SMDA Update – Full Assurance

Dear SMDA Members,

Full Assurance is a key goal for the SMDA Scheme and a milestone that we hope is achieved towards the end of this year.

In order to aid this process, please see that we have created a new Full Assurance Baseline and infographic which we hope will encourage device manufacturers to submit their devices for Full Assurance testing.

Full Assurance continues to cover credit and pre-payment testing on both CSP Central and South and CSP North and can only be achieved if devices have successfully passed testing without any device specific tolerable issues (issues that can be resolved by the device manufacturer and have been previously tolerated by the SMDA Management Panel Sub-Group).

Please be advised that the Full Assurance Baseline refers to “SMDA-252 SMDA Tolerated Issues for Full Assurance” which outlines the accepted common issues (issues outside of the device manufacturers remit to resolve). When a common issue is resolved, this document will be updated to reflect the change and a new Full Assurance Baseline will be issued to reference the updated accepted common issues. Devices with Full Assurance will not be affected by a change in baseline and can be uplifted using the exemption process.

Any tolerated common issues found on a device awarded Full Assurance will be listed on the manufacturer’s Statement of Assurance which can be requested by Suppliers and MAPs.

The diagram below highlights the Full Assurance process for devices, including new devices, devices awarded Partial Assurance and devices awarded Full Assurance experiencing common issues.

Please contact if you have any questions on the information provided in this update.

Best Wishes

Kunal Sharma, Head of SMDA Scheme