The Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV)™ training program, for staff and security personnel of Approved Scanning Vendor companies, is comprised of an in-depth eight-hour online course and exam covering the Payment Card Industry, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards requirements and scan testing procedures. With the knowledge gained in this training, staff will be better equipped to serve their customers in ensuring the quality of scan outputs and providing reports that are complete and accurate.
Upon completing this course, you’ll be able to perform external vulnerability scans, submit the appropriate scan report, and maintain internal quality assurance for scanning efforts.
You are employed by an Approved Scanning Vendor company, and assess and validate scanning requirements for PCI DSS compliance. Typical applicants include Information Security Analysts, Specialists, Consultants, Advisors, or Engineers.
“The ASV training course was very useful, especially the study of SCORE CVSS vectors and their direct involvement with PCI DSS.”
“Information related to the approach and scope was most useful – plus the case studies were very good and helped develop practical insight.”
This eight-hour online eLearning training program offers:
Prior to the training class, you should familiarize yourself with these publications on the PCI website:
PCI ASV training is scheduled in two-week blocks, two times per month, from the 1st to the 14th and the 15th to the 28th. The last training course of the year is December 15-28; training resumes on February 1st. Registering for the training block provides attendees access to the content for the entire two-week period, during which the eight-hour course and exam can be completed at any time.
Attendees have access to the content for the entirety of the two-week block, but the exam must be completed before the two weeks is expired. Attendees will no longer have access to training content after this period.
The primary contact at the ASV company will be notified two weeks after the ASV registers and takes the PCI ASV exam. Employees who fail may retake the training and exam, upon payment of a re-test fee. For each attendee that passes the exam, the ASV Company will receive a certificate that validates the employee for the next 12 months.
PCI SSC currently qualifies only individuals who work for qualified ASV Companies. Candidates must be a full-time employee of an ASV Company in order to register for ASV Training and qualify as an ASV Employee. All training inquiries and assignments must be submitted through the ASV Company’s primary contact.
Please see the Qualification Requirements for Approved Scanning Vendors v2.1, December 2013 for more details.
Applicants supply a resume reflecting these minimum requirements:
Requalification is required annually via eLearning training and examination.
Training is scheduled in two-week blocks, two times per month, from the 1st to the 14th and the 15th to the 28th, beginning February 1st.
The fee is $1095 USD.
Requalification fee is $1095 USD.
Please note: Unless otherwise specified, all fees are in US Dollars. All course fees are NON-TRANSFERABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE. An invoice will be issued upon completion of registration and will include instructions to pay by check, credit card or wire transfer.
Payment is required prior to beginning the course. Course conducted in English. Examination delivered in English.