An EMV Training Academy has been established in Pasadena, Calif. to facilitate the adoption of EMV chip and pin technology in the U.S. and Canadian banking industries.

Led by a group of veteran payment industry professionals and technology partners, the EMV Training Academy offers training courses, test tools and consultancy services covering the North American contact, contactless and NFC mobile payments markets.

According to a release, the EMV Academy has already hired a faculty of experienced instructors to teach a wide range of courses geared towards banks, credit unions, acquirers, issuers and card manufacturers. The course list includes: Introduction to EMV; EMV For Banking Executives; EMV For Journalists; Mobile/NFC; Contactless; Card Payments Instant Card Issuance; Chip Training 1 & 2 day versions; and 3-Day EMV, Contactless & NFC Mobile Fundamentals.

The Academy says its services, partner products and training are all developed in compliance with International Card Specifications EMVCo, VISA, MasterCard, EPCA and MULTOS.

This post was originally written by Contactless News. See Source