Payment Card Industry Compliance

PCI Compliance

Payment Card Industry, or PCI, standards were designed to prevent credit card fraud and breaches of credit card information, and require that all aspects of the credit card processing transaction be secure. View the PCI rules and standards PowerPoint for additional information on processing transactions with payment cards.

PCI Training

Anyone involved in any part of processing credit card transactions must complete the PCI Training course annually. The course is in Canvas and takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. To sign up for the course, email

Annual Self Assessment Questionnaire

K-State is required to submit a Self Assessment Questionnaire to our acquiring bank each year in order to verify that our business operations for the entire university are PCI compliant. In order to assist with the completion of this report, the Treasury Management office requires each department (merchant ID) that accepts credit card payments to fill out a questionnaire to verify the department is following the PCI requirements the university has in place. The questionnaire is sent to departments annually in January.

Making a Change?

If you are considering making a change to your credit card processes or environment, please contact the Treasury Management office before making those changes to review the potential PCI implications and ensure your department will still be in compliance.