EMV Conformance Testing and Debugging

Contactless and Mobile EMV Testing

Product providers wishing to implement an EMV payment device, whether cards, wearables, mobile or other form factors, must certify their devices. EMV level 1 contactless card approval outlines the mandatory, recommended and optional Proximity Integrated Circuit Card (PICC) requirements needed to support Proximity Coupling Devices (PCDs).

Q-Card is able to conduct certification, precertification and debugging testing on behalf of product providers who need level 1 type approval for EMV payment applications.

Certification Testing

Q-Card is an EMVCo accredited lab able to perform type approval testing for contactless cards and mobile - level 1 - analog and digital. Our lab is American Express accredited for contactless card level 1 and physical card testing, and is a Visa recognized test lab for contactless cards - level 1, mobile contactless - level 1 and HCE - level 1. The Visa accreditation further expands Q‐Card’s functional type approval offering to better service card, chip, wearable and mobile handset manufacturers.


Q-Card is a globally recognized test lab providing certification and debugging testing services of contactless cards, wearables, and mobile devices. Our expertise has been successfully employed worldwide to help ensure interoperability, security, and compliance over chip and mobile interfaces.

Our staff has decades of experience working with leading payment brands, transit authorities, financial institutions and technology providers to ensure efficient testing for payments, secure ID, e-tickets, mobile and all forms of smart technologies.

Q-Card is an EMVCo Accredited Lab

  • Experienced experts in EMV/NFC/Mobile
  • EMVCo accredited test bench
  • Physical and logical security protocols

Security and Confidentiality

  • Confidentiality policies and protocols
  • Secure/confidential testing
  • Secure/confidential meeting rooms
  • Lockboxes/safes for storage of devices and materials
  • Protocols to ensure protection of IP and trade secrets