Q: How long does it take for a recently validated cryptographic module to appear on a FIPS 140-2 Consolidated Validation Certificate?
A: At the end of each month, the CMVP generates a list of cryptographic modules that were issued new FIPS 140-2 certificates. The Consolidated Validation Certificate is signed by a NIST representative in the United States and then routed to Canada for signature by a CSEC representative. The signature and posting process takes about two weeks.
For example, modules that received a certificate number in the month of January will appear on the FIPS 140-2 Consolidated Validation Certificate that gets posted mid-February.