One of the best ways to ensure you have the knowledge to work efficiently toward PCI compliance is to attend a PCI Council-led training event. The council has also released a PCI Quick Reference Guide to help you understand and apply PCI controls to your environment.
PCI Acquirer Training
The PCI Council has launched a PCI Acquirer Training program, a one-day instructor-led course (or eLearning) open to acquirers and processors looking to deepen their understanding of the PCI DSS to better assist their merchant clients in their security and compliance efforts.
To find out more, please visit the PCI SSC website
PCI Awareness training
The PCI Awareness training program is a one-day, instructor-led course (eLearning) open to anyone interested in learning more about PCI. It focuses on individuals working for organizations that must meet compliance with PCI DSS or who have a vested interest in the Payment Card Industry. Organizations include but are not limited to retail, hospitality, airline, e-commerce, banking, healthcare, and service companies.
PCI Internal Security Assessor (ISA) training
The PCI Internal Security Assessor (ISA) program features an online prerequisite course followed by two days of instructor-led training (or eLearning) and helps security professionals improve their organization’s understanding of PCI DSS and validate and maintain compliance through:
- Enhancing the quality, reliability and consistency of internal PCI DSS self-assessments
- Supporting the consistent and proper application of PCI DSS measures and controls
- Facilitating interactions with QSAs
Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP)
The PCI Council offers this qualification program to provide an individual, foundational credential for industry professionals who demonstrate their expertise in and understanding of PCI standards. The Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP)™ qualification stays in effect as long as the individual continues to meet program requirements and is not affected by changes in employment assignments.
Qualified Integrator and Reseller (QIR)
The Qualified Integrator and Reseller (QIR) eLearning training and certification program provides payment application developers, integrators and resellers with the tools to assist merchants and industry participants in installing and configuring validated PA-DSS payment applications in a manner that facilitates PCI DSS compliance.
To learn more about course information, training dates and registration, visit the PCI SSC website