Study for the CPSA Exam

What are the topics covered in the CPSA exam?

We recommend reviewing and studying the topic outline in the handbook.

What books or courses should I use to prepare for the CPSA exam?

  1. Information Privacy Law (Aspen 7th ed. 2021), Daniel J. Solove & Paul M. Schwartz,

This is the most comprehensive resource (about 1300 pages) to study for the exam, but some of the shorter resources below will be quite effective instead of this large textbook.

  1. Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP 6th ed. 2022), Daniel J. Solove & Paul M. Schwartz,

This short guide to privacy law covers most of the material on the exam.

  1. Online Information Privacy Law Course Series

You can take one or a series of 1-hour online courses taught by Professors Solove and Schwartz available at Privacy + Security Academy to prepare for the exam. These courses will contain much of the material on the exam but not all of it.

  1. Practice Exam

We offer an online practice exam containing 60 sample questions. You can purchase the 6-month license for the practice exam and take it the same way as the actual CPSA exam.