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FCC Compliance Testing and Approvals

FCC compliance testing – TÜV Rheinland

Ensure telecom equipment compliance with our TCB approved FCC testing services

In order to enter and succeed in the American market, manufacturers of telecom equipment must meet minimum compliance standards mandated by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

As a recognized Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB) accredited by both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), we are authorized to review applications, conduct FCC compliance testing and issue FCC certification. Our experts provide comprehensive testing, reporting and processing services to obtain FCC approval for telecom products to be sold in the United States. Additionally, designated as a Foreign Certification Body (FCB), we can also issue ISEC approvals for Canada, if necessary.

Our experienced specialists have a deep understanding of FCC approval and compliance testing criteria. With our services, we can support that your telecom equipment products conform to relevant FCC standards necessary to receive FCC certification.

Contact our experts today to achieve your FCC approval!

Certified for the US market with FCC compliance testing

With almost 300 million consumers, the United States is one of the largest and most prominent markets in the world. Manufacturers in the telecom industry who are looking to tap into this vast economic resource must make sure products are FCC compliant. Our comprehensive services provide you assurance that your products conform to the relevant FCC standards and certification criteria. We are able to quickly increase your market access as most TCB approvals are typically issued within one week following complete testing and documentation. Our exclusive, one-stop service saves you both time and money with complete service from a single source. Gain a competitive edge in the competition with neutral third-party certification and reduce your risk of corporate liability with documented safety standards.

Our fast and simple approach to FCC approval and certification

As an accredited TCB, we test and evaluate your products to determine compliance for verification, declaration of conformity (DoC), or certification purposes. Our experts quickly and precisely prepare your test report and application as well as submit the appropriate documentation for FCC approval.

We provide comprehensive testing, reporting and processing of FCC certification for areas in which TCB approvals are allowed, including:

  • Telecommunications terminal equipment under Part 68 of the FCC rules
  • RF (wireless) devices under Part 68 of the FCC rules
  • Wireless routers
  • Home automation devices
  • Smartphones, Tablets & Personal Computers
  • Modular Approvals
  • Land-Mobile Radios
  • Garage Door Openers
  • Wireless Automotive Security Devices
  • Mobile Internet Devices (MID)
  • Wireless IP Cameras
  • Wireless Implantable Medical Devices

The FCC is charged with regulating interstate and international radio, television, wire, satellite and cable communications. All intentional radiators (transmitters) require certification regardless of their power or license for use. Certification is determined according to the type of device. Some devices may require FCC certification and some may require TCB certification, while others might be certified with either FCC or TCB approval. The FCC approves systems and not individual parts. Exceptions may be granted to some cell phones, computers and other equipment at the discretion of the FCC.

Our experts provide you the guidance to help you navigate the mandatory approval and certification processes appropriate for your products. Contact us!

FCC regulatory requirements

The FCC requires that all radio communication equipment meet regulatory compliance standards such as:

Part 15 of the FCC rules (47 C.F.R. Part 15)
Requires emissions testing for intentional and unintentional radiators to prevent harmful radio interference. Any digital device operating at 9 kHz or higher is strictly regulated by the FCC. This is a federal regulation that sets limits on the amount of electromagnetic interference allowed from digital and electronic devices such as wristwatches, musical instruments, computers, telephones and low-power transmitters. Licensed transmitters operating under the preferred spectrum authorizations of Parts 22, 24, 25, 27, 73, 74, 80, 87, 90, 95, 96 and 101 are protected.

Part 68 of the FCC rules (47 C.F.R. Part 68)
This is a federal regulation that requires manufacturers to test and register equipment with the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachment (ACTA) prior to connection to the network. ACTA-designated tests are designed to detect whether equipment is potentially hazardous to the network. Devices such as conventional modems and telephones are subject to basic harms-to-the-network requirements such as:

  • Hazardous voltage and current tests
  • Signal power limitations, such as intentional differential (metallic) signals as well as unintentional signals
  • Transverse balance
  • Billing protection to network operators to fairly bill their customers
  • Lightning surge and drop test
  • AC and DC on-hook impedance requirements

Your accredited partner for FCC approval

Accredited by both the ANSI and A2LA, we are your trusted TCB partner to provide you recognized compliance testing, review and process your approval applications and issue FCC certification grants of approval. We are able to serve you quickly with our services to achieve FCC approval in order to enter the US and Canadian market. We help you demonstrate your commitment to telecom equipment quality and safety as well as to prove the compliance of your products necessary to use the coveted FCC logo.

Get in touch with one of our experts to learn how you can benefit from our FCC compliance testing services. Call now!

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