International Regulatory Telecom and Safety Approval

Costa Rica

For information on FCC, CE Mark or International Approvals 

Call CSIA now to find out how:  (503) 482-9289

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

  • Country specific certification required

What is the lead time to obtain type approval?

  • 2-3 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.

Costa Rica updates

June 2023

The Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones (MICITT) has released an updated version of the National Frequency Plan.

June 2023

The Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones (MICITT) has urged the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL) to begin the bidding process for radio spectrum frequencies for IMT systems including 5G in the currently available segments.

June 2021

The Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL) has published a Decree for the amendment of the National Frequency Allocation Plan of Costa Rica, which includes several changes for the use and allowance of licence-exempt frequency bands.

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.