Certification: Your guarantee of success

Transport companies and transport associations that are participants in (((eTicket Deutschland are contractually obligated to use certified ticketing components. From the smart card to the background system to the stationary terminal.

For this reason, we offer certification of all components belonging to (((eTicket Deutschland together with the testing laboratory CTC advanced GmbH. This gives manufacturers the opportunity to have their developed components tested for standard conformity with the VDV core application. A corresponding certification certificate from us attests to this compatibility.

These are your potential customers

Certified components

The component manufacturers prove with the certificate issued by us that they implement required functions according to specification. The certificate may of course be used for their own marketing. So far, we have certified 60 components from individual manufacturers:

  • User media, e.g. smart cards
  • Acceptance terminals, e.g. control, registration or sales terminals
  • Background systems 
  • Security modules in the form of SAM servers or SAM clusters

Here you will find an overview of the components we have already certified.

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Here you will find an overview of the components we have already certified.

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Have your ticketing components certified now!

To have your components certified, you must submit a corresponding test application to us. We will coordinate the application with you before you commission the testing laboratory. From the chip card to the bus printer to the control unit - download your test application here:  

Test application user media
Test application acceptance terminals
Test application background systems
Test application for static authorization

If you would like to submit a test application for SAMs, please contact us.

Questions? Write to us!

Five steps to certification:

  1. You download the test application for the component to be certified, fill it out and send it via e-mail to zertifizierung.ets@vdv.de
  2. We coordinate the application with you. You commission the test laboratory to certify the components.
  3. Your hardware or software is tested by us on site at CTC advanced in your presence.
  4. CTC's testers write a test report based on our test protocol.
  5. You receive your certification certificate from us and are included in our overview of certified manufacturers

All information about the procedure and prices can also be found in our product sheet.

These are your contacts for questions regarding certification

Bernd Pieper

Head of Standardization and Certification


Lisa Hintzen

Project Assistance & Certification


Martin Babós

Standardization & certification