The PACC Professional Certification Program sets the standard of excellence for the data protection profession.
PACC’s peerless Professional Certification program has earned the respect of professionals across the industry. It is designed to elevate professional standards, recognize individual performance, and distinguish those who meet the high measure of academic excellence, ongoing practical experience, and demonstrable skills that are essential for the effective practice of information privacy, access-to-information, and data protection.
Studying and passing an exam proves you can retain information long enough to pass a test.
It takes skill + experience + education to qualify for PACC certification.
As the global demand for qualified information protection professionals continues to grow, PACC helps identify and promote a competent workforce — by recognizing practitioners who successfully demonstrate that they possess the skills, ongoing practical experience, and academic achievement that are essential for the effective practice of information privacy, access-to-information, and data protection.
Apply today to earn a designation of distinction and move your career forward:
AAPP – Associate Access and Privacy Professional
CAPP – Chartered Access and Privacy Professional
MAPP – Master Access and Privacy Professional
Earning a PACC credential is a mark of excellence that only the most deserving succeed in attaining.
Since 2009, PACC Professional Certification has distinguished those who meet rigorous and impartial standards.
PACC Professional Certification signifies to employers, clients, colleagues, and the public that a designation holder possesses demonstrable experience, skill, and education necessary to navigate the unique challenges of information privacy, access to information, and data protection.
• PACC Professional Certification is valid for three years •
• Recertify before your certification lapses. Find out how •
To become certified, practitioners must meet rigorous and unbiased eligibility requirements that are validated by subject matter experts from across Canada. To maintain PACC Professional certification, practitioners must maintain their PACC membership in good standing.
To become certified, practitioners must meet rigorous and unbiased eligibility requirements that are validated by subject matter experts from across Canada.
To maintain PACC Professional certification, practitioners must maintain their PACC membership in good standing.
Use of AAPP, CAPP & MAPP Designations
Individuals who attain PACC certification are granted permission to use only the AAPP, CAPP, or MAPP Certification Mark which represents the appropriate certification and credential they have been awarded.
Each PACC certified professional may use the appropriate PACC Certification Mark as a post-nominal (e.g. Anna Belle, MAPP) throughout the validity of their certification.
To confirm the level or status of someone’s designation, contact us.
Non-Assignability and Non-Transferability
Permission to use a PACC Certification Mark is limited to the certified individual, and may not be transferred to, assigned to, or otherwise used by any other person, organization, or entity.
Unauthorized Use of PACC Certification Mark
Parties using a PACC Certification Mark inappropriately or without authorization will be requested to cease the unauthorized or inappropriate use; and, if not corrected, appropriate public notification, legal actions and/or sanctions shall be taken.
Use of PACC Logo
Individual use of the PACC logo (on items such as business cards, web sites, marketing or promotional materials) is not permitted.