A brief description of FCC EMC compliance testing, approval & certification
Expansion: Federal communications commission
Effective region: Independent agency of the United states covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S territories.
Regulator: The Federal communications commission is an independent agency of the United States government created by the congressional statue.
Legal Requirements: Mandatory
AC Mains supply: 120VAC 60Hz
Countries requiring the FCC marking
FCC marking is mandatory for certain product groups within the all 50 states, district of Columbia and the territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands).
EMC Bayswater offers a comprehensive testing services with our iOATS registered test site for radiated and conducted emissions.
Click the following link to view our FCC registered test site confirmation letter
Click the following link to view our FCC testing accreditation letter
FCC Legal implications
Each product must be tested to the relevant applicable section of the Federal communications commissions rules at a registered and accredited test site. The federal communications commission requires products to meet the relevant emissions requirements section. A local representative is required for declaration of conformance. Intentional radiators (Transmitters) must have the test report and associated technical documentation submitted to the Federal communications commission or a designated TCB (Telecommunications Certification Body/Technical conformity body).
FCC Verification Process
EMC Measurements are taken to ensure that the equipment complies with appropriate technical standards. Submission of a sample or representative data to the FCC demonstrating compliance is not required, unless it is requested by the FCC.Devices subject to verification include Industrial, Scientific and medical (ISM) equipment, business class A computer equipment, TV and FM receivers, etc. These devices shall be uniquely identified by the person responsible for marketing or importing the equipment within the United States.
FCC Certification Process
Certification is an equipment authorisation issued by the Federal Communications Commission or by a designated Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB).
Test reports should be submitted to a designated TCB for technical validity.
Devices that must be submitted to the FCC include Ultra Wideband; Software Defined Radio; new technology, etc.
Devices that must be submitted to a designated TCB are Computers and Computer Peripherals. An alternative is to test at a DoC laboratory, a cheaper and less complicated alternative.
The FCC Quick labelling Guide is excellent to quickly check your products labelling requirements.
Please click the following link for information on the FCC labelling requirements and guidelines.
For EMC testing of Radio Frequency LED Lighting Products, please refer to the OET notice “FCC – Radio Frequency LED Lighting EMC Testing Notice“
For further information, please refer to our FCC testing – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) .
Why use EMC Bayswater for your FCC testing, compliance and certification needs?
We offer excellent customer support, provide great value, high quality testing and test reports with a fast turnaround to ensure your product gets to market with the shortest possible lead time. We are NATA accredited for FCC Part 15B which includes NATA accreditation to ANSI C63.4 and we have a fully compliant ANSI C63.4-2009 and ANSI C63.4-2014 iOATS chamber required for radiated emissions measurements (30MHz to 26.5GHz radiated emissions). Please visit our EMC testing services page for details of other EMC compliance testing services we offer.