Specifications & Process

Specification provider

The CFCF Certification process covers the functional Test and Certification Policy applicable to POI and acquirer systems developed following the nexo Implementation Specification developed and maintained by nexo.
Click here for the list of nexo specifications referenced by CFCF.

Certification Process

The documents linked below describe the roles of the different stakeholders involved as well as the basic CFCF certification process based on the nexo Implementation Specification. The main document is the CFCF Certification Policy that covers implementations in complicance with the “nexo Functional Scope” specification.
Detailed information linked respectively to the defined Test or Test Laboratory accreditation can be found in the “CFCF General Test Description for Terminal and Acquirer Systems” [CFCF Evaluation]” or the “CFCF Certification Administrative Process [CFCF Process]” or the “CFCF Test Tool Qualification Procedure [CFCF Tools]”. CFCF referenced documents and specifications are listed in “CFCF Detailed Certification Requirements [CFCF References]”.

All four documents are attached as annexes to the CFCF Certification Policy.

Note: The CFCF Consortium decided to rely completely on the new version 4.0 of nexo IS and the new test tools validated under CFCF rules in May 2020 from now on. Therefore certifications of products using older nexo versions or delta certifications for products having implemented older nexo versions will not be allowed anymore.

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CFCF Presentation1.022-02-2022Click here
CFCF Terminal and Acquirer Certification Policy3.104-04-2023Click here
CFCF Certification Administrative Process (Annex 1)3.304-04-2023Click here
Evaluation Procedure for Terminal & Acquirer System (Annex 2)4.104-04-2023Click here
Procedure for Test Tool Validation (Annex 3)3.104-04-2023Click here
Reference list for implementation and certification (Annex 4)3.604-04-2023Click here
Change Management of CFCF Certificates (Annex 5)1.015-05-2020Click here
ICS for POI4.0.1004-04-2023Click here
ICS for ACQ4.0.217-06-2020Click here