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We provide certification against both external and internal standards as appropriate to the circumstances of the applicant. We also work closely with standards development bodies like the Proof of Age Standards Scheme, British Standards Institution, European Telecommunications Standards Institute and the International Standards Organisation on new and emerging standards in the field of age assurance.

Age Check Certification Scheme (ACCS)


Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS)

International and National Standards

ACCS 0:2020

General Requirements, Terms and Rules for the Age Check Certification Scheme (this incorporates the Trade Mark Rules for the Conformity Assessment Mark)


PASS 0:2020

General Requirements and Definitions

PAS 1296:2018

Online age checking – Provision and

use of online age check services –

Code of practice

ACCS 1:2020

Technical Requirements for Age Estimation Technologies

PASS 1:2020

Requirements for Identity and Age Verification

ISO/IEC 19794-5:2011 + A2:2015

2011Information technology —Biometric data interchange formats — Part 5: Face image data

ACCS 2:2020

Technical Requirements for Data Protection and Privacy

PASS 2:2020

Requirements for e-ID Validation Technology

BS ISO/IEC 7810:2019

Identification cards — Physical


ACCS 3:2020

Technical Requirements for Age Appropriate Design for Information Society Services

PASS 3:2020

Requirements for Data Protection, Privacy and Security

BS ISO/IEC 19795-1:2006

Information technology —

Biometric performance testing and reporting — Part 1: Principles and framework

ACCS 4:2020

Technical Requirements for Connected Devices likely to be used by Children (Internet of Toys)

PASS 4:2020

Requirements for Proof of Age Card Design and Construction

BS ISO/IEC 29109‑5:2019

Information technology —Conformance testing methodology for biometric data interchange formats defined in ISO/IEC 19794 Part 5: Face image data

ACCS 5:2020

Technical Requirements for Age Check System Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scans


BS ISO/IEC 29115:2013

Information technology

— Security techniques

— Entity authentication

assurance framework

ACCS 6:2020

Technical Requirements for Parental Consent or Social Proofing for Age Gateway Technologies


BS ISO/IEC 30107-1:2016

Information technology —

Biometric presentation attack



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