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Card Acquiring Service

Getting Started

All agencies interested in establishing a card services account can complete a CAS Application and work directly with CAS program staff, if assistance is needed for the following:

  • Traditional Stand-alone Terminals
  • Value Added Resellers
  • Integrated Software Vendors, or
  • Mobile Applications and Devices

Agencies that want to establish a new account and/or add locations to an existing account for card processing through Pay.gov, need to contact their organization’s Pay.gov Implementation Specialist to submit applications for consideration. If you do not know your Implementation Specialist, please send an inquiry to the following email address: Pay.gov@fiscal.treasury.gov.

Agencies who qualify to work with CAS directly can join CAS through three (3) simple steps:
CAS Getting Started Steps

Getting Started Step 1

Evaluate

Does your agency want to accept credit and debit card payments? If yes, CAS may be the right card processor for you.

Does your agency want to accept credit card payments on debts? Does your agency want to accept credit and debit card payments of over $24,999? Does your agency already accept checks? If yes, CAS is NOT the right card processor for you.

Getting Started Step 2

Understand

Read the Treasury Financial Manual (TFM), Part 5, Chapter 7000 on Credit and Debit Card Collection Transactions for card acceptance and comply with the CAS Security Posture to meet the minimum security standard for card data protection. Review the detailed CAS Rules and Security Requirements for additional information.

Getting Started Step 3

Apply

To apply for a new CAS account or add locations to an existing account, fill out the CAS Application online.

CAS Application Process

To apply for a new CAS account or add locations to an existing account the requestor will be required to establish a Pay.gov account (i.e. User Name and Password) in order to submit a CAS Application for onboarding. Pay.gov credentials are required, even if your organization is not utilizing Pay.gov as a collection mechanism.

If the requestor has an existing Pay.gov account, and it is not set-up to access the consumer site, where the CAS Application is housed, the requestor will need to reach out to its Pay.gov Security Contact for assistance OR establish and maintain a non-agency specific Pay.gov account prior to completing the CAS Application.

CAS Application Process

Need assistance applying for CAS? Feel free to Contact CAS with any questions or check out our Resources and Training pages for more information.

Last modified 11/23/21