Schedule of Approval Fees* - tSd0140_3-04

for use from 1 Sept 2016 until further notice

Approved Trust Service Type
Approval Type and Scope
Approval Fee
Annual Renewal Fee
Notes

 

Certification Authority (CA) Service as a complete package, from initial Registration to full certificate management; assessed against all of the Certification Service Profiles.

 

 

tScheme Approved”

Service

 

 

£20K (Note 1)

Including up to 100 RA points of registrant access (Note 3).

 

 

£6K

 

 

Note 1: If the optional Signing Key Pair Management Profile is not appropriate then the Approval Fee and Annual Renewal Fee are reduced to £18K and £5.4K respectively.

 

 

Identity Provider (IdP) Service as a complete package, from initial Registration to full credential management; assessed against all of the IdP Service Profiles.

 

 

tScheme Approved”

Service

 

 

£17K (Note 2)

Including up to 100 RA points of registrant access (Note 3).

 

 

£4.8K

 

 

Note 2: If the optional Attribute Registrtation Profile is not appropriate then the Approval Fee and Annual Renewal Fee are reduced to £14K and £4.2K respectively.

 

 

Each additional Registration Agent operating under the above full CA or IdP Service Approval, taking no additional certificate liability and not seeking independent approval.

 

 

tScheme Approved”

“Agent RA” (as an extension to the Service Approval above)

 

 

£3K

For up to 100 RA points of registrant access (Note 3).

 

 

£0.6K

 

 

Note 3: An incremental fee will be applied, at the “Agent RA” approval and renewal rates, for each block of registrant access points above the following thresholds: 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 and so on.

 

 

‘Outsourced’ or specialist Trust Service - including non-certificate services - seeking independent approval against specific Profiles (Note 4).

 

 

tScheme Approved”

Service

 

 

Base Profile £4K plus:

  • £3K for Registration Authority and/or
  • £2K for each other applicable Approval Profile (Note 5).

 

 

£1.8K Base; + £0.6K for each additional Profile

 

 

Note 4: Although not necessarily a full service in the sense of the wide functional scope described in the Certification Authority and Identity Provider Profiles, it fulfils the requirements for service approval in that it has policy and practice statements, subscribers and relying parties (usually independent TSP partners), statements of liability acceptance and so on. It must be fully assessed against all of the criteria in the Profiles that apply to it.

 

Note 5: Taken with the Fee of £3K for the Certification Authority or Identity Provider Profile, the cost of an Approval against all of the individual Service Profiles is therefore £20K for a CA and £17K for an IdP - the same as for the full CA/IdP Service Approval above.

 

 

CA Registration Service

IdP Identity Registration Service

IdP Attribute Registration Service

 

 

Base Profile £4K plus:

  • £3K for CA Registration or Identity Registration or Attribute Registration
This covers up to 100 points of registrant access or identity verification (Note 3).

 

 

£2.4K

 

Trust Service Component(s) being assessed outside any specific operational service deployment context (Note 6).

 

 

tScheme-Ready”

Trust Service Component

 

 

Calculated according to the applicable Profile criteria used in assessment: minimum fee is £5K (Base + 1 part-Profile).

 

 

£2.4K min.

 

 

Note 6: Such a Service Component may not be able to be assessed against all of the criteria in a particular Profile, for example it may not yet be associated with a particular Service Policy. tSchemeís decision on the suitability of a Component for assessment is final.

 

*please note that these fees DO NOT include the cost of assessment, which is agreed between the TSP and selected assessor (see Preparing for an Assessment in the Library section)

GENERAL NOTES:

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