Anyone who wishes to launch products successfully into local or international markets needs the correct authorizations. In many cases compliance conditions for particular markets differ from country to country.

CTC advanced can help you to manage the conformity processes all around the world – whether it is the United States, the European Union, Asia Pacific or elsewhere. With our extensive global accreditations, recognitions and worldwide contacts with decisive authorities, we are familiar with the standards, directives and access requirements in any market you target.

Special type approval information

Of course, we will be glad to support you with our experience related to dedicated requirements in particular countries.

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MIC Vietnam has just published a draft Circular which introduces QCVN 54:2020/BTTTT replacing QCVN 54:2011/BTTTT. The draft Circular is expected to take effect from July 01. 2021.
Assuming that no further regulation change comes up, all approved products which have Wifi 2.4GHz function will need to re-apply for certification when QCVN 54:2020/BTTTT comes in force.


USA / DE 0001 / Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB)

In the U.S., a product has to be tested according to the regulatory requirements set by the respective government agency, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). CTC advanced is recognized by the FCC as TCB. To obtain an approval, a product has to be tested according to FCC standards that are applicable to the device’s radios and integrated technologies. CTC advanced as TCB has the authority to review and grant the test results on behalf of the FCC.

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

Canada / DE 0001 / Foreign Certification Body (FCB)

Testing and certification according to regulatory requirements set by the appropriate government agency, for the Canadian market the,  ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada) is a necessary condition for market launch. In an effort to make the certification process more efficient for manufacturers in and outside Canada, ISED has appointed Foreign Certifications Bodies (FCB). CTC advanced as FCB has the authority to review and grant an application for Certification on behalf of ISED.

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

Notified Body according to the EU RE Directive

When a product is provided with a CE Mark the product can legally be sold within the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Area (EFTA). The European Union introduced the CE Marking scheme to make trade easier and cheaper between EU countries. By affixing the CE Mark the manufacturer claims that a product conforms to the minimum legal requirements.


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.

Japan / 202 / Registered Certification Body / MIC

Any telecommunications equipment sold in Japan must conform to the Radio Law or/and Telecommunications Business Law and related cabinet orders, ordinances and other regulations. In principle equipment must be presented to recognized institutions allowed to perform conformity testing and certification. In an effort to make the certification process with regards to the Radio Law or/and Telecommunications Business Law more efficient for manufacturers in and outside Japan, MIC (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) has appointed CTC advanced as a so-called Registered Certifications Bodies (RCB).

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.



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.



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 EMCo 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.



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.


Joachim Kanz

Head of Department, Business Development, Sales & Project Managment


+49 681 598-8240

Dr. Matthias Flieger

Head of Department Certification


+49 681 598-8745