Specific Requirements for Canada, Phases I & II
Phase I (Revised December 30, 2015)
Industry Canada (IC) is the regulatory authority in Canada for radio and telecommunications equipment. Procedures for designation of US CABs (testing laboratories) under Phase-I are spelled out in REC-LAB(E), "Procedure for the Recognition of Designated Foreign Testing Laboratories by Industry Canada".
The Technical Regulations for Terminal Equipment under CS-03 for which Canada will accept test reports from recognized CABs (testing laboratories) are listed under item 1 of the Phase I Annex I.
To be eligible for recognition to the available CS-03 Parts (I, II, V, VI, VII, and VIII), the following information must be included on the CAB's ISO/IEC 17025 Scope of Accreditation.
CS-03 Part #
If relevant, please provide the IC unique site Open Area Test Site (OATS) registration number with your application to NIST. Please refer to REC-LAB (E) (5.2) for further guidance.
The procedures for recognition of foreign certification bodies (U.S. CABs) can be accessed at the Industry Canada (IC) web site. The documents CB-01 (October 2011), CB-02 (October 2011), CB-03 (June 2007) specify the recognition procedures, administrative, and technical requirements. The Technical Regulations for radio apparatus for which Canada will accept equipment certifications from recognized CABs are listed under item 1 of the Phase II section of Annex I.
Note: REC-CB was superceded by CB-01 as of October 2011.