Specific Requirements for Canada, Phases I & II
Phase I (Revised February 17, 2016)
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) 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 ISED 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 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) 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Note: REC-CB was superceded by CB-01 as of October 2011.