Document Authenticity Certification Program

FIDO Alliance’s Doc Auth Certification Program is independent of its other certification programs. There are no FIDO certification prerequisites to apply for DocAuth certification for a mobile document verification solution.  

This figure provides an overview of the certification process of a mobile document verification solution:

Detailed Certification Process:

To certify a mobile document verification solution, a vendor will follow these steps:

Step 1:

Complete and submit application: The vendor completes a [NDA] and notify the [Document Authenticity (DocAuth) Secretariat at docauth-secretariat@fidoalliance.org] of intent to complete testing and certify.

Step 2:

Pre-Testing: FIDO Accredited Laboratories are responsible for testing against the performance criteria requirements and testing procedures. In this step, the vendor submits the mobile document verification solution to a FIDO Accredited Document Authenticity (DocAuth) Laboratory along with its required documentation and enters into an agreement for testing.  A time estimate is provided by the accredited laboratory; vendor and laboratory agree on the cost involved for testing. A list of accredited labs can be found at https://fidoalliance.org/accredited-labs/.

Step 3:

Testing and Reporting: The accredited laboratory performs testing and returns a laboratory report to the vendor and to FIDO’s Document Authenticity (DocAuth) Secretariat. The DocAuth Secretariat reviews the laboratory report and makes a decision to approve, reject, or ask for clarification.

Step 4:

Certification Request: After the laboratory report has been approved, the vendor completes a certification request.
 
Step 5:

Certification Issuance: FIDO’s Certification Secretariat reviews and, if complete, approves the certification request and issues an invoice for the Document Authenticity (DocAuth) Certification Fee. 

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