Loco cetecom advanced

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 cetecom 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.


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

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!

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

Team Zertifizierung

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 ets-zertifizierung@vdv.de
  2. We coordinate the application with you. You commission the test laboratory to certify the components.
  3. Your component is tested by us on site at CTC advanced.
  4. CTC's testers write a test report based on the test protocol.
  5. You receive your certification certificate from us and your component will be included in our overview of certified manufacturers

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

Download product sheet

These are your contacts for questions regarding certification

Bernd Pieper, Leiter Standardisierung und Zertifizierung

Bernd Pieper

Head of Standardization and Certification


Lisa Hintzen, Projektassistenz & Zertifizierung

Lisa Hintzen

Project Assistance & Certification


Martin Babos, Standardisierung und Zertifizierung

Martin Babós

Standardization & certification