This summary describes the standard process for the approval of a new PCD level 1 product. A specific process, described in the administrative process, may apply for a product renewal.
Obtain the detailed PCD administrative process
Obtain the terminal type approval update bulletins
Obtain the PCD L1 reference specifications: EMV® Contactless Book D
Obtain the specification bulletins
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.
Obtain the Registration Form
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 PCD L1 ICS Form
Obtain the list of EMV® accredited laboratories for PCD L1 testing
Step 3: Product Validation
Once EMVCo has accepted the conformance statement (ICS), the laboratory performs product testing. The test results are documented in test reports that the laboratory submits to the Product Provider.
Obtain the Level 1 PCD Digital Test Bench & Test Cases
Obtain the Level 1 PCD Pre-Validation Test
Obtain the Level 1 PCD Analogue Test Bench and Test Case Requirements
Obtain the PCD Level 1 Interoperability Testing Requirements
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