Become a Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP) 

The PCIP qualification is an individual, entry-level qualification in payment security information and provides education on the PCI Standards. Becoming a PCIP demonstrates a level of understanding that can provide a strong foundation for a career in the payments security industry.

2023 eLearning with Remote Instructor-led Training Classes:

  • 27 July: 9:00 - 17:30 ET
  • 7 December: 9:00 - 17:30 ET   

In-Person Training:

  • 11 September: 9:00 - 17:30 - Portland, OR*
  • 23 October: 9:00 - 17:30 - Dublin, IE*

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Benefits include:

  • Industry recognized three-year qualification that remains with you, throughout your career regardless of your employer
  • Support your organization’s or client’s ongoing security and compliance efforts through your knowledge of how to apply PCI Standards
  • Enhance your credibility with your colleagues, clients and service partners
  • Listing in a global searchable directory on the PCI website
  • Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits

Requirements for Exam:

  1. Quiet, private location
  2. Reliable device with a webcam
  3. Strong internet connection

*By registering for in-person training, you agree that during and in connection with the training event, you will comply with all applicable COVID-19 requirements, best practices and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state, regional and local governments, the training event venue or hotel, and PCI SSC (“Requirements”). Details about the Requirements will be shared with participants as we approach the training event date. In the event in-person training is cancelled, you will have the option to transfer to an eLearning date of your choice as available or refund your registration fee.