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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Information on CST Lab Accreditation and Fees

In order to perform FIPS 140 conformance testing, a laboratory must become an accredited CST laboratory under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). A list of current labs may be found by visiting National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) / Directory Search and under the "Program" drop-down select “ITST: Cryptographic and Security Testing”. Module testing results produced by an accredited CST laboratory can then be submitted to the CMVP in order to seek FIPS 140 module validation.

CST labs and NIST each charge fees for their respective parts of the validation effort.   NIST CR fees can be found on NIST Cost Recovery Fees. Testing Labs fees are available from each accredited CST laboratory. 

Created October 11, 2016, Updated September 09, 2021