Part of this task also involves the approval of products with radio technologies for the Australian market. Such ACMA certification is therefore the essential 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, among other things, the necessity of local testing for certain equipment on site in Australia or the involvement of a local representative to carry out and complete the certification process.
Although ACMA certification is considered a national certification regime, it is possible to reuse test reports and certificates already issued. The requirements for CE marking based on the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) and FCC certification are a stable basis for ACMA certification. The test reports and certificates for EU and US approval are recognized by the ACMA, thus reducing the workload for manufacturers when obtaining market approval for Australia.
The ACMA certification is permanently valid and manufacturers are not confronted with a recertification of their products. An ACMA certification requires the use of a certification label on the device. A minimum height of the label of 3 mm is prescribed. If this is not possible, it may be possible to print the label on the packaging or in the manual.
The reuse of an ACMA certification
ACMA certification also means approval for Norfolk Island, Christmas Island and the 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 approved laboratory, we can perform the tests for ACMA certification based on CE marking and FCC certification in our laboratories.
In addition, our certification team will coordinate the tests that need to be performed on site and then coordinate with the local representative and ACMA. Throughout the testing and certification process, we take care of the project handling for you, ensuring an efficient approval process and a quick admission to the Australian market.