ISED Canada Certification Services

ISED Canada Certification Services

ISED Canada regulates the radio spectrum for all transmitters operated in the country

ISED Canada regulates the radio spectrum for all transmitters operated in the country

About ISED Canada 

ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development) Canada regulates the radio spectrum for all radio devices operated in the country and defines the requirements for approval and certification of radio, consumer electronics and communications devices. ISED Canada Radio Standards Specifications set out the general technical and certification requirements, while Radio Standards Procedure RSP-100 Certification of Radio Apparatus and Broadcasting Equipment provides the requirements and process for obtaining and maintaining certification for radio equipment.

The certification process does not have to be carried out by certification bodies located within Canada, as ISED Canada has appointed Foreign Certification Bodies (FCB) across the world. FCBs have the authority to evaluate product test reports and issue technical acceptance certificates on behalf of ISED Canada.

Radio products can only be placed on the Canadian market once they comply with ISED Canada’s legal and technical requirements. Only after obtaining a Technical Acceptance Certificate, and the product is placed on the Radio Equipment List (REL), can a product then be released onto the market. Without such certification, market access for Canada will not be granted for radio product manufacturers.

Our ISED Canada Certification Services

ISED Certification for Canada - Radio, consumer electronics and communications devicesOur certification body, TÜV SÜD, is a Foreign Certification Body (FCB) appointed under the APEC TEL Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).

We can therefore manage the entire certification process on behalf of manufacturers wishing to export to the Canadian market.

As TÜV SÜD liaises with the authority and local representative on your behalf, and TÜV SÜD is authorized to certify and approve devices for the Canadian market, this avoids the delays that can be experienced with applications made directly to ISED Canada.

We can issue ISED Type Acceptance Certificates for many equipment categories, including:

  • Cellular mobile and base stations
  • PCS mobile and base stations
  • Land mobile transmitters and receivers
  • Maritime, land and coast, coast-to-ship transmitters
  • Locator beacons
  • Aeronautical equipment
  • Spread spectrum devices
  • Bluetooth and WiFi devices
  • RFID devices
  • Global Maritime Distress and safety system (GMDSS)
  • Shipborne RADAR


New EU security legislation under the Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

New EU Security Legislation Under Radio Equipment Directive

Learn more about Article 3.3 of the RED 2014/53/EU for certain categories of radio equipment.

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