Proof of Age Standards Scheme

The PASS card, accredited by the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS), is a trusted proof-of-age document in the UK. Discover its key features, benefits, and how it ensures secure age verification to prevent unlawful transactions. Explore the advantages of PASS scheme accreditation for organizations, enhancing credibility, ensuring legal compliance, and receiving ongoing support from appointed auditors.
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What is a Proof Of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) Card and Who Uses It?

The Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) card is an accredited proof-of-age card issued in the United Kingdom. It serves as a reliable and secure method for verifying the age and identity of individuals, primarily to prevent the illegal purchase of age-restricted goods and services. The PASS card is widely recognized and accepted across the UK, offering a convenient alternative to carrying a passport or driving license.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Verification of Age: The primary function of the PASS card is to serve as a proof-of-age document. It is commonly used to verify that the holder is of legal age to purchase age-restricted items such as alcohol, tobacco, and certain medications.
  • Standardization and Security: PASS cards adhere to rigorous standards for security and verification. Each card carries the PASS hologram, signifying that it meets the required standards for identity verification.
  • Acceptance: The card is widely accepted by retailers, bars, clubs, and other venues where age verification is necessary. It is also recognized by local authorities and law enforcement agencies.
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Our Services:

We are the UK’s appointed auditors for the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) accreditation, a government-backed system ensuring the reliability and security of proof-of-age cards issued to children and young people. Our role is to support and audit organizations that issue PASS cards, ensuring their adherence to the highest standards of security and verification. We do not distribute the cards ourselves but help these entities achieve and maintain PASS scheme accreditation, guaranteeing their cards meet stringent security and verification standards.

Benefits of PASS Scheme Accreditations:

  • Enhanced Credibility and Trust: Organizations accredited by the PASS scheme demonstrate their commitment to providing secure and reliable proof-of-age cards. This accreditation helps ensure that their cards are widely accepted, trusted, and recognized across the UK.
  • Compliance with Legal Standards: Accredited PASS cards meet rigorous standards for security and verification, simplifying compliance with legal age restrictions for various products and services.
  • Support and Guidance: As appointed auditors, we offer ongoing support and guidance to organizations throughout the accreditation process. Our expertise helps issuers maintain high standards and address any compliance issues efficiently.

Steps to Certification:

  1. Apply for certification: Fill out the form to apply or get in touch with us.
  2. Receive Quotation & Schedule Audit: We’ll provide a quotation, and you can secure your audit dates to test system compliance.
  3. Get Certified: If you pass the assessment, we’ll issue your certificate and list you on our public registry.



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