ICASA plans to appoint Dedicated Certification Bodies

South Africa
South Africa
, 2023-10-12
ICASA has held a workshop, discussing future plans of nominating DCB's, as part of the "Equipment Authorization regulations 2022".

The ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa), plans to nominate certification bodies to become designated certification bodies. This is in accordance with the "Equipment Authorization Regulations 2022", published in March 2022.

DCB's are mainly to assist in the approval of class 3 equipment, but will likely not be exempted to also support in the type 2 equipment approval process.

Dedicated Certification Bodies will examine documents, issue a "Certificate of Conformity" (CoC) and redirect to the ICASA department, who will issue a "Equipment Authorization Certificate".

It is yet to be decided when the change will be implemented.