PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance is a set of standards set in place by the major card brands. These standards apply to any business that processes, stores, or transmits credit card information. They were originally adopted in 2006 and require businesses to complete an annual compliance questionnaire about how credit card information is handled at their office.
CPACharge has developed an easy to use PCI compliance program for our clients. The program is available online at no additional charge to you. The online questionnaire is available by visiting www.controlscan.com and clicking on Portal Login. You can access the questions by entering your Merchant ID number and password. Your answers are stored in our system making staying compliant as easy as possible. You will also receive a compliance certificate upon completion.
The questionnaire asks how credit card information is handled at your office and verifies credit card numbers are not stored electronically. The questionnaire takes 10–15 minutes to complete and is a great business exercise to walk through to ensure everyone in your office knows the best ways to protect your clients.