"Many other professions—doctors, attorneys, engineers, and so on—have well-defined classification and certification approaches, and their fields have gained trust and influence as a result."
- From Harvard Data Science Review
The CIGO® exam series was developed and designed with the input of 50+ IG experts from around the world, who specialize in various facets of IG, including Privacy, Security, eDiscovery, Info Risk, Data Governance, and Data Monetization. Also vertical market specialists in the Legal and Healthcare sectors contributed.
Our testing program is monitored by remote proctors using special tools and is 100% online! So when you have completed your CIGO® Exam Prep training, studied your notes and are ready to test, you can do so in the privacy of your home or at work.
Applicants must have a 5 years of total education and experience to sit for the exam. So, with a 4-year university degree, you only need 1 year of IG experience; or with 2 years of college, you will need 3 years of IG experience; with 1 year of college, you will need 4 years of IG-related experience.
CIGO® exam topics include the major facets under the IG umbrella, which are covered in the CIGO® Prep class: Privacy, Information Security, eDiscovery, Information Risk Management, Analytics, Infonomics, Data Governance, Records Management, IG Program Management,.
We offer several options, including live online classes and on demand, to meet your needs. The complete CIGO Maxx™ package includes the live CIGO® Prep class, a practice exam, 3 core eBooks, including Information Governance: Concepts, Strategies, & Best Practices (Wiley, 2020) by Robert F.Smallwood,plus Infonomcs (by Doug Laney) and Non-Invasive Data Governance (Seiner), the proctored online exam, 2 year CIGOcertification. 1 calendar year membership in CIGOA & more, including webinars and virtual summits.
Certified IG Officers (CIGO®) are required to maintain and update professional competencies over the course of the 2-year certification period. CIGOs must earn 20 approved Continuing Education Credits (CEC) annually, through continuing education or training, participation at IG events, or publication of articles or books
Interested in upgrading your workforce? With our CIGO Team™ package, we have discounted corporate training & testing packages starting with 5 team members, going up to 25+. You'll enhance your organization's credibility, improve your IG posture and protect your organization. Also, vendors can drive more sales with a knowledgeable, consultative workforce. Email 'Certification AT CIGOA dot org' or call us today at 1- (888) 325-5914
- Easier access to professional certifications
- No travel to a physical testing location required
- Eliminate travel and incidental costs
- Ability to be assessed when and where it’s convenient and comfortable
- Authenticate identities to make sure we are testing the right person
- Full recording provides evidence of exam session
- Free technical support available if something goes wrong
Q: What do your proctors watch during an exam?
We're looking for potential aberrant behavior during exams such as looking off screen, accessing unpermitted materials, speaking aloud, or allowing other people in the room. Additionally, our artificial intelligence (AI) works to assist proctors in identifying small lighting or sound adjustments and unique behavioral patterns that may warrant further inspection.
With our 100% Online approach, you can study and test in the privacy or your home or office.
The CIGO® Candidate Handbook offers guidelines on testing and test preparation, including ADA accommodation requests.
Also available is the syllabus for the CIGO® Prep Training Course. Download instantly below:
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