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Global Certification Technical Update

May 2019

May 2019 Updates

Canada

CANADA (ISED) – PUBLIC CONSULTATION RSP-100, ISSUE 12

Proposed date of entry into force: To be determined

 Notice was given by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) that the document “RSP-100, Issue 12, Certification of Radio Apparatus and Broadcasting Equipment” has been posted on the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC) for a 70-day consultation period.

RSP-100, Issue 12, Certification of Radio Apparatus and Broadcasting Equipment, sets out the certification procedure for radio apparatus and broadcasting equipment which fall under Radio Standards Specifications (RSSs) and Broadcasting Equipment Technical Standards (BETSs), respectively.

CANADA (ISED) – NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR WIRELESS DEVICE TESTING LABORATORIES

 Effective March 13, 2019

Notice was given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) would allow Certification Bodies to accept test reports from wireless test sites on file for testing completed prior to March 15, 2019, if uploaded to the Certification Engineering Bureau (CEB) system before June 15, 2019. This would allow an additional three (3) month grace period for projects that were already underway.

All testing performed after March 15, 2019 for new applications for certification should be performed by an ISED recognized wireless testing laboratory.

Within this three (3) month grace period, Certification Bodies should inform each manufacturer submitting a test report from a non-recognized Wireless Device Testing Laboratories that the reports from these laboratories would no longer be accepted after June 15, 2019.

CANADA (ISED) – CONSULTATION OF RSS-181, ISSUE 2

Proposed date of entry into force: To be determined

RSS-181, Issue 2, Coast and Ship Station Equipment Operating in the Maritime Service in the Frequency Range 1605-28000 kHz, sets out the certification requirements for equipment operating in the maritime service in the frequency range 1605-28000 kHz.

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