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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

Fastest test turn around -

Get your card batch certification in days!

Service Glossary

How long is a card is 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.

Find out if your cards will last until their expiry date

What Does CTI Do?

We are card quality specialists, and with the capability of our ISO/IEC 17025 lab, 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.

We offer advice & consultancy on card matters covering many areas of different technologies e.g. Magnetic Stripe, Integrated Circuit, Contactless Cards etc.

Card Testing International is in close touch with developing ISO Standards for the physical characteristics of cards, meeting regularly throughout the year with like-minded International Card Experts belonging to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC17 Working Group 1.

Since 2012, Card Testing International was approved by ISO for being a custodian of the Primary Reference Standard for Magnetic Stripe material (RM7811-2 and RM7811-6 for Low Coercivity and High Coercivity Magnetic Stripe material respectively). CTI is one of only 3 locations that hold the ideal International Reference Standard Material, for which all Magnetic Stripe Card data tape manufactured in the world is measured against.

Running a secure laboratory environment at 23 degrees C, 50% Relative Humidity 24/7 (part of our ISO/IEC 17025 certification) meant that Card Testing International was ideally suited for holding this reference material.

Whether you have occasional card problems brought to your attention by your customers, or are experiencing more frequent card re-issuance than anticipated, Card Testing International can help. Have a look at the wide range of testing services we offer - we can help you at every stage in the life cycle of card issue!

The New Zealand National Standards Body visited our lab, and wrote an article outlining the valuable work we do which you can also read about here.