Certification

The process of making your products available on international markets demands to prove compliance to the current regulatory requirements in the targeted countries. Whereas some regions like Europe, USA, Canada and Japan are regulated by a legislative framework covering the requirements of the associated member states and territories, there are more than 180 countries in the world that require individual certification management and approval handling. The particular requirements of each country vary widely and require precise and careful research.

CTC advanced supports you in managing the conformity processes all around the world – whether it is the European Union, the United States, Asia Pacific or any other country.
Through our extensive global accreditations and recognitions, we are familiar with the laws, directives and market access requirements.

With our global network and direct contact to authorities and agencies around the world, we assist you during the certification process in:

  • ensuring your product quality
  • reducing costs
  • saving time
  • increasing your productivity
  • preparing for a safe and reliable product release

CTC advanced stands for Consulting, Testing, Certification.

  • Our Certification Team is the 3rd letter C for Certification:
    Discover and reach 195 countries with our expert team for regulatory certification services and International Type Approval
  • advanced stands for our advanced mission and responsibility
    With more than 20 years of experience, we know what we are talking about!
    Cost-effective, fast and safe: we accompany you through the entire approval process.

We are Notified Body 0682 according to Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU

What is our scope?

Radio!

We offer our Notified Body service for any product that applies or incorporates radio transmitters or receivers. We cover the whole scope of the RE Directive’s essential requirements including product safety, health, EMC and radio spectrum matters.

Our approach?

Supporting customers on the process of conformity assessment in order to place radio products onto the European market – We offer services according to Annex III (Type Examination) and Annex IV (Full Quality Assurance) of the RE-D and support our customer’s in maintaining the CE requirements and up-to-date regulatory information.

Not yet ready?

As the European regulations are complex and the strategy of preparing products to be sold on the Union market has a variety of different aspects, we accompany our customers from the first stage on by offering general regulatory seminars and trainings on specific subjects tailored to the needs of our customers and their experience in regulatory affairs.

USA / DE001 / Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) / Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

What is a TCB?

A Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) is an organization like CTC advanced with the authority to issue Certifications for compliance with Federal Communications Commission regulations.

What is FCC?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government that regulates communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable across the United States. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the United States.

What is certification?

Certification is the most rigorous approval process for RF Devices with the greatest potential to cause harmful interference to radio services. It is an equipment authorization issued by an FCC-recognized Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) based on an evaluation of the supporting documentation and test data submitted by the responsible party (e.g., the manufacturer or importer) to the TCB. Testing is performed by an FCC-recognized accredited testing laboratory. Information including the technical parameters and descriptive information for all certified equipment is posted on a Commission-maintained public database

What is our Scope?

In short. All!

CTC advanced is one of the few organizations worldwide that are recognized for the whole radio scope for both, testing and certification!

Canada / DE0001 / Foreign Certification Body (FCB) / Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

What is ISED?

The Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy. The ISED is mandated  for Broadcasting, distribution and spectrum licences, telecommunications standards, certification and much more.

What is a FCB?

A Foreign Certification Body (FCB) is an organization like CTC advanced with the authority to issue Certifications according to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's regulations.

What is certification?

Certification is the most rigorous approval process for RF Devices with the greatest potential to cause harmful interference to radio services. It is an equipment authorization issued by an ISED-recognized Foreign Certification Body (FCB) based on an evaluation of the supporting documentation and test data submitted by the responsible party (e.g., the manufacturer or importer) to the FCB. Testing is performed by an ISED-recognized accredited testing laboratory. Information including the technical parameters and descriptive information for all certified equipment is posted on a ISED-maintained public database.

What is our Scope?

In short. All!

CTC advanced is one of the few organizations worldwide that are recognized for the whole radio scope for both, testing and certification!

JAPAN / CAB 202

Any radio and telecommunication device destined for Japan must be conform to the Japanese Standards laid down in national Ordinances and Notifications. Conformance of Radio Transmitters are stipulated in the Radio law, whereas the network access (e.g. public Japanese operator Network) is prescribed in the Telecommunication Business law. For both categories, approval for Japan is required.

CTC advanced has been recognized as an RCB (Registered Certification Body) by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) since 2004.

We are one of a very limited number of foreign RCBs recognized under both laws (Radio Law (RL) and Telecommunications Business Law (TBL)). This full service is of great benefit for manufacturers of radio and telecom equipment combinations.

We can support testing and approval:

  • Class 1, 2 and 3 of specified radio equipment
  • All categories of the Telecommunication Business Law
  • Extreme weak power
  • RFID (13.56MHz)

International Type Approval

Do you plan to launch your product worldwide?

In order to achieve a successful market launch, a special expertise of the world markets and substantial knowledge in the field of international type approvals are required.

This is exactly where we - as a worldwide experienced partner - come in! With our support, you benefit from a smooth market launch of your products. We offer you an efficient approval process from a single source! CTC advanced provides both services under one roof: the testing of your product according to the required guidelines/standards and the worldwide approval service.

Our experts of the „International Type Approval” Team – ITA – guide you safely and experienced through the entire approval process. The rules and regulations vary widely from country to country. With our connections to international authorities and approval regimes, we can pave the way to a successful global market launch for you.

In addition to the European (CE), Canadian (IC) and US-American (FCC) approvals, it is required to apply for and obtain national mandatory radio approvals from the local telecommunication authorities in approx. 200 countries/regions, before your product may be distributed and used worldwide. Our ITA Team is highly versed in this task and always up to date with respect to the special requirements of individual countries.

We provide you with the necessary information on global radio regulations and country-specific labelling requirements as well.

A decision for „CTC advanced“ is a decision for a faster and more secure market access – all over the world!

To ensure that you are always up to date in your current projects, CTC advanced’s customer portal myCTC provides an overview of the complete certification process, necessary documentation, labelling instructions and much more.

CTC advanced provides testing and approval services according to all the FCC standards including:
  • FCC PART 22, 24 & 27 for GSM/WCDMA devices
  • FCC PART 15.247 for Bluetooth devices and WLAN (2.4 GHz)
  • FCC PART 15.407 for WLAN 802.11a (5GHz)
  • FCC PART 15.245 (902-928 MHz band, ISM bands)
  • FCC PART 15.225 for RFID (13.56 MHz)
  • FCC PART 25 for Satellite communications devices
  • FCC PART 90 for Private land mobile devices
  • FCC PART 95 for Personal radio devices
CTC advanced offers testing and approval services according to all major ISED standards like:
  • RSS-132, -133, -139, -195 & -199 for GSM/WCDMA/LTE devices
  • RSS-210 for License-exempt radios
  • RSS-247 for Bluetooth classic, LE, WLAN 802.11a, b, g, n, ac
  • RSS-170 for Satellite Earth Stations
  • RSS-211 for Level Probing Radar Equipment
  • RSS-216 for Wireless Power Transfer Devices
  • RSS-244 for Medical Devices and many more
  • RSS-251 for Field Disturbance Sensors (Vehicular and/or  Airport Fixed Radar)
  • RSS-220 for Devices Using Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Technology
  • RSS-213 for 2 GHz Licence-Exempt PCS Devices  (DECT)
EUROPE / CE 0682
CTC advanced is Notified Body for various relevant EU Directives
  • Radio Equipment (RE) Directive 2014/53/EU

You desire further information on the RED itself and its approval processes? Neither we would like to bore you with what you already know nor we would like to overflow you with too many details. From our point of view an individual consulting is far more efficient. Therefore, we are offering customized seminars on that subject.

For more information, please do not hesitate to call us.

CTC advanced provides testing and approval services according to all relevant technical requirements for:
  • Extremely low power radio equipment
  • Type 1, 2 & 3 Specified radio equipment
  • Terminal equipment

All other countries / International Type Approval for more than 180 countries of the world

When your target market is not covered by mutual recognized standards or agreements, our specialized team for International Type Approval (ITA) can handle the certification process with the responsible authorities on location.
On the basis of many years of successful approval handling and long-standing contacts with official approval bodies around the world, CTC advanced can test and certify according to regulatory requirements of virtually any market you plan to enter: efficiently and cost-effectively.
Given the wide range of industries and technologies which are served by CTC advanced, our Certification department consists of a multinational team of approval specialists with a high level of technical expertise. Following languages are – among others – covered by native speakers, also guaranteeing that peculiarities due to cultural differences are taken into account:  English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi.
Let CTC advanced manage and streamline the conformance process to ensure the timely insertion of your products onto its target market.  Following your specific requirements we assume an intermediary function between the manufacturer and the local authority’s location in the target country, helping you reduce time-to-market and save overall cost.

CTC advanced‘s certification department successfully established its quality management system according to the highest defined quality standards and holds an ISO 9001 certification issued by TÜV Nord.

SUPPORTIVE INTERNATIONAL TYPE APPROVAL DOCUMENTATION

Please find below up-to-date information about approval processes in selected countries.
Visit this page periodically and stay informed with our latest type approval news…

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Argentina

International Type Approval

Argentina

Brazil

International Type Approval

Brazil

China

International Type Approval

China

Indonesia

International Type Approval

Indonesia

Israel

International Type Approval

Israel

Malaysia

International Type Approval

Malaysia

Mexico

International Type Approval

Mexico

South Korea

International Type Approval

South Korea

Ukraine

International Type Approval

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

International Type Approval

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

International Type Approval

Vietnam

FURTHER SUPPORTED CERTIFICATION SCHEMES

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DECT / CAT-IQ

CTC advanced conducts testing for DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) products according to the current European and US standards. We offer all functional and regulatory testing like radio interface, the GAP protocol, acoustics, network access and specific absorption rate. Moreover we can perform the testing of quality parameters. Additionally CTC advanced is the right partner for achieving the CAT-iq mark. CTC advanced can provide all respective services which are required to launch a CAT-iq product on the various world markets. Besides excellent quality the CAT-iq Certification will give you the additional benefit of ensuring the interoperability with many devices of different manufacturers for a wide range of functions.

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CPV- AND M-TIP CERTIFICATION

CTC advanced as accredited Mastercard service provider offers the full range of CPV and M- TIP services. The CTC advanced portfolio includes all MasterCard technologies for cards and mobile products, with the exception of EMVCo CPA-based products. The Mastercard terminal integration process M-TIP is carried out to ensure that the terminals placed in the network correspond to the requirements of Mastercard. CTC as an accredited MasterCard service provider will validate your M-TIP test results and, if successful, apply a letter of approval for the appropriate terminal network configuration.

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Bluetooth

A device incorporating Bluetooth® wireless technology must undergo testing according to the Bluetooth® SIG Qualification Program in order to classify as a licensed product with the Bluetooth trademark. CTC advanced is accredited Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility (BQTF) with recognized Bluetooth Qualification Experts (BQE), offering a comprehensive range of testing services.

Contact

Joachim Kanz

Head of Department, Sales & Business Development

joachim.kanz@ctcadvanced.com

+49 681 598-8240

Dr. Matthias Flieger

Head of Department Certification

matthias.flieger@ctcadvanced.com

+49 681 598-8745