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United States

Radio Type Approval, Homologation, Certification Services - Global Market Access Solutions

We can offer you reliably all services concerning Type Approval in United States (Washington, DC). Our distinguished contact with the authority in United States (Washington, DC), our good relationship to Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as well as the qualification in the homologation of consumer and automotive RF-products and Short Range Devices (SRD) in ISM-Frequency band will create your market access in United States trouble-free and cost-effective.

We will assist you to put your product successfully on the market by offering the following services:

  • Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, etc.
  • Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
  • Assist in completion of applications and other required forms
  • Test in our accredited labs or your qualified facilities to issue CB Test Report and Certificate with applicable national differences and other test reports for wireless, etc.
  • Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
  • Arrange for initial factory inspections that are required before certification issuance
  • Coordinate verification testing on qualified products as needed
  • Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of IB-Lenhardt AG local team and/or partner
  • Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
  • User manual translation service when needed

For United States we can offer you a short termed tentative offer based upon a submitted Datasheet of the device:

GEO / MAP of United States

General information about United States

Formal Name
United States

Washington, DC

North America

Degree of latitude

Degree of longitude

US Dollar

Country code
+ 1

Top-level domain

English, sizable Spanish-speaking minority

Size (in km²)
9,629,091.0 km²

Population (as of 2011)
311591917 Einwohner

Date of joining the UN

Country code according to ISO 3166-2

Country code according to ISO 3166-3

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Mandatory / Voluntary

Authority / Regulatory Body
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Validity Period of Certification
If applicable rules are changed in the future, a re-evaluation might be necessary.

Local Representative Required?

In-Country Testing Required?

Average lead time for radio type approval
6 weeks

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Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required?

2 mm

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Example Radio Type Approval Label for United States
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News for United States

  • The FCC published new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    On 22th of June, the FCC released a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Part 15.255 impacting 57 - 71 GHz band devices.

    This includes WiGig wireless local area networking devices, fixed point-to-point communication links, as well as FDS/radar devices.

    The Proposed Rules are now open for comments.

    Source: Fact Sheet FCC

  • Allocation of Spectrum for Non-Federal Space Launch Operations

    The FCC announced a proposed rule change regarding the reallocation of spectrum for the space launch industry seeking comments on the usage of the frequency bands 420 - 430 MHz, 2025-2110 MHz and 5650-5925 MHz. Beside the raw allocation of spectrum the FCC is also seeking comments on the establishment of licensing and technical rules for the use of the spectrum for commercial space launch operations and the coordination procedures thereof.

    Comments are due unto July 12th 2021.

    Source: Federal Register (PDF)

  • FCC adopts waiver for 57 - 64 GHz radar applications in vehicles

    On April 14, 2021 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a waiver for Part 15.255 sections of the rules to allow several automotive radar sensor manufacturers to operate their devices in the frequency range from 57 to 64 GHz in passenger motor vehicles.
    The waiver is dedicated to the evaluation of  the detection of children inadvertently left in hot weather and other related passenger safety functions.

    Source: official document can be downloaded here

  • Earlier market access and import of radio devices possible

    On November, 19th 2020 the FCC established ET Docket No. 20-382 in order to modernize the FCC marketing and import rules. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  shall faciltate market access for new products. A limited number of radio devices may be imported and/or offered for sale for certain pre-sale activities prior to obtaining the appropriate certification. It is the intention of the Commission to keep track with nowadays accelerated development cycles and to establish cost-effective and properly tailored equipment authorization rules.

    Source official link

  • FCC updated the 5.9 GHz Band to improve WIFI and Automotive Safe

    FCC designated the lower 45 MHz (5850 -5895 MHz) for unlicensed use whereas the upper 30 MHz (5895-5925 MHz) are intended for automobile safety in the Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology.

    On 18 Nov 2020 the Federal Communications Commission FCC have released an enhancing modernization of the 5.9 GHz band, to pave the way for the increasing demand for WIFI and other unlicensed services. This will support many consumers to have gigabit WIFI connectivity in the public as well as the private areas.
    This update of the 5.9 GHz Band will also improve the safety in automotive sector: the upper 30 MHz are intended for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) for vehicular communications.

    For more Information you may visit the official FCC website.

  • Access to the 70/80 and 90 GHz bands in the USA

    In their attempt to promote the 5G expansion the FCC initiated a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 20-76A1, regarding the exploration of new uses in the frequency ranges 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz, 92-94 GHz and 94.1-95 GHz. The aim of the rule changes is the facilitation of the provision of wireless backhaul for 5G and the deployment of broadband services to aircraft and ships. The commission seeks to promote the expanded use of this millimeter-wave spectrum for several innovative services.

    Comments may be filed electronically through ECFS at ecfs/



  • Rules for the unlicensed use of the 6 GHz band will be adopted

    To optimize the unlicensed access to the 6 GHz Band, the FCC published new rules in the Federal Register.

    The FCC is authorizing access points with standard-power supply, that are controlled by an automated frequency coordination system to the 6 GHz band.

    In addition the FCC will open the entire 6 GHz band for unlicensed indoor low power access points.

    The Rules will be active of July 27, 2020.


  • Expanding Flexible Use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an update of their rules expanding the flexible use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz band in the federal register as of April 23rd, 2020. The reform of the given frequency band also known as C-band repacks the existing satellite operations into the upper 200 MHz of the band while providing a 20 MHz guard band and providing a 280 MHz of spectrum for  flexible use throughout the contiguous United States. The commission will hold an auction later this year to enable a quick deployment of the spectrum for upcoming 5G devices.

    Effected by the rule changes are the sections 25, 27 and 101 of the CFR 47.


  • FCC seeks comment regarding the regulation of RF Exposure rules

    On April 06, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a document in that they seek comment on several points regarding the regulation of RF Exposure rules. The points are:

    1. Expanding the range of frequencies for which its      radiofrequency (RF) exposure limits apply.
    2. Applying localized exposure limits above 6 GHz in parallel to the localized exposure limits already established below 6 GHz.
    3. Specifying the conditions and methods for averaging the RF exposure, in both time and area, during evaluation for compliance with the RF exposure limits in the rules.
    4. Addressing new RF exposure issues raised by wireless power transfer (WPT) devices.
    5. The definition of a WPT device

    Link: official document


  • Use of the 5.850-5.925 GHz Band - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    According Fact-Sheet ET Docket No 19-138The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) wants to release more frequencies for WLAN (5.850-5.925GHz) precisely for V2x Use.


    „For the past two decades, the 5.9 GHz band (5.850-5.925 GHz) has been reserved for use by Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), a service in the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) designed to enable vehicle-related communications. Since that time, the DSRC service has evolved slowly and has not been widely deployed. The Commission initiates this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to take a fresh and comprehensive look at the 5.9 GHz band rules and propose appropriate changes to ensure the spectrum supports its highest and best use. The Commission proposes to continue to dedicate spectrum in the upper 30 megahertz of the 5.9 GHz band to meet current and future ITS needs for transportation and vehicle safety-related communications, while repurposing the lower 45 megahertz of the band for unlicensed operations like Wi-Fi.

    What the NPRM would do:

    • Propose to repurpose the lower 45 megahertz of the band (5.850.5.895 GHz) for unlicensed operations to support high-throughput broadband applications

    • Propose that unlicensed device operations in the 5.850-5.895 GHz band be subject to all of the general Part 15 operational principles in the Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) rules. Propose to adopt technical and operational rules (e.g., power levels, out-of-band emissions limits) similar to those that already apply in the adjacent 5.725-5.850 GHz (U-NII-3) band.

    • Propose to continue to dedicate spectrum in the upper 30 megahertz of the 5.9 GHz band (5.895- 5.925 GHz) to support ITS needs for transportation and vehicle safety-related communications.

    • Propose to revise the current ITS rules for the 5.9 GHz band to permit Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) operations in the upper 20 megahertz of the band (5.905-5.925 GHz).

    • Seek comment on whether to retain the remaining 10 megahertz (5.895-5.905 GHz) for DSRC systems or whether this segment should be dedicated for C-V2X
    • Propose to require C-V2X equipment to comply with the existing DSRC coordination rules for protection of the 5.9 GHz band Federal Radiolocation Service.
    • Propose to retain the existing technical and coordination rules that currently apply to DSRC, to the extent that we allow DSRC operations in the 5.895-5.905 GHz band.

    • Seek comment on how DSRC incumbents would transition their operations out of some or all of the 5.9 GHz band if the proposals are adopted.

    This document is being released as part of a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding. Any presentations or views on the subject expressed to the Commission or its staff, including by email, must be filed in ET Docket No. 19-138, which may be accessed via the Electronic Comment Filing System ( Before filing, participants should familiarize themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules, including the general prohibition on presentations (written and oral) on matters listed on the Sunshine Agenda, which is typically released a week prior to the Commission’s meeting. See 47 CFR § 1.1200 et seq.“


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  • Federal Shutdown

  • FCC approval

    From November 2018, the FCC will no longer accept approvals based on the old program as the transitional period expires. It is important to mention that approved products do not have to be re-certified.

    The two approval procedures Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and Verification are combined in a new process named sDoC. The process of a full certification (Certification) remains unchanged.

  • FCC updates guidelines for labelling

    The OET has updated its handy guideline for labeling, it can be found in their Knowledge Database.

Product scope


(24GHz, 77GHz, 79GHz, UWB)

(315MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz)

Keyless Go
(125kHz, 13,56MHz)

(125kHz, 315MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz)



(Tank Level, Positions-Radar)

(315MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz)


(125kHz, 13,56MHz, 868MHz)

UWB Devices
(24GHz, 60GHz, 79GHz)

Consumer Elektronik


(2,4GHz, 3GHz, 5GHz, 10GHz)


(868MHz, 2,4GHz)

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Safety Information for United-States

Type A Plug
Type A Sock Type A Plug Type A Sock

The Type A electrical plug (or flat blade attachment plug) is an ungrounded plug with two flat parallel pins. Although the American and Japanese plugs appear identical, the neutral pin on the American plug is wider than the live pin, whereas on the Japanese plug both pins are the same size. As a result, Japanese plugs can be used in the US but often not the other way around. The pins on Type A and Type B plugs have a hole near the tip that fits into ‘bumps’ found on the contact wipers of some sockets, so that the pins are gripped more tightly allowing for better contact and also to prevent the plug from slipping out of the socket. Some sockets have spring-action blades that grip the sides of the pins, making the holes obsolete.
Type B Plug
Type B Sock Type B Plug Type B Sock

The Type B electrical plug has two flat parallel pins and a round grounding (or earth) pin. The earth pin is longer than the other two so that the device is grounded before the power is connected. As with the type A plugs, the American and Japanese versions vary slightly. Type B plugs are rated at 15 amps.

Alternate Country Names

  • USA
  • United States of America
  • Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
  • États-Unis
  • Sjedinjene Američke Države
  • Stati Uniti D'America
  • Estados Unidos
  • Соединённые Штаты Америки
  • アメリカ合衆国
  • Vereinigte Staaten
  • Stati Uniti d'America
  • 미국


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