North American Radio Equipment Certification Overview


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Industry Canada (IC) regulate and certify radio transmitting equipment to ensure co-existence of radio systems without interference. Learn the US and Canadian requirements for radio equipment certification and explore modular transmitters, the role of certification bodies, when re-certification is required due to equipment changes and how Canadian certification differs from the US.


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the requirements for radio equipment certification in North America
  • Describe the role of the FCC, IC and certification bodies
  • Discuss the certification requirements for modular transmitters
  • Identify when equipment changes trigger re-certification
  • Distinguish between US and Canadian certification requirements

Target Audience

This course is relevant to multiple roles and levels including but not limited to:

  • Compliance Staff
  • Product Design
  • Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • New Hire Engineers
  • Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) Staff
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Time Requirement


Web-Based 30 minutes $50.00

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