ISACA has released a new Certification CDPSE
Yup another certification, which may or may not turn out to be a big deal. The interesting thing is, they are allowing "Early adoption". People who can show 5 years of experience in the domain areas of the cert, can be awarded the certification without testing! If you have a CISA, CISM, CRISC or CGEIT, it counts for 2 of the 5 year requirement. There is a hefty fee involved, but if you don't pass muster, they refund all but $50.
I jumped all the hoops, and was awarded the cert on June 1. I work in the DOD, where privacy is a big issue, so it may serve me well.
Its a little different in that you need to go back through 5 years of supervisors to get sign offs. Since, I work as a consultant, currently with six, no less, supervising managers at any time and changes every 6 months I said thanks but no thanks. If the cert becomes worthwhile in the market I would be happy to sit for the exam and walk through the front door rather than grandfather in.
I feel your pain, and I had to wade through a pile of old supervisors who really had no vested interest in helping me get another cert...but I persevered, and got'er done! Better than studying, sitting for the exam, and still doing the paperwork.
Rarely does sitting for an exam mean more than an hour of time in the chair. As far as studying goes. I do that every evening anyhow. Learning is not difficult for me.
You need to document five years of privacy experience, usually from former managers that may or may not still be with your current or former employers. I gave up on the year of 5 separate supervisors in one year when the current person wouldn't accommodate my request, covering for those who came before him. Basically, the reason I left the place in the first place was because because I had it with the "boss of the quarter" club.
Happy to test out but at this point I only see it as color commentary for next years annual assessment.