Questions have been emerging from merchants and acquirers regarding the requirements for testing and certifying contact and contactless chip-enabled terminals.
The EMV Migration Forum released a revised version of the white paper, “EMV Testing and Certification White Paper: Current Global Payment Network Requirements for the U.S. Acquiring Community,” to provide the most up-to-date requirements and processes from the global payment networks.
The updated white paper provides use cases that identify when testing or retesting is required for EMV chip and contactless terminals, when retesting is recommended as a best practice, and when only standard internal testing is advised. Use cases are included for:
• Terminals, including semi-integrated and standalone
• Acquirer processor platforms
• Value-added resellers (VARs)
• Unattended and automated fuel dispensers
The white paper also includes details about industry initiatives that have focused on streamlining testing and certification process.
The U.S. EMV VAR Qualification Program, launched by the EMV Migration Forum, the Payments Security Task Force and the PCI Security Standards Council in April 2015, is designed to help streamline and simplify the EMV testing and certification process for VARs and ISVs.
The Forum’s Testing and Certification Working Committee’s Acquirer Subcommittee also worked with the EMVCo Terminal Integration Task Force on a payment network framework for testing and certification tool automation and process improvement that is currently being implemented globally.
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