Intertek will guide you through each step of the FCC Part 15 testing process, ensuring that you can quickly and efficiently meet current FCC regulations

Most digital devices that operate at 9 kHz or higher are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under its Part 15 regulations. Without the proper expertise, it can be difficult to assure that your products satisfy these requirements. Even products that can take advantage of FCC test exemptions are strongly encouraged to comply and must cease operation if they cause interference.

Intertek has a large network of FCC recognized test labs and a broad base of experience with the FCC regulations. Our experts can provide both education and testing relating to the current FCC requirements, for both the Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity approval process and up to and including certification testing and approval. Many devices are composite devices subject to multiple FCC rule parts and approval processes. Contact us for quotes for testing, approvals, and training sessions on the FCC requirements.

About FCC Part 15 Regulation

FCC Part 15 is a federal regulation that sets limitations on the amount of electromagnetic interference allowed from digital and electronic devices as well as many types of unlicensed radios including those found in products such as medical devices, smart home equipment, multimedia products, and any other product that includes wireless capability. FCC guidance also strongly recommends testing of host devices that include radio modules to ensure continued compliance of the radio when included in the host product. Failure to comply with FCC Part 15 can have a serious impact on everyone associated with your product: engineers, distributors, retailers and even customers. The FCC's remedies against non-complying products include the halting of all distribution as well as the issuance of fines to the manufacturer, and may require product recalls.

Additional FCC Regulations

FCC Part 18 includes EMC requirements for certain industrial, scientific and medical digital equipment not included in Part 15. Additionally, FCC Part 68, details the requirements for devices that attach to the telephone network, such as modems, PBXs and telephones. Our FCC compliance expertise fully covers these related regulations, along with other rule parts for licensed radio.

Global Market Access

Intertek’s laboratories are fully equipped and accredited to conduct testing to various international requirements. In fact, we can conduct testing for FCC compliance and similar services for Canadian approval, EU Declaration of Conformity, ACA compliance of telecom equipment, and VCCI marking in Japan, among others.

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