This summary describes the standard process for the approval of a new CMP or PPSE product. A separate process, described in the administrative process, may apply for a product renewal.
Obtain the detailed mobile CMP/PPSE Administrative process
Obtain the mobile type approval update bulletins
Obtain the application activation user interface reference specification
Obtain the specification bulletins
Step 1: Registration
The Integrated Circuit (IC) provider and the product provider shall download and submit a Request for Registration form and a Business Review form to EMVCo. Once EMVCo reviews and accepts the forms, the IC and product provider will receive a contract. Once the contract is signed, EMVCo will assign both an IC provider registration number and a product provider registration number. Registration is a one-time process.
Obtain the Product Provider Registration Form
Obtain the Business Review 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 CMP ICS Form
Obtain the PPSE ICS Form
Obtain the list of EMV® accredited laboratories for CMP/PPSE testing
Step 3: Product Validation
Once EMVCo has accepted the ICS, the Level 2 testing of the SECM and/or PPSE will be performed. The test results are documented in a test report that the laboratory submits to the product provider.
Obtain the CMP SE Test Application Requirements Specification
Obtain the activation and deactivation date of the 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 for approval. Assuming so, the product provider shall complete a Request for Approval form and ask the laboratory to send EMVCo the test reports. EMVCo will grant a Letter of Compliance (LOC) when a test report demonstrates sufficient product conformance. Applicable fees must be paid before the LOC is granted.
Obtain the CMP/PPSE Request for Approval Form