The new Spectrum Management System and the RSP-100

On January 20, 2016 Innovation, Science and Economics Canada (formerly Industry Canada) gave notice that they are  releasing the following documents: Radio Standards Procedure RSP-100, Issue 11, Certification of Radio Apparatus, which sets out the requirements for certification of radio apparatus and broadcasting equipment; and Declaration of Conformity DC-01, Issue 6, Procedure for Declaration of...

Notice re RSP – 100 – Certification of Radio Apparatus

Companies applying to certify radio apparatus and broadcasting equipment should ensure that they follow the updated RSP – 100 – Certification of Radio Apparatus released by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) in November, 2014. On November 13, 2014, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada released “The Radio Standards Procedure for Certification...

Radio equipment of any kind, including bluetooth and Wifi devices, must meet specific Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) regulatory requirements and technical standards before it can be imported, sold or used in Canada. The process of demonstrating compliance to Industry Canada is called “certification”. Over the last few years, we have...

Any radio equipment introduced into the Canadian market must first be certified by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada), but certification is not required where the equipment is imported exclusively for demonstration or trial purposes and not for distribution.  To be certified, radio equipment must meet the standards and specifications of the...

It is the final production model that must comply with the applicable Radio Equipment Certification requirements.  See Category I Equipment Standards List for specific information regarding what radio equipment is subject ot certification by Industry Canada. Radio equipment imported only for demonstration or trial purposes does not need to be certified.  However, such equipment may...