PCI Security Standards Council®

PCI Acquirer Training

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.

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Benefits:

Right for you if…

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.

Course Details

Course Description

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:

  • Introduction to PCI DSS
  • Working with payment card data
  • Compliance roles and responsibilities
  • Payment brand compliance programs
  • PCI DSS requirements
  • PCI DSS assessment process (RoCs, SAQs, AoCs)
  • Business-as-Usual and Supporting Documents
  • Acquirer case studies

Upon completing PCI Acquirer Training, you’ll:

  • Be able to work confidently with merchants on their journey toward PCI DSS compliance
  • Receive a certificate of completion indicating that you have completed the course
  • Have a solid foundation to proceed to other PCI qualification courses, if you choose
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Training

eLearning

Course Offerings

This course is available in the following formats:

  • eLearning, available 24/7
  • Hosted one-day Corporate Group Training class held at your chosen location.

The eLearning course offers:

  • Flexible scheduling 24/7/365
  • Learn from your home or office
  • Reduced travel costs and time away from work
  • Provides individuals in any country an opportunity to train for and take the exam at their convenience and at a location close to home or work.
  • 6 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours

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.

Training Fees

Upcoming Courses

eLearning Course

Course
Non Participating Organization
Participating Organization
PCI Acquirer
Non Participating Organization: $1495 USD
Participating Organization: $995 USD

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.


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Group Training Option

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.

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Registration

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:

  • PCI Glossary
  • PCI Data Security Standard

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.