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Acceptance Device Approval Processes

EMVCo manages approval processes for a variety of contact and contactless acceptance devices.

IFM Level 1 Approval Process

The IFM Level 1 approval process attests the compliance of the IFM (Interface Module) to the EMV® Level 1 Specification.

PCD Level 1 Approval Process

The PCD Level 1 approval process attests the compliance of the PCD (Proximity Coupling Device) to the EMV® Level 1 Contactless Specification.

Contact Kernel Approval Process

The Contact Application Kernel approval process attests the compliance of the  Kernel to the EMV® Specification.

Contactless Product Approval Process

The Contactless Product approval process attests the compliance of the Contactless acceptance device to the EMV® specification.

ESD Evaluation Process

This administrative process is used to test Terminals for evaluation with ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) resilience.