Effective December 1, the Federal Reserve Banks will introduce improved application test request forms for the Fedwire Funds, Fedwire Securities and National Settlement Services. The forms provide clearer instructions, improve accuracy and reduce the ambiguity of test requests to help meet your financial institution’s testing needs.
Application testing opportunities are an essential component of our services. Specifically, the test request forms will be unique for the Depository Institution Testing (DIT) and production testing environments.
DIT Application Test Request Form
The DIT Application Test Request Form is required by financial institutions and service providers to schedule testing activities in the DIT environment Monday through Friday and on select Saturdays. Your financial institution should take advantage of the DIT environment to perform contingency tests, train new staff and test any changes to your application or hardware that could impact your service connectivity.
Production Application Test Request Form
The Production Application Test Request Form is required by financial institutions and service providers to schedule testing activities in the production environment on select Saturdays. The production environment is available to accommodate testing for various scenarios, including infrastructure changes, application software changes, contingency testing and operational readiness testing prior to going live in the production environment.
Please note that the Federal Reserve Banks require that customers test all application-related changes in our production environment on a Saturday prior to going live in the production environment.
Customers will receive a communication when the new forms are live on December 1. If you have any questions about these forms, please contact the Testing Unit.