Payment Card Industry (PCI) Acquirer Training is for acquirers and processors who wish to have a deeper understanding of the PCI DSS in order to better assist their merchant clients in their security and compliance efforts.
You work with merchants fielding questions about their PCI DSS program, or if you are responsible for determining whether to accept a Report on Compliance (ROC) or Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) from a merchant. PCI Acquirer Training is geared specifically to acquirers who don’t perform assessments themselves, but need to understand the compliance process for their merchant clients. Any acquirer can benefit – no previous PCI knowledge is required.
The eight training modules cover all of the relevant information about PCI DSS and related programs. Starting with a basic introduction to the rationale of the standards, the course then delves into key definitions and the knowledge needed to understand the PCI DSS requirements. The roles and responsibilities specific to acquirers, the acquirer checklist and acquirer feedback are outlined in detail. Brand compliance programs are reviewed, including information on merchant levels, reporting requirements, and where different questions should be directed.
This course is available in instructor-led (see schedule) or eLearning format. At the end of the course you’ll receive a certificate of completion, acknowledging the tools you, as an acquirer, have gained to help your merchants build a more secure payments environment.
Areas covered by the course include:
Upon completing PCI Acquirer Training, you’ll:
This course is available in the following formats:
The eLearning course offers:
This six-hour eLearning training is for individuals who want a self-paced course or those who don't have a need for a more hands-on, face-to-face learning experience.
Once the PCI SSC has received payment for your registration, you will have three months (90 days) to complete the eLearning course.
Please note: Unless otherwise specified, all fees are in US Dollars. All course fees are NON-TRANSFERABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE. Payment is required prior to beginning the course. Course conducted in English.
If you have a group to train, please consider our Corporate Group Training instructor-led option, where an expert PCI instructor comes to your facility (or any location you choose) to deliver the course. We offer volume discounts - the more you train, the more you save! Please click below to learn more, or contact us now for a custom quote.Learn More Contact Us
There are no registration prerequisite requirements. There is no exam or certification associated with this course.
To help you prepare for the course, we encourage you to review two publications from the Document Library on the PCI Council website:
Instructor-led or eLearning format – either way, you’re just a few simple steps away from building your knowledge of PCI DSS to help your merchants in their PCI compliance efforts. Once you decide which is right for you, it's easy to register.