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Cyber Certified Experts Program


Certified Expert Privacy Professional (CEPP)®

Certified Expert Privacy Professional (CEPP)®

Certified Expert Privacy Professional (CEPP)®


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Successful completion of this exam will demonstrate a candidate’s ability in protecting the confidentiality of personally identifiable information (PII) in information systems from a cyber security perspective. The candidate will also validate their ability to understand factors for determining the potential impact of inappropriate access, use, and disclosure of PII along with providing recommendations for developing an incident response plan for breaches involving PII.

Candidates will have a 60 day period to complete the exam.  Candidates will have one attempt at each exam; each exam is timed.

Authoritative Sources

NIST SP 800-122 – Guide to Protecting the Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)


Candidates must possess at least 3 years of experience in privacy in order to obtain the Certified Expert certificate. Those that pass the test, but do not possess the requisite experience, will be awarded the Associate Expert certificate. Once the required experience is achieved, they may resubmit for the Certified Expert certificate.

Renewal: Each certification must be renewed annually; requiring 20 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and payment of a $75 certification renewal fee.

If the exam is successfully completed prior to 2017, the candidate is considered a CCE Program Early Adopter.  As a thank you, all early adopters will have their annual PDC requirement and annual fee waived on their first anniversary.

Additional details regarding PDC and renewal fee submission will be sent to all early adopters early 2017.

Certification Award

Once you have successfully passed the test with a 70% grade, you can obtain your certificate by submitting proof that you meet the requirements (resume or other documentation) by email to Once the requirements are verified, you will receive your certificate by email and a paper copy will be mailed to your physical address. (Please include your current physical address with your submission).

Experience Documentation Audits: All submissions are subject to an audit.

Each submission has a 30-day audit window from the date of submission.  If your submission is selected for an audit, you will be notified via email within this window. The audit notification provides detailed information on how to comply with the terms of the audit.

Additional Information

Pricing Options

Exam Pass ($350), Exam Retake Package ($385), Additional Attempt ($225)