Canada ISED – New requirements for Wireless Device Testing Laboratories

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released its Decision on New requirements for Wireless Device Testing Laboratories.

ISED’s current Test Site Registration program for wireless device testing labs will be discontinued on March 15, 2019.  After that date, ISED will only accept test reports from US labs that are formally designated by NIST and recognized by ISED for specific standards.   For labs that have an ISED site registration expiring before March 15, 2019, it is suggested that labs extend their registration until March 15, 2019 or until recognition is achieved.

REC-LAB – Procedure for the Recognition of Foreign Testing Laboratories includes the revised criteria and procedures for ISED recognition of foreign labs testing to Canadian requirements for telecommunications terminal equipment, radio apparatus (NEW), and broadcasting equipment (NEW) standards.

Please note the following two important sections of REC-LAB:

Section 7 – Scope of Accreditation

This section identifies the standards that labs can be recognized for.

Labs that wish to have recognition for a partial standard not already shown as subdivided in this Section 7 will need to obtain prior approval from ISED via the General Inquiry Form as noted.

Section 8 – Testing Laboratory Technical Assessment Checklist – NEW

A new technical assessment Checklist must be completed by the accreditation body and provided (by the lab) to ISED (via NIST) as part of the designation process.

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