Frequently Asked Question

How can my organization find assistance in completing the Self-Assessment Questionnaire?

The Council encourages organizations to seek professional guidance in achieving compliance and completing the Self-Assessment Questionnaire. Entities can use any security professional they choose; however, PCI SSC recommends engaging a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) that are trained to provide assessments against the PCI DSS. For a list of QSAs, please visit:

Last updated: December 2022
Originally published: April 2012
Article Number: 1017

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