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Certification procedure

Vendors become members of Acquiris to obtain a right of usage of of the C-TAP specifications.

While it is mainly Acquiris and the vendor that interact, other parties are involved as well,  stage-by-stage:
  • preliminary to the  Functional Acceptance Test (FAT) and as required by major card schemes: EMVCo and PCI SSC certifications, whereby Acquiris will verify the validity of these certificates delivered by these third-parties;
  • Functional Acceptance Testing by Acquiris accredited labs; 
  • the acquirers / acquiring processors performing "non-disturbance testing" - a pre-production check of FAT-certified terminals against their in-house testing (optional at the acquirers or processor discretion).
Outside the scope of Acquiris:
  • when imposed by schemes to their acquiring members: terminal integration processes such as MasterCard M-TIP, Visa ADVT ...;
  • when imposed by national banking communities, additional security certifications: e.g. the Certification Procedure of the Dutch Betaalvereninging