IAPP Certifications

Why train and acquire an IAPP Certification?

It is a prerequisite of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) that organizations appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has estimated that more than 75,000 DPOs will be required.

The training sessions are not solely ‘test prep’ courses; they are appropriate for professionals with plans of being certified and persons with intentions of deepening their data protection knowledge. The training and exams are based on the same body of knowledge.


Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E)

The Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe (CIPP/E)  training encompasses the GDPR, ePrivacy laws, key data protection terminology, and practical concepts concerning protecting personal data and trans-border data flow. The program helps organizations worldwide bolster compliance and risk mitigation practices and arms practitioners with the insight needed to add more value to their businesses. The CIPP/E certification holds accreditation under ISO 17024: 2012.

More Details here

Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

The Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) teaches privacy practitioners everything they need to know concerning creating, monitoring, and implementing privacy programs within an organization. It prepares the professionals for tackling privacy issues as they come in their daily roles.

More Details here

Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

The Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)  certification validates your deep understanding of privacy in technology and enables you to apply what you have learned immediately to your daily workflow as a technology and data professional. Achieving certification validates your dual literacy in privacy and technology that translates around the globe. What’s more, IAPP certifications, including the CIPT, are widely hailed as the gold standard in privacy certification because they are also the only certifications in the industry accredited under ANSI/ISO specifications and recognized under standards set by the International Accreditation Forum.

More Details here

AI Governance Professional (AIGP)

This training teaches critical artificial intelligence governance concepts that are also integral to the AIGP certification exam. While not purely a “test prep” course, this training is appropriate for professionals who plan to certify, as well as for those who want to deepen their AI governance knowledge. Both the training and the exam are based on the same body of knowledge.

More Details here


Foundation of  Privacy and Data Protection Course

Are you a newbie professional in privacy and data protection?

Do you need to learn the foundations of privacy and data protection?

Would a certificate from the world's most reputable and largest privacy body be relevant to your journey? 

If your answer is yes, then the Foundations of Privacy and Data Protection course is just right for you. The Foundations of Privacy and Data Protection course is IAPP’s expert-authored, introductory curriculum that details operational processes and illustrates privacy at work through case studies and real-world examples. It is ideal training for professionals with no previous privacy experience.

Discounted Fee: $250 USD

The fee is exclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT)

More Details here

To register for the training, click this link
IAPP Certifications

The training sessions are not solely ‘test prep’ courses; they are appropriate for professionals with plans of being certified and persons with intentions of deepening their data protection knowledge.


“The quality and content of the Hive training is up to date and the content tailored to developments in the privacy issues in Nigeria. Although, some of the modules were technical, the facilitator pulled it off smoothly".


Frequently Asked Questions

Is my payment inclusive of exam fees and training?

Yes, payments made are fully inclusive of online training, digital textbooks, sample questions, exam vouchers and the IAPP membership (optional)

Where and how will the training take place?

All training will take place virtually from the comfort of your home.

How do I make payments?

Payments may be made in naira or USD.
Send us an email at training@techhiveadvisory.africa or register for the training here:  Registration

Benefits of acquiring IAPP certification

As the gold standard in data protection credentials, IAPP certifications are trusted anywhere. We offer the only globally recognized ISO/ANSI-accredited credentialing programs in information privacy.

- Evidence of knowledge of privacy laws and regulations and how to apply them;
- Evidence of foundational understanding of broad global concepts of privacy and data protection law and practice, including: jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement models; essential privacy concepts and principles;
- Evidence of understanding of legal requirements for handling and transferring data and more;
- Advancement of career;
- Increase in earning potential and elevate of leadership profile; and
- CIPP certifications also help provide a competitive edge to distinguish you from others in their field.

2024 Training Schedule

Ridwan Oloyede ( FIP, CIPP/E, CIPM)

Ridwan Oloyede is the Co-Founder of Tech Hive Advisory, where he leads the technology policy team. He advises on the global aspects of cybersecurity policy, data protection and privacy laws, digital health and digital ethics. Ridwan is a Fellow of Information Privacy with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and a Research Fellow at the African Academic Network on Internet Policy. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional in European Data Protection Law (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Ridwan is also an expert at the Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe and an official IAPP training provider.

Diana Uzor (CIPP/E, CIPM)

Diana is a certified privacy practitioner with experience in technology law, data protection advisory, corporate commercial, start up advisory, intellectual property advisory. Diana offers a range of services to clients including conducting product structure audits, advising on the commercialisation of intellectual property, conducting data protection audits, advising on compliance with all extant laws. She has a knack for spotting potential problem areas and offers legal services from the get-go to protect her clients from pitfalls and liability.  Diana is also a teacher, analyst and lifetime learner.

Senwelo Modise (FIP, CIPT, CIPP/E, CIPM, Security +)

Senwelo is a partner at Botlhole Law Group [In association with Neill Armstrong]. She leads the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications division at this corporate and commercial law firm. She specialises in technology law and is a subject matter expert in privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity. She is interested in blockchain, digital health, fintech, artificial intelligence, electronic evidence, digital rights, and technology to improve efficiencies in legal practice.

20th - 22nd August
27th - 29th August

17th -19th September
French Training

19th - 20th September

8th - 10th October

15th - 16th October
29th - 31st October

5th - 7th November
19th - 21st November
26th - 28th November

Please note that these training dates are subject to change and rescheduling if we do not meet the minimum quota of trainees per class.

Schedule a private in-person or executive training session. The sessions are shorter with more detailed focus on the participants. The training places premium on the participants’ focus, confidentiality and adaptability.

Date: The exact dates will be additionally determined.
Minimum of 3 participant per session
No of days: 2-days
Venue: To be determined
Fee:  To be determined