Commercial Identity Verification (CIV) is a credential that uses the same technology and data model as the PIV-I credential. The CIV smart card compliant to the PIV specification, but is not FIPS-201 certified. CIV cards run on a Java Card operating system and are typically dual-interface smart cards.
CIV credential issuer do not need to comply with the strict policy framework associated with issuance and use of the PIV and PIV-I credentials. This freedom allows corporate enterprises to deploy the standardized technologies in a manner that is suitable for their own corporate environments.