The procedure to apply for radio equipment certification is RSP-100. The appendix A and appendix B forms from RSP-100 must be thoroughly completed and signed. The forms must accompany your submission. The latest version of
RSP-100 is available.
The list of radio standards is available
Yes Canadian equipment certification is required. All radio equipment must comply with Canadian procedures and technical standards.
Certification will not be issued until an applicable standard has been promulgated. Please verify as to the release of radio standards with the manager of equipment standards. The e-mail address is email@example.com
Company numbers can be obtained through the E-filing System. To obtain a company number, login to E-filing, select "Manage Company Information" and then "Obtain new company number". After you have filled in the information and completed the request, an e-mail will be sent to you with your new company number.
First time users of the E-filing system must register with Industry Canada before they can obtain a company number.
Yes, the certification number is prefixed by "IC:" as per the labeling requirements in
RSP-100, which replaces previous requirements.
It's preferable that the client chooses the UPN. Permitted alphanumerical characters used in the UPN are limited to capital letters (A-Z) and digits (0-9). Other characters, such as "#", "/" or "-", shall not be used. An example of the new format for a company being issued a company number (CN) of "1234A" by the Certification & Engineering Bureau and wishing to use a UPN of "6A5S" would thus be: IC: 1234A-6A5S
The fees are detailed in New Fee Structure
Once the radio equipment has received certification it is listed in the radio equipment list (REL). The listing fee is $50.00 per model.
The applicant must provide in writing the identity of a representative in Canada who is capable of responding to enquiries and who can provide post-certification audit samples at no charge to Industry Canada.
Family certification may be granted too many models of radio equipment, which are nearly electrically identical in design and construction provided that each model is assigned a unique model number by the manufacturer. Additional information can be found in RSP-100.
Multiple listing is required when a manufacturer or distributor wishes to list under their name and unique model number, a certified radio equipment of an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Radio equipment may be multiple listed to other manufacturers or distributors based upon the approval granted to the original Technical Acceptance Certificate holder.
A reassessment is required when a Class II permissive change is made to previously certified equipment as per RSP-100.
A class II permissive change requires notification to Industry Canada. A class II permissive change includes those modifications in the radio equipment, which do change the electrical characteristics beyond the rated limits established by the manufacturer and accepted by Industry Canada for its certification, without violating the requirements of the applicable standard. This type of change requires notification to Industry Canada. The type of service is called reassessment.
Normally within 14 calendar days.
Category I equipment must meet the requirements of the applicable Canadian standard and requires certification. Category II equipment must also meet the requirements of the applicable Canadian standard but is certification exempt. (subsection 4(2) and 4(3) of the
Radiocommunication Act and the Radiocommunication Regulations.)
Industry Canada will accept a FCC test report if it meets the following conditions:
Manager, Radio Equipment Standards
300 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C8
Certification and Engineering Bureau
3701 Carling Avenue (Building 94)
P.O. Box 11490, Station "H", Ottawa, ON K2H 8S2
local Industry Canada office (see document RIC-66).