This summary describes the standard process for the approval of a new contact application kernel product. Specific processes, described in the administrative process, may apply for a subsequent configuration submission or a product renewal.
Obtain the detailed contact application kernel administrative process
Obtain the terminal type approval update bulletins
Obtain the contact application kernel reference specifications: EMV® Book 1
Obtain the contact application kernel reference specifications: EMV® Book 2
Obtain the contact application kernel reference specifications: EMV® Book 3
Obtain the contact application kernel reference specifications: EMV® Book 4
Obtain the specification bulletins
Step 1: Registration
The Product Provider shall fill out the Registration form. Once EMVCo reviews and accepts the form, the Product Provider will receive a contract. Once the contract is signed, EMVCo will assign a product provider registration number. Registration is a one-time process.
Step 2: Product Declaration
The Product Provider shall select a Laboratory and execute bilateral, required agreements and contracts. The Product Provider shall complete an Implementation Conformance Statement (ICS) document in which it provides detailed information about the Product and supported features. The Laboratory will validate and submit the ICS to EMVCo for verification.
Obtain the Contact Application Kernel ICS Form
Obtain the list of EMV® accredited laboratories for Contact Application Kernel testing
Step 3: Product Validation
Once EMVCo has accepted the ICS, the laboratory performs product testing. The test results are documented in test reports that the laboratory submits to the Product Provider.
Obtain the Terminal Level 2 Test Cases
Step 4: Product Approval
Upon receipt of the test reports from the Laboratory, the Product Provider decides if it will submit the product to EMVCo for approval. The product provider shall complete a Request for Approval form and ask the laboratory to send the test reports to EMVCo. EMVCo will grant a Letter of Approval (LOA) when a test report demonstrates sufficient product conformance. Applicable fees must be paid before the LOA is granted.
Obtain the Request for Approval Form