This summary describes the standard process for the evaluation of a new ESD product. The necessary steps are described in detail in the administrative process.
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Step 1: Registration
The Product Provider shall download and submit a Request for Registration form to EMVCo. 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.
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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.
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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.
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Step 4: Product Approval
Upon receipt of the test reports from the Laboratory, the Product Provider decides if it will submit the product for evaluation. Assuming so, 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 Evaluation (LOE) when a test report demonstrates sufficient product conformance. Applicable fees must be paid before the LOE is granted.
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