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SGS Reports: US FCC Certification Marking for Electrical and Electronic Products Proves Regulation Conformity

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Untied States (US) territories.

Hamburg, Germany, October 09, 2015 --( An independent US government agency overseen by Congress, the commission is the US’s primary authority for communications law, regulation and technological innovation.

Federal Communication Commission Certification

The rules governing the sale of various electrical & electronic products on the US market may require that such equipment be verified by the manufacturer, the importer, or an accredited Technical Competent Body (TCB), be authorized under a Verification, or Declaration of Conformity (DOC), or receive an equipment authorization from the Commission by one of the following procedures:

- Certification
- Verification

The regulations cover any intentional, unintentional, or incidental radiator whose operating frequency is within the band of 9K-3000GHZ.

The label on these products shall be permanently affixed to the product and shall be readily visible to the buyer at the time of purchase.

FCC Verification

The following statement shall be placed on the products. When the device is so small or for such use that it is not practicable to place the statement, the information required by this paragraph shall be placed in a prominent location in the instruction manual:

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation

FCC Declaration of Conformity (DOC)

- A product authorized based on testing of the product or system shall be labeled as follows: FCC mark + Trade name + Model number
- A personal computer, if authorized based on assembly using separately authorized components, should be labeled as follows: FCC mark + Trade name + Model number + “Assembled from tested components” + “Complete System not tested”

The applicant can be international, but must be registered on the FCC website for FCC Certification applications.

FCC Marking

FCC ID Certificate:

1. Test
2. Issue Test Report
3. TCB Review Application
4. FCC ID Certification

FCC Verification and Declaration:

1. Test
2. Issue Test Report
3. Issue FCC Verification & DOC

About SGS Electrical and Electronic Products

SGS provides independent FCC testing and certification services that help get products to market faster. As an FCC designated Technical Competent Body (TCB), SGS helps speed FCC tests and electrical safety certifications (

With 3 electrical and electronics testing labs across the continental US, SGS can provide clients unrivalled access to state-of-the-art testing procedures for all types of E&E products. SGS’s tailor-made solutions are customized to meet state and national regulations.

SGS’s expertise in compliance management can help clients make the right market entry decisions for any product categories, while carrying out the necessary testing and certification quickly and professionally.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact an SGS expert.


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.
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SGS Consumer Testing Services
Silke Hilmer
+49 (0)40 30 101 826
Global Marketing Manager
SGS Germany GmbH

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