Best Practices

EMVCo provides Best Practices documentation for financial institutions, vendors, and other interested parties to help reduce the likelihood and impact of any potential problems or issues that might arise from EMV implementation.

In addition, white papers and information on other general topics is available using the links on the left.

The following Best Practices documents are available for view or download:


Effective DateVersionDescription Download
May 20122.3EMV Issuer and Application Security Guidelines Sign Up Subscribers Only
August 20112.0Recommendations for EMV Processing for Industry-Specific Transaction Types Download
November 2009 EMV Interoperability Best Practices - 24 November 2009 Download
August 20071.0Optimising Contact Chip Transaction Times Sign Up Subscribers Only