Certification Process Overview
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:
Complete and submit application: The vendor completes a [NDA] and notify the [Document Authenticity (DocAuth) Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org] of intent to complete testing and certify.
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/.
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.
Certification Request: After the laboratory report has been approved, the vendor completes a certification request.
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.