Product Approval/Evaluation Processes

EMVCo supports the following product approval processes.

Card Consumer Device Processes

These include contact card-based products like Common Core Definition (CCD) and Common Payment Application (CPA), as well as security evaluation for Chip & Platform products.

NFC Consumer Device Processes

These include approval processes for NFC-based products, such as Mobile L1, Contactless Mobile Payment (CMP)/Proximity Payment System Environment (PPSE), wearables or other form factors, as well as security evaluation of Software-Based Mobile Payment components or solutions.

Acceptance Device Processes

These include acceptance devices, such as Interface Module (IFM) L1, Proximity Coupling Device (PCD) L1, Contact Kernel, Contactless, and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) evaluation.

Authentication Processes

EMVCo manages various approval processes for authentication products such as 3-D Secure (3DS) and Consumer Device Cardholder Verification Method (CDCVM).

QR Code

EMVCo has not developed traditional product approval process for QR Code but makes available some tools for Associates and Subscribers to submit Merchant-Presented QR Codes for immediate evaluation or to get QR Code samples to test their Consumer-Presented QR Codes reader.