Frequently Asked Questions

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What assurances does the Council provide regarding the quality of organizations assessing my systems for compliance with the PCI standards?

FAQ Response

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) maintains lists of qualified assessors and has implemented a quality assurance program to ensure that services provided by qualified assessors are of an appropriate level. Completion of in-depth training programs and annual re-certifications is required for security companies seeking to become qualified assessors. Details of our training programs can be found on our Website. 

Our list of qualified assessors can be found at: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/approved_companies_providers/index.php

October 2012
Article Number 1168