IC is the English abbreviation of the former Industry Canada. It stipulates that wireless products sold in Canada must be certified by IC. Therefore, IC certification is a pass and a prerequisite for wireless electronic and electrical products to enter the Canadian market.
IC certification covers products including radio and television equipment, information technology equipment, radio equipment, telecommunication equipment, etc. Since 2016, IC has officially changed its name to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).
ISED specifies the testing standards for analog and digital terminal equipment, is responsible for the certification of electrical and electronic products entering the Canadian market, and clarifies the requirements for products entering the Canadian market to obtain IC certification.
Which products need to be certified by ISED in Canada?
There are many different types of radio products that require ISED certification to be sold in the Canadian market. Certification regulates intentional and accidental electromagnetic radiation emitted by radio frequency equipment. To be ISED certified, your radio product must meet the standards set forth in the Canadian Radio Communications Act. Once your RF equipment is ISED certified, you do not need to obtain that certification again unless major changes are made to the equipment.
The US market is not equivalent to the Canadian market license. In order to be approved for the Canadian market, it must be accredited by ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada). Radio wave licensing is regulated by Innovative Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).
Radio equipment licensing/certification is mandatory in Canada. This means proper use of the wireless spectrum for radio equipment and operations such as broadcasting, civil aviation, security agencies and satellite technology, as well as limiting interference. In addition, all elements of radio frequency (RF) radiation, such as specific absorption rate (SAR) variables, should be properly assessed to protect and manage user effects.
Information required for ISED certification/IC certification:
·Ordinary products without wireless function:
The information required to apply for IC certification is relatively simple, just provide samples, product manuals and application forms.
·Wireless functional electronic products:
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