Partnership Allows EMV Academy to Expand Trainers and Add New EMV Migration Consultancy Resources to EMV Training Curriculum

PASDADENA, Calif., and New York City, November 15, 2011—EMV Academy, the first U.S. based EMV training academy committed to seamlessly migrating the U.S. banking and payment industry to EMV chip and pin technologies, and SCIL, an New York based, expert EMV payments consultancy and solutions provider announced a strategic partnership today.  SCIL has joined the EMV Academy as a strategic training partner providing training and EMV migration consultancy resources to the EMV Academy.   In addition, EMV Academy will expand its fast growing network of trainers and EMV migration services to banking and payment customers.

Since launching in August, EMV Academy has quickly grown to offer a comprehensive range of EMV training and migration services to banks, credit unions and payment vendors throughout the USA.   The EMV Academy offers a wide range of published EMV classes throughout the North America and Europe.  In addition, EMV Academy customizes private onsite classes and migration services.   Through its preferred partner network, EMV Academy also offers access to the latest EMV products and technologies.


“Adding SCIL to the EMV Academy enable us to deploy additional EMV training resources and add an expert EMV payment partner that can help our customers navigate the world of EMV from compliance to implementation,” stated Stewart Chalmers, Executive Director of EMV Academy. “At the same time, EMV Academy offers a unique channel for SCIL and its services.”

“We are very excited about our partnership with EMV Academy, where we can help US based issuers and financial institutions with their understanding of EMV”, said Mansour A Karimzadeh CEO at SCIL. “We also want customers to gain the full benefits of their EMV implementation programs with a minimum of disruption. This is achieved by a combination of our training, experience, and our ability to provide end-to-end and appropriate solutions.”


About the EMV Academy

EMV Academy, Inc. is a U.S. based EMV training organization headquartered in Pasadena, California with instructors and technology partners throughout North America. EMV Academy experienced team of instructors provide state-of-the art, up to the minute EMV training, EMV migration, compliance, documentation and knowledge across the contact, contactless and mobile NFC payment markets in the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America.  Besides its training courses, the EMV Academy provides training on the latest product demonstrations, and access to a broad array of EMV test tools and products. To learn more or schedule a class, visit or contact [email protected].


About SCIL

Based in New York and Toronto, SCIL is a consultancy and software solutions provider with specialist expertise in EMV credit/debit smart card solutions, Payment transaction processing systems, mobile payments and enterprise security, addressing the financial, healthcare and transportation markets.  SCIL services and solutions include EMV training workshops, EMV transaction processing software applications and consultancy.  For more information, visit