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ISED Certification

The ISED certification is the key for the successful market entry of your wireless devices in Canada. With the support of IB-Lenhardt AG, your company will achieve this goal quickly and safely.
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Canada Market Approval

ISED Marking of your Radio and Telecommunications Equipment

ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada) is the regulatory body in Canada. In order to gain access to the Canadian market, your radio and telecommunications products must be approved by this authority. You can achieve this demanding goal quickly and cost-effectively with the support of the experts at IB-Lenhardt AG. Benefit from our many years of experience from numerous product certifications for the Canadian market and our comprehensive expertise in the field of radio technology.

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The Approval Process for the Canadian Market

Radio equipment in Canada is divided into two categories. For Category I, certification and approval is mandatory. Category II products do not require market approval, but they must be manufactured in accordance with applicable Canadian standards. The manufacturer must have an appropriate inspection certificate prepared, retained and submitted to the agency upon request. Category I products include mobile land transmitters and receivers, Bluetooth and WiFi devices, RFID data storage readout devices, marine, land and coastal transmitters, and locator beacons. Certification is performed by Foreign Certification Bodies (FCBs).

FCBs are accredited by ISED according to the procedure defined in the RSS-Gen. The subsidiary KL-Certification GmbH performs the necessary tasks for IB-Lenhardt AG. As an FCB, it has the authority to test and evaluate your product, certify compliance with the requirements of the RSS-Gen in a Technical Acceptance Certificate (TCA), and apply for accreditation to ISED in Canada. The agency will then assign an IC number to your product and include it on the Radio Equipment List (REL). Before you can place your product on the Canadian market, all you need to do is to label it according to RSS-Gen specifications.

ISED Canada Certification

The Certification Process

Planning
01Our experts develop the entire process according to your goals
Preparation
02Providing the test item and documentation
Pre-Testing
03Recommended: Pre-Compliance testing to pass the official test within budget
Official Testing
04Execution of the tests and documentation of the results
Certification
05Examination as accredited Certification Body (FCB) and labeling according to ISED requirements

Our Services

With the support of the experts at IB-Lenhardt AG, you can significantly accelerate the approval process for your product on the Canadian market. This is due to our extensive experience from successfully completed projects and our in-depth expertise in radio equipment. During the design and development phase, we provide you with comprehensive advice on the requirements that your specific product must meet in Canada. Preliminary compliance testing saves you from costly modifications later on.

In our accredited testing laboratories, complete testing of all technical properties and functions is carried out, which forms the basis for certification. You can also benefit from assistance with the application process and the correct design of product labeling. Get in touch with our expert staff to get the approval for your product safely on its way.

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Background of the ISED Certification

For market approval of your radio and telecommunications products in Canada, the requirements of the radio standard specification RSS-Gen (General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus) must be met. In these requirements, the authority regulates the technical requirements for radio equipment and specifies how compliance must be demonstrated. For example, it describes the measurement methods that must be used for each test. In addition, the RSS-Gen contains specifications for the certification procedure, for the labeling of approved products and for the recognition of notified bodies that are allowed to carry out certification.

The RSS-Gen radio standard specification accesses a number of radio-specific U.S. standards. Therefore, many requirements are consistent with those in the US. However, there are also differences. The staff of IB-Lenhardt AG has the extensive expertise to guarantee a successful market approval for your product in the Canadian market.

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Regulatory Radio Device Testing

Product Certification for Radio Products

Our test laboratory is accredited to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and certified to ISO 9001:2015 for quality management. We provide regulatory testing and radio certification services based on ISED guidelines and global technical standards to ensure your product performs reliably in industrial environments. We are an internationally recognized certification body for CE marking in the EU, as TCB for US FCC certification, Canadian ISED and Japanese MIC certifications.

Radio Frequencies

Ensuring all necessary radio frequency requirements

Electromagnetic Compatibility

For reliable and trouble-free operation of your device

Environmental Simulation

To ensure reliable operation in harsh environments

Electrical Safety

To guarantee safe operation of your electrical product

Automotive Radar Testing

Global Homologation Services

Our automotive certification services offer you the combination of reliability, precision and fast results. We have built a strong network of customers and partners to ensure access to all markets. Become part of our community and help shape the automotive future.

Assistant Systems (ADAS)

Vehicle radar systems in the 77 and 79 GHz frequency ranges, such as distance radar, blind spot radar, parking and lane departure warning systems

Telematic

Kick sensors, tire pressure sensors, radio remote control, keyless entry/go, Ultra-Wideband (UWB), 60 GHz in-cabin radar monitoring, garage door openers

Infotainment

Bluetooth hands-free, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, GNSS, C2C (car-to-car communication), Wireless Charging (Qi - QI2)

Guide to global product certification (PDF)

Certification Whitepaper

Everything you need to know about Product Certification

Ready to ensure your products meet the required certifications and regulations? Download our comprehensive product certification whitepaper today and take the first step towards a hassle-free certification process!

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Regulatory News from Canada

ISED RSS-247 Issue 3 Introduction
CanadaCanada2023-09-18
Canadian ISED has issued RSS-247 Issue 3 for radio & LE-LAN devices in 902-928, 2400-2483.5, 5725-5850, & 5850-5895 MHz bands. »read more
ISED Seeks Feedback on Technical Requirements
CanadaCanada2023-07-18
ISED Seeks Feedback on Technical Requirements for Non-Competitive Local Licensed Services in the 3900-3980 MHz Band. »read more
DRAFT ISED RSS-247 Issue 3 consultation
CanadaCanada2023-03-07
Canadian ISED seeks comments on RSS-247 Issue 3, incl. SMSE 012-22, for radio & LE-LAN devices in 902-928, 2400-2483.5, 5725-5850, & 5850-5895 MHz bands. Comments due May 3, 2023. »read more
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Flexible Scope – List of Standards
RSS-102 Issue 5Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands)
RSS-102 Issue 5 Amendment 1Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands)
RSS-111 Issue 5Broadband Public Safety Equipment Operating in the Band 4940-4990 MHz
RSS-112 Issue 1Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment Operating in the Band 1670-1675 MHz
RSS-117 Issue 3 AmendmentRSS-117 — Land and Coast Station Transmitters Operating in the Band 200-535 kHz
RSS-119 Issue 12 Amend.1Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment Operating in the Frequency Range 27.41-960 MHz
RSS-123 Issue 4Licensed Wireless Microphones
RSS-125 Issue 3Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment Operating in the Frequency Range 1.705 MHz to 30 MHz
RSS-127 issue 1Air-Ground Equipment Operating in the Bands 849-851 MHz and 894-896 MHz
RSS-130 issue 2Equipment Operating in the Frequency Bands 617-652 MHz, 663-698 MHz, 698-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz
RSS-131 Issue 3Zone Enhancers
RSS-132 Issue 3Cellular Telephone Systems Operating in the Bands 824-849 MHz and 869-894 MHz
RSS-133 Issue 62 GHz Personal Communications Services
RSS-134 Issue 2900 MHz Narrowband Personal Communication Service
RSS-135 Issue 2Digital Scanner Receivers
RSS-137 Issue 2Location and Monitoring Service in the Band 902-928 MHz
RSS-139 Issue 3Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) Equipment Operating in the Bands 1710-1780 MHz and 2110-2180 MHz
RSS-140 Issue 1Equipment Operating in the Public Safety Broadband Frequency Bands 758-768 MHz and 788-798 MHz
RSS-141 Issue 2Aeronautical Radiocommunication Equipment in the Frequency Band 117.975-137 MHz
RSS-142 Issue 5Narrowband Multipoint Communication Systems in the Band 1429.5-1432 MHz
RSS-182 Issue 6RSS-182 — Maritime Radio Equipment Operating in the 156-162.5 MHz Band
RSS-191 Issue 3RSS-191 — Local Multipoint Communication Systems in the Bands 25.35-28.35 GHz; Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Broadband...
RSS-194 Issue 1Fixed Wireless Access Equipment Operating in the Band 953-960 MHz
RSS-195 Issue 2Wireless Communication Service (WCS) Equipment Operating in the Bands 2305-2320 MHz and 2345-2360 MHz
RSS-196 Issue 2Point-to-Multipoint Broadband Equipment Operating in the Band 512-608 MHz for Rural Remote Broadband Systems (RRBS) (TV Channels 21 to 36)
RSS-197 Issue 1Wireless Broadband Access Equipment Operating in the Band 3650-3700 MHz
RSS-199 Issue 3Broadband Radio Service (BRS) Equipment Operating in the Band 2500–2690 MHz
RSS-210 Issue 10Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment
RSS-211Level Probing Radar Equipment
RSS-213 Issue 32 GHz Licence-Exempt Personal Communications Services (LE-PCS) Devices
RSS-215 Issue 2Analogue Scanner Receivers
RSS-220 Issue 1 Amendment 1Devices Using Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Technology
RSS-222 Issue 3White Space Devices (WSDs)
RSS-236 Issue 1General Radio Service Equipment Operating in the Band 26.960 to 27.410 MHz (Citizens Band)
RSS-238 Issue 1Shipborne Radar in the 2900-3100 MHz and 9225-9500 MHz Bands
RSS-243 Issue 3Medical Devices Operating in the 401-406 MHz Frequency Band
RSS-244 Issue 1Medical Devices Operating in the Band 413-457 MHz
RSS-247 Issue 2Digital Transmission Systems (DTSs), Frequency Hopping Systems (FHSs) and Licence-Exempt Local Area Network (LE-LAN) Devices
RSS-251 Issue 2Vehicular Radar and Airport Fixed or Mobile Radar in the 76-81 GHz Frequency Band
RSS-252 Issue 1Intelligent Transportation Systems — Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) — On-Board Unit (OBU)
RSS-287 Issue 2 AmendmentRSS-287 — Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT), Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), and...
RSS-288 Issue 1Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
RSS-310 Issue 5Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category II Equipment
RSS-Gen Issue 5 Amendment 1General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus
RSS-Gen Issue 5 Amendment 2General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus

Frequently Asked Questions

All you need to know about ISED marking

What does the ISED marking mean?

With the Canadian certification mark (Industry Canada IC logo) and the additional information on your product, you show customers that your product has passed the required test and received approval for the Canadian market. The marking is mandatory if you want to sell your product in Canada.

What is the ISED certification process?

You commission a foreign body certified by the Canadian authority (FCB) to carry out the certification procedure and hand over a sample product and the associated technical documentation to it. The FCB examines the documentation for your product, performs the required test, evaluates your product and issues a technical certificate (Technical Acceptance Certificate). The FCB then applies for approval from the competent authority in Canada. With the approval, you receive an IC number for your product, which becomes part of the product labeling.

What documents are required when commissioning?

To enable the FCB to evaluate your product, it requires design documents, a functional description, the operating instructions, the block diagram and detailed circuit diagrams. Also include existing test reports from accredited laboratories with the documentation.

Who awards the ISED label?

The labeling of approved products is carried out by the manufacturer. The specifications of the RSS-Gen must be taken into account.

How is the ISED marking done?

The marking must be applied permanently and legibly to the product surface. This can be done by engraving, etching, stamping or printing. If the product is too small for labeling, they must place it in the instruction manual and on the packaging. In addition to the Canadian certification mark (Industry Canada IC logo), the marking includes the ISED certification number, a hardware version identification number (HVIN), the name or model number (Product Marketing Name, PMN), and a firmware version identification number (FVIN), which is critical to the high-frequency characteristics of the product.

NOTIFIED BODIES

Accreditation Services

Our services enable you to enter the market quickly and efficiently, while minimizing costs is an important factor.
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CE (Europe)

For products traded on the European market

FCC (USA)

Type approval for the United States

MIC (Japan)

MIC certification for the Japanese market

Our Product Scope

Offers and services may vary depending on the country. Please contact us for specific details.

Automotive

Radar 24 GHz, 64 GHz, 77 GHz, 79 GHz, UWB

Radio key 315 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz

Keyless Go 125 kHz, 13,56 MHz

Tire pressure sensors 125 kHz, 315 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz

Entertainment 2.4 GHz

Industry

Radar 64 GHz, Tank Level, Position radar

Wireless-M-Bus 315 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz

Wireless-CAN-Bus 2.4 GHz

RFID + NFC 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz, 868 MHz

UWB Devices 24 GHz, 60 GHz, 79 GHz

Consumer

WirelessHD 60 GHz

WLAN 2.4GHz, 3 GHz, 5 GHz, 10 GHz

Bluetooth 2.4 GHz

Zigbee 868 MHz, 2.4 GHz

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Your Success on the Canadian Market

IB-Lenhardt AG is happy to support you in carrying out the conformity assessment for ISED marking and certification. We accompany your company through the entire process. Get comprehensive advice from our competent staff to save time and costs right from the start.
Together with you, we will develop viable concepts that will give you a head start when you launch your products on the market. For the necessary tests in the fields of electrical safety, telecommunications and electromagnetic compatibility, the experts at our subsidiary IBL-Lab GmbH are at your disposal with outstanding expertise and state-of-the-art technical equipment.

The best thing to do is to get in touch with our staff right away.

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