Online Training

FOIP: Focus on Privacy is an interactive online course designed as self-manage training for all employees of public bodies to increase basic awareness of Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). The course focuses on FOIP issues most relevant to the day-to-day activities of public body employees. Upon completion, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • What is personal information
  • What the purposes of FOIP are
  • Collection, use and disclosure of personal information under FOIP
  • Protecting personal information
  • How the public may access information
  • Offences and penalties under FOIP
  • Formal and informal complaint and oversight mechanisms

the Course

The course takes 1 to 2 hours to complete and includes review questions and exercises designed to stimulate thinking and increase awareness about privacy concepts. The course does not need to be completed all at once. It can be stopped and started as necessary to accommodate your work schedule.



The final quiz and certificate are now ready to use. It has been redesigned without requiring the Adobe Flash Player.

FOIP Strategic Service, Service Alberta would like to thank the Access and Privacy Branch of the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Government of Saskatchewan, for allowing us to adapt their version of this course for use in Alberta.