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STEPS FOR SUBMITTAL OF APPLICATION FOR EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZATION FCC FORM 731

A. Determine if device requires authorization under Verification; Declaration of Conformity (DoC); or Certification.

FCC Rules

Unlicensed transmitters (low power intentional radiators) – see Section 15.201

Other unlicensed devices (unintentional radiators) – see Section 15.101

Licensed transmitters (high power intentional radiators) may fall under one (or more) of the following rule part(s): 22; 24; 25; 74; 80; 87; 90; 95; 101

Depending upon the type of device, the following authorization is required:
1. Certification through the FCC
2. Certification through a Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB)
3. Either Certification either through the FCC or a TCB
4. Verification – no filing is required
5. Declaration of Conformity (DOC)– no filing is required

Authorization is not required for devices subject to Verification or DoC

B. Test measurements of equipment regulated under Parts 15 and 18 are required for authorization to import/market in the U.S. Visit the EAS page for a list of Contract Test Firms.

C. Obtain an FCC Registration Number (FRN) for a device requiring Certification (either through the FCC or a TCB).

An FRN is not required for devices subject to Verification or DoC

D. For a device requiring Certification (either through the FCC or a TCB) and if an Applicant/Grantee Code has not been previously assigned, obtain a Code from ‘Grantee Registration’.

An Applicant/Grantee Code is not required for devices subject to Verification or DoC.

E. For a device requiring Certification through the FCC submit an Application for Equipment Authorization, FCC Form 731. A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is also at this URL address.

F. For a device requiring certification through a TCB.

G. A credit card payment can be submitted online, provided the system being used has at least 128-bit encryption




last reviewed/updated 4/18/12


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