PCI-DSS Security Awareness Training

Departments that plan to accept credit cards must adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). In accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the University of California requires all employees involved with payment cards (credit and debit cards) in any capacity to complete Security Awareness Education (SAE) training upon hire and at least annually. This includes, but is not limited to, employees who:

  • Use the Campus Credit Card System (CCCS).
  • Use the TouchNet Marketplace.
  • Process payment cards through their own departmental system or stand-alone terminal.
  • File payment card receipts.
  • Reconcile payment card transactions.
  • Create programs to process payment cards.
  • Implement and maintain payment card systems.
  • Supervise payment card personnel, etc.

PCI Security Awareness Training is available through the UC Learning Center for applicable staff and student employees. It can be accessed at any time and is approximately 20 minutes long with a series of short quizzes.

Training Course on UCLC

To begin the training, log into UC Learning Center (UCLC) with your UCINetID and password and type "PCI" in the search field. Once you have started the course, you can stop and resume where you left off if necessary. When the training has concluded, your status will read "Complete" and will be tracked by the Central Cashier’s Payment Card Services (PCS) unit.

A certificate of completion showing you have fulfilled your training obligation is available at the end of the course. Department heads should ensure all staff members involved in payment card processing complete the training. This will allow your department's continued privilege to process payment cards. If you have questions regarding the training, please contact PCS at pcsgroup@uci.edu.

For information on PCI DSS, go to PCI Security Standards Council Merchant Resources.