United States Certification and Approvals

FCC TCB Equipment Authorization

Depending on the type of device, the FCC provides three possible procedures for Equipment Authorization:

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Verification: Performed by the manufacturer based on laboratory test results.
• Declaration of Conformity: Self declaration (DoC) based on listed/accredited laboratory test results.
• Certification: TCB or FCC assessment of listed/accredited laboratory test results.

After determining the applicable Equipment Authorization procedure for your device, Teleconformity can provide guidance and obtain final approval for you. For the Certification, the FCC maintains a list of recognized (listed/accredited) Testing Laboratories and published appropriate Measurement Procedures, additional Major Guidance publications and Knowledge Data Base (KDB). Testing is generally required for intentional and unintentional (conducted and radiated) emissions, and if applicable, also for Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS), Specific Absorbtion Rate (SAR), and Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC). Besides guidance for the Verification or DoC procedures, Teleconformity provides TCB (Telecommunication Certification Body) Certification services for the following groups of equipment ("scopes"), where A1~A4 covers Unlicensed and B1-B4 covers Licensed RF equipment. B3 and B4 are on special request only. C1 concerns Telecommunication Terminal equipment, in short TTE:

Unlicensed (A1~A4):
A1. Low Power transmitters below 1 GHz, emergency alerts & unintentional radiators.
A2. Low Power transmitters above 1 GHz.
A3. Personal Communication System (UPCS) devices.
A4. National Information Infrastructure (UNII) & low power spread spectrum transmitters.
Licensed (B1~B4):
B1. Personal Mobile Radio Services in 47 CFR Part 22, 24, 25 and 27.
B2. General Mobile Radio Services in 47 CFR Parts 22 (non-cellular), 73, 74, 90, 95, 96, and 97.
B3. Maritime and Aviation Radio Services in 47 CFR Parts 80 and 87.
B4. Microwave Radio Services in 47 CFR Parts 27, 74, and 101.
Telecommunication Terminal Equipment (C1):
C1. TTE - 47 CFR Part 68, TIA-968-B, T1.TRQ.6, TIA/EIA TSB-31-C (see FCC part 68 / ACTA)


For classification of equipment under these scopes, the FCC maintains a list of Equipment Codes representing a technology or specific application. Some equipment, specified by the FCC on the so called Exclusion List can not be approved by a TCB and certification applications must be submitted for certification to the FCC directly. Certified equipment will be granted a certificate ("FCC grant") and details of the equipment filing will be published in the FCC database available on the FCC website.
Companies seeking FCC certification need an FRN and Grantee Code (GC). Grantee Codes (GC) and FRN can be looked up here.

Teleconformity is Associate Primary Member of the TCB Council. Click here for the Teleconformity membership overviews on the TCB Council website.


FCC EMC CAB

Teleconformity offers EMC CAB approval services for 47 CFR part 15 and 18. Test results or test reports from non-accredited or non-listed laboratories cannot be used for Equipment Authorization under the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) procedure, unless the corresponding dossier is approved by the EMC CAB (recognized by the FCC).

FCC part 68 / ACTA filing

Teleconformity also offers the service for approval and registration of Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Interfaces (TTE) under "FCC part 68" for ACTA. The general analogue standard is TIA-968-x. Line interfaces types we typically handle are PSTN, ISDN, xDSL, etc.
Teleconformity is an Authorized Filing Agency for ACTA. Teleconformity can perform all your ACTA filings. Visit the
ACTA website to obtain detailed information.


Safety and Health Approval

In the US, Electronic and Electric equipment may require approval from an
OSHA recognized NRTL (National Recognized Testing Laboratory). Such approval marks include UL, ETL, CSA, who are also valid for Canada. Some equipment may require registration at -and approval from- the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), like monitors and laser devices, but also Medical Equipment. According the State (specific) Building Codes, Equipment to be installed within buildings -or behind ceilings- may require additional compliancy requirements. Teleconformity provides services for Safety and Health Approvals in the US.

Your Application
If you are familiar how to proceed using the application forms for Certification below, please go ahead. In any other case, or for monitor or laser approval from the FDA, please contact us here.


   Forms for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Equipment authorization    Application forms for FCC Certification

   FCC EMC CAB application    Application forms for FCC EMC (CAB Validation)

   ACTA application forms    Application forms for ACTA Filing

   Forms for Electrical Safety    Application forms for Electrical Safety Certification (NRTL)

   Forms for Medical Equipment    Application forms for Medical Equipment Approval (FDA)

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