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International Regulatory Telecom and Safety Approval

Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?

  • Country specific certification required

What is the lead time to obtain type approval?

  • 4-5 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • No marking requirements.

Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?

  • We can leverage your FCC test reports as part of the application process. Contact CSIA for more details.

What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?

  • Most products using telecom technology such as WIFI, Bluetooth, cellular and satellite.

Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?

  • No.

Bahamas updates

November 2019
Bahamas Removes Restrictions for Low-Power Device Approval
In the middle of November, the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) published Final Determination on the Guidelines for the Type Approval Certificate of Licence‐Exempt Radio Spectrum Devices. This document relates to the type approval process for low-power devices.

The updates to the existing low power device rule in the Bahamas are as follows:​

  • Other test reports, outside of the FCC report can now be used to prove the device meets Bahamas regulations.
  • The product must operate in compliance with the National Spectrum Plan of the Bahamas
  • The product must have been tested by any URCA approved Telecommunications Certification Body or TCB
  • The product must have a unique identification label indicating that the device is authorized by and URCA approved telecommunication regulatory body
  • The product must only be capable of low power radiation
  • The product must only be capable of transmitting signals over short distances

As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contact CSIA for up to date information.

CSIA can also provide supporting services should your company not be able to meet country specific requirements such as a local representative, local certificate holder, translating documents into the native language, etc. Contact CSIA at (503) 489 8006 or for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.