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  1. Preface
  2. Part 1: On-Prem Operations
  3. Part 2: Parameter and Element Reference
  4. Appendix A: Geocode Countries
  5. Appendix B: Certified Mode Values

On-Premises Developer Guide

On-Premises Developer Guide

Certified Mode

Certified Mode

Use certified mode to verify addresses to the standards that the postal authority in a country specifies. You can use certified mode to verify addresses in Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, and the United States.
The verification process in certified mode works in broadly the same way as verification in batch mode. However, certified mode applies additional rules and regulations to the verification process.
You can use certified mode to verify addresses in accordance with the following postal certifications:
  • Address Matching Approval System (AMAS) certification for Australia Post. Certified to AMAS Cycle 2020.
  • Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS) certification for the United States Postal Service. Certified to CASS Cycle N.
    Address Verification also supports several requirements that the United States Postal Service proposes for CASS Cycle O.
  • SendRight certification for New Zealand Post. Certified to SendRight Cycle 2020.
  • Service National de L'Adresse (SNA) certification for La Poste of France. Certified to SNA Cycle 2020.
    Address Verification certifies addresses in France to the following levels:
    • CEDEX A. Organization level.
    • Hexacle. House-number level.
    • Hexaligne 3. Building level.
    • Hexaposte. Post code level.
    • Hexavia. Street level.
  • Software Evaluation and Recognition Program (SERP) certification for Canada Post. Certified to SERP Cycle 2020.
An address that you verify in certified mode must meet the formatting requirements that the postal authority of the country specifies. For example, to verify a Canada address in certified mode, the input address can include a maximum of two postal delivery address lines. To verify a France address in certified mode, the input address can include a maximum of six postal formatted address lines. Of the six lines in France addresses, three lines must contain delivery elements other than the post box and locality information.
For certified mode, you must install the certified database files with valid license keys. You can submit 1000 addresses in a single call in certified mode.
Certified mode falls back to batch mode if the address belongs to a country that Informatica Address Verification does not support in certified mode.
If you enable certified mode and do not have the corresponding certified reference address database, Address Verification returns an N error status.


Updated May 13, 2021