Apply for Certification

The world of Information Privacy and Access-to-Information is changing quickly with new technologies, laws, and expectations. Earning a PACC professional designation — Associate (AAPP), Chartered (CAPP), or Master (MAPP) — indicates to discerning employers, clients, and colleagues that:

  • You are actively practicing in the profession
  • You adhere to the PACC Code of Ethics
  • Your skill, experience, and education meet or exceed the required minimums set out by the National Advisory Committee
  • You engage in continuous professional development
  • You have met the other requirements outlined in the Certification Handbook

xams reflect the ability to study for and pass an exam, but are not a reliable indicator of skill, experience, or education. That is why PACC Professional Certification is based on a rigorous and unbiased process founded upon demonstrable skill + experience + education.

Candidates are required to submit a minimum of three professional references who can attest to their work experience as it relates to privacy, access, and data protection.

To request your certification package, send your name and full contact information to  Certification_at_PACC-CCAP_dot_ca or phone 877-746-PACC (7222).

The Certification Process