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FCC Part 15 Approval

FCC Part 15 compliance requires all Part 15 transmitters must be tested and authorized before they can be marketed. Authorization can be obtained through either certification or verification.

FCC Certification is defined by the FCC as:

The certification procedure requires that tests be performed to measure the levels of radio frequency energy that are radiated by the device into the open air or conducted by the device onto the power lines. A description of the measurement facilities of the laboratory where these tests are performed must be on file with the Commission’s laboratory or must accompany the certification application. After these tests have been performed, a report must be produced showing the test procedure, the test results, and some additional information about the device including design drawings. The specific information that must be included in a certification report is detailed in Part 2 of the FCC Rules.

FCC Verification is defined by the FCC as:

The verification procedure requires that tests be performed on the transmitter to be authorized using a laboratory that has calibrated its test site or, if the transmitter is incapable of being tested at a laboratory, at the installation site. These tests measure the levels of radio frequency energy that are radiated by the transmitter into the open air or conducted by the transmitter onto the power lines. After these tests are performed, a report must be produced showing the test procedure, the test results, and some additional information about the transmitter including design drawings. The specific information that must be included in a verification report is detailed in Part 2 of the FCC Rules.

Once the report is completed, the manufacturer (or importer for an imported device) is required to keep a copy of it on file as evidence that the transmitter meets the technical standards in Part 15. The manufacturer (importer) must be able to produce this report on short notice should the FCC ever request it.

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Keystone Compliance assists manufacturers with FCC Part 15 compliance. Testing to FCC Part 15 includes conducted emissions and radiated emissions. Additional testing might be required given the nature of the product. Please contact us for more information on how Keystone Compliance can assist you with identifying and fulfilling your FCC Part 15 needs.