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The Age Check Certification Scheme is an independent 3rd party certification scheme providing services to businesses who need to check ID or ages of their customers.

Our scheme, backed by the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, have developed an award-winning Android & iOS App, deployed to 18/19 year old mystery shoppers who carry out Test Purchasing in retail, licensed hospitality, gambling and many more locations to ensure that staff are asking for ID appropriately.

We have built a state-of-the-art Test Studio, where we can scientifically examine ID and age check systems. We test systems that use biometrics, AI or database look-up techniques. We examine and test these systems across Evaluation Assurance Levels 1-7.

We also certify your data, privacy and management systems in accordance with GDPR and ISO standards.

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Test Purchase Crew

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We opened our Age Check Testing Studio enabling us to examine all types of age check systems, equipment, devices and ID cards.


We secured investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to help us grow a worldwide certification team and bring high tech jobs and growth to the North


We launched the beta version of our state-of-the-art test purchasing app on the Android and iOS app stores. This app enables our test purchasers to manage their day-to-day activity in a geocoded secure and live process.


We gained our accreditation as a Highfield Qualifications Awarding Centre as we switched from EdExcel, providing new training opportunities, new workbooks and improved services for our learners


We started our first major partnership programme of activity aiming to reduce the number of legitimate retailers that were at risk of selling tobacco to children


We kicked the whole thing off...

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Our Values


Having the courage to shape the world we operate in for the good of children and young people


Being brilliant at what we do and a font of knowledge about age check laws and best practice


Acting honestly, impartially and inspiring the confidence of others


Fostering a safe space where people can thrive and develop to be their very best

Our state-of-the-art app enables our test purchasers to capture live, geo- coded, time stamped results providing instant feedback on age check performance.

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