Certification Support & TESTING

EWA-Canada has been conducting compliance and certification testing for payment terminals since 2003. Payment Schemes in Canada are embracing EMV standards for ensuring security and interoperability of Chip-based payment solutions, and there are some unique device certification requirements for this market.

EWA-Canada’s Payment Assurance Lab provides a complete offering of Certification Testing and Pre-Certification Assessment Services targeted for the Canadian, U.S. and global markets. 

EWA-Canada is independently PCI Accredited by Visa, MasterCard and JCB internationally, as well as Interac in Canada, to provide these services for PIN Entry Devices (PED), Encrypting PIN Pads (EPP), Unattended Payment Terminals (UPT), Smart Cards and network devices used in transaction networks. Our testing and certification services are recognized by a broad range of payment schemes and associations:

  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) PED Program, PCI Device Testing;
  • Interac® Device Certification for devices targeted at the Canadian Market.
  • MasterCard’s POS Terminal Security (PTS Testing) Program aimed at devices with TCP/IP protocols and security services;
  • ISO 15408 Common Criteria (CC) Evaluations of devices aiming to meet Protection Profiles defined by organizations such as APACS (the UK payment association) and the BITS Financial Services Roundtable (US financial services sector) Test Mark program

For a list of some of our clients that have certified or are certifying their products through EWA-Canada's labs follow this link.

Please Contact Us for further information.