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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?

  • 6-8 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • No

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

  • We can leverage your CE Mark test reports as part of the application process. ContactCSIA for more details.

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

  • Most SRDs using WIFI, Bluetooth, etc. do not require approval. Cellular, Satellite and PSTN devices still require approval.

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

  • No.

Kenya updates

July 2022

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has issued new guidelines on the Use of Radio-frequency Spectrum by Short-Range Devices (SRDs).

August 2021

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) has stopped issuing Provisional Type Approval certificates

and will now only issue final Type Approval certificates.

Previously the applicant received a provisional certificate valid for 06 months before being issued a

permanent certificate.

With the new process the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) will issue the permanent certificate

upon completing review of the compliance folder and approval of the product.

Existing provisional certificates that have already been issued will follow the old process until all existing provisional certificates have been replaced by the permanent certificates.


May 2021

Kenya announced it is starting trials for launching 5G in their country. 5G is still new to Africa as Kenya is only the second country in Africa, after South Africa, to launch trials for the 5G technology.

As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contactCSIA 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.