Certification Testing

EMVCo is the governing body to facilitate global interoperability and acceptance of secure payment transactions based on smart card technologies. EMVCo manages and updates related specifications for test procedures and compliance processes of payment devices and security properties. EMVCo’s work is managed by six member organizations: American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay, and Visa.

Q-Card is an EMVCo accredited test laboratory able to perform certification testing for contactless card and mobile level 1, analog and digital. Q-Card is also a Visa accredited laboratory able to preform certification testing for contactless card, mobile and HCE level 1, analog and digital. We are also accredited by American Express to perform contactless card level 1 and card durability testing and assist card manufacturers with third party testing for compliance to Mastercard CQM standards.

American Express

  • Physical Card Testing
  • Innovative Card Body Contactless Card Level 1
  • Mobile/HCE Level 1
  • Card Functional - AEIPS & XPAY Level 2
  • Contactless ID Cards (Standard ID1) Level 1


  • Contactless Card and Non-Card Products Level 1
  • Mobile Contactless Level 1
  • HCE Level 1
  • Physical Card Testing
  • VISA Prepaid

Terminal PCD Level 2 

  • mSD/qVSDC
  • Cross Testing


  • Level 1 Contactless, Analog and Digital
  • Level 1 Mobile/HCE, Analog and Digital
  • Interoperability, Performance and Multiple Execution Environment Testing

ISO/IEC 17025

  • Mechanical
  • Environmental Simulation
  • Electrical