Book 5 – Conformance Verification Processes - SEPA Cards Standardisation Volume

Public consultation

On 26 May 2016 the European Payments Council () together with the Cards Stakeholders Group (CSG) published version 7.5 of the Single Euro Payments Area () Cards Standardisation Volume (the SCS Volume) for a three-month public consultation. This document defines a standard set of requirements to enable an interoperable and scalable card and terminal infrastructure across , based on open international card standards. The SCS Volume version 7.5 consists of a series of separate books.

Here you find Book 5 (Conformance Verification Processes) of the SCS Volume version 7.5 (see ‘related files’ below) which has been released for public consultation from 26 May to 12 August 2016.

Book 5 - ‘Conformance Verification Processes’ defines the methods which allow to verify actual conformance with the SCS Volume requirements of a given card or terminal product or device.

  • Based on those requirements, an implementation specification is developed, which allows a solution provider (e.g. a point of sale vendor) to develop products (e.g. a point of interaction terminal) against it. The conformance of a product towards an implementation specification is controlled by the certification process.
  • The labelling process, which is optional, verifies that an implementation specification and its environment conforms to the requirements of the SCS Volume.
  • Type approval is defined as a final validation, performed by an approval body, before the product or solution may be deployed and used.

To find all information relevant to the 2016 public consultation on version 7.5 of the SCS Volume, refer to the ‘related links’ below.

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