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AIGP Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: Oct 19



What is the purpose of AIGP?


Without proper testing, evaluation, validation, and verification at each stage of AI development, foundational AI models could perpetuate biases and amplify other societal challenges that will cascade through later systems and remain for decades.


We must continue to build and refine the governance processes through which trustworthy AI will emerge and we must invest in the people who will build ethical and responsible AI.


AI governance is not a simple or straightforward task. It requires a multidisciplinary and holistic approach that considers the technical, legal, ethical, and social aspects of AI. It also demands a constant awareness of the evolving nature and impact of AI, as well as the emerging regulatory frameworks and best practices that aim to address the challenges and opportunities posed by AI.



Who should take the AIGP?


Those who work in compliance, risk management, legal and governance together with data scientists, AI project managers, model ops teams and others must be prepared to tackle the expanded equities at issue in AI governance.


AI governance professionals are those who have the knowledge and skills to guide AI implementation in a responsible and beneficial manner.


"An AIGP trained and certified professional will know how to implement and effectively communicate across teams the emerging best practices and rules for responsible

management of the AI ecosystem."


What is the meaning of AIGP in IAPP?


The Artificial Intelligence Governance Professional accreditation. The AIGP Body of Knowledge is divided into the following:

  • Part 1: Understand AI Fundamentals

  • Part 2: Identify Legal Obligations

  • Part 3: Assess Ethical Implications

  • Part 4: Implement Governance Frameworks

  • Part 5: Monitor and Audit AI Systems

  • Part 6: Communicate and Engage with Stakeholders


What is the AI Body of Knowledge BoK?


The AIGP Body of Knowledge set out the activities an AI governance professional should undertake to guide AI’s implementation in a manner that mitigates risk and ensures safety and trust.


The BoK is a valuable resource for anyone who is interested in or involved in AI governance. It serves as a useful learning tool for professionals across various backgrounds who will assume new responsibilities as AI systems become integral to business operations. It also empowers professionals to acquire the necessary skills and certifications, benefiting not only business professionals but also those in the public sector and civil society organizations.


The BoK covers the fundamentals of machine learning, the uniqueness of AI, evolving safety research, as well as the integration of the EU AI Act2 and other regulatory obligations. It also provides guidance on how to conduct ethical impact assessments, implement accountability mechanisms, establish oversight structures, and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.


How do I get AIGP?


Register for training including exam certification at www.menaexecutivetraining.com/aigp. Complete the training course and take the AIGP exam at a time convenient to you. MENA Executive Training is an Authorised Training Partner of the IAPP.


"AI governance is the process of ensuring that AI is developed and deployed in a way that respects ethical principles, legal norms, and social values."


Where can I get AIGP?


Register for training including exam certification at www.menaexecutivetraining.com/aigp. Complete the training course and take the AIGP exam at a time convenient to you.


What does the AIGP cover?


Domain 1: ″Understanding the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence,″ defines AI and machine learning, provides an overview of the different types of AI systems and their use cases, and positions AI models in the broader socio-cultural context.


• Domain 2: ″Understanding AI Impacts and Responsible AI Principles,″ identifies the risks that ungoverned AI systems can have on humans and society and describes the characteristics and principles that are essential to trustworthy and ethical AI.


• Domain 3: ″Understanding How Current Laws Apply to AI Systems,″ surveys the current laws that govern the use of artificial intelligence.


• Domain 4: ″Understanding the Existing and Emerging AI Laws and Standards,″ outlines the global AI-specific laws (like the EU AI Act and Canada’s Bill C-27) and the major frameworks that show how AI systems can be responsibly governed.


• Domain 5: ″Understanding the AI Development Life Cycle,″ broadly outlines

the context in which AI risks are managed.


• Domain 6: ″Implementing Responsible AI Governance and Risk Management,″ explains how the major AI stakeholders collaborate in a layered approach, to manage AI risks while fulfilling the potential benefits AI systems have for society.


• Domain 7: ″Contemplating Ongoing Issues and Concerns,″ presents some of the debated

issues around AI governance.



What is an AIGP certification?


The IAPP’s accredited Artificial Intelligence Governance Professional certification. An AIGP trained and certified professional will know how to implement and effectively communicate across teams the emerging best practices and rules for responsible management of the AI ecosystem.



What is the role of the AIGP?


The IAPP has developed the Artificial Intelligence Governance Professional (AIGP) certification and training for the emerging AI governance profession. An AIGP trained and certified professional will know how to implement and effectively communicate across teams the emerging best practices and rules for responsible management of the AI ecosystem.


As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more pervasive and influential in various domains of human activity, the need for effective and trustworthy governance of AI systems grows more urgent. AI governance is the process of ensuring that AI is developed and deployed in a way that respects ethical principles, legal norms, and social values.


Is AIGP certification hard?


Exam preparation requires significant self-study after completing the training. There are resources available to help you study, including the Sample Questions, the Body of Knowledge, the Exam Blueprint, and The Glossary of Privacy Terms.


Is AIGP globally recognized?


The AIGP is the global industry standard in artificial intelligence governance. IAPP certifications are trusted anywhere your clients’ work may take them.


What level is AIGP?


AIGP is the global gold standard of certification for Artificial Intelligence Governance Professionals. Register for AIGP training at www.menaexecutivetraining.com/aigp.


What are the benefits of AIGP?


An AIGP trained and certified professional will know how to implement and effectively communicate across teams the emerging best practices and rules for responsible management of the AI ecosystem. Register for AIGP training at www.menaexecutivetraining.com/aigp.


Where can I find AIGP training?


MENA Executive Training is an IAPP Authorised Training Partner.

Contact us to book your AIGP training at www.menaexecutivetraining.com/aigp.

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