Identity professionals need a method for validating their skills and level of experience within the IAM industry. Likewise, employers need to be able to ensure that potential employees have the necessary standard knowledge for the role and a means of evaluating the progress of existing employees.

By establishing the CIDPRO™ – Certified Identity Professional – program, IDPro is providing identity professionals – and employers – a method for validating essential IAM industry knowledge. And we have made it easy to participate by providing a core set of information and resources that will help you gain new information and grow your skills. See the CIDPRO Reference Resources and the IDPro Body of Knowledge.

Developed with the help of a diverse team of global identity professionals, CIDPRO is a long-awaited, rigorous, vendor-neutral certification program.

Benefits of CIDPRO Certification

For the Candidate:

  • Stretch (expand) IAM knowledge by identifying gaps
  • Validate personal experience and expertise
  • Credibility and employability within the industry as having proven, vendor-neutral-identified, foundational knowledge
  • Demonstrate commitment to the industry and continued learning
  • Recognition of knowledge and achievement with globally recognized industry certification and accompanying badge

For the Industry:

  • Provides a focused development path for employers and employees
  • Establishes a baseline of proficiency and supports recruiting efforts
  • Reinforces company credibility with customers, solution partners, and vendors
  • Address IAM skills shortages in key areassuch as software development, implementation, and security architectureto support continued training

Exam Areas

The CIDPRO exam covers five areas of expertise in identity and access management:

  • Basic elements of an identity solution
  • Identifiers, identity lifecycle, and identity proofing
  • Security for identity
  • Rules and standards
  • Operational considerations

The globally credentialed CIDPRO exam is available for participation. Register to earn your CIDPRO designation and badge TODAY!

Questions? Contact the CIDPRO Certification Team at

For Current IDPro® Members

Are you a current member and interested in buying bundles for your employees? Current IDPro® members are offered a discounted fee for bundling CIDPRO™ exam registrations:

  • 10 CIDPRO exams = $5,625 (25% discount)
  • 50 CIDPRO exams = $26,250 (30% discount)
  • 100 CIDPRO exams = $48,750 (35% discount)

If you are interested in purchasing a bulk order not listed above, please contact us and we will provide assistance.