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Card Consumer Device Approval Processes

EMVCo manages various approval processes for contact card-based products like CCD and CPA products. Note that dual-interface card-based products are not managed by EMVCo.

Common Core Definition (CCD) Approval Process

The CCD approval process attests the compliance of a card application to the EMV® CCD Specification.  Note that Chip Approval (at right) is a prerequisite for CCD approval.

Common Payment Application (CPA) Approval Process

The CPA approval process attests the compliance of a card application to the EMV® CPA Specification. Note that Chip Approval (at right) is a prerequisite for CPA approval.

Chip & Platform Approval Process

The Chip & Platform Approval process enables a product provider to obtain a security evaluation certificate for an Integrated Circuit (IC) or a Platform product.  Note that Chip Approval is a prerequisite for CCD or CPA approval.