Program Prepares U.S. Payments Industry to Migrate to EMV and Mobile NFC 

LOS ANGELES, Calif., — The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the trade association for the global electronic payments industry and SCIL-EMV Academy, America’s EMV Training Experts™, today announced a new EMV and mobile payments training and education program.  The new program, designed exclusively for ETA Members, provides information and training to help the U.S. payments industry migrate to the new EMV chip based credit and debit cards.

“Education is essential to a successful U.S. EMV migration and we are delighted to collaborate with SCIL-EMV Academy on this new education initiative,” said Jason Oxman, CEO of ETA. “This program is a valuable resource to our members as they develop strategies that maximize new market opportunities in the growing U.S. EMV and mobile commerce landscape.”

“The ETA has always provided high value programs for its members and we are delighted to partner with ETA to provide EMV training to the payments industry,” noted Stewart Chalmers, Executive Director, SCIL-EMV Academy.   “The curriculum is designed exclusively around ETA members’ needs – addressing EMV acquirers’ technical and business challenges alike.”

SCIL-EMV Academy will deliver five core EMV and Mobile payments workshops designed exclusively for ETA members. Courses will be arranged privately onsite, online, and at SCIL-EMV Academy public workshops across the USA.  The first wave of EMV public and online workshops will be administered in May, and will be available on both ETA and SCIL-EMV Academy websites.  For more information, ETA members should contact Stewart Chalmers at [email protected] or by telephone at 818-681-3588.

About ETA:

The Electronic Transactions Association is an international trade association representing more than 500 companies that offer electronic transaction processing products and services. ETA’s mission is to advance the payments industry profession by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information.

About SCIL-EMVAcademy:

SCIL-EMV Academy, America’s EMV migration experts, is an EMV training, education and payments consultancy focused on contact, contactless and mobile NFC markets, with expertise in technology, EMV credit/debit smart card solutions, payment transaction processing systems, and mobile payments and enterprise security, addressing the payments, healthcare and transportation markets.  The Academy also provides access to the latest EMV products and technologies through its preferred partner network. The Academy is headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, California and Toronto, Canada.  To learn more or schedule and customize a workshop, visit or contact

For media inquiries, contact Stewart Chalmers, 1-818-681-3588 and [email protected]