The following FCC presentations on topics related to equipment authorization and procedures for compliance have been made by the staff to provide a common understanding and interpretation of applicable policies and regulations. Note that these are staff interpretation of rules and only provide guidance on general policies and procedures; they are subject to change.  Also, as the rules change or new procedures are developed the previous guidance may not apply; you should always refer to the latest rules, presentations and guidance documents to determine what equipment authorization procedures should be followed.  For the latest guidance on specific topics, please refer to our KDB Publications.

Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) Presentations
  • October, 2018

    General Equipment Authorization Topics [PDF]
    Overview of Equipment Authorization System (EAS) Redesign [PDF]
    Recent FCC Rulemakings Panel [PDF]
    Compliance Verification/ Measurement Methods for Part 30 Devices [PDF]
    Vehicular Radar Certification Measurement Procedures [PDF]
    Update on DTS Test Procedures & 802.11ax [PDF]
    Citizens Broadband Radio Service Devices (CBSDs) and End User Devices (EUDs)Part 96 [PDF]
    RF Exposure:Order/NPRM Issues [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures [PDF]

  • April, 2018

    Testing Laboratory and TCB KDB Publication Updates [PDF]
    General Equipment Authorization Topics [PDF]
    mmWave Compliance Measurements [PDF]
    Compliance Verification/ Measurement Methods for Part 30 Devices [PDF]
    mmWave Prescan with Downconverters [PDF]
    700 MHz Narrowband Interoperability Testing [PDF]
    General Equipment Authorization - Technical Issues [PDF]
    Licensed Services Equipment KDB Pub. 971168 D01 Update [PDF]
    Update on U-NII Test Procedures [PDF]
    DTS KDB Update [PDF]
    UWB KDB (FAQ) Update [PDF]
    Vehicular Radar Certification Under Part 95 Subpart M [PDF]
    Citizens Broadband Radio Service Devices (CBSDS) Part 96 [PDF]
    Wireless Power Transfer Update [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures [PDF]
    Module Panel Discussion [PDF]

  • November, 2017

    TCB Workshop General Topics Session [PDF]
    Review of the Commission’s Equipment Authorization Proceedings [PDF]
    Labeling Report and Order FCC 17-93 [PDF]
    Part 95 Personal Radio Services Report & Order, FCC 17-57 [PDF]
    76-81 GHz Radar Operations Report & Order, FCC 17-94 [PDF]
    FCC and Accessibility Standards [PDF]
    mmW Measurement Topics for Further Investigation [PDF]
    Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Certification Issues and Guidance [PDF]
    U-NII Guidance Updates [PDF]
    Equipment Filing Considerations for Various Part 95 New Rules [PDF]
    Licensed Services Equipment KDB Pub. Updates and Review Items [PDF]
    Wireless Microphones Rule Update (KDB 206256) [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures [PDF]

  • May, 2017

    FCC Presentations TCB Workshop May 3, 2017 [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Order & Accredited Testing Laboratories [PDF]
    Module Panel Discussion [PDF]
    FCC Part 15 Panel [PDF]
    Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Bands [PDF]
    Basic Guidance on Antennas Used With Part15 Intentional Radiators - KDB Pub. 353028 [PDF]
    Considerations on Filing Requirements and Radiated Measurements for in-body Transmitters [PDF]
    FCC Licensed Equipment Approvals [PDF]
    Non-US Bands in Client Devices [PDF]
    Update and Status of ANSI C63.4, C63.10, and C63.26 Standards [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility Rules -Update [PDF]
    Part 96 3.5 GHz Band TCB [PDF]
    Licensed Services Equipment Review and Approval – Miscellaneous Updates [PDF]
    Part 20 and Part 90 Signal Boosters – Miscellaneous Updates [PDF]
    Part 80 Report and Order & Part 87 Review [PDF]
    SAR Testing for Handheld RFID/Barcode Scanners [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures [PDF]

  • October, 2016

    FCC Presentations TCB Workshop October 12, 2016 [PDF]
    Operation and Marketing of RF Devices Prior to Equipment Authorization [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Processing Issues [PDF]
    OET Experimental Licensing System Compliance Testing License Web Demo [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Processing Issues [PDF]
    Selected Licensed Bands Review and Approval Items [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization - Modular Devices [PDF]
    Frequency Range of Radiated Measurements [PDF]
    RF LED Lighting devices [PDF]
    Part 80 Report and Order(FCC 16-119) Updates [PDF]
    U-NII-2 DFS Procedures Updates [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility Rules - Update [PDF]
    700 / 800 MHz Service Rule Update [PDF]
    SAR Testing for Non-Standard Form Factor Devices [PDF]
    Wireless Power Transfer Applications [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures [PDF]

  • April, 2016

    FCC Presentations TCB Workshop April 12 – 13, 2016 [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Roles and Responsibilities and Scopes [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Administrative Issues [PDF]
    Review of Selected General Review and Approval Items [PDF]
    Review of Selected Part 90 PLMRS Review and Approval Items [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures [PDF]
    U-NII DFS Bin 5 Test Frequencies and Memorandum Opinion & Order (FCC 16-24) U-NII-3 Band [PDF]
    3650 MHz Band [PDF]
    Directional Gain and EIRP Calculations for Transmitters with Multiple Outputs [PDF]
    Overview and Synopsis of ANSI C63.26 [PDF]
    Miscellaneous Compliance Measurement Issues [PDF]
    Mobile Broadband in mmW Bands [PDF]
    Review of 2015 Hearing Aid Compatibility Rulemaking Actions [PDF]
    HAC Update [PDF]

  • October, 2015

    FCC Presentations TCB Workshop October 27 – 28, 2015 [PDF]
    Spectrum Issues – Recent Rulemakings [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures [PDF]
    Review of FCC Equipment Authorization Program [PDF]
    General DiscussionPanel 1 [PDF]
    General Discussion Panel 2 [PDF]

  • April, 2015

    FCC Presentations TCB Workshop April 14-15, 2015 [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Program Review [PDF]
    Signal Boosters Certification and Definitions [PDF]
    Signal Booster KDB Guidance Update [PDF]
    ANSI C63.26 Measurement Standard Update [PDF]
    HAC Update [PDF]
    Part 90 Refarming (Narrowbanding) Updated 579009 Publication [PDF]
    U-NII Device Security and Software Configuration Control [PDF]
    DFS Update and Part 80 Reminder TCB Workshop [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures [PDF]
    Grant Certificate Notes and Conditions 551693 DR01 Draft Publication [PDF]
    Module Update [PDF]

  • October, 2014
    FCC Presentations TCB Workshop [PDF]
    Medical Body Area Networks (MBANs) [PDF]
    Signal Booster Recon and FNPRM Impact to Compliance Test Procedures [PDF]
    Signal Booster Topics for Next Updates of KDB 935210 D01 & D02 [PDF]
    Recent Rules Updates Highlights Including BRS/EBS Emissions [PDF]
    Frequencies and Rule Parts Listed on Grants – KDB 634817 Updates [PDF]
    LPR Measurement Procedure [PDF]
    RF Lighting Technical Requirements and Testing Guidance [PDF]
    HAC Update - VoLTE and Voice over WIFI as CMRS [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures Update [PDF]
    FCC Presentations TCB Workshop October 22, 2014 [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Administrative Issues [PDF]
    E-Labelling Guidance KDB 784748 [PDF]
    New Rules for Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Bands KDB 789033, KDB 644545 [PDF]
    DFS New Rules KDB Publication 905462 D02 Clients without Radar Detection KDB Publication 905462 D03 TCB Workshop [PDF]
    U-NII Device Security and Software Configuration Control [PDF]
  • April, 2014
    FCC Presentations TCB Workshop April 8, 2014 [PDF]
    Consumer Signal Booster Compliance Test Procedures [PDF]
    Updates on Signal Boosters and Related Devices – Policy Considerations [PDF]
    Level Probing Radar (LPR) [PDF]
    Updates on KDB 680106 D01 & Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) [PDF]
    802.11 Wi-Fi SAR Procedures [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures General Update [PDF]
    Laboratory Division FCC [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Administrative Issues [PDF]
    What’s New With Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) [PDF]
    U-NII Rulemaking Supplemental Information [PDF]
    Software Configurations Guidance KDB 594280 [PDF]
    Part 80 Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Update [PDF]
  • October, 2013
    FCC TCB Workshop Overview [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Administrative Issues [PDF]
    Considerations On Updating KDB Guidance For Grant Listings [PDF]
    KDB 248227 802.11 SAR Procedures Update Proposal [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures Update [PDF]
    Cellular Phone Sleeve Accessory Guidance [PDF]
    Wireless Power Transfer Applications [PDF]
    Updates on Signal Boosters and Related Devices -Policy [PDF]
    Consumer Signal Booster Compliance Test Procedures [PDF]
    EMC Measurement Roundtable [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility - Update [PDF]
    Software Configurations for Non-SDR Devices [PDF]
  • April, 2013
    FCC TCB Workshop Overview [PDF]
    April 2013 RF Exposure Procedures [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility [PDF]
    Wireless Power Transfer for Consumer Devises[PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Overview [PDF]
    EAS Grantee Update [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Applications [PDF]
    KDB Inquiry System Management [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Program Review [PDF]
    Part 90 Public Safety Narrowbanding [PDF]
    Signal Boosters - Concepts, Terms, and Definitions [PDF]
    Signal Boosters - Certification Requirements Overview [PDF]
    Network Protection Standard for Consumer Signal Boosters [PDF]
    Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) 4 New Service Rules [PDF]
    Wireless Communications Service (WCS) [PDF]
    Medical Body Area Networks(MBANs) [PDF]
    C63 Activities and Revised Measurement KDB Publications [PDF]
    Millimeter Wave Measurement Procedure [PDF]
    What's New With Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure(U U-NII) [PDF]
    Revisions to MIMO KDB Publication #662911 D01 [PDF]
    Modular Transmitters [PDF]
    Software Configurations [PDF]
  • October, 2012
    FCC TCB Workshop Overview [PDF]
    General Authorization and Policy Session [PDF]
    TCB Administration Issues [PDF]
    Part 90 Public Safety Narrowbanding [PDF]
    TCB MIMO KDB 662911D01 Revisions [PDF]
    TCB UNII KDB 789033 Revisions [PDF]
    TCB Workshop Power Measurement [PDF]
    RF Exposure [PDF]
    Wireless Charging [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Review [PDF]
  • April, 2012
    FCC TCB Workshop Overview [PDF]
    Part 22H Presentation [PDF]
    Digital Transmission Systems Presentation [PDF]
    IEEE 802.11ac and Pre-ac Device Emissions Testing Draft Guidance [PDF]
    Level Probing Radar(LPR)and Millimeter Wave Measurement Procedure Discussions [PDF]
    General Session 1 [PDF]
    Grant Frequency Update [PDF]
    Part 90R Public Safety Narrowbanding [PDF]
    Bluetooth 4.0 [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures [PDF]
    Grant Conditions, SAR Listings on Grants, SAR Listings in User Manuals [PDF]
    Unlicensed Personal Communications Service Devices [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility [PDF]
  • October, 2011
    FCC TCB Workshop Overview [PDF]
    Market Surveillance Procedure Review [PDF]
    Administrative Issues [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures Update [PDF]
    Guidelines for Grant SAR Listing. [PDF]
    UNII Device Testing [PDF]
    Multiple Output Devices (MIMO. [PDF]
    EMC Power Measurement Issues [PDF]
    Modular Approval Discussion [PDF]
    General Panel Discussion [PDF]
  • April, 2011
    TCB Workshop Overview [PDF]
    TCB Program Administration Review [PDF]
    Pulse Emission Measurements Part 15 [PDF]
    Multiple Output TX Measurement Review. [PDF]
    WCS Power Measurement Review. [PDF]
    Power Measurement Overview: TV Band (White Space) Devices. [PDF]
    General Policy Updates Session 1. [PDF]
    Software Configuration Control Guidance and Review – KDB 594280 [PDF]
    UNII Device Approvals. [PDF]
    Access Broadband over Power Line (BPL) Test Procedures and Equipment Authorization. [PDF]
    Part 90 Narrowbanding Transition Update. [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility KDB 285076. [PDF]
    RF Exposure Guidance. [PDF]
    General Policy Guidance - Updates. [PDF]
    Modular Transmitter Approvals KDB 996369. [PDF]
  • October, 2010
    Administrative Updates / Issues. [PDF]
    FCC Equipment Authorization System Redesign Overview. [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility - August 2010 Second Report and Order. [PDF]
    HAC Update. [PDF]
    Power Measurement KDB Update. [PDF]
    RF Exposure Procedures Update. [PDF]
    FCC Roundtable General Discussion. [PDF]
  • April, 2010
    FCC General April, 2010. [PDF]
    Administrative Updates. [PDF]
    Proposed Guidance Conducted Emissions of Tx with Multiple Outputs (eg MIMO). [PDF]
    C63.26 STM1 RF Power Updates and New KDB Publications. [PDF]
    RF- Exposure Procedures Review. [PDF]
    TCB RF Exposure Portable PTT Test Plan and PBA Inquiries. [PDF]
    Accessory Test Reductions. [PDF]
    General TCB Issues Panel. [PDF]
    Technical Issues Panel. [PDF]
  • October, 2009
    Part 90Z 3650-3700 MHz Band Review of Transmitter Devices using Contention Based Protocol [PDF]
    Administrative Updates [PDF]
    Transmitters Certified Under Multiple Rule Parts Summary [PDF]
    Update on Recent Compliance Matters. [PDF]
    FCC Presentations TCB Workshop – October 2009. [PDF]
    Discussion of Selected RF Exposure Concepts and Related KDB Publications [PDF]
    Licensed Devices Recent Rule Interpretations and Updates [PDF]
    Modular Transmitter Basic [PDF]
    Permit But Ask Procedures and TCB Exclusion Lists [PDF]
    SAR Measurement Procedures [PDF]
    Software Defined Radio (SDR) Application Review Guide [PDF]
    FCC Part 15 Unlicensed Transmitters Updates [PDF]
    Update on Hearing Aid Compatibility Guidance [PDF]
  • October, 2008
    Discussions on SAR Measurement Issues [PDF]
    Review of Selected Concepts from RF Exposure Basic KDB Publications [PDF]
    Administrative Clarifications / Issues [PDF]
    Audit and Compliance Issues [PDF]
    Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Test and Compliance Issues - Update [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Guidance for Hearing Aid Compatibility [PDF]
    Licensed Devices Recent Rule Interpretations [PDF]
    Permissive changes Permit But Ask Procedure Modular Approvals [PDF]
    TCB Form 731 Filing Requirements / Opportunities [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility Presentation [PDF]
  • February, 2008
    TCB Workshop [PDF]
    Revised - SAR Evaluation Considerations for Handsets with Multiple Transmitters & Antennas [PDF]
    SAR Evaluation Considerations for Handsets with Multiple Transmitters & Antennas [PDF]
    Updates to Mobile and Portable Device RF Exposure Equipment Authorization Procedures [PDF]
    TCB Exclusion List [PDF]
  • October, 2007
    Administrative Review [PDF]
    Basics of Unlicensed Transmitters [PDF]
    Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Test and Compliance Issues [PDF]
    Update Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Test and Compliance Issues [PDF]
    General Technical Issues [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility HAC Update [PDF]
    SAR Evaluation Considerations for Laptop Computers with Antennas Built-in on Display Screens [PDF]
    Licensed Devices Recent Rule Interpretations [PDF]
    Mobile and Portable Device RF Exposure Equipment Authorization Procedures - Selected Refresher Items [PDF]
    Permissive Changes [PDF]
    TCB Workshop Part 15 updates and New Interpretations [PDF]
    RF Exposure Test Procedures - Review & Update - [PDF]
    SAR Measurement Procedures for 3G Devices [PDF]
  • October, 2006
    Administrative Review [PDF]
    Broadband over Power Line (BPL) Update [PDF]
    Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Equipment Authorization [PDF]
    SAR Procedures Update [PDF]
    Licensed Devices Recent Rule Interpretations [PDF]
    Updates to Mobile and Portable Device RF Exposure Equipment Authorization Procedures [PDF]
    TCB Workshop Part 15 updates [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility TCB Review Guidance [PDF]
  • February, 2006
    Broadband over Power Line (BPL) Equipment Authorization - Detailed [PDF]
    Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Equipment Authorization [PDF]
    Administrative Issues / EAS Confidentiality EAS Confidentiality [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization Issues Roundtable Discussions [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility Discussion [PDF]
    RF Exposure And 3G Technologies [PDF]
    Software Defined Radios Key Issues [PDF]
  • October, 2005
    Introduction to FCC Rules and Equipment Authorization Program [PDF]
    Licensed Devices General Technical Requirements [PDF]
    Introduction to RF Exposure Evaluations for Handsets and Hand-Helds [PDF]
    RF Exposure Mobile and Portable Device Review and Approval Procedures [PDF]
    Part 80 Maritime and Part 87 Aviation Services [PDF]
    Overview Part 80 Maritime and Part 87 Aviation Services [PDF]
    Overview of RF Exposure Concepts and Requirements [PDF]
    Intro to Evaluating Compliance / SAR Review of Handset Transmitters [PDF]
    Mobile Multi-transmitter MPE Estimation Spreadsheet [XLS]
    Part 95 Personal Radio Services Overview [PDF]
    Unlicensed Devices General Technical Requirements [PDF]
  • May, 2005
    Equipment Authorization/ TCB Administrative Issues (1) [PDF]
    Equipment Authorization / TCB (2) [PDF]
    New Policies for Part 15 Devices [PDF]
    Part 80 VHF Transceivers & Marine Radars [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility - RF Emissions Measurement / TCB Review Guidance [PDF]
    Review of RF Exposure Evaluations and Present Technology Requirements [PDF]
    SAR Measurement Considerations at 3-6 GHz [PDF]
    SAR Test Configurations & Proposed TCB Review Procedures for 802.11 Wireless LAN Transmitters [PDF]
    Smart Antenna Systems [PDF]
    TCB Training (Audits and Compliance Branch / Audits Overview) [PDF]
    Review of TCB Program [PDF]
    Evolution of Modern UWB Technology [PDF]
  • February, 2005
    Technical Problems with TCB Filings [PDF]
    Broadband over Power Line (BPL) Test Procedures and Equipment Authorization [PDF]
    Configuring 802.11 Wireless LAN Transmitters for SAR Evaluation [PDF]
    Electronic Grantee Code Changes [PDF]
    Emission Test Procedure for 802.11 Transmitters [PDF]
    Part 2 - FCC ID Information and General Administrative Information [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility [PDF]
    New Rulemakings & Developments For Licensed Services [PDF]
    Part 15 Test Procedure and Rulemaking Updates [PDF]
    Part 80 EPIRBs and Part 87 ELTs [PDF]
    Review of RF Exposure Evaluations and Present Technology Requirements [PDF]
    RFx Interpretations and Review [PDF]
    SAR Measurement Considerations at 3-6 GHz [PDF]
    TCB System Screen Review [PDF]
  • October, 2004
    Technical Problems with TCB Filings [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility [PDF]
    Knowledge Database (KDB) [PDF]
    Measurement Techniques [PDF]
    Latest Rulemakings - Licensed Devices [PDF]
    Part 15 Rulemaking Updates [PDF]
    RF Exposure An Update... [PDF]
  • May, 2004
    Carrier Current Systems (CCS) and Broadband over Power Line (BPL) [PDF]
    RFID [PDF]
    Software Defined Radio (SDR)/Cognitive Radio (CR) Technologies [PDF]
    Ultra-Wideband (UWB) [PDF]
    Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Devices (U-NII)/Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) [PDF]
  • February, 2004
    Administrative Issues [PDF]
    Hearing Aid Compatibility [PDF]
    New Rulemakings & Issues for Licensed Services [PDF]
    Part 15 Approval and Rulemaking Updates [PDF]
    TCB Council Workshop RF Exposure Portable, Module, Other [PDF]
    RF Exposure - Handsets, and Fixed and Mobile Devices [PDF]
Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) Presentations
  • May, 2009
    May '09 Intro to APEC TEL MRA. [PDF]
    May '09 Telecomm. Regulations in US. [PDF]
    May '09 FCC Conformity Assessment Methods. [PDF]
    May '09 Overview FCC Regs for Licensed & Unlicensed Devices. [PDF]
    May '09 Future of Telecommunication Regs in the US. [PDF]

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