Level 3 Brand Terminal Certification and Validation
Before accepting international and domestic payment transactions, your terminal needs to pass certification for the payment schemes. UL supports you with development testing, certification testing and formal validation on behalf of the payment schemes.
All organizations involved in acquiring payment transactions need to comply with payment brand requirements. You want to be sure that your systems and terminals perform transactions as defined in the latest protocol and brand requirements.
UL will guide the full certification process and will align with the schemes on your behalf. UL works closely with you on planning, aligning test slots and availability of test systems. In case of MasterCard and Discover certification, UL's accredited laboratories provide you the certification letter on behalf of the schemes.
Our clear and standardized approach results in an efficient process to pass certification for:
• MasterCard, Visa, American Express, JCB, UnionPay and Discover
• C-TAP protocol (the Netherlands)
• IFSF protocol (Petrol)
• Interac (Canada)
• Malaysian Electronic Payment System (MEPS) using Gemalto Pure
• NEXO protocols (formerly EPAS and Oscar)
• First Data protocol (US)
• other ISO 8583 or ISO20022 based protocols
You can ship your payment terminal to one of UL’s certified test labs in your region. In our test labs we set up a secure connection to the required host environment and work closely together with you. Alternately, UL can join your team on-site and cooperate closely with your team.
Level 3 American Express Terminal Certification
American Express Integrated Circuit Card Payment Specification (AEIPS) contact and American Express ExpressPay contactless certification
Level 3 Discover Terminal Certification
Discover Payment Application Specification (D-PAS) Terminal End-to-End certification for contact and contactless, including formal validation on behalf of Discover.
Level 3 Discover Terminal Formal Validation
Formal validation of terminal certification testing results, on behalf of Discover, as part of the Discover D-PAS Terminal End-to-End certification for contact and contactless.
Level 3 Diners Terminal Certification
Diners Card Payment Application Specification D-PAS Terminal End-to-End Contact and Contactless Certification
Level 3 JCB Terminal Certification
JCB Terminal Check for Implementation (TCI) for contact and contactless certification.
Level 3 MasterCard Terminal Certification
MasterCard Terminal Integration Process (M-TIP) for contact and contactless certification, including formal validation on behalf of MasterCard.
Level 3 MasterCard Terminal Formal Validation
Formal validation of terminal certification testing results, on behalf of MasterCard, as part of the MasterCard M-TIP certification for contact and contactless.
Level 3 Visa Terminal Certification
Visa Acquirer Device Validation Toolkit (ADVT) for contact certification and Visa quick Visa Smart Debit/Credit (qVSDC), Contactless Device Evaluation Toolkit (CDET) / Visa payWave Test Tool (VpTT) for contactless certification.
Level 3 UnionPay Terminal Certification
PRODUCTS THIS SERVICE APPLIES TOPayment Card Acceptance Devices
Point of Sale (POS)
Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS)
PIN Pad Electronic Cash Registers
C-TAP protocol (the Netherlands)
IFSF protocol (Petrol)
Malaysian Electronic Payment System (MEPS) using Gemalto Pure
NEXO protocols (formerly EPAS and Oscar)
First Data protocol (US)
Other ISO 8583 or ISO20022 based protocols