Frequently Asked Question

What are the expiry dates for PTS POI device approvals?

A high-level summary of expiry dates for each version of the PTS POI Security Requirements is provided below. Full details can be found in the PCI PTS Device Testing and Approval Program Guide, located in the Document Library.

Whether or not the purchase and use of devices is acceptable beyond their approval expiry date is determined by the individual payment brands. Entities should contact their acquirer or payment brand about the use of devices with expired approvals. Contact details for the payment brands can be found in FAQ #1142 How do I contact the payment card brands?.


PCI PTS POI Security Requirements Expiry date of PTS Approval
Version 5.xApril 2026
Version 4.xApril 2023
Version 3.x April 2021*
Version 2.xExpired April 2017
Version 1.xExpired April 2014
*Due to the impact of COVID-19, the PTS POI v3 expiry date has been extended from 30April2020 to 30April2021. For additional information refer to the PCI SSC POI v3 expiry extension post here
For more information about the use of PTS devices with expired approvals, refer to FAQ #1302 How does use of an expired PTS device affect my PCI DSS compliance? And FAQ #1434 How do PCI PTS-approved POI device expiry dates affect a PCI-listed P2PE solution?
Last updated: April 2020
Originally published: March 2015
Article Number: 1322

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