Documents for Certification Program
Certification Policy Documents
NFC Forum Certification Policy (October 2010)
Defines the policies that govern the operation of the NFC Forum Certification Program. These policies define what can be certified, what it means to be certified, and the process for achieving and maintaining certification.
NFC Forum Device Requirements (June 2012)
Details the requirements a device needs to meet to be certified. These requirements come directly from the NFC Forum specifications. The document is zipped with two short documents describing current exceptions to the Device Requirements: Exception 1: SNEP and Exception 2: Analog.
Implementation Note (18 April 2011)
Guides implementers on corrective action related to a discrepancy identified between the NFC LLCP 1.0 Technical Specification and the NFC Digital Protocol 1.0 Technical Specification.
Device Test Application Specification
Device Test Application (DTA) Specification (v2.0, July 2012)
Describes a test application that a vendor can integrate in an NFC-Enabled Device to ensure that the Implementation Under Test (IUT) can be tested against the NFC Forum Technical Specifications [ANALOG], [DIGITAL], [T1TOP], [T2TOP], [T3TOP], [T4TOP], [LLCP], and [SNEP]. The Test Laboratory uses the DTA to configure the IUT for NFC Forum Certification Testing. The DTA, together with the Technical Specifications, provides all the information vendors need in order to implement in their devices the functionalities that are required to pass the NFC Forum Certification. The DTA has been designed to maximize automation with minimal human intervention and to minimize the resources needed when running the NFC Forum test cases.
Test Specifications for 1st Wave of Certification
Test specifications are available to NFC Forum members only at this time.
Test Cases for Digital Protocol (July 2012)
Test Cases for Type 1 Tag (November 2011)
Test Cases for Type 2 Tag (November 2011)
Test Cases for Type 3 Tag (November 2011)
Test Cases for Type 4 Tag (July 2012)
Errata for Test Cases (1st Wave of Certification) (January 21, 2011)
Testing Documents for Certification Program
Testing documents are available to NFC Forum members only at this time.
Implementation Test Plan (December 2010)
Summary Test Report Template (July 2012)
Implementation Conformance Statement (ICS) and Instructions (July 2012)
Implementation eXtra Information for Testing (IXIT) and Instructions (July 2012)
Test Case Category List (September 2012)
Test Case Mapping Table (July 2012)
Clarifications to the Test Case Mapping Table:
If the IUT supports "Listen for ISO-DEP Protocol2" and both "Listen for T4AT platform" and "Listen for T4BT platform", the following test cases shall be executed twice:
- Once using the NFC-A technology and once using the NFC-B technology: TC_LIS_NFCAB_UND_BV_01_x, TC_LIS_NFCAB_UND_BI_02_x, TC_LIS_ NFCAB_UND_BI-03_xy, TC_LIS_NFCAB_UND_BI_04_xy, TC_LIS_NFCAB_UND_BV_07, TC_LIS_NFCAB_UND_BI_09_x
- Once using the NFC-A Listen Mode scenario and once using the NFC-B Listen Mode scenario: TC_LIS_NFCAB_UND_BI_05_x, TC_LIS_NFCAB_UND_BI_06_x
NCIRP Certification Advisories (April 2012)
In its work of helping members resolve issues related to the Certification Program, the NFC Forum Certification Issue Resolution Panel (NCIRP) from time to time prepares advisories regarding issues raised and the way in which each has been resolved. Such advisories are posted here