CEN-TS 16794 Standard for Transport Fare Collection

CEN-TS 16794-2 Conformance Certification

Testing services to ensure reliability in fare collection media and systems


The European Committee for Standardization CEN-TS 16794-2 is the European testing standard for functional validation of contactless (ISO/IEC 14443) fare management system terminals and fare media used in public transport. CEN-TS 16794-2 specifies conformance verification standards to ensure the ISO/IEC 14443 interoperability of:

  • Contactless fare media acting as PICC (cards, mobile phones)
  • Contactless fare management system terminals acting as a PCD contactless reader

Conformance Testing Services

KEOLABS' Testing Laboratory provides full testing in accordance with the CEN-TS 16794-2 standard for:

  • PICC Analog level implementation
  • PICC Digital and Protocol level implementation
  • PCD Analog level implementation
  • PCD Digital and Protocol level implementation


KEOLABS' Testing Laboratory is recognized and accredited by PayCert, the European certification body for electronic payment products. For more information, visit the PayCert web site.

Additional Related Services

The following standards are also pertinent to the qualification of fare media and fare management system terminals implementing ISO/IEC 14443.

  • ISO/IEC 10373-6: International standard for functional validation of secure components implementing ISO 14443 standard RF communications. ISO/IEC 10373-6 tests are conducted as part of CEN-TS 16794-2 testing.
  • ISO/IEC 10373-6/A2 PICC EMD Conformity: Verification of electromagnetic characteristics of contactless cards (PICC).
  • CIPURSE: Open industry standard for fare collection applications for public transport.