Lead Privacy Implementer Certification


The "Certified Lead Privacy Implementer" certifications are professional certifications for professionals needing to implement a Privacy Framework and to manage an implementation project.
The principal competencies and knowledge skills needed by the market are the ability to support an organization in implementing and managing Privacy framework: planning, implementation, surveillance, re-examination and operation of a CLPI, continual improvement of CLPI, management's commitment, follow-up and review.

Various professions may apply for this certification:

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support organizations on implementing and managing a Privacy Framework
  • Security auditors who wish to fully understand the Privacy Framework implementation process
  • Experienced IT security management professionals
  • IT security professionals interested in earning Privacy Management Framework certification
  • Privacy Officers, Data Protection Officers, and Compliance professionals with an interest in privacy legislation and risk security professionals with front-line experience
  • Information security staff
  • Expert advisors in information technology
  • Persons and organizations involved in tasks where privacy controls are required for the processing of PII
  • Legal practitioners who wish to understand the practical aspects of privacy frameworks

The requirements for "Certified Lead Privacy Implementer" certifications are:


Internal implementation

For certification purposes, the following implementation types constitute valid implementation experience:

  1. External/consulting implementation
  2. Partial implementation

To be considered valid, these implementation activities should follow best implementation practices and include most of the following activities:

  1. Drafting a CLPI implementation business case
  2. Managing a CLPI implementation project
  3. Implementing Privacy processes
  4. Managing Privacy processes
  5. Implementing objectives
  6. Implementing corrective or preventive action
  7. Performing internal controls
  8. Performing a management review
  9. Managing a Project team

Professional references

Professional references must be from individuals who have professionally worked with you and can validate your Service expertise, current and previous work history, as well as your job performance. You cannot use anyone as a reference who falls under your supervision nor is a relative. At least two professional references are required (candidates can input up to a maximum of three references).

Professional experience

Complete information is required: including job title, beginning dates, end dates, responsibilities and more. Summarize each assignment, providing sufficient detail to describe the nature of the responsibilities that you have had. This information can be detailed in your resume.

CLPI Project experience

The candidate's implementation log will be checked to ensure that the applicant has the minimal required number of implementation hours. The following implementation types constitute valid implementation experience: internal implementation, external/consulting implementation or partial implementation of Guidance on Project system. This information can be detailed in your resume.

Auditing of Certification Applications

PECB randomly audits applications to validate the candidate's eligibility to certification. A candidate whose application is being audited will be notified in writing office and given a reasonable timeframe to provide any additional documentation if required. If a candidate does not respond by the deadline, or does not provide the required documentation within the given time frame, he or she may be declared ineligible.

Denial and Revocation of Certification

Certification will be denied or revoked for any of the following reasons:

  • Falsification of application
  • Violation of testing procedures
  • Misrepresentation
  • Failure to pass the examination
  • Denials or revocations of certification may be appealed to the Certification Board in writing.

Annual Renewal Certification Fee

To maintain your credentials active, there is an annual maintenance fee for each calendar year. Registrants who pay their annual maintenance fee will appear online in the PECB Directory of Certified Professional.

Maintain your Certification (Recertification)

The PECB designations are valid for three years. To maintain your certification, you must have accumulated the necessary 90 Continuing Professional Development credits (CPD) by the end of that three-year period and pay the recertification fee. CPD hours need to be inputted in your online PECB profile. PECB Certified Professionals who fail to provide the required CPD hours will have their PECB credentials revoked and will no longer be allowed to present themselves as certified PECB professionals.


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