A brief description of RCM compliance testing, approval & certification
Expansion: Regulatory Compliance Mark
Effective region: Australia and New Zealand
Regulator: Australian Communications and Media Authority (Australia) and Radio Spectrum Management Group (RSM) (New Zealand).
Legal status: Mandatory
AC Mains supply: 230VAC 50Hz
Supersedes: The C-Tick scheme was superseded and replaced during a 3 year transition period that ended March, 2016.
Countries requiring the RCM testing and marking
RCM marking is mandatory for certain product groups within Australia and New Zealand.
EMC certification, approval and compliance requirements
EMC Bayswater offer NATA Accredited RCM compliance services such as Radiocommunications and EMC testing, certification and approvals. Please note: All customers should now have transitioned from the the C-Tick scheme to the RCM scheme, please refer to our RCM mark approval – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.
Legal Implications for RCM marking
The equipment/product must comply with the relevant applicable standard as specified by the ACMA. Referring to the ACMA product classification levels only products that fall under Medium or High risk evidence of compliance either through test report or technical construction file (TCF) showing the device complies with an applicable technical standard. Responsible suppliers must register on the National Database. If the responsible supplier wishes to use the RCM logo on a level 1 product then a declaration of conformance must be completed. The Responsible supplier must determine if the device falls under the in scope electrical equipment requirements. If the product does fall under this scope then the supplier must register on the EESS database. Certain products known as “prescribed or declared articles” must also be tested for electrical safety under the RCM scheme.
For further RCM information such as using overseas reports etc please refer to our FAQ section and our EMC test report validity assessment service page. Your product may also require other Australian approvals such as electrical safety. We can arrange all other Australian approvals through our partner laboratory network (EMC Technologies testing group). Thus meaning we can be a single point contact for all your compliance testing needs if required.
What is the Regulatory Compliance Mark and how does it affect my product?
The RCM mark indicates a products compliance with all applicable Australian regulatory requirements. This mandated requirements include; Telecommunications, Radiocommunications, EMC, EME / EMR and Electrical safety. All suppliers must register on a new national database. There is no longer a requirement to include supplier identification on product labeling.
Why use EMC Bayswater for your RCM compliance testing?
We offer excellent customer support, provide great value with high quality testing and test reports. We offer a fast turnaround to ensure your product gets to market with the shortest possible lead time. We are NATA accredited for many of the mandated standards for EMC testing in Australia. In the case of a dispute NATA endorsed testing will be accepted by the ACMA over others. Please visit our Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Testing page for the types of EMC testing required and other EMC compliance testing services we offer.
Common EMC testing for RCM certification
AS/NZS CISPR 11 – Industrial, Scientific, Medical (ISM) equipment
AS/NZS CISPR 12 – Spark ignition engines and electric vehicles
AS/NZS CISPR 13 – TV receivers and audio equipment
AS/NZS CISPR 14.1 – Electrical motor-operated & thermal appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus
AS/NZS CISPR 15 – Electrical lighting and similar equipment including LED Lights and drivers
AS/NZS CISPR 22 – Information technology equipment
AS/NZS CISPR 32 – Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment
AS/NZS 61000.6.3 – Generic residential, commercial and light industrial
AS/NZS 61000.6.4 -Generic industrial AS/NZS 4268 Radio transmitters and receivers