This summary describes the standard process for the approval of a new IFM level 1 product. A specific process, described in the administrative process, may apply for a product renewal.
Obtain the detailed IFM administrative process
Obtain the IFM L1 reference specifications: EMV Book 1
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 IFM L1 ICS Form
Obtain the list of EMV accredited laboratories for IFM L1 testing
Step 3: Product Validation
Once EMVCo has accepted the ICS, the laboratory performs state type approval testing. The test results are documented in test reports that the laboratory submits to the Product Provider.
Obtain the Terminal Level 1 Mechanical and Electrical Test Cases
Obtain the Terminal Level 1 Loopback Upper Tester Specification
Obtain the Terminal Level 1 Protocol 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. 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 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