PCI 3DS Core


PCI 3DS Core Security Standard

This standard offers security requirements, validation methods, and implementation guidance to protect environments where specific ACS, DS, and/or 3DS functions are performed, as defined in the EMV® 3-D Secure Protocol and Core Functions Specification, to enable secure consumer authentication with their payment card issuers when making card-not-present (CNP) purchases.

Important Information


Intended Audience

For entities that provide environments where ACS, DS, and/or 3DSS functions are performed.


3DS Core Documents

Find all of the related documents in the PCI SSC Document Library.


Listings & Professionals

There are no product listings for 3DS Core.

3DS Assessors are qualified and trained by PCI SSC to perform independent assessments against the PCI 3DS Core Standard and in accordance with the 3DS Assessor Program Guide.


Training Information


Perform assessments of 3DS Environments in accordance with the PCI 3DS Core Security Standard.

The Payment Card Industry Professional is an individual, entry-level certification in payment security information and provides you with the understanding to help your organization build a secure payment environment. Becoming a PCIP demonstrates a level of understanding that can provide a strong foundation for a career in the payments security industry.

Knowledge Training courses are designed to bridge the knowledge gap between organizations and assessors by providing learning opportunities for individuals to take the same training and exam as the Assessor. Upon successful completion of training, learners will be given an acknowledgement of completion as well as the option to complete the exam and receive a digital badge.

Get your team trained together! We are pleased to offer all our PCI training programs as either in-person or remote Instructor-led eLearning. Learn directly from an instructor with hands-on experience in the field of payments security. Your organization will receive all the benefits of an instructor-led training class, at a time and place most convenient for you and your staff.

Compliance programs for all PCI SSC standards are managed by the payment brands. Questions about which entities need to validate compliance to any PCI SSC standard, or whether use of a PCI-listed product is required and for which entities, should be referred to the payment brands. Contact information for the payment brands is in FAQ #1142.