Single New Certification

Single certification may be granted to radio equipment provided that the equipment model is assigned a unique model number by the manufacturer and certification has never been granted for that model.

The following information must be submitted:

1. a completed and signed original copy of Appendix A ― Application and Agreement for Certification Services;

2. a covering letter explaining the type of certification services requested and a brief description of the radio equipment;

3. a completed and signed original copy of Appendix B ― Test Report Cover Sheet;

4. a detailed test report meeting the technical requirements of the applicable Radio Standards Specification (RSS);

5. a completed and signed copy of Appendix (A and B) or C of RSS-102 – Radio Frequency Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands);

6. photographs and product literature of the new model;

7. schematic diagrams and block diagrams; and

8.a drawing, sample or illustration of the product label.

Family Certification

Family certification (multiple models) may be granted to many models of radio equipment that are electrically identical, provided that each model is assigned a unique model number by the manufacturer.
Equipment is considered electrically identical if no changes are made to equipment that has been certified or if the changes made to the equipment qualify as Class 1 permissive changes (see Section 6.2).

New Family Certification – If family certification is requested and none of the models in the family have ever been certified, the following information shall be provided:

1. the information required for a new certification; and

2. a list of all the models to be included in the family.

Family to a previously certified model – If family certification is requested and at least one model in the family has been certified, the following information shall be submitted:

1. the model number, the previous certification number of the approved equipment with a detailed description of the differences between the new device and the previously certified device, with particular emphasis on the following:

i. the radio frequency and RF output power;

ii. the radio frequency circuitry;

iii. functional capabilities; and

iv. a test report.

2. a completed and signed original copy of Appendix A. If more than one model is to be approved, the additional models may be shown on an attached list;

3. a completed and signed original copy of Appendix B attached to the test report;

4. a completed and signed copy of Appendix (A and B) or C of RSS-102;

5. photographs and product literature if the new model’s(s’) internal or external appearance differ(s)from the previously certified models;

6. a drawing, sample or illustration of the product label, if this is not shown in (e); and

7. a brief statement as to why the new product should qualify for family approval. This statement must be augmented with schematic diagrams and block diagrams. If modifications have been made to the circuitry, a test report verifying affected parameters may be required.

Multiple Listing

Multiple listing of a certified model is required when a manufacturer or distributor wishes to list under its name and unique model number, certified equipment of an original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

A model of equipment may be multiple-listed to other manufacturers or distributors based upon the approval granted to the original applicant and certificate holder.

In order to obtain a multiple-listing certification, the following documentation must be submitted to the Bureau:

1. the model number and certification number of the approved equipment;

2. a signed letter from the original applicant and certificate holder authorizing the Department to use information on file to grant a multiple-listing certification. The name/model number and certification number of the radio equipment must be shown. The letter must also declare that the model to be multiple-listed is identical in design and construction to the originally approved model;

3. a letter, from the applicant, requesting the certification;

4. completed and signed original copies of Appendix A and Appendix B;

5. completed and signed copies of Appendix (A and B) or C of RSS-102 – Radio Frequency Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands); and

6. a drawing, sample or illustration of the product label.

Reassessment (Class II Permissive change)

A reassessment is required when a Class II permissive change is made to previously certified equipment.

In order to obtain a reassessment certification, the following documentation must be presented to the Bureau:

1. the model number and certification number of the approved radio equipment with a detailed description of the differences between the modified device and the previously certified device, with particular emphasis on the following:

i. the radio frequency and RF output power;
ii. the radio frequency circuitry;
iii. functional capabilities; and
iv. a test report.

2. a completed and signed original copy of Appendix A. If more than one model is to be approved, the additional models may be shown on an attached list;

3. a completed and signed original copy of Appendix B attached to the test report;

4. photographs and product literature if the modified model’s(s’) internal or external appearance differ(s) from the previously certified models;

5. completed and signed copies of Appendix (A and B) or C of RSS-102;

6. a drawing, sample or illustration of the product label, if this is not shown in (d), and

7. a brief statement as to why the modified product still qualifies for certification. This statement must be accompanied by schematic diagrams and block diagrams.

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