Principal Participating Organization

Have a Seat at the Table

Shape the future of payment security standards by becoming a Principal Participating Organization. By joining as a Principal PO, you will be providing your organization with access to exclusive strategy sessions with the Executive Committee, Council staff, and stakeholders to discuss Standards direction, drive technical discussions, and have direct input into Council initiatives.

Benefits and Opportunities

  • Ability to participate in Roadmap Roundtable Group (RRG)
  • Ability to participate in Technology Guidance Group (TGG)
  • Exclusive, Principal Member-only events
  • Priority access to a seat on the Board of Advisors (24 reserved exclusively for Principal POs), providing your company the ability to vote on the approval of new standards and major standard revisions.
  • Five complimentary passes for each global Community Meeting
  • Opportunity to join Task Forces
  • Opportunity to nominate, elect and participate in Special Interest Groups
  • Opportunity to participate in PCI SSC RFC process

  • Complimentary access to stand-alone PCI SSC events and webinars
  • Access to a wide range of exclusive online resources, including newsletters, and portal
  • Five complimentary access passes to the Global Content Library, hundreds of hours of video content from our Global Community Events
  • One complimentary PCIP training seat (new trainings)
  • Two complimentary ISA training seats (new trainings)
  • Three complimentary PCI Awareness training seats 
  • Discounts on Select Trainings**

  • Discount to post on PCI SSC job board
  • Priority consideration on Call for Speakers at PCI SSC events
  • Discounts on sponsorship and vendor showcase fees
  • Company profile on Principal PO website page
  • Your company logo on the PCI SSC website
  • Use of “PCI SSC Principal PO” logo for your company website and promotional materials
  • Press release template with quote from Council executive
  • Spotlight blog post featured on PCI Perspectives blog
  • Social media promotion

*Benefits and discounts subject to change
**Trainings include: ISA, PCIP, Knowledge Training and Acquirer Training

Help Drive the Future of Payment Card Security

When it comes to the future of securing payment card data globally, you and your organization have an opportunity to be in the driver’s seat. By joining the PCI Security Standards Council as a Principal Participating Organization (PO), you will have a strategic level of leadership, participation, and influence with the Council. As a Principal PO, your organization will have exclusive access to join the Roadmap Roundtable Group and the Technology Guidance Group. These groups will meet regularly with the Executive Committee, Council staff, and stakeholders to discuss PCI SSC standards direction, drive technical discussions, and have direct input into Council initiatives.
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Roadmap Roundtable Group (RRG)

• Play a key part in the Council’s annual strategic planning process
• Collaborate with the Council’s Executive Committee and Council staff to help shape the direction of the Council’s standards and programs
• Help to drive the Council’s direction, provide input and direction to PCI SSC strategic initiatives
• RRG will meet annually

Technology Guidance Group (TGG)

• Share your knowledge and experience regarding developments and direction in the payments industry
• Provides proactive technical oversight for the Council’s standards and programs
• Opportunity to provide input and comment to Council standards during the drafting process prior to the release of RFC’s
• TGG will meet quarterly

Principal Participating Organization Fees

Revenue Range* Fee
Above $1B $50,000 USD
$500M-$999M $35,000 USD
$100M-$499M $27,500 USD
<$100M $20,000 USD

* Tiered pricing based on organization revenue.

Application Process


Fill out and submit the online application.


Your application will be reviewed once it is received.


Upon your acceptance as a Principal Participating Organization, you will receive an invoice for the annual membership fee within 2–3 business days. Once your payment is received; all member benefits will be activated.

It’s easy to join the PCI Security Standards Council.

Want to learn more about becoming a Principal Participating Organization?

Contact us: or 781-876-8855, Option 2.