When making measurements to demonstrate compliance with the FCC rules it is required to use the appropriate measurement methods as specified in the particular section of the FCC rules.  For example, for Part 15 devices see Section 15.31 for a list of required measurement standards.

Other measurement procedures that have been found acceptable by the Commission, in accordance with Section 2.947, may also be used.  The following table lists measurement procedures that have been found by the Commission to be acceptable for compliance testing.

The FCC Knowledge Database (KDB) provides additional guidance on testing devices subject to the FCC rules.

General EMC and Radio Equipment Measurement Procedures
FCC/OET MP-2 Part 15, TV Receiver
Measurement of UHF Noise Figures of TV (October 1986) [PDF]
FCC/OET MP–5 Part 18, ISM
Methods of Measurements of Radio Noise Emissions from Industrial, Scientific and Medical equipment (February 1986)
ANSI C63.4-2014 Part 15, Unintentional Radiators
American National Standard for Methods of Measurement of Radio-Noise Emissions from Low-Voltage Electrical and Electronic Equipment in the Range of 9 kHz to 40 GHz
[Link to IEEE website]
ANSI C63.10-2013 Part 15, Intentional Radiators
American National Standard of Procedures for Compliance Testing of Unlicensed Wireless Devices
[Link to IEEE website]
ANSI C63.17-2013 Part 15, UPCS
Methods of Measurement of the Electromagnetic and Operational Compatibility of Unlicensed Personal Communications Services (UPCS) Devices 
[Link to IEEE website]
KDB Publication 789033 Part 15, U-NII
Guidelines for Compliance Testing of Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices Part 15, Subpart E
KDB Publication 905462 Part 15, U-NII/DFS
Compliance Measurement Procedures for Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Devices Operating in the 5250 MHz to 5350 and 5470 MHz to 5725 MHz Bands incorporating Dynamic Frequency Selection
Equipment Operating in Licensed Radio Services
ANSI C63.19-2007 or
ANSI C63.19-2011
Part 20, HAC
American National Standard for Methods of Measurement of Compatibility between Wireless Communication Devices and Hearing Aids
[Link to IEEE website]
ANSI/TIA-603-E (2016)

Land Mobile FM or PM Communications Equipment and Performance Standards
[Link to tiaonline.org]


Project 25, Digital C4FM/CQPSK Transceiver Measurement Methods
[Link to tiaonline.org]

ANSI C63.26-2015

American National Standard for Compliance Testing of Transmitters Used in Licensed Radio Services
[Link to IEEE website]

KDB Publication 971168

Measurement Guidance for Certification of Licensed Digital Transmitter

RF Exposure Measurement Procedures
IEEE Std 1528™-2013

IEEE Recommended Practice for Determining the Peak Spatial-Average Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in the Human Head from Wireless Communications Devices: Measurement Techniques
[Link to IEEE website]

KDB Publication 248227 SAR Measurement Procedures for IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi Transmitters
KDB Publication 447498 Mobile and Portable Device RF Exposure Procedures and Equipment Authorization Polices [KDB]
SAR Measurement Procedures for USB Dongle Transmitters
OET Bulletin No. 65, Supplement C Cross-Reference
KDB Publication 615223

802.16e/WiMax SAR Measurement Guidance

KDB Publication 616217 SAR Evaluation Considerations for Laptop, Notebook, Netbook and Tablet Computers
KDB Publication 643646 SAR Test Reduction Considerations for Occupational PTT Radios
KDB Publication 648474 Evaluation and Approval Considerations for Handsets with Specific Wireless Charging Battery Covers. [KDB]
SAR Evaluation Considerations for Wireless Handsets  [KDB]
KDB Publication 680106 RF Exposure Considerations for Low Power Consumer Wireless Power Transfer Applications [KDB]
KDB Publication 865664 SAR Measurement Requirements for 100 MHz to 6 GHz
RF Exposure Compliance Reporting and Documentation Considerations

KDB Publication 941225

3G SAR Measurement Procedures
SAR Evaluation Consideration for LTE Devices Rel. 10 LTE SAR Test Guidance and KDB Inquiries

SAR Evaluation Procedures for Portable Devices with Wireless Router Capabilities

SAR Evaluation Procedures for UMPC Mini-Tablet Devices