Certification for new agencies and vendors

New agencies

Agencies are required to undergo certification to access and benefit from the efficiencies of the new system. The Agency Certification Process ensures that the agency's equipment is:

  • Properly installed, integrated and configured at the agency site
  • Capable of electronically exchanging National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) compliant transactions.
  • Manufactured by a certified vendor

Information is available to support agencies through the certification process. To receive a copy of any of the following documents, contact the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) Process Coordinator by email at RTID_ITR_Certification@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

  • RTID Introduction for Agencies

    • Provides an overview of RTID, the agency certification process and key technical concepts
  • National Police Services - National Institute of Standards and Technology Interface Control Document (NPS-NIST-ICD) Version 1.7.7

    • Describes the standard, including the type and format of electronic fingerprint data, to be used by agencies to electronically interface with the NPS-NIST Server
  • RTID Security Policies and Guidelines for Non-Law Enforcement Agencies

    • Describes security policies and guidelines, including authentication factors and site inspection details, for public sector agencies and accredited private fingerprint companies
  • RTID Technical Guidelines for Agencies

    • Provides technical guidelines for integrating LiveScans, Records Management Systems (RMS) and other biometric systems with the NPS
    • Includes an overview of the components and concepts that pertain to RTID connectivity models and network connectivity options

Vendors

Vendors are required to certify their equipment and systems to ensure that they have appropriate image quality and are compliant with Real Time Identification (RTID) standards for fingerprints that are submitted electronically to the CCRTIS national repository of fingerprints and criminal record information. As a prerequisite to undergoing CCRTIS vendor certification, vendor devices must be certified for compliance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) Image Quality Specifications (IQS). Only vendor products that have been certified by CCRTIS may be used by authorized agencies to access and benefit from the efficiencies of RTID.

Information is available to support vendors through the certification process. To receive a copy of the following vendor certification documents, contact the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) Biometric Business Solutions at: BBS_Certification@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

  • Introduction for Vendors

    • Provides an overview of the RTID system and the vendor certification process, including testing prerequisites, requirements, and key technical concepts.
  • National Police Services - National Institute of Standards and Technology Interface Control Document (NPS-NIST-ICD) for External Contributors

    • Describes the specifications (e.g. types and format of information) required for an authorized agency to capture and transmit electronic fingerprints and associated data in a format that is compliant with RTID standards. Vendors use the specifications to develop equipment and systems that may be certified by CCRTIS, and in turn used by authorized agencies for operational purposes.
  • Certification Test Cases

    • Provides vendors with testing requirements for certification purposes. Includes instructions, definitions, pre-conditions, and test cases for the type(s) of electronic transactions that apply to the vendor certification testing.

National Police Services – National Institute of Standards and Technology (NPS-NIST) - Interface Control Document (ICD) Certified Vendors

Note:

Vendors may not be certified to all NPS-NIST ICD types of transactions and civil application types. For more information contact CCRTIS at ebsi@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

ClearNeed Information Systems Inc

George Benton
VP Marketing & Sales 1024 Upper Wentworth St., Unit 4 Hamilton, Ontario L9A 4V9
Office: 1-905-549-2034 ext 6252
Toll Free: 1-866-464-2700

Gambit ID

Mike Upton
CIO, Gambit ID 5420 Canotek Road unit 105 Ottawa, Ontario K1J 1E9
Office: 613-702-0491
Cell: 613-220-5562

Gemalto

1545 Carling Ave. - Suite 700
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Z 8P9

Jordon MacLean
Manager - Cogent Canadian Operations
Office: 613-722-2070 ext 1738
Cell: 1-613-299-2052
Jeff Barrie
Account Manager, Identity Management
Office:613-722-2070 ext 1839
Cell: 1-613-794-1629

XL-ID Solutions (formerly Excellium)

Sylvain Lemieux
Office: 1-514-360-4550
Website: www.XL-ID.com

ImageWare Systems Inc.

David Lotze
Office: 1-858-673-8600 ext 1
Website: www.iwsinc.com

Morpho Canada

Don Sutton
Senior Account Manager, Criminal Justice Business Unit 2872 Bristol Circle, Suite 100 Oakville, Ontario L6H 6G4
Office: 1-905-829-6109
Cell: 1-647-922-6156

Reliability Screening Solutions Inc.

Evan Thompson
General Manager 107-1025 Richmond Rd. Ottawa, Ontario K2B 8G8
Office: 1-613-216-1888 ext 102
Toll Free: 1-866-299-4734

Orenex Inc.

Greg Wilson
President & CEO 5581 Carrison Drive Manotick, Ontario K4M 1K7
Office: 1-343-688-0087
Cell: 1-613-859-4734
Website: www.orenex.com
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