Procedures & Fees



Arsenal Testhouse is the world’s only certification institute for contactless MIFARE® smart card systems and offers reliable functional testing and certification of such systems based on MIFARE® from a technically competent, and above all, independent partner with its experience in certifying contactless transmission via an RF interface, the MIFARE® Certification Institute of Arsenal Testhouse substantially contributes to the functionality of smart card systems worldwide.
This results in over 200 certified cards, inlays and readers to date. The experience and results gained will be integrated into further standards development by national and international committees, making the MIFARE® Certification Institute a major contributor to the worldwide compatibility of these systems.

How can I get a MIFARE Certificate?

Send us your order, registration sheet, samples for test and inlay or reader:

► cards / inlays – 30 samples out of your production, 1 samples where the antenna is visible

► terminals / readers – at least one sample as is manufactured

On receiving you cards or terminal, we start with a pre-check to avoid fundamental errors, which makes certification impossible. In the event of problems we will contact you to resolve the issue. You can re-submit improved samples for a low re-submission fee. After a successful pre-check we do the certification tests according to the test plan. If all tests are passed, all certificates and test reports will be sent to you on receipt of the certification fee.

How long does a certification procedure take?

Normally the procedure takes about 4-8 weeks. In urgent cases, however, this time can be reduced.
How many samples are needed for Certification?

► cards / inlays – 30 samples out of your production run

► terminals / readers – at least one sample as manufactured