As a TCB, Intertek can help you attain Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and ISED Canada Certification more quickly and efficiently

What is a Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB)?

A Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) is a designated organization authorized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States to issue certifications for certain types of telecommunications equipment.

The FCC requires that certain types of telecommunications equipment, such as radio frequency devices, must be tested and certified before they can be marketed or sold in the United States. The purpose of this certification is to ensure that the equipment complies with FCC rules and regulations, including those related to safety, emissions, and interference with other devices.

A TCB is responsible for reviewing and testing the equipment to ensure compliance with FCC regulations, and issuing the necessary certification once compliance has been demonstrated. The TCB is also responsible for ongoing compliance monitoring of certified equipment.

The FCC has authorized several organizations to serve as TCBs, and these organizations must meet certain requirements and follow specific procedures in order to maintain their TCB status.

Benefits of using a Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB)

There are several benefits to using a TCB for certification of telecommunications equipment. Some of the key benefits include:

  1. Expertise: TCBs have the knowledge and experience to evaluate and test telecommunications equipment to ensure it complies with the relevant regulations. They are trained and qualified to identify potential issues and to provide guidance on how to address any compliance deficiencies.
  2. Faster Certification: TCBs can often provide faster certification turnaround times than going through the FCC directly. This is because TCBs have the authority to issue the certification without the need for additional review by the FCC.
  3. Lower Costs: Using a TCB can be more cost-effective than going through the FCC directly. TCBs are often able to offer competitive pricing for certification services, and they can also provide guidance on how to minimize costs associated with testing and certification.
  4. Streamlined Process: TCBs provide a single point of contact for the certification process, making it easier and more efficient for equipment manufacturers to get their products certified. TCBs can provide guidance on the necessary steps and requirements for certification, and they can help to ensure that all necessary documentation is submitted in a timely manner.
  5. Ongoing Support: TCBs can provide ongoing support and guidance for compliance issues that may arise after certification. They can also help to ensure that any necessary modifications or updates to the equipment are done in compliance with the regulations.

Intertek's Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) Capabilities

In an effort to make the certification process more efficient for manufacturers, the FCC and ISED Canada have appointed TCBs. With offices and laboratories around the world Intertek can provide local testing to global clients who need FCC and ISED Canada Certification for their products. We can help you reduce the critical time-to-market and significantly cut down on costs and logistics problems.

  • Full scope certification for all radio types and telecom equipment
  • Fast turnaround on reviewing and issuing certificates
  • Expert staff streamlines attaining certification for your products
  • Accreditation to test against a broad range of carrier, industry, and government safety compliance and performance criteria

FCC Certification (United States)
Manufacturers who wish to sell telecom, licensed RF, and low powered transmitters in the United States must have their products tested by an accredited lab and certified by the FCC for EMC/Telecom compliance, including FCC Parts 11, 15, 18, and 68. Apply for FCC Certification Now.

ISED Canada Approvals (Canada)
As an ISED Canada approved laboratory Intertek can test a variety of equipment including radios and telecom equipment for Canadian compliance. Intertek has a scope of testing and certification for Canada that corresponds to our scope for U.S., including compliance testing and the review and submission of all necessary documentation to ISED Canada, and can also provide Canadian representative services. Apply for ISED Canada Approval Now.

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