The payment card industry (PCI) is booming with people using credit and debit cards with increasing frequency for all sorts of transactions, every day. The prevalence of credit and debit card usage creates opportunities for fraud, theft, privacy violations, and counterfeiting. To ensure the safety of cardholder information, the Payment Card Industry has adopted a set of global data security standards (PCI DSS version 3.1) that merchants must adhere to in order to accept payment cards from a payment brand (Visa, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, American Express), as well as to be able to store, process, and/or transmit cardholder data. This course is meant to provide awareness training for end-users of payment systems (cashiers, back-office processors, etc.) as required by Standard 12.6.1. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by The Potomac Law Group, PLLC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with legal statutes or statutory instruments. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information.
Any employee who deals with payment card transactions either at the point of sale or in a “back-office” function
Expected Duration (hours)
PCI Compliance Essentials (Update Available)
- identify the types of account data that must be protected under the PCI DSS
- determine whether a credit card presented by a cardholder is legitimate based on its characteristics and what action to take based on your determination
- protect account data during point of sale transactions when the card is present