L3 Test Tool Qualification Process

EMVCo L3 Test Tool Qualification is granted for test tools to be used for execution of Payment Systems’ L3 test cases. This L3 Test Tool Qualification process is intended to attest compliance of the third-party supplier’s test tool to the EMVCo L3 Test Tool requirements.

The Approval Process

Download, complete and submit the L3 Test Tool Supplier registration form to EMVCo.

  • Execute an agreement with EMVCo (via a Docusign link).
  • Receive a registration number and L3 Qualification Packet.

Contact the L3 QSP and declare the product.
Complete a conformance statement.

Step 4 L3 QSP

Verify the ICS, test the product and submit a results report to the L3 Test Tool Supplier.

1 of 4 Step 1 Registration

The L3 Test Tool Supplier shall download, complete and submit a Request for Registration form to EMVCo (using the L3_Secretariat@emvco.com email address). Once EMVCo reviews and accepts the form, the L3 Test Tool Supplier will execute L3 Test Tool Qualification Agreement with EMVCo. Once the contract has been executed, EMVCo will provide the L3 Test Tool Supplier with a L3 Qualification Packet containing their registration number.

2 of 4 Step 2 Test Tool Declaration

The L3 Test Tool Supplier shall contact the L3 Test Tool Qualification Service Provider (L3 QSP) and execute bilateral, required agreements and contracts. The L3 Test Tool Supplier shall complete an Implementation Conformance Statement (ICS) document in which it provides detailed information about the L3 Test Tool and supported features. The L3 QSP will validate and submit the ICS to EMVCo for verification.

3 of 4 Step 3 Test Tool Validation

Once EMVCo has accepted the ICS, the L3 QSP performs testing. The test results are documented in test reports that the L3 QSP submits to the L3 Test Tool Supplier.

4 of 4 Step 4 Test Tool Qualification

Upon receipt of the test reports from the L3 QSP, the L3 Test Tool Supplier decides if it will submit them to EMVCo for test tool qualification. The L3 Test Tool Supplier shall complete a Request for Qualification form and ask the L3 QSP to send the test reports to EMVCo. EMVCo will grant a Letter of Qualification (LOQ) when a test report demonstrates sufficient conformance with the L3 Test Tool requirements. Applicable fees must be paid before the LoQ is granted.


There are currently no prerequisites to completing the L3 Test Tool Qualification process.

Fee Structure

For each submission of an L3 Test Tool or component thereof for qualification (either for a new qualification, a renewal or update), specific fees shall be paid to EMVCo, as detailed in L3TG Bulletin 003.

Note: The EMVCo Accredited L3 QSP will have a separate fee structure for testing services. EMVCo is not responsible for L3 QSP testing fees.

Obtain the L3 Test Tool qualification fees