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International Data Protection Association (IDPA)

International Data Protection Association (IDPA)

The IDPA is a Certification Body which provides education and certification under ISO/IEC 17024:​2012.​ This international standard, governs the quality of our Training courses.

We help professionals and organizations show commitment and competence by providing them with valuable education, evaluation and certification aligned to a range of international regulatory requirements and standards. With a focus on the solution and not just the problem of Compliance, we provide real world answers to the question businesses ask time and time again – “What does Compliance mean to us?”

Our mission is to provide our clients with comprehensive examination and certification services that inspire trust and benefit society as a whole. We believe that data protection and privacy is vital to protect people’s interests, which is why we work all over the world to promote the data protection profession and campaign to make society fairer and far more transparent.

Get certified from your home or office

Take your International Data Protection Association (IDPA) exam conveniently from home through OnVUE online proctoring. A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your workstation to provide a secure exam experience.

Watch the short video on the IDPA online proctoring page to see how convenient it is to test from home or work. Be sure to run the system test before you sign in to register for an online proctored exam. Good luck!

Last updated 2021-05-17