1

Join


Join: Become a member of the NFC Forum to enjoy membership benefits and start the Certification process, if your organization is not already a member.

2

Prepare


Prepare: Familiarize yourself with the NFC Forum Certification Policy and Device Requirements.

3

Test


Test: Determine which Authorized Test Lab meets your test your product(s) testing needs and schedule your testing.

4

Report


Report: Once testing at an Authorized Test Lab is complete, pay certification fees and agree to the NFC Forum Terms and Conditions during checkout.

5

Apply


Apply: Assemble the package of all required certification documentscreate an account, and submit your documentation online to the NFC Forum.

6

Promote


Promote: Once certified, it’s recommended that you add the Certification Mark to your site, product (if appropriate), packaging and collateral (according to the NFC Forum Certification Mark Guidelines). The mark may be used upon acceptance of the NFC Forum Certification Mark License Agreement and a one-time fee per registered organization. Also, be sure to share your product certification news with your customers.

1

Prepare


Prepare your products by doing your homework.

Requirements
Know what features are required. The NFC Forum Device Requirements defines the features of the NFC Forum specifications that must be implemented by a device to be eligible to be awarded the NFC Forum Certification Mark.
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Rules
Know the rules you must follow in order to successfully complete certification. The NFC Forum Certification Policy outlines what can be certified and what it means to be certified. The document includes the in-depth process for achieving and maintaining NFC Forum Certification.
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Development
Decide which Certification Release you are going to develop and test for your implementation.
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2

Test


Verify your product conforms to the standards.

Select
Select an NFC Forum Authorized Test Laboratory to test your implementation.
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Test
Complete the Implementation Conformance Statement.
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Collate
Assemble the package of certification documents such as the Implementation Conformance Statement, the Implementation Test Plan, the Summary Test Report and any other relevant document needed to apply for certification.

Information for GCF Recognized Testing Organizations (RTOs)

3

Report


Apply to have your product certified.

Fees
Understand the Certification fees for certifying a new or secondary product.
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Agreements
Understand the required legal agreements.
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Apply
To apply for certification, click on the link below to fill out the on-line web form.
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  1. Join:Become a member of the NFC Forum to enjoy membership benefits and start the Certification process, if your organization is not already a member.
  2. Prepare:Familiarize yourself with the NFC Forum Certification Policy and Device Requirements.
  3. Test:Determine which Authorized Test Lab meets your  product(s) testing needs and schedule your testing.
  4. Report:Once testing at an Authorized Test Lab is complete, accept the Certification Mark License Agreement, pay the one-time Certification Mark fee, pay Certification fees and agree to the NFC Forum Terms and Conditions during checkout.
  5. Apply: Assemble the package of all required Certification documentscreate an account, and submit your documentation online to the NFC Forum.
  6. Promote:Once certified, it’s recommended that you add the Certification Mark to your website, product (if appropriate), packaging and collateral (according to the NFC Forum Certification Mark Guidelines). The mark may be used upon acceptance of the NFC Forum Certification Mark License Agreement and a one-time fee per registered organization has been paid. Also, be sure to share your product certification news with your customers.