This process covers the EMV laboratory accreditation process and requirements for functional evaluations. Interested parties will need to complete the EMV Card and Terminal Type Approval Laboratory Accreditation Requirements.
Obtain the Laboratory Requirements
Step 1: Registration
The Laboratory shall download the Registration form and duly complete the Form.
The laboratory shall submit the registration form to EMVCo. The laboratory shall also supply EMVCo with the laboratory overview of its abilities to meet EMV accreditation requirements.
Obtain the EMVCo Terminal Type Approval Functional Laboratory – Request for Registration by contacting EMVCo.
Obtain the EMVCo Card and Mobile Type Approval Functional Laboratory – Request for Registration
Step 2: Registration Application Review
EMVCo reviews the Laboratory’s registration request and either endorses or declines the request.
Upon endorsement of the registration request, an Accreditation audit is required.
Step 3: Laboratory Audit and Agreements
The Laboratory shall send the signed agreement/contract to EMVCo. The following documents are provided to Laboratories when they contact the Card and Terminal Approval Secretariat:
- EMVCo Functional Evaluation Laboratory Relationship Agreement (For Terminal and Card or Mobile Approval)
- EMVCO TEST DOCUMENT LICENSE AGREEMENT (For EMV Test Laboratories) (Terminal Approval)
- EMVCO TEST DOCUMENT LICENSE AGREEMENT (For Card or Mobile EMV Test Laboratories)
Additionally, the Laboratory shall also select an Auditor. The Auditor will submit the audit report to EMVCo for endorsement. Note that this report covers ISO17025 requirements, Physical and Logical security, Laboratory Independency, and Laboratory internal processes and work instructions.
Obtain the list of Auditors
Step 4: Laboratory Accreditation
EMVCo signs the agreement/contract and provides the Laboratory with a registration letter and a registration number.
EMVCo evaluates the audit report and, upon endorsement of the Audit report, EMVCo will grant a Letter of Accreditation (LoA) with an accreditation number.
At this stage, the Laboratory is listed on EMVCo Website.