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 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


Exams 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 skill, experience and 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, contact Certification_at_PACC-CCAP_dot_ca or call 877-746-PACC (7222)

The Certification ProcessPACC Certification Process


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