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Global Input is Needed — Join Today and Have Your Voice Heard

Participating Organization membership in the PCI Security Standards Council, LLC is open to entities worldwide that participate in the payment processing system, including: merchants, processors, POS vendors, and financial institutions. Accepted organizations will have the opportunity to:

  • Vote for Participating Organization representatives on the PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors.
  • Nominate a representative to stand for election to the PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors.
  • Comment on drafts of all revisions to the DSS specification, and on any new specifications, prior to public release.
  • Attend Community Meetings hosted by the PCI Security Standards Council.
  • Recommend new initiatives for consideration to the PCI Security Standards Council.

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Please complete and submit an application to the PCI Security Standards Council. Upon your acceptance as a Participating Organization, you will receive an invoice for the annual $3,500 USD membership fee.

The PCI Security Standards Council reserves the right to deny or revoke membership at any time. As a Participating Organization, the entity will not engage in any unlawful, offensive, abusive, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, fraudulent, sexually explicit or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable actions in any manner.

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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.