• Terminal certifications

    The procedure for the Security Certification of POS terminals sets out the conditions that vendors of POS terminals must fulfil in order to qualify for an approval certificate issued by the General Department of Payment Systems (GDPS) and SAMA.

    Terminal certification in general includes testing the entire cycle from the POS terminal system through acquiring banks to the card issuers. The procedure is applied by the only authorized certification laboratory managed by GDPS. All certifications are handled based on the rules set by EMVCo (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa).

    mada cards work at a wide variety of POS terminals that have been certified by the GDPS Quality Assurance Team. To find out more, please contact