EMVCo Associates Programme Overview

Help Shape the Future of Global Payments

The EMV Specifications support a global payment industry with an increasing number of stakeholders worldwide. The EMVCo Associates Programme was launched in March 2010 to allow stakeholders to play an active role in providing input to the organisation's strategic and technical direction. The Programme creates unique opportunities for interested organisations, including payment card issuers, acquirers, merchants, processors, card and terminal vendors, networks and their representative associations, to provide input into the enhancement of existing and creation of future EMV Specifications for payment technologies.

Two participation types are available. Organisations that meet qualifying criteria for both types may participate at both levels:

  • Business Associate participation enables organisations to provide EMVCo with input on strategic business and implementation issues related to the use of the EMV Specifications. To be eligible, an organisation must be a payment card issuer or acquirer carrying the risk of payment transactions, as well as their representative associations and networks.
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  • Technical Associate participation enables organisations to provide input and receive feedback on detailed technical and operational issues connected to the EMV Specifications and related processes. Technical Associates engage with all nine of EMVCo's technical Working Groups and receive updates/provide input on their activities.
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