CNA delivers a comprehensive, year-round training programme to promote industry best practice and support the future development of the industry

Training provides an opportunity to learn new skills, share experiences, and gain a deeper level of education on how to get the most out of Calypso technology.

All training is tailored to industry requirements, including dedicated sessions for transport and mobility authorities and operators, as well as technology manufacturers and transport consultants.

CNA can also support with bespoke training programmes upon request.




If you are interested in learning more about the training offered by CNA, or wish to discuss a bespoke training programme, you can get in touch with the team.

Training modules


Introduction to CNA and Calypso
A short module introducing CNA and the Calypso standard. Relevant to all audiences.

Contactless ticketing best practice
This module explores best practices for installing a contactless ticketing system, or adapting an existing system, to meet the challenges of sustainable mobility. Suitable for all audiences.

From chip card to Java card
This module helps participants understand the physical and electronic principles of the smart card. This module is relevant to multiple audiences and can be adapted to participant interests and knowledge level accordingly.

Calypso specifications
The most common entry point to CNA’s technical training plan, providing trainees with a common framework and vocabulary for understanding CNA solutions and how they interact with ticketing stack software.

Calypso certification
This module explores the benefits and importance of a standardised, international certification policy. It provides an overview to CNA’s certification process and rationale.

Calypso and NFC mobile
Overview of mobile ticketing market and Calypso’s solutions to managing mobile phones as a ticketing medium. Suitable for all audiences.

Functional and technical principles Calypso session layer
Follows the overview offered in the ‘Calypso Specifications’ module to review the specific features and advantages of Calypso portable objects in more technical detail. Although this module has a more technical focus, it is accessible to multiple audiences and can be adapted to participant interests and knowledge level accordingly.

Calypso Portable Object Application
Overview of the main technical features of the Calypso Operating System (OS). Participants will gain an understanding of the possibilities for implementing their own data model within a Calypso structure. The technical content of this module means that it is only suitable for audiences with some existing technical knowledge.

Calypso Light Technical Presentation
This technical presentation overviews the main characteristics of the Calypso Light Application (CLAP), the operating system (OS) for portable objects specified by CNA.

Hoplink and its use cases
An introduction to Hoplink, its importance for ticketing interoperability and key use-cases. The module includes technical discussion of slot release mechanisms. Some content in this session will be adapted for less technical audiences.

Introduction to Eclipse Keyple
This module overviews the importance of an open source approach to ticketing, and introduces Keyple, CNA’s open source SDK for contactless ticketing. The session includes discussion of Keyple’s architecture and its software integration. Suitable for all audiences.

SAM and Keys in Calypso security
Introduction to electronic security keys and how they are created and stored. Participants will learn how to assess and avoid the key risks encountered in managing a SAM. Participants may find attending the “Calypso session layer” and “Hoplink, role and use case” modules prior to this session helpful. Relevant to all groups. Content may be modified according to participant knowledge level and interests.

Public key cryptography
A concise overview of the two major forms of cryptographic algorithm: public key cryptography and secret key cryptography. The module aims to provide a helpful general background for participants, rather than discussion of specific Calypso products. Although technical in focus, this module can be adapted for broader audiences.

A technical overview of Hoplink
This technical module covers the mechanisms required to protect each user’s assets during the secure sharing of an application and its keys. This module requires at least intermediate technical knowledge.

Calypso Additional Security Mechanisms
Calypso has additional security mechanisms based on SAM. This is the traceability of SAM and CAAD.

Technical expertise
This module is dedicated to Eclipse Keyple and includes its technical presentation and installation, some examples of implementation and testing, practical works on use cases, SDK / API tutorial.

Applicable tariffs

The various modules can be selected and arranged in half-day training sessions, which can contain a maximum of two modules.

The fees for a half-day training session are as follows:

  • A half-day session (corresponding to 2 modules) for a group of up to 10 people, as part of an on-demand training course, at a rate of 2,200€ excluding tax.
  • A half-day session (corresponding to 2 modules) for one person within the framework of an inter-company training at a rate of 430€.

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