NSI Certification and Verification Program

Certification Fee Schedule

1. Certification Logo Licensing Fee

There is currently no license fee associated with use of the NSI Certification Logo.

2. Core Retailer Web-Based Applications Certification Fees

Refer to Section 5 of the NSI Policy Supplement for Core Retailer Web-Based Applications Certification/Verification for fee applicability.

Fee Amount (US $) Payment Due
Certification Fee for Web-Based Retailer Application $8,000 Upon registration to certify a Web-Based Retailer Application. This fee also applies to any application derived from a certified Web-Based Retailer Application and classified as requiring a "new certification", as per Section 5.3 of the NSI Policy Supplement for Core Retailer Web-Based Applications Certification/Verification.
Amendment Fee $400 Upon execution of any amendment to certification information as per Section 5.2 of the NSI Policy Supplement for Core Retailer Web-Based Applications Certification/Verification.

3. Management of Instant Tickets Certification Fees

Refer to Section 4 of the NSI Policy Supplement for Management of Instant Tickets Certification/Verification for fee applicability.

Fee Amount (US $) Payment Due
Certification Fee for:
  • Bar Codes on Instant Tickets and Instant Ticket Packs for Instant Ticket Manufacturers
$3,000 Upon registration to certify an instant ticket manufacturer's practice for including bar codes on instant tickets and instant ticket packs. This fee also applies to any derivative practices classified as requiring a "new certification", as per Section 4.3 of the NSI Policy Supplement for Management of Instant Tickets Certification/Verification.
Certification Fee for:
  • MIT XML Based Messaging for Lottery Vendors
$3,000 Upon registration to certify a lottery vendor's business practice of providing applications to Lotteries for managing instant ticket inventory activity between lotteries and retails via a set of XML based messages. This fee also applies to any derivative practices classified as requiring a "new certification", as per Section 4.3 of the NSI Policy Supplement for Management of Instant Tickets Certification/Verification.
Certification Fee for:
  • MIT XML Based Messaging for Retailers
$2,000 Upon registration to certify a retailer's practice of managing instant ticket inventory and/or providing instant ticket sales activity to lotteries via a set of XML based messages. This fee also applies to any derivative practices classified as requiring a "new certification", as per Section 4.3 of the NSI Policy Supplement for Management of Instant Tickets Certification/Verification.
Re-certification Fee for:
  • Bar Codes on Instant Tickets and Instant Ticket Packs for Instant Ticket Manufacturers
  • MIT XML Based Messaging for Lottery Vendors
$3,000 Upon registration to update a certification to reflect a material change, as per Section 4.1 of the NSI Policy Supplement for Management of Instant Tickets Certification/Verification.
Re-certification Fee for:
  • MIT XML Based Messaging for Retailers
$2,000 Upon registration to update a certification to reflect a material change, as per Section 4.1 of the NSI Policy Supplement for Management of Instant Tickets Certification/Verification.
Amendment Fee $400 Upon execution of any amendment to certification information as per Sections 4.2 of the NSI Policy Supplement for Management of Instant Tickets Certification/Verification.

4. Quality Assurance Best Practice Certification Fees

Refer to Section 5 of the NSI Policy Supplement for QA Best Practices Certification/Verification for applicability of the Amendment Fee.

Fee Amount (US $) Payment Due
Certification Fee for 1 Best Practice $10,000 Upon registration to certify a business practice against one QA Conformance Requirements Document.
Certification Fee for 2 Concurrent QA Best Practice Certifications * $16,000 Upon registration to concurrently certify your product development business practice against two QA Conformance Requirements Documents.
Renewal Fee - per Best Practice area $8,000 Upon registration to renew the certification of a business practice against one QA Conformance Requirements Document.
Amendment Fee $400 Upon execution of a change in Business Practice Management, Business Practice Location, Reduction in Optional Requirements Supported by the Certified Practice, Administrative changes, or any other amendment to a business practice's certification information.

* Your organization must meet all of the following conditions in order to qualify for this fee:

If your organization qualifies for concurrent certification, your first registration will be charged the standard certification fee and your second registration will be charged a discounted fee. The Open Group will collect a single payment for the two concurrent certifications.

5. XML Retail Accounting Reports Certification Fees

Refer to Section 5 of the NSI Policy Supplement for XML Retail Accounting Reports Certification/Verification for fee applicability.

Fee Amount (US $) Payment Due
Certification Fee for Report Consuming Application:
    Third-Party Software Application Vendor
    Retailer (operating in 6 or more jurisdictions)
    Retailer (operating in 2-5 jurisdictions)
    Retailer (operating in a single jurisdiction)
      
$8,500
$8,000
$6,000
$3,500
Upon registration to certify a technology as a Report Consuming Application. This fee also applies to any technology derived from a certified Report Consuming Application and classified as requiring a "new certification", as per Sections 5.3 and 5.4 of the NSI Policy Supplement for XML Retail Accounting Reports Certification/Verification.
Certification Fee for Report Producing Application $8,500 Upon registration to certify a technology as a Report Producing Application. This fee also applies to any technology derived from a certified Report Producing Application and classified as requiring a "new certification", as per Sections 5.3 and 5.4 of the NSI Policy Supplement for XML Retail Accounting Reports Certification/Verification.
Amendment Fee $400 Upon execution of any amendment to certification information as per Sections 5.2 and 5.5 of the NSI Policy Supplement for XML Retail Accounting Reports Certification/Verification.

Payment Terms

The fees are due at the time of registration for certification, renewal, certification update, or execution of an amendment and are payable in US dollars within 30 days of such registration, renewal, update, or amendment. All fees are quoted net of applicable taxes and duties which, where appropriate, will be payable in addition by the Organization to The Open Group, as the NSI Certification and Verification Authority (or to the relevant tax authorities as applicable). For further information please contact the NSI Certification and Verification Authority (email: naspl-cv-auth@opengroup.org, fax: +1-415-276-3760).

The Open Group reserves the right to amend this fee schedule from time to time and will give notice of such change at least 30 days prior.

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Version 1.8, January 25, 2010