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Become Qualified

The PCI Security Standards Council develops and operates programs to train, test, and qualify organizations and individuals to assess and validate adherence to the various PCI Security Standards and to be re-certified each year.

These programs are designed for industry professionals who seek to assist organizations (whether their own or a client’s organization) with standards implementation and compliance. The five founding members of the Council recognize those certified by the PCI Security Standards Council as being qualified to assess compliance to the PCI DSS. 

For specifics on each program and the application process, click on the links for each.

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The PCI Security Standards Council (the "Council") provides a variety of tools, questionnaires, guidance, FAQs, training resources and other materials and information to assist organizations seeking to achieve compliance with its standards (the "Standards"). Third party products and services are also available, but the Council does not endorse or recommend any such third party products or services, and advises all organizations seeking to achieve compliance to become familiar with the Standards and related requirements before purchasing third party products or services. Ultimately, all applicable requirements must be met in order to achieve compliance, regardless of whether or what third party products or services are used.