Why is IAPM not providing badges on ACCLAIM or similar?

Why is IAPM not providing badges on ACCLAIM or similar?

The IAPM is based in Liechtenstein, in Europe. This means that IAPM has to work according to European law. One piece of legislation that affects many areas is the so-called "European General Data Protection Regulation" (GDPR). IAPM is obliged to take the GDPR into consideration in all its activities in order to protect the data of its certificate holders, interested parties etc. in the best possible way. If, in addition to the services offered on the IAPM website, third party providers such as ACCLAIM are commissioned, these activities must be checked in terms of data protection. If the third party provider is GDPR-compliant, IAPM may consider working with them. Unfortunately, many organisations (such as ACCLAIM) are not GDPR-compliant.   Even though the IAPM is an international organisation with international clients, it makes sure that the GDPR is taken into account for all IAPM clients, even if this would not be necessary. IAPM wants to provide its certificate holders and interested parties with the best possible data protection. For this reason it is also not possible to make exceptions for non-Europeans. If organisations like ACCLAIM start to work according to European standards in terms of data protection, and if IAPM is allowed to use their services, it will be considered using them.     If you still want to show a certification badge (e.g. on LinkedIn, in your signature or on your website), you can use these.

The IAPM certification

The certification can be taken via a reputable online examination procedure. The costs are based on the gross domestic product of your country of origin.

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Do you want to get involved in project management in your environment and contribute to the further development of project management? Then become active as an IAPM Network Official or as a Network Official of the IAPM Network University. 

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