VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express require that all merchants (like yourself) who accept credit cards, participate in a mandatory compliance program called PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) to help prevent cardholder fraud and identity theft.
**TO COMPLETE PCI CERTIFICATION** (SAQ Questionnaire and Quarterly Scan):
To make this as easy as possible for you and your staff, we have partnered with TrustWave (an Approved Scanning Vendor), to assist you in completing PCI Certification. We have also created a guide that will walk you through the registration and certification process on the TrustWave website.
Click HERE to access the guide. We recommend that you use the guide so that your account is setup correctly or you may fail.
To be PCI compliant you are required to complete both the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) as well as the Vulnerability Scan. You may complete the SAQ on any computer; however, the scan must be completed on the computer in which all transactions are taking place (i.e., front desk, check out computer).
Once you have completed the certification process and have passed both the SAQ and the scan, your certificate is automatically sent to the processing bank and is good for 1 year.
*You do NOT need to send us (Cash Practice) a copy of your certificate if completed through TrustWave.
Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to keep your PCI compliance status up to date. FAILURE to complete/renew both the SAQ Questionnaire and the Vulnerability Scan will result in a non-compliance status, with a $15/month penalty fee.