FCC Testing & Certification

Eurofins York provides FCC Testing & Certification services for manufacturers of radio products and wireless equipment through accredited testing to Federation of Communications Commission (FCC) requirements.

Our UKAS Accredited laboratories provide FCC Testing and Certification services for product designers and manufacturers who are looking to gain access to the United States market as well as further afield.

We provide a range of capabilities to meet the needs of product designers and manufacturers who need to meet the FCC requirements and, through the wider Eurofins E&E group, we can deliver a comprehensive service with an extensive scope of accreditation.

Alongside FCC testing and certification, we also offer extensive EMC and Electrical Safety testing services as well as a Global Market Access programme, allowing you to deliver your products to markets around the world, on time and on budget. We can advise on regulatory requirements and guide you through the certification process and procedures, ensuring that your route to market is as quick and simple as possible.

To discuss how we can help you obtain FCC Certification, please contact us.

Our FCC Testing & Certification Services

Our three test laboratories are accredited by UKAS to the requirements of FCC Title 47 CFR parts 15B and part 18 (and in addition to part 15C for the Castleford Lab); and are designated as Conformity Assessment Bodies under the EMC Sectoral Annex of the EU-US Mutual Recognition Agreement.

Eurofins York offers FCC electronic product compliance testing measurements for unintentional and intentional radiators covering electromagnetic emissions ranging from 9 kHz to 40 GHz.

When using the certification authorisation-route, in addition to testing, Eurofins York also offers the service of acting as an agent making the application on behalf of the customer. This consists of completion of application forms and on-line TCB application.

For more information on gaining access to the US markets and FCC approval for your RF device, please contact your local Eurofins York Test Laboratory.  For non-UK customers, contact our York Office.

Our FCC accreditation schedule for each of our laboratories can be found on the FCC Website.

FCC Rules

The Federal Communications Commission is the federal agency responsible for implementing and enforcing America’s communications law and regulations including those for radio frequency (RF) devices and ISM equipment. Its rules and regulations are published in Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) which includes the requirements for placing RF devices on the US market.

For RF devices which are unintentional transmitters the authorisation process depends on the product. Radio devices which are intentional transmitters / radiators however must follow the certification authorisation-route.

Eurofins York (formerly York EMC Services) offers a range of FCC electronic product compliance testing to 47 CFR 15 and 47 CFR 18 and all of our laboratories are listed on the FCC website as an FCC recognised accredited testing laboratory.

Certification

  • Applies to intentional radiators and certain unintentional radiators.
  • Testing by an accredited test laboratory is mandatory, followed by TCB (Telecommunications Certification Body) formal certification.
  • Certified devices require an FCC ID.
  • A grant of Equipment Authorisation is issued by the TCB for certified equipment.

Suppliers Declaration of Conformity (SDoC)

  • Equipment that does not contain a radio transmitter and contains only digital circuitry – such as computer peripherals, microwave ovens, ISM equipment, switching power supplies, LED light bulbs, radio receivers and TV interface devices – is subject to approval using the SDoC procedure with an option to use the certification procedures
  • For any equipment subject to the SDoC procedure, the certification equipment authorization procedure may be used in place of the SDoC procedure at the option of the responsible party
  • For equipment that contains both unintentional radiators (e.g., digital logic circuitry) within an end product and intentional radiators, the unintentional radiator portion can be generally authorized under either SDoC or certification while the intentional radiators (e.g., radio transmitters) contained in the equipment is typically required to be certified

Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) is an FCC equipment authorization procedure that requires the party responsible for compliance to ensure that the equipment complies with the appropriate technical standards.

The responsible party is not required to file an equipment authorization application with the Commission or a TCB; therefore, equipment approved under the SDoC procedure is not listed in any Commission database.

However, the responsible party must provide a test report and other information demonstrating compliance with the rules upon request by the Commission.

For more information or if you have any questions about which route is applicable to your products, please contact us and we will be pleased to help.


To view a full list of Eurofins York’s accreditations click here.