Vendors become members of Acquiris to obtain a right of usage of the C-TAP specifications.
While it is mainly Acquiris and the vendor that interact, other parties are involved as well, stage-by-stage:
Acquiris is introducing as from C-TAP v11.0 Terminal Self-Certification by the Terminal Vendor and Accredited Lab validation of the Terminal Self-Certification as an additional option to the existing FAT certification performed by an Accredited Lab.
The certification framework is described in the Terminal Certification Framework “TC.Framework” and the appendix B of this framework “TC.Certification Procedure”. These documents are part of the membership agreement and are available to members.