RSP-100 Radio Equipment Certification


Certification is the process for obtaining a document indicating a certain radio equipment’s compliance with sections 21(1)(b) and (c) of Canada’s Radiocommunication Regulations and the applicable standards and specifications. Certification granted by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) following its review of a technical brief that demonstrates that a unit, which is representative of the final production model, complies with the applicable standard(s).

RSP-100 sets out the procedural requirements to be followed and the information to be submitted by an applicant wishing to obtain certification of radio equipment to the Department's standards and specifications by the Certification and Engineering Bureau (the Bureau) of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) or a recognized Certification Body (CB).

Non-Canadian foreign applicants must appoint a Canadian Representative i.e. a local contact for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada , capable of responding to inquiries and provide post-certification audit samples at no charge to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Generally, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada will work directly with the applicant, but if Industry Canada is unable to reach the applicant, it will contact the applicant’s Canadian Representative. The Certification process is fairly straightforward. The first step is to register your company with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Once registered, the supporting documents may be uploaded using Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's e-filing service. Click here for a brief summary of the types of Certifications and the supporting documents that must be submitted to Industry Canada along with an applicant’s certification application. For more information refer to RSP-100.