Part of this task also relates to the approval of products with radio technologies for the Australian market. ACMA certification is therefore a key requirement for manufacturers to market their products in Australia. ACMA certification is a national certification regime in which the authority specifies the nationally applicable rules and regulations that are necessary for approval and that differ from other certification regimes in other countries. These include, but are not limited to, the need for local testing for certain equipment on site in Australia or the use of a local representative to conduct and complete the certification process.
Although ACMA certification is considered a national certification regime, it is possible to reuse test reports and certificates that have already been prepared. For example, the specifications for a CE marking based on the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) and FCC certification are considered a stable basis for ACMA certification. The test reports and certificates for EU and USA approval are recognized by ACMA and thus reduce the effort for manufacturers for a market approval for Australia.
ACMA certification is permanent, so manufacturers do not face recertification of their products. ACMA certification requires the use of a certification label on the device. Here, a minimum label height of 3 mm is required. If this is not possible, it may be possible to print the label on the packaging or in the manual.
ACMA certification also means approval for Norfolk Island, Christmas Island and Cook Islands, but not for New Zealand.
We offer our customers all services for an approval for the Australian market. As an ISO 17025 accredited and FCC recognized laboratory, testing for ACMA certification based on CE marking and FCC certification can be performed in our laboratories.
In addition, our certification team coordinates the testing that needs to be done on-site and then coordinates with the local representative and ACMA. Throughout the testing and certification process, we handle the project handling for you, ensuring an efficient approval process and fast approval to the Australian market.