Frequently Asked Question
Which version of PCI DSS should an entity use?
The current version of PCI DSS is v4.0. PCI DSS v3.2.1 is also valid through 31 March 2024, after which that version will be retired. After 31 March 2024, PCI DSS v4.0 will be the only active version.
Compliance questions, including questions about whether it is acceptable to submit a PCI DSS v3.2.1 assessment report after that standard is retired on 31 March 2024, should be directed to organizations that manage compliance programs (for example, payment brands and acquirers).
Contact details for the payment brands can be found in FAQ #1142 How do I contact the payment card brands?
Also refer to the following related FAQs:
FAQ 1564: How does an entity report the results of a PCI DSS assessment for new requirements that are noted in PCI DSS as best practices until a future date?
FAQ 1563: What should an entity do if its PCI DSS v3.2.1 assessment will not be complete prior to that standard’s retirement date of 31 March 2024?
FAQ 1565: Does an entity’s PCI DSS assessment result expire when the standard against which the entity was assessed is retired?
FAQ 1266:If an entity is in the middle of a PCI DSS assessment when a new version of the standard is released – should the assessment be started again using the new version?