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Equipment Authorization Procedures

VERIFICATION (Section 2.902 47 CFR)

Verification is a procedure where the manufacturer makes measurements or takes the necessary steps to ensure that the equipment complies with the appropriate technical standards.Submittal of a sample unit or representative data to the Commission demonstrating compliance is not required unless specifically requested by the Commission pursuant to Section 2.957.

Examples of devices subject to Verification include, but are not limited to Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) equipment; business Class A computer equipment; TV and FM receivers.Devices subject only to Verification shall be uniquely identified.

To view examples of labels for Verification devices

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY (Section 2.906 47 CFR

A Declaration of Conformity is a procedure where the responsible party as defined in Section 2.909, makes measurements or takes other necessary steps to ensure that the equipment complies with the appropriate technical standards.Submittal of a sample unit or representative data to the Commission demonstrating compliance is not required unless specifically requested pursuant to Section 2.1076.

Examples of devices subject to DoC include, but are not limited to Class B personal computers and peripherals; CB receivers; super-regenerative receivers; TV interface devices.Devices subject to DoC shall be uniquely identified.

Devices must be tested by a test laboratory accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP); the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA); or an accredited laboratory designated by the Commission under the terms of a negotiated Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).

To view a listing of accredited laboratories, choose "Accredited" at the Test Firm Type pull-down arrow at https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/TestFirmSearch.cfm.

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CERTIFICATION (Section 2.907 47 CFR)

Certification is an equipment authorization issued by the Commission or by a designated Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB) based on representations and test data submitted by the applicant.

Examples of devices subject to Certification which must be submitted to the Commission include, but are not limited to Ultra Wideband; Software Defined Radio; new technology.

Examples of devices subject to Certification which must be submitted to a TCB are Computers and Computer Peripherals.

Examples of devices subject to Certification which may be submitted to either the Commission or to a TCB include, but are not limited to cell phones; RF Light; Microwave Oven; RC Transmitters; Family Radio; Telemetry Transmitters; Wireless Phones; Walkie Talkies.

To view a listing of test facilities that perform testing for a fee, click Test Firms under Reports at https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/TestFirmSearch.cfm .

To view a listing of TCBs, click TCB Search under Reports at https://apps.fcc.gov/tcb/index.html.

To view examples of labels for Certification devices

TELECOMMUNICATIONS CERTIFICATION BODY- (Section 2.960 47 CFR)

The Commission may designate a Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB) to approve equipment under the Certification procedure based on an application with all the specified information. The TCB shall process the application to determine whether the product meets the Commission's requirements and shall issue a written grant of equipment authorization. The grant shall identify the TCB and the source of authority for issuing it.

Contact a TCB to determine whether a specific device may be authorized by them. To view a listing of TCBs, click TCB Search under Reports at https://apps.fcc.gov/tcb/index.html.

Examples of devices subject to Certification which must be submitted to the Commission include, but are not limited to Ultra Wideband; Software Defined Radio; new technology.

Examples of devices subject to Certification which must be submitted to a TCB are Computers and Computer Peripherals.

Examples of devices subject to Certification which may be submitted to either the Commission or to a TCB include, but are not limited to cell phones; RF Light; Microwave Oven; RC Transmitters; Family Radio; Telemetry Transmitters; Wireless Phones; Walkie Talkies.

To view examples of labels for Certification devices

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