PCI Security Standards Council®

Program Training & Qualification

The PCI Security Standards Council operates programs to train, test, and qualify organizations and individuals who assess and validate compliance, in order to help merchants successfully implement PCI standards and solutions. The Council also qualifies payment hardware and software so that merchants select and implement approved solutions for securing payment data and systems.

Training at a Glance

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Courses Include:

Corporate Group Training

You recognize how important payment card data security is to your business. Learn directly from an expert instructor with hands-on experience assessing merchants and/or service providers. Our trainers come to you. Your organization gets all the benefits of an instructor-led training class – at a time and place most convenient for you and your staff.

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PCI Awareness Group Training

This is a one-day, entry-level course that provides basic knowledge of PCI DSS for individuals working for organizations that must meet compliance requirements. The course offers an opportunity for your company to provide general PCI training across multiple functional areas to ensure a universal understanding of PCI compliance.

There is no exam; this course does not result in a certification.

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PCI Professional Group Training

This is a one-day, in-depth course that provides you with the tools to build a secure payments environment and achieve PCI compliance through knowledge of the PCI Standards and their interrelatedness.

The Qualification exam is administered immediately following the completion of the course. Requalification required every three years.

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Internal Security Assessor Group Training

The two-day ISA course delves into PCI DSS requirements and testing procedures, outlining best practices to protect systems and data and minimize compliance risk. Participants must complete and pass the online PCI Fundamentals primer before continuing on to complete this ISA qualification course.

Qualification exam is administered immediately following the completion of the course. Yearly requalification required.

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Training Providers

PCI Global Training Network Providers (PGTN)

Quality content, flexible delivery options, and a supportive learning environment drive the success of PCI training programs. PGTNs are organizations approved by the Council to deliver this same quality standard in training and qualification courses offered around the world.


LiquidNexxus is focused on bringing people and stakeholders together in different industries to discuss issues and challenges in payment systems, governance, risk, compliance, security and best practices. LiquidNexxus specializes in promoting and delivering industry leading training including key topics such as PCI Standards, ATM and POS security, e-Commerce Payments, Card Business Management, ATM Management and Maintenance, Secure Coding Best Practices, Mobile Payment System Security and more.

Courses Offered – PCI Awareness, PCI Professional (PCIP) and Internal Security Assessor (ISA)
Regions Served: Bahrain, Croatia, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey
Language(s) Available: English
Contact: pgtn@liquidnexxus.com

PCI PIN Training Providers

This listing of PIN training providers is provided solely as a convenience. PIN training materials may be licensed directly from the Council by PIN training providers sponsored by a payment card brand member of the Council.  



5885 Meadows Road, No. 200, Lake Oswego, OR 97035


(503) 697-4118


JDarlene M. Kargel, DKargel@delapcpa.com

Locations served:




9037 Larston Street, Houston, Texas USA 77055


+1- 713 545-5867


James Richardson, jim.richardson@k3des.com

Locations served:


UL Transaction Security


842 High Street, Kew East, Melbourne, Victoria 3102, Australia


+61 3 9846 2751


Mario Sist

Locations served:


IMPORTANT NOTE: The Council does not offer PIN training, and the fact that a provider is licensed to use PIN training materials does not constitute an endorsement of that provider. The Council does not manage, operate, qualify, or validate PIN training providers and/or any corresponding PIN training programs or services offered by those providers. Questions about PIN training providers or their programs should be directed to the provider or the sponsoring payment card brand.

PCI eLearning Training Providers

Security Innovation

Security Innovation, a strategic eLearning partner to the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, hosts and maintains the Council’s portfolio of online training products.

PCI Essentials – Information Security Awareness eLearning Training

The goal of this series is to reduce the impact of today's threats to payment card security by equipping staff with the knowledge needed to keep customer data secure. 

10 highly interactive and immersive online modules focus on a specific area of cardholder and information security, which can be combined to provide approximately two hours of training. The content has been designed to be engaging, relevant and memorable, ensuring that it will have a tangible impact on knowledge retention and behavior. Areas include:

  • Protecting Cardholder Data
  • Password Practices
  • Email & Browser Security
  • Avoiding Social Engineering
  • Mobile Device and Tablet Security
  • Social Media Safety
  • Security While Working Remotely
  • Avoiding Malicious Downloads
  • Updating of Software and Anti-Virus Programs
  • Physical Security 

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