No, the certification requirements are the same for both network types. For those organizations that support a PIN network and a signature network, a separate certification must be completed for each network type.
NOTE: The certification process for both network types is the same; however there may be a difference in the standards requirements. Click here to view the IIAS Transaction Specification.
As a paid member of SIGIS in good standing, a network is able to confirm the status of its SIGIS Network Certification by visiting the SIGIS Member Networks page. If the Network is listed as “Certified” then the network has completed the certification process.
Card processing networks act as an intermediary between an acquirer and an issuer in the authorization of credit card and/or debit card transactions.
SIGIS requires any network that uses and supports the SIGIS Technical Specification to process IIAS transactions to become certified.
Below are the steps to obtain, complete and submit a Network Certification.