What is Module Certification for the IoT?

IoT (Internet of Things) module certification refers to the process of validating and verifying that an IoT device module complies with certain industry standards, specifications, and regulations. Certification ensures that the IoT module meets specific criteria related to functionality, interoperability, security, and other essential aspects. The goal is to establish a level of confidence that the device will operate reliably and securely within a larger IoT ecosystem.

Certification may be required by regulatory bodies, industry alliances, or standards organizations to ensure that IoT devices adhere to certain guidelines. The certification process typically involves rigorous testing and evaluation of the IoT module's hardware, software, and communication protocols.

Common aspects covered in IoT module certification include:

  1. Interoperability
  2. Security
  3. Compliance
  4. Functionality
  5. Environmental Impact

Ultimately, IoT module certification helps build trust among consumers, businesses, and other stakeholders by demonstrating that the devices are reliable, secure, and compliant with industry standards.

Intertek's Module Certification Solutions

Module certification is the cornerstone for IoT device certification approval and is a prerequisite for device integration and for launch on mobile operator networks. Intertek’s broad scope of solutions for cellular modules includes testing and certification per mobile operator, industry, and regulatory requirements. Our global network of labs is authorized by various mobile operators, and we’re accredited for 3GPP standards applicable to PTCRB, CTIA and GCF certification. We also specialize in global market access and regulatory requirements including FCC, ISED, EU Radio Equipment Directive and much more.

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