatar

  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • NEOM, Saudi Arabia

  • Dubai, UAE

  • Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Manama, Bahrain

  • Kuwait City, Kuwait

  • Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Casablanca, Morocco

  • Muscat, Oman

Certified Information Privacy Professional Canada

Distinguish yourself in the field of Canadian Data Privacy

About IAPP CIPP/C Course


When you earn a CIPP/C, you show that you have an understanding and application of Canadian information privacy laws, principles and practices at the federal, provincial and territorial levels. 

A CIPP/C credential ensures you share common knowledge and understanding with your colleagues in related practice areas, including information security, marketing, IT, compliance and product development.


Who Should take the CIPP/E Course?

Canadian and international data protection professionals who manage or work within Canadian Data and  national compliance frameworks, and/or those pursuing CIPP/C certification. Data Protection training helps satisfy Canadian requirements for DPOs (data protection officers) responsible for monitoring compliance, managing data protection activities, etc.

What Will I Learn?

The CIPP/C program ensures that students gain a well-rounded understanding of Canadian Privacy Fundamentals. You will delve into the intricacies of the Canadian Government and Legal System, grasping the nuances of how privacy is governed within the country. We'll explore the roles and capabilities of Enforcement Agencies and their powers, providing you with insights into the mechanisms that uphold privacy standards. Additionally, our curriculum delves into the specific nuances of Canadian Privacy Laws and Practices in both the Private Sector and the Public Sector. This holistic approach equips you with a profound knowledge of privacy in the Canadian context, making you well-prepared to navigate the intricacies of privacy regulations and practices across various domains.

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