Active engagement and collaboration with the payments industry is key to EMVCo’s proven model for creating, evolving and promoting globally adopted specifications that support innovation and address marketplace needs.
The EMVCo Associates Programme (EAP) was established in 2010 to facilitate this engagement and enable the broader payments community to play an active role in EMVCo’s strategic and technical direction.
Today, close to a hundred organisations participate as EMVCo Associates to contribute their knowledge and expertise to the development of EMV® Specifications.
“As an EMVCo Associate, we saw clear opportunities to contribute to the development of global specifications that promote seamless and secure payments worldwide. We look forward to continued and productive collaboration with EMVCo.”
Participation as an EMVCo Associate provides unique opportunities to enable seamless and secure payments across the globe:
EMVCo relies on input from its Board of Advisors to meet the needs of the payments industry. To enable broader industry input and reflect the growing diversity of EMVCo initiatives, all Associates who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to EMV® deployment and interoperability can participate on EMVCo’s Board of Advisors to bring new proposals to the table, influence the strategic direction of EMVCo, and participate in the development of EMV Specifications. Following public consultation of a specification, EMVCo’s Advisors also have the opportunity to vote on whether a final draft of a new specification or major update is ready for official publication.
Associates interact regularly with EMVCo’s technical Working Groups and Task Forces, shape meeting agendas, submit technical contributions, and comment on draft specifications and other technical documents.
“[We] have an opportunity to bring our sector expertise, while gaining an early and better understanding of the direction EMVCo is taking.”
EMVCo’s comprehensive advisory and technical meeting schedule provides unique, focused networking opportunities to engage with payment industry stakeholders on strategic and technical topics.
“The engagement model is working and time with the participants is necessary and value-added.”
Flexible and expanded engagement categories promote meaningful and productive cross-industry collaboration.
“As EMVCo Associates, we immediately saw the benefit of extending EMV 3DS authentication request messages with airline information.”
“Our collaboration with EMVCo has significantly assisted with PASA’s stakeholder engagement efforts.”
Click here to sign up as an EMVCo Associate. EMVCo invoices annual participation fees, which are prorated for those organizations joining mid-year.
Associate participation is open to payment industry stakeholders (or their representative associations) that have a commercial or technical interest in monitoring the EMV Specifications.
To review eligibility requirements, see the Policy & Procedures Document.
To review participation terms, review the EMVCo Associates Programme Participation Agreement.
*Please see Policy & Procedures Document for full details for participation in these categories.
Q: Who can participate as an EMVCo Associate?
A: To participate as an EMVCo Associate, the applicant must be a stakeholder in the payment card industry or a representative association of a type of such industry stakeholders and have a commercial or technical interest in monitoring the EMV Specifications.
Q: What is the EMVCo Board of Advisors?
A: The EMVCo Board of Advisors provides EMVCo with input on strategic and business topics related to the use of the EMV Specifications. The Board of Advisors meets twice annually, giving them the opportunity to communicate with EMVCo executives. Input from the Board of Advisors is extremely valuable. EMVCo has expanded the Board of Advisors to include those Associates demonstrating a commitment to EMV deployment and interoperability to enable broader industry input on the strategic direction of EMVCo’s increasingly diverse initiatives
Q: What is the annual participation fee for Associates?
A: The annual participation fee for an Associate is $27,500 payable in advance. Fees are payable on an annual basis and prorated for those organisations that join mid-year. The annual participation fee for an Associate who participates as a Merchant or Industry Group is $15,000, payable in advance. Restrictions apply; please click here for more details on these categories.View all related FAQs (PDF)
Q: How can I change my contact information?
A: Once logged in as an Associate, you may update your profile by selecting 'Click here' under the “My Account” header, and then selecting 'Update My Profile' on the left side of page. Once your information is updated, select 'Submit' at the bottom of page.
Q: How can I change my login ID?
A: Your default login ID is your email address. Once logged in as an Associate, you may update your profile by selecting 'Click here' under the “My Account” header, and then selecting 'Update My Profile' on the left side of page. Once your information is updated, select 'Submit' at the bottom of page.
Q: How can I reset my password?
A: On the EMVCo website homepage, select 'Login' located at the upper right corner of the page. Enter your login ID, select 'Forgot Password', and enter the information requested.View all related FAQs (PDF)