The capabilities of the merchant POS system play a pivotal role in the success of any payment innovation.  Issuers can distribute EMV cards, but EMV’s fraud reduction benefits won’t be realized if merchants can’t accept the cards.  With the near-term October 2012 incentive waiving PCI audit requirements for merchants who implement EMV-compliant terminals, planning an EMV migration strategy will be a top priority for all merchants.

The resources on this site provide a range of educational material – from EMV basics to detailed guidance on what merchants need to consider to develop the roadmap to accept EMV cards and devices.


EMV Fundamentals

EMV White Papers

EMV Workshops

  • EMV Workshop for VARs, ISVs and ISOs. This recorded workshop provides a comprehensive review of chip technology and focused sessions on the development process and implementation best practices.
  • How EMV Changes Payment Workshop. This video workshop provides an in-depth educational resource to assist issuers, acquirers/processors and merchants plan for EMV migration.

EMV Videos

  • Expert Video Series: EMV. Listen to interviews with industry experts as they discuss drivers for EMV and U.S. migration.

EMV Migration Status

Payments Industry Resources on EMV

Other Payments Industry and Merchant Resources


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