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How long is a card likely to last once it’s issued?

The ISO/IEC 24789 Card Service Life Standard evaluation regime sees how your cards measure up against current card industry expectations

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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. Additionally, our services include evaluating and certifying proficiently manufactured card batches.

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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. Learn more
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  • Meet us at the ICMA Expo in Florida!

    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...

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    Meet us at Money 20/20 Las Vegas 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...

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    CTI AMEX Enabled Card Testing Lab Accreditation
    CTI AMEX Enabled Card Testing Lab Accreditation

    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...

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    CTI gains latest VISA accreditation

    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...

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

    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...

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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

Independent Lab Testing for Cards & Major Schemes
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.

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.


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CTI's Card Testing Services are applied to all Product Testing and Technology Testing. We offer worldwide ISO/IEC 17025 accredited quality assurance testing to certify and also to prevent re-issuance of financial / transport / ID cards. The services are separated by the different stages of the card manufacturing and card processing equipment, all with the common goal to ensure your cards work worldwide, first time, every time.