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December 18th, 2018

Transitional period for updated FCC authorization program expired in November

For one year, the updated authorization program for FCC certifications for devices with radio technologies to be approved on the U.S. market was undergoing a transition period. Since November 2018, the sDoc procedure has been applicable for new devices and for changes made to devices after November 2, 2018, with self-declaration. The certification procedure by accredited test laboratories such as 7layers remains unchanged. Since no certificates are issued in the case of self-declaration, the involvement of an official certification body is not necessary and FCC self-decalination is a very convenient procedure. But However, the following must be observed for the sDoc procedure:

  • SDoc is only possible for “Unintentional Radiator*” and not for all device types.
  • A local representative in the USA is mandatory.
  • The devices must comply with the corresponding FCC standards.
  • Different company or quality guidelines can lead to different interpretations of the applicable regulations and standards.
  • The legal responsibility for the correctness of the statements lies with the manufacturer or the person who places the product on the market.

If you are unsure about the best course of action, want to ensure that your statements in the sDoc process are accurate or have questions about FCC certification, do not hesitate to contact us.

*Devices that generate high-frequency energy for internal use, such as devices with processors.
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