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This program oversees the authorization of equipment using the radio frequency spectrum. These devices may not be imported and/or marketed until they have shown compliance with the technical standards which have been specified by the Commission. The standards are found in that part of the rules that govern the service wherein the equipment is to be operated.


Notes of Interest related to Equipment Authorization (EA) can be found at the OET Laboratory Division Electronic Filing Site

Application Information

Equipment Authorization Procedures:

How to apply for an Equipment Authorization.

Grantee Code Information

Application Fee Payment Schedule

Labelling Guidelines can be found in Knowledge DataBase (KDB) Publication #784748

Importation Guidelines can be found in Knowledge DataBase (KDB) Publication #997198

Supporting Information

Telecommunications Certification Bodies (TCBs)
  • Telecommunications Certification Bodies - Roles and Responsibilities - KDB Publication 641163
  • Telecommunications Certification Bodies (TCB) Search page
  • TCBs Designated to Approve Telephone Terminal Equipment (TTE - Part 68) - Scope C [PDF] (4/8/09)
  • TCB Technical Assessment Evaluation Form [Word] (4/4/14)
  • Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA)

Related Sites

OET Laboratory Division Electronic Filing Site (EAS) Home Page
FCC Registration Number (FRN) CORES Home Page
Obtain Grantee Code
FCC Rules Online
Fee Filing Guide
ACLASS - ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/ACLASS
ANSI American National Standards Institute web site
A2LA American Association for Laboratory Accreditation web site
NVLAP Technology Services at NIST web site
TIA Telecommunications Industry Association web site
ACTA Administrative Council for Terminal Devices web site


last reviewed/updated 4/23/14

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