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Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR)™

About the Course

This program provides an opportunity for eligible professionals of qualifying organizations to receive training and qualification on the secure installation of PA-DSS validated payment applications into merchant environments in a manner that facilitates PCI DSS compliance.

Numerous breach investigations have shown that incorrect installation and/or maintenance of payment applications creates opportunities for merchant networks to be compromised. Integrators and resellers play a key role in the payments ecosystem as merchants depend on these service providers to install, configure, and/or maintain their PA-DSS validated applications. This QIR program outlines guiding principles and procedures for the secure installation and maintenance of validated payment applications in a manner that supports PCI DSS compliance.

Who Should Attend:

Integrators and resellers that sell, install, and/or service PA-DSS validated payment applications on behalf of software vendors or others.

The Format

This is an online training and qualification program. The Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR)™ eLearning course offers:

  • Flexible scheduling 24/7/365
  • Ability to study from the comfort of your home or office
  • Reduced travel costs and time away from work

Taking the exam - Upon completion of the eLearning curriculum, the student will take the qualification exam at one of over 4,000 Pearson VUE Testing Centers (PVTC) worldwide. The student will receive an authorization code to be redeemed in Pearson VUE’s online registration system, allowing him/her to select the location and time where he/she will take the exam at their local PVTC. This 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.




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The PCI Security Standards Council (the "Council") provides a variety of tools, questionnaires, guidance, FAQs, training resources and other materials and information to assist organizations seeking to achieve compliance with its standards (the "Standards"). Third party products and services are also available, but the Council does not endorse or recommend any such third party products or services, and advises all organizations seeking to achieve compliance to become familiar with the Standards and related requirements before purchasing third party products or services. Ultimately, all applicable requirements must be met in order to achieve compliance, regardless of whether or what third party products or services are used.