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EMVCO Mobile Type Approval

Formal industry type approval program managed by EMVCo to evaluate and confirm that contactless-enabled mobile devices comply with EMV specifications and are interoperable with approved payment acceptance terminals.

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Current EMVCo Mobile Type Approval qualification program, so-called Phase 2, represents an evolution of the former Test Assessment Summary (TAS) EMVCo Level 1 testing process for contactless mobile devices.

This second phase of the EMVCo mobile product level 1 type approval covers both secure element (SE) and host card emulation (HCE) execution environments and extends the testing scope to include:

  • Analogue and digital testing;
  • Interoperability testing against a pool of reference EMVCo approved payment terminals;
  • Performance testing.

Beyond the evaluation of these Level 1 requirements, EMVCo also maintains other Level 2 type approval requirements for Contactless Mobile Payment (CMP) products such as Proximity Payment System Environment (PPSE) and Secure Elements applets in compliance with the EMV Application Activation User Interface (AAUI) / Proximity Payments Systems Environment (PPSE) specifications.

UL is officially accredited by EMVCo to perform these Level 1 and Level 2 type approval programs for mobile products.

Available Options:

  • EMVCo L1 Analog and Digital testing
  • EMVCo L1 Interoperability testing
  • EMVCo L1 Performance testing
  • EMVCo L2 Proximity Payment System Environment (PPSE) and Application Activation User Interface (AAUI) testing