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Becoming a member of OSPT Alliance not only provides the opportunity to input into and influence the development of the CIPURSE™ Specification, it also enables companies to become part of a global technical community working to support the future development of mobility services.

View the benefits of becoming a member.

OSPT Alliance offers three levels of membership along with an Evaluator category to ensure it can meet the needs of all players in the ecosystem.

Please note that Evaluator requests are usually responded to within 24 hours, while membership applications are responded to within five working days

Full membership*

Available to solution and service providers.

This level of membership is necessary if you plan to develop and certify commercial products based on the CIPURSE open standard, plan to contribute to its development or plan to use the CIPURSE logo on products / services.

Annual fees:
€5,000 *

Affiliate membership*

Available to all reader and terminal manufacturers and system integrators.

This level of membership is only available to those who plan to develop commercial products at the transmitting level.

Annual fees:
€1,000 *

Associate membership

Available exclusively to transit agencies and consultants, or not-for-profit organizations such as industry associations, universities and research institutions with an interest in public transportation.

This level of membership is not available to solution or service providers.

No fee


Available to any vendor interested in downloading the CIPURSE Specification free of charge and evaluating it’s suitability for their product / solution.

This level of membership only enables the specification to be reviewed – if an evaluator deems CIPURSE to be relevant, they must upgrade to Full Membership before implementing / solutions based on the standard.

No fee

* Full or Affiliate membership begins following receipt of the applicant’s membership fee.

OSPT Alliance membership is available to all stakeholders operating within the mobility services sector, including technology providers, chip manufacturers, card manufacturers, system integrators, solution providers, software developers, hardware manufacturers, consultants, government agencies and transit operators.

View the member benefits chart to determine which level of membership is right for you and your company.

Membership benefits by level

Membership benefits by level








Participation Benefits
Participation in OSPT Alliance General Meeting with Voting Rights Check Check By invitation
No voting rights
Check By invitation
No voting rights
Eligibility to be nominated for Board Seat and election as Board Director Check      
Participation in working groups and face-to-face meetings Check CheckJoin System Integration SWG only


Participation subject to Board approval. No voting rights.

Opportunity to network and collaborate with like-minded companies to develop solutions based on a secure, flexible and open standard Check Check Check  
technical Benefits
Advance insight of OSPT Alliance’s technical activity and specification updates Check CheckSystem Integration SWG only    
Access to the OSPT Alliance member only website Check Check Check  
Access to SDK (requires SLA signature) CheckOne CheckEligible to purchase CheckEligible to purchase CheckEligible to purchase
Ability to submit products for certification with an approved lab Check CheckReader only    
Access to implementation license CheckCard and reader CheckReader level only    
Commercial Benefits
Use of OSPT Alliance logo Check Check Check  
Exclusive member-only discounts to attend key industry events around the world Check Check Check  
Opportunity to participate in OSPT Alliance PR and marketing activities such as speaking at industry events, development of use cases and participation in OSPT Alliance webinars Check CheckBy invitation via MWG CheckBy invitation via MWG  
New members promoted via a press release to global news media, LinkedIn page, website and quarterly newsletter Check CheckOur bi-annual member round up press release only CheckOur bi-annual member round up press release only  
Opportunity to organise member events on a specific market area, sponsored by the members under the OSPT umbrella Check CheckBy invitation via MWG    
Receive official OSPT Alliance membership certificate Check Check    
CIPURSE Specific Benefits
Ability to download the CIPURSE specification free of charge and evaluate suitability for product / solution. Must upgrade to full membership before implementing products / solutions based on the standard Check CheckAt the transmitting level CheckFor evaluation only CheckFor evaluation only
Opportunity to input into and influence the CIPURSE standard Check CheckAt the transmitting level    
Ability to implement CIPURSE on transmitting level with no royalties Check Check    
Ability to contribute to CIPURSE requirements Check Check    
Use of CIPURSE certified logo and trademark Check CheckReader level only    

Is your organization already a member of OSPT Alliance?

If your company is already a member of OSPT Alliance, you may apply for a user password and login. Issuance of a password and login is subject to the approval of your organization’s OSPT Alliance representative.

Prospective members are encouraged to read the Articles of Association and Bylaws below.