Credit Cards and Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance

All Carleton University departments that accept credit card payments must process those payments in a manner compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). These requirements were developed by the founders of the PCI Security Standards Council which include American Express, Visa International Inc., MasterCard Worldwide and Discover Financial Services.

Compliance with PCI DSS is not an option.

Compliance protects Carleton University from adverse financial consequences and ensures the University’s excellent reputation.  Learn more about PCI DSS compliance at Carleton University.

Yearly PCI Compliance Training

PCIeLearningScreenCapture Training those who process credit cards for payment is an important part of PCI Compliance.  Mandatory PCI Compliance eLearning is currently underway.

Do you require PCI certification?  Carleton University students, staff and faculty can use the following instructions to access the training in Brightspace:

  1. Use your MyCarletonOne credentials to log into Brightspace
  2. On the Brightspace landing page, click on ‘Ongoing Courses’
  3. Complete the ‘PCI Compliance Training Course/s’ listed (note: supervisors must complete both the merchant and supervisor courses)

If the course is not listed, and you require PCI compliance training, contact the PCI Compliance Officer.