The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that FCC-recognized accredited laboratories be used to test products for certification or declaration of conformity (DoC) in support of FCC’s equipment authorization program as defined in FCC regulations. ANAB is recognized by the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) Laboratory Division to designate ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratories in the United States.

Based on FCC review of the information submitted by ANAB and comments received during a public comment period, the FCC's OET determined that ANAB has demonstrated that it possesses appropriate credentials and expertise to perform accreditation of testing labs that test equipment to FCC requirements.

The U.S. government relies on ANSI to accredit telecommunication certification bodies (TCBs) under the FCC program that enforces rules for manufacturers of telecommunications and radio communication equipment. TCBs, in turn, process FCC approvals for telecommunications terminal equipment under FCC regulations. The FCC recognition of ANAB and ANSI augments the confidence and credibility associated with our accreditations in the marketplace.

TCBs are required to be accredited to both ISO/IEC Guide 65, General requirements for bodies operating certification systems (which ANSI provides), and to ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (which ANAB provides). FCC recognition of ANAB means TCBs can now be qualified jointly by ANSI and ANAB.

Laboratories accredited by ANAB are entered in an FCC database of laboratories qualified to conduct FCC testing.

Program Documents (including FA 2004, MA 2100, AR 2250, SR 2412, and other documents)

For more information or to obtain a quote, contact Roger Muse at rmuse@anab.org or 414-501-5455.

PRODUCT CERTIFICATION

To learn more about product certification, visit ANSI. ANSI assessments can be conducted in conjunction with ANAB laboratory assessments.