How to achieve SWIFT Certification for your business application

The SWIFT Certified Application label shows your application complies with our SWIFT-related criteria.

How to achieve SWIFT Certification for your business application

What’s covered?

SWIFT certification is available for applications in all SWIFT-related market segments. Each label category comes with a clear and specific set of criteria, designed to reflect the capability of an application to provide automation in a SWIFT environment. Criteria are re-evaluated every year to ensure alignment with market needs.

You’ll frequently find SWIFT certification listed as a requirement in requests for proposals for financial applications, as it provides a sound base to ensure continuous SWIFT compliance.

How to apply for SWIFT certification for your product or application

1. Register

If you haven’t already registered under our SWIFT Partner Programme, you’ll need to do this first. You can do this here.

2. Please read carefully the following documents:

3. Complete and submit the application form for certification.

Click on the e-form link below to select the application you want to certify.
We will review and validate your application and respond within 10 working days.

4. Complete the technical validation process

Perform the tests as laid down in the technical validation documentation available below.

5. Complete the functional validation

After the technical validation has been completed successfully, the application must be demonstrated to SWIFT business experts, who will assess it for compliance with SWIFT.

6. Verify customer satisfaction

We will carry out a customer survey to verify satisfaction with the overall end-user experience.

Market Segment: Payments
Label Criteria 2016 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Payments TechVal e-form
Exceptions and Investigations TechVal e-form
RTGS TechVal e-form
Market Segment: Securities 
Label Criteria 2016 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Funds TechVal e-form
Securities Settlement TechVal e-form
Corporate Actions TechVal e-form
Collateral Management TechVal e-form
(G)Electronic Trade Confirmation NA e-form
Market Segment: Trade
Label Criteria 2016 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Trade Finance TechVal e-form
Supply Chain Finance TechVal e-form
Market Segment: Corporates
Label Criteria 2016 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Cash Management TechVal e-form
Treasury TechVal e-form
Trade and Supply Chain Finance TechVal e-form
EBAM TechVal e-form
Market Segment: Cross-Market
Label Criteria 2016 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Reconciliation TechVal e-form
Islamic Finance TechVal e-form
Market Segment: Alliance Add-on
Label Criteria 2016 Technical Validation Apply (1)
Alliance Monitoring Add-on N/A e-form
Alliance Screening Add-on N/A e-form
Alliance Operational Add-on N/A e-form

Adapters technical validation documents

Reference data documents

 (1) Registration on swift.com and an e-ordering profile are required to submit the Request for Certification form.

  • To register on swift.com, click here
  • To request an e-ordering profile, please follow this link, then click on Accesses > Edit, select Ordering and save your profile. The swift.com administrator of your organisation will need to approve this request

For help, see the swift.com registration and administration user guide and the related Knowledge Base tip.