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FCC Part 15 Subpart C USA

date:2023-04-08 15:55:30
The full name of FCC is Federal Communications Commission, and the Chinese is the Federal Communications Commission of the United States. Established under the Communications Act in 1934, it is an independent agency of the US government and is directly responsible to Congress. The FCC coordinates domestic and international communications by controlling radio broadcasting, television, telecommunications, satellites and cables. Involving more than 50 states in the United States, Colombia, and regions in the United States. In order to ensure the safety of radio and wired communication products related to life and property, the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology is responsible for the technical support of the committee and is responsible for equipment approval Aspect of affairs. Many radio application products, communication products and digital products require FCC approval to enter the US market. The FCC committee investigates and studies the various stages of product safety to find the best way to solve the problem. At the same time, the FCC also includes the testing of radio devices and aircraft.
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The Federal Communications Commission FCC merged DoC and Verification into SDoC (Supplier's Declaration of Conformity) on November 2, 2017. SDoC certification will replace the FCC Verification and DoC certification procedures. All equipment applicable to the FCC Verification and DoC certification procedures are SDoC certification procedures can be adopted.
FCC is divided into two different certification methods for the types of electronic products, namely: FCC SDoC and FCC ID (Certification). The former is suitable for ordinary products without wireless functions, and the latter is suitable for products with wireless functions.

FCC certification (Federal Communications Commission)
Is it mandatory: Yes
Controlled products: 9K-3000GHz electrical and electronic products
Factory inspection: none
Certificate validity period: none
Local test: currently partly required
Local agent: FCC Part 68 required, others not required
FCC SDOC was enforced on November 2, 2018 !
As early as November 2, 2017, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a document to simplify the certification process of wireless devices and clarify the use of electronic tags. FCC DoC & Verification certification procedures were merged into SDoC. The transition period is one year. , That is, the FCC will use the SDoC certification program from November 2, 2018. The following is a detailed interpretation of the relevant information of the SDoC policy for the reference of terminal manufacturers.
1. What is the SDoC policy?
SDoC (Supplier's Declaration of Conformity) refers to: the equipment supplier (note: the supplier must be a local company in the United States) will test the equipment that meets the specified standards or requirements and provide relevant documents (such as SDoC declaration documents) ) Provide proof of compliance to the public. The SDoC policy simplifies the cumbersome and complicated FCC certification procedures before, thereby reducing the burden on enterprises.

2. When will the new policy be implemented?
From November 2, 2017 to November 2, 2018, this one-year period is a transitional period. During this transitional period, you can continue to use the FCC Verification and DoC certification procedures or use the new FCC SDoC certification procedures. From November 2, 2018, related equipment can only use the FCC SDoC certification program.

3. To apply for the FCC SDoC certification program, what conformity declaration documents need to be provided?
If the product is to pass the SDoC test and certification, you need to provide the corresponding declaration documents, these declaration documents should be separate pages, and can be shipped with the product together with the instructions (one for each product, not for batches):
1) The name and model of the product conforming to the declaration
2) Description of product compliance with FCC regulations (Statement)
3) Information of the local responsible party in the United States, including: company name, address, contact information, and Internet information, etc.
4. Does the manufacturer still need to test when applying for FCC SDoC certification?
FCC SDoC certification still requires the issuance of a test report. The test certification may not be carried out in an FCC authorized laboratory, but in order to ensure that the report is more authoritative, try to choose to test in an FCC authorized laboratory. The SDoC test is carried out using the previous test standards. It is mandatory to apply for certification testing and certification in authorized laboratories.
5. Which products can apply for SDoC certification procedures?
1) For unintentional radiation products applicable to FCC Part15, the certification method is modified as follows:

2) For the intended radiation products applicable to FCC Part 18, the certification method is modified as follows:
★ Commercial industrial, scientific, and medical products must be certified by SDoC or Certification
★ Commercial ultrasonic products (less than 500W and operating frequency less than 90KHz), need to be certified by SDoC or Certification
★ Non-commercial industrial, scientific, and medical products must be certified by SDoC or Certification
★ Allow the use of electronic screens to display Statements that comply with FCC regulations
★ For products applying for SDoC, a local responsible agency in the United States is required to ensure that the product complies with relevant regulations, which can be an importer or a manufacturer
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