EMV Contactless Specifications (Part 1)

Become an expert in EMV Contactless Specifications

This training course delivers an overview of EMV contactless technology and the transaction flows for the EMVCo EMV Contactless Book C Kernel 2 (Mastercard) and EMV Book C Kernel 3 (Visa) specifications.


  • Understand the transaction flow of EMVCo's EMV Book C Kernel 2 and 3 specifications
  • Learn about the specificity of each kernel
  • Analyze user experience feedback

Key topics

  • EMV Contactless Book C Kernel 2 (Mastercard)
  • EMV Contactless Book C Kernel 3 (Visa)
  • EMV transaction flows
  • Online processing

Day 1 | Introduction to EMV Contactless


  • Contact Book 1-4 (reminder)
  • Contactless Book overview (A-D)

Contactless EMV

  • Basic transaction (1st approach C2)

Book A & B

  • Entry Point – output
  • Kernel ID
  • Different start in Entry point

Day 2 | Focus on Book C Kernel 2 and Book C Kernel 3

  • Book C Kernel C2 (Mastercard)
  • Book C Kernel C3 (Visa)
  • Online processing
  • User experience

Level of difficulty



2 days


10 max


Acquiring banks, merchants, project managers and technical experts


Prior knowledge / experience of the banking industry and awareness of the four-party schemes

In addition, EMV contact specifications training would be an advantage

Training pack

Includes a binder, notebook, pen, USB key and your official certificate

FIME "Plus"

  • Stay in contact with your FIME trainer, following your session for continued support and insight
  • Be part of FIME's trainee community and stay up to date with the latest technological developments
  • Receive an official FIME certificate to recognize your participation

Dedicated training session (at customer premises)

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