Elite's Regulatory Connected Conformity Process for FCC & ISED Canada Compliance
At Elite we perform regulatory compliance testing on digital devices, receivers, and intentional transmitters. Elite is also a FCC Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB) and are designated to directly issue FCC certifications. Similarly, we test devices for Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) Canada compliance. As a Canada Certification Body we issue type approval certification for devices that are marketed for use in Canada. Elite’s test and certification services offer manufacturers convenience, cost savings, and assurance that products are compliant and ready for market in a timely manner.
Elite’s Connected Conformity Process- Takes you from start-to-market. We begin by understanding your product and its application, then we outline a plan for your conformity steps and define the tests, documents, labels, and information you will need to become compliant and market ready. We certify your products when necessary and help you broaden you reach with our our global market access partner Global Validity. Lastly, we will help you remain compliance when your product or the compliance requirements change.
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- Receive a proposal for services and timing
- Let our test experts help you prepare for testing
Let our team guide you through the process all the way to conclusion and market access.
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FCC and ISED Canada
The FCC requirements for wireless and digital devices are listed in Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR Title 47). The key rule parts for equipment authorization include FCC Part 15B for unintentional radiators such as digital devices and receivers. Rules for low power intentional transmitters are in Part 15C and Part 15E, and higher power transmitters used in licensed band applications are noted in the following table.
|FCC 15B||Unintentional Radiators|
|FCC 15C||Low Power Intentional Radiators|
|FCC 90||Licensed Private Land Mobile Transmitters|
|Part 22/24/27||Cellular Radio Transmitters|
|Part 74||Wireless Microphones|
|Part 18||Industrial Scientific Medical Devices|
Many other technical and legal requirements exist in the expansive compendium of Title 47. The practical use and more in depth explanation of these rules are provided in guidance documents published by the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) and listed in the Knowledge Data Base (KDB). Several important “KDB” guidance documents include:
|KDB 996369 D04||Module Integration Guide|
|KDB KDB178919 D01 & D02||Permissive Change Policy & FAQ|
|KDB 447498 D04||Interim General RF Exposure Guidance|
|KDB 784748 D01||General Labelling and Notification|
|KDB 896810 D01 & Do2||Supplier Declaration of Conformity|
ISED Canada Regulatory Requirements
Spectrum management and equipment authorization for Canada is through the Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED-Canada). The technical and administrative requirements are published by ISED-Canada. Some of the more important regulations for wireless and digital device manufacturers are listed below:
|RSS-GEN||General Requirements for Canada Radio Equipment|
|RSP-100||Certification of Radio & Broadcast Equipment|
|ICES-003||Digital Devices and Information Technology Equipment|
|ICES-001||Industrial Scientific and Medical Equipment|
|RSS-210||Low Power Transmitters|
|RSS 139/132/137||Cellular Transmitters|
Related Regulatory Services
FCC and ISED Canada Regulatory News
Technology changes rapidly and so do the government and industry requirements that regulate the use of wireless and digital devices. Stay current on the latest information on regulatory compliance and link to news and updates below.
FCC Requires Antenna Data for Transmitter Certs
Read Elite’s blog about FCC requirements for antenna data on all wireless submittals.
Summary from TCB Council Meetings April 2023
As an FCC/Canada certification body Elite attends all TCB Council meetings and REDCA meeting to maintain our expertise and stay abreast of the latest regulatory news and information. We distilled many of the meeting highlights in our recent Webinar and blog. Read more.
6GHz WiFi Testing at Elite
Advances in WiFi technology will bring nearly 1GHz of new bandwidth in the 6GHz range. Elite has invested in the WiFi test equipment necessary to evaluate WiFi transmitters for FCC and Canada certification . Learn how we can help you get your products to market.