Certified Information Privacy Professional / Asia


  • Duration

    3 days

  • Course Fee

    S$3,500 (before GST)

  • Ideal For
    • Asia-based Data Protection Officers
    • Chief Privacy Officers (CPOs) and other senior information management professionals who serve an Asia-based corporate organisation or a global multinational with business or policy interests in Asia
    • Legal compliance officers and risk managers
    • Staff members who serve or support a data protection or compliance team and who need to achieve a consistent level of data protection education
    • Intermediate-level data protection or privacy professionals and entry-level candidates who are transitioning from non-data protection roles inside Asian corporate organisations or who are entirely new to the profession
    • Information management professionals in Asian financial services, healthcare, technology or telecommunications industries who seek to broaden their expertise into a general information privacy scope
    • Information security professionals (e.g. CISO, CISSP)
    • Information auditing and IT governance professionals (e.g. CISA, CISM)
    • Local government and consulting executives involved in data protection and privacy

Upcoming Training Dates


For more than 10 years, the US, Canadian and European CIPP credentials have been recognised as the world’s pre-eminent badge of excellence in the business of privacy – the “what” of data protection laws and regulations. We are delighted that the International Association of Privacy Professionals has now introduced the CIPP/Asia credential. It demonstrates your understanding of data protection regulations, standards and practices in this part of the world.

The Certified Information Privacy Professional/Asia (CIPP/A) is the first publicly available privacy certification that covers multiple jurisdictions in the Asia region. It addresses the data protection laws in Hong Kong, India and Singapore and the regional privacy concerns in this rapidly growing landscape. The credential is designed for any person, regardless of location, whose work as a privacy professional involves Asian data protection regulations.

Be internationally certified and recognised as an expert. And position yourself to help meet the shortage of data protection expertise locally and in the region.



  • Fundamental Privacy Principles
  • Singapore Privacy Laws and Practices (focusing on PDPA)
  • Hong Kong Privacy Laws and Practices
  • India Privacy Law and Practices
  • Comparative overview of laws and practices, including Malaysia and the Philippines**
  • Common themes
  • Hands-On approach and Mock Examination

** Not covered in the certification examination

The training was developed by Straits Interactive, based on the IAPP CIPP/A Body of Knowledge.


The CIPP/A body of knowledge outlines all the concepts and topics you need to know to become certified.

Read the full CIPP/A Body of Knowledge document (PDF)


  • Lecture style
  • Video clips
  • Discussions with consultants
  • Role play / presentations


Straits Interactive is an Official Training Partner of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Our trainers have been actively engaged in doing actual PDPA audits of Singaporean companies for Straits Interactive, and are certified by IAPP to conduct the CIPP/A course. Together, the team has also trained thousands of participants in the Personal Data Protection Act.


3 full days


All course participants are required to take the CIPP/A examination after completing the 3 days of training.
Candidates must pass this exam in order to get the CIPP/A certification and use the CIPP/A credentials with his or her name.

Follow the link below to view the exam blueprint:

Click here for more information on the CIPP/A designation, exam preparations, procedures, and registration for exams (PDF)

  • IAPP notes
  • 1 copy of “99 Privacy Breaches To Beware Of”
  • IAPP Certificate of Attendance


S$3,500 (before GST)

Includes 3 days of training.

Covers all other relevant required fees including course notes, exam fees & practice exam fees (excludes IAPP membership fee).


For Corporate-sponsored applicants, this course is supported by CITREP+ which provides:

Non-SMEs Up to 70% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $3,000 per trainee
SMEs Up to 90% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $3,000 per trainee
Professionals (40 years old and above) Up to 90% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $3,000 per trainee

For self-sponsored applicants, this course is supported by CITREP+ which provides:

Professionals Up to 70% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $3,000 per trainee
Professionals (40 years old and above) Up to 90% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $3,000 per trainee

Please note that CITREP+ funding is only available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. For full details on eligibility criteria and application procedures, please visit www.imtalent.sg/citrep

MR code: CITREP+/FY19/MR/19-05/752

CITREP+ Programme Term:

1 April 2019 – 31 March 2021


Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment via cheque.

Please issue a crossed cheque payable to: Straits Interactive Pte Ltd

Indicate applicant’s name, contact number and course date on the back of the cheque and mail to:

Straits Interactive Pte Ltd
43D Beach Road
Singapore 189681

Course fees are subjected to GST.

Confirmation & Reservation

When registration is confirmed, participants will receive our email confirmation along with information of the course programme. If no seats are available for the applied date, you will be notified immediately and given an alternative date. Straits Interactive reserves the right to change the course schedules, programmes and content without prior notice. We also reserve the right to cancel course due to unforeseen circumstances.


Request for withdrawal or postponement must be made in writing to Straits Interactive. Refunds arising from course withdrawal/deferment will be subjected to the following terms:

More than 2 weeks before course commencement: Full refund.
Less than 2 weeks before course commencement: 50% refund.
On or after course commencement: No refund.


The contents of the course are detailed enough to allow you to pass the requisite exam. The trainers are very experienced and are happy to share their expertise. Worth every cent!

Kenneth OngChief Privacy Officer - ASEA

Very good workshop. Examples & Trainers make it fun & easy to follow. Beneficial and practical to my work environment. All aspects were well run & delivered.

Anne Poh Account Delivery Manager

Particularly geared towards exam requirements, group project exercise & common themes among principle frameworks provides excellent resource/revision tool.

Helen Walker

Very helpful, professional trainers shared lots of their experiences and knowledge about privacy in APAC.

Ka Ki

The experience of the instructors have certainly helped in striking a good balance on relevance for examination by practical implications.

Yee Weng