ISO 17025 Certified Testing

With the privacy, security and integrity of billions of smartcard and mobile payment transactions at stake in the global economy daily, industry stakeholders rely on Q-Card to ensure payment devices are compliant, secure and reliable. Many labs offer testing, but how do you know the results are correct and accurate? The Integrity of our lab and testing results are managed through use of external international standards and subsequent rigorous accreditations. Laboratory accreditation provides formal recognition of testing competence as well as a ready means for clients to select a reliable test lab.

Q-Card’s laboratory holds several accreditations. At the foundation is our ISO 17025 accreditation, which requires testing proficiency, validation of test methods, measurement traceability, calibration and maintenance of test equipment, appropriate sample handling and test environment and technical competence to ensure that test, calibration and measurement data supplied are accurate and reliable.

Our ISO 17025 accreditation includes mechanical, environmental simulation and electrical card testing. Q-Card is also an EMVCo and Visa accredited laboratory for contactless card and mobile level 1, analog and digital. Likewise, Q-Card is accredited by American Express for card durability testing.


  • Opacity
  • Peel Strength
  • Surface Profile of Magnetic Stripe
  • Dimensions of Cards
  • Adhesion and Blocking
  • Bending Stiffness
  • Dynamic Bending Stress
  • Dynamic Torsional Stress
  • Magnetic Stripe Warpage
  • Magnetic Stripe Adhesion
  • Surface Roughness of the Magnetic Stripe

Environmental Simulation

  • Resistance to Heat
  • Resistance to Chemicals
  • UV Exposure
  • Card Dimensional Stability and Warpage Related to Temperature and Humidity
  • Wear Test on Magnetic Stripe
  • Card Warpage


  • Signal Amplitude and Jitter