University of Alberta

Information Access and Protection of Privacy

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For general interest students:

  • 6 courses available
  • Anyone may register in any course without enrolling in a program
  • You can be a 'general studies' or an audit student
  • Use online checkout or call our registration office at 780.492.3116

For program credit:

  • see the Courses & Completion tab below:

Earn a Certificate

Program in detail:

Certificate Overview

Recognized nationally and internationally, the award-winning Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate program (IAPP) is Canada’s first and only post-secondary information rights program. The IAPP program serves the needs of a rapidly-emerging profession and an area of increasing importance in the public and private sectors.

The program involves the completion of five courses focusing on the theories, concepts, issues, and best practices involved in the administration of information rights legislation. It will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to help you become an effective information rights administrator.

The IAPP program’s courses are designed and delivered specifically for online distance learning. Students participating in the courses learn and study from the comfort of their home or office. Students enjoy timely and current materials, online guest discussion groups, and online instructional support.

Qualifying for admission

An applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent, four years of work experience or a post-secondary credential, or permission of the Executive Director, Government Studies.

Why a U of A Certificate?

  • Students will have earned an IAPP Certificate from the University of Alberta
  • Students will have knowledge in access to information and privacy theories, recognition of expertise, best practices, skills for exercising sound judgment, and a better standing of related job competitions
  • Students gain the opportunity to share information and network with information rights industry leaders and experts from across Canada


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