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COVID-19 Response as an Essential Service Provider

At CTI we are following the advice & mandates of government and health authorities and will update this page in the event of any changes.

For the time being, CTI is reducing some of its services and will focus primarily on supporting 'Essential Services'. This will allow financial and banking institutions to continue to offer their cards/payment services. Other services will be supported through a remote capacity and existing communication paths will be maintained. If you have any questions, please use our contact form here: Contact Us.

Card Testing International™ (CTI) is an independent ISO/IEC 17025 Card Testing Laboratory.

CTI provide a range of specialist compliance & quality assurance testing services for financial, transport & identification cards. With over fifty ISO/IEC 17025 CERTIFIED tests, CTI's world leading certification removes the doubt... lifting confidence in your products and strengthening your brand image.

In 2020, CTI celebrates its 25th anniversary of testing the world's identity, and with over ten thousand qualification reports issued, CTI continues as the authority in worldwide card testing. Whether your cards require PaypassTM or PaywaveTM proficiency, MC CQM(R), VISA Innovation, Amex Enabled(R), ICAO compliance or requirements that keep us safe. With this breadth of experience, CTI's staff provide an unmatched quality of service.
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    • Meet us at the ICMA Expo in Florida!   Jan 2020

      CTI is proud to be exhibiting at ICMA’s 30th  anniversary Card Manufacturing & Personalization Expo held at the Saddlebrook Resort, Florida from the 29th March – 1st April 2020. We warmly welcome you to visit us at Stand 207 to discuss any card quality/reliability issues you may have had in the past,...

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    • Meet us at Money 20/20 Las Vegas 2019   Aug 2019

      CTI is proud to be exhibiting at Money20/20 held at the Venetian Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas from the 27th to 30th of October 2019. We warmly welcome you to visit us at Booth K4 to discuss any card quality/reliability issues you may have had in the past, or are currently experiencing. Whether your...

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    • CTI AMEX Enabled Card Testing Lab Accreditation
      CTI AMEX Enabled Card Testing Lab Accreditation   Jul 2019

      Card Testing International is an AMEX Enabled Testing lab, which signifies that CTI's physical card testing meets the compliance and standards of American Express. Performing to AMEX standards is a requirement for issuers/manufacturers of American Express cards to be enabled on their global...

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    • CTI gains latest VISA accreditation   Sep 2018

      Card Testing International is proud to become one of the first VISA accredited labs for Innovative Card Product testing. This achievement reflects CTI’s experience from over 20 years of testing the latest cutting edge materials and embedded technologies. From metal cards to dynamic CVV displays,...

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    • ISO/IEC 10373-1 3rd Edition Is Coming!   Aug 2018

      Card experts from the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC17/WG1 have been hard at work developing the next edition of ISO/IEC 10373 Part 1. This standard includes the test methods for General Characteristics of cards and is followed when determining compliance to ISO/IEC 7810 and other application specific standards....

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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
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