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Certification OCPP 1.6

Certification / Certification OCPP 1.6

To promote OCPP interoperability the Open Charge Alliance offers a certification program. An OCPP Certificate is your assurance of interoperability and flexibility. The main purpose of this certification is to validate OCPP compliance for both vendors as well as buyers of OCPP implementations.

Vendors of OCPP products can confidently assure their customers of seamless compatibility with other OCPP-compliant systems, covering specific functionalities. For buyers, this certificate is a guarantee for a smooth integration a way to avoid future vendor lock-ins.

THE OCA OFFICIAL OCPP 1.6 CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Every company involved with OCPP 1.6 implementations can now get the official independent OCPP 1.6 Certificate. This will register their product as a certified compliant implementation. The OCPP Certification Program gives companies the opportunity to validate their implementation on conformance with the OCPP 1.6 specification.

WHAT IS THE OCPP 1.6 CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?

The certification program is a joint effort of the Open Charge Alliance and several independent test laboratories around the world to test OCPP 1.6 on conformance to the OCPP specification.

HOW DOES IT BENEFIT VENDORS OR BUYERS?

Vendors of compliant systems can now ensure to their clients that the implementation has been validated on conformance to the OCPP specifications by an approved independent test laboratory. Buyers of OCPP 1.6 compliant products can check which products are certified and are successfully tested for conformance to OCPP.

WHAT DIFFERENT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE?

There are three certificates available for OCPP 1.6. The details of each certificate are shown in the tables below.

Functionality Full certificate Subset certificate (Charging station only) Security certificate
Core Mandatory Mandatory n/a
Firmware Management Mandatory Optional n/a
Smart Charging Mandatory Optional n/a
Reservation Mandatory Optional n/a
Local Authorization List Management Mandatory Optional n/a
Remote Trigger Mandatory Optional n/a
Security General n/a n/a Mandatory
Security Profile 1 n/a n/a Optional
Security Profile 2 n/a n/a Either 2 or 3 is mandatory
Security profile 3 n/a n/a Either 2 or 3 is mandatory

HOW CAN I GET MY PRODUCT TESTED AND CERTIFIED?

Please follow these steps:

In this form you can indicate the details of what you want to have tested regarding your OCPP 1.6 product. You can fill in this document and send this to your selected certification test laboratory. When you have passed the certification tests this will be part of your certificate.

Please contact one of the test laboratories for OCPP certification.
Click on the link below to find a test laboratory in your vicinity.

WHAT DOES IT COST TO BECOME OCPP 1.6 CERTIFIED?

Category Charging Station Charging Station Management System Remark
Total max fee for OCA member €7.000,- €4.800,- OCA members get a discount since they have already contributed in part through their OCA membership fees.
Total max fee for Non Member €10.500,- €8.300,-

As of 2023 when multiple certificates acquired in the 12 months after the certification date of the first certificate, a discount on the certification fee will be applied for OCA members.

These are the maximum certification testing fees for one full test run that Certification Labs will charge. This excludes pretesting and/or retesting sessions.

ANY OTHER CERTIFICATION RELATED QUESTIONS?

Please click on the link below if you have any specific questions about the certification program.

Contact OCA