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Financial, Transport, Identification

Card Testing International - Your Independent ISO/IEC 17025 Card Testing Laboratory

Specialists in compliance & quality assurance testing of financial, transport & identification cards



  • World's largest range of ISO/IEC 17025 accredited electro-physical tests
  • Over 20 years as a global ISO/IEC, VISA, MasterCard, Bank & Government Auditing Authority
  • An official guardian of the world's ISO/IEC Magnetic Stripe Standard
  • Specialists in: reducing reissuance, personalisation monitoring, batch acceptance
ISO IEC EMVco
AMEX MC CQM VISA UnionPay

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Latest News
    • CTI Website & Logo Changes
      CTI Website & Logo Changes   21/02/2018

      As you can probably see, CTI has a new look! We are excited to roll out our new website design and logo. Our goal is to modernise the website for 2018, make it easier for our readers to explore the site and open up new areas for new content. CTI has changed a lot over the past few years. These changes will be carried over to the new website...

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    • Smart Card Alliance Summit / ICMA Expo 2018   14/03/2018

      CTI is proud to be exhibiting at the ICMA Expo held at the Omni Orlando Resort, Florida from the 26th to 28th of March 2018. We warmly welcome you to visit our friendly staff at Stand 105 to discuss any card quality/reliability issues you may have had in the past, or are currently experiencing. Our CTO, Steve DeDera will also be in attendance. With over...

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    • Electro Static Discharge   01/03/2018

      Electro Static Discharge Static discharges of electricity, while fun for pranks, are no joke when it comes to the continued functionality of the integrated circuits built into almost all modern cards. People build up a significant amount of static during everyday activities and a dry environment can promote this static charge. With the prevalence of...

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    • Standards, Money 20/20 USA, and Trustech   09/11/2017

      SC17/WG1 ISO Card Expert Meetings: CTI continues its global presence in card compliance standards development with CTO Steve DeDera contributing at the latest standards development meeting alongside other industry experts at the SC17 Plenary and WG1 meetings held in Paris. CTI provided three contributions, which included a new test method for...

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    • Measurement Accuracy Explained
      Measurement Accuracy Explained   23/04/2017

        Inconclusive, Near Limits, Not Applicable, Borderline… These are just some of the terms used to describe test results approaching the pass/fail limits defined by test standards. But why are they used? This is because of inherent measurement accuracy/uncertainty, a range that is calculated per test type. This is an essential test attribute that...

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Card Compliance & Quality Assurance Testing


With the capability of our ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory, we provide our independent unbiased Quality Assurance to companies including Financial Card issuers (Debit/Credit cards including VISA® and MasterCard®, ATM/EFTPOS cards), Card Manufacturers, Card Equipment Manufacturers, Loyalty & ID Card issuers, Encoding Bureaus, Chip Card Issuers etc.

Transport Card Testing


Blank Stock Testing


Passport Testing


Proximity Testing


Card Dimensions


Problem Analysis


Manufacturer Certification


Personalisation Testing


Electrostatic Discharge Robustness


Financial Card Testing


Magnetic Stripe Encoding Quality


Card Service Life


Why Test Cards?


Card quality and reliability is more important then ever!


Today, with increasing card usage and reliance, and the added expense of smart card (chip card) productions, there is no room for complacency. The image and performance of your card is a direct representation of your organisation.

Compliant cards perform for your customers!


The single common binding factor between all of our clients, is the desire to have ISO, IEC, MC CQM, ANSI or DIN Standard compliant cards in their customer's hands. It is a fundamental truth that a non-ISO standard card will not perform for a customer as well as an ISO Standard compliant card.

Preventative maintenance testing and an early commitment to quality reduces the cost of faulty cards providing savings and increased customer satisfaction.

Wherever you are, get your cards tested with us!


CTI is one of the few independent card testing laboratories in the world capable of testing cards to internationally recognised standards (e.g. ISO, MC CQM, ANSI). Certified to ISO/IEC 17025, the worldwide recognised standard for competence of testing laboratories, you can be assured of our capability.

Card Testing International provides their services worldwide
For the highest test quality with the fastest test turn around

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