SISA Institute

Pioneering ANAB-accredited payment industry security
certifications for tomorrow’s leaders.

Flagship ANAB accredited security certification programs for the payment industry.

(CPISI, CPISI-Advanced and CPISI-Developer)

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SISA’s CPISI - Your answer to the payments security industry's skills deficit.

Fraud impact

60% of financial service
organizations are victims of
fraud attacks

The trillion-dollar gap

Skill shortage could ignite an
$8.5T revenue deficit in a

A talent drought

63% of organizations report a
shortage of IT professionals with
cybersecurity expertise

Risk multiplier

67% of industry professionals
agree that the skills shortage
increases cyber risk.

SISA's ANAB certificate of accreditation

Discover more about
SISA's ANAB accreditation.

ANAB accreditation is widely recognized as a symbol of credibility, reliability, and professionalism in our industry. The recognition by ANAB for SISA’s CPISI, CPISI-Advanced, and CPISI-Developers certifications reaffirms SISA’s commitment to providing top-notch education and training for payment Industry security professionals.

The value of SISA’s ANAB-accredited certification programs is two-fold.

  • For employers, it assures streamlined hiring of certified professionals, guaranteeing the expertise needed to secure their digital payment ecosystems.
  • For individuals, it provides a robust and recognized pathway to advancement within the field of payment Industry.

Experience the SISA advantage: ANAB recognized certifications in hybrid mode of learning

Flexible learning

Our expertly engineered CPISI Hybrid mode of training offers flexible learning options through LMS based self-paced videos and weekly instructor connections, providing hands-on skills for adept payment data security and compliance.

Rewarding growth

Earn valuable CPE credits and digital badges from our diverse portfolio of training programs, signifying your dedication and proficiency in the field.

Insightful exposure

Our programs incorporate forensic learnings and practitioner insights to improve security controls with real-world lessons and applications.

Continous learning

Unlock access to a wealth of knowledge with our webinars, research, and content assets that are designed to continually expand your payment industry expertise.

Community & networking

Join a growing community of passionate learners. Network with peers, share insights, and broaden your professional horizons.

Explore our ANAB-accredited training and certification programs.

Delivered via next-gen hybrid mode of learning: On-demand video training enhanced by live instructor-led sessions.


Empower your workforce to become Payment Security implementation soldiers through SISA Forensic learnings.


Designed for expert level implementors, featuring expert guidance on PCI DSS, ISO, HIPAA, CIST, SWIFT frameworks, and new technologies for a comprehensive and effective approach.


Secure your software development with our comprehensive training, covering best practices, compliance, risk assessment, threat profiling, and real-world case studies for a robust development lifecycle.

Why SISA Institute? Your gateway to hybrid learning for globally recognized certification.

Proven track record

With over 380 workshops and 10,500+ certified professionals across 40 countries, our vast experience in the field is unrivaled

Expertise at Your Fingertips

Elevate your network by joining SISA's premier circle of payment security experts.

Assured integrity

Live proctoring ensures a fair, valid, and reliable assessment of your proficiency.

Applied forensic insights

Benefit from our integration of real-world case studies, regular instructor check-ins, and monthly webinars.

Standardized excellence

Our exam content is approved by an Independent Global Advisory Board to uphold global standards.

Continous refinement

We partner with external psychometric and research agencies for ongoing improvement of exam relevance and quality.

Trust in excellence

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ANSI stands for the American National Standards Institute. It is a private, non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States. ANSI accreditation ensures that standards development organizations adhere to a set of rigorous requirements and procedures.

ANSI-accredited certification refers to a certification program that has been assessed and approved by ANSI for meeting specific requirements related to competence, impartiality, and performance. This accreditation signifies that the certification program’s processes and procedures comply with recognized national and international standards, ensuring credibility and reliability.

ANSI accreditation adds credibility and trust to a certification program. It demonstrates that the program meets recognized industry standards for fairness, transparency, and quality. ANSI-accredited certifications are more likely to be recognized and accepted by employers, government agencies, and other stakeholders. Additionally, ANSI accreditation ensures that the program is regularly audited and evaluated to maintain its quality and integrity.

The ANSI National Accreditation Board is a non-governmental organization that provides accreditation services to public- and private-sector organizations. ANAB is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

To become ANSI-accredited, a certification program must undergo a thorough evaluation process conducted by an independent third-party assessor. The program must demonstrate compliance with ANSI’s Essential Requirements, which cover aspects such as governance, impartiality, transparency, and complaints handling. If the program meets the required standards, ANSI grants accreditation for a specific duration, and periodic reviews are conducted to ensure ongoing compliance.

Some of the benefits of obtaining an ANSI-accredited certification include:
Enhanced credibility and recognition in the marketplace.

  • Assurance of a fair and reliable evaluation process.
  • Increased opportunities for employment and career advancement.
  • Compliance with industry best practices and standards.
  • Validation of expertise and competency in a particular field or skill.

Yes, ANSI is a membership organization, serving a diverse group of more than 1,400 companies, organizations, government entities, consumer groups, educational institutions, and other public- and private-sector standardization stakeholders across every industry. Through an array of key roles, ANSI represents and serves the interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide.

You can verify the ANSI accreditation status of a SISA certification program by visiting the ANSI website ( and searching for the specific certification. Accredited programs are listed on the ANSI website, and you can find detailed information about the certification body and its accredited programs.

SISA’s security certification programs for the payment industry viz, CPISI (PCI DSS implementation), CPISI-Advance (payment data security), and CPISI-Developer (secure application development) are ANAB/ANSI 17024 accredited. CPISI is the only ANSI and IAF-accredited payment data security certification in the world today and SISA is the first certification provider to achieve this feat.

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