Element supports you through the certification process for several key regulatory and voluntary radio type approvals and certifications. We test, certify, and approve your products for international markets, delivering faster certification and reduced cost through effective project management. 


What is radio type approval testing – and why do you need it? 

Radio type approval is a regulatory process that ensures radio frequency devices meet specific technical standards and regulations. During the process, devices are checked at a range of frequencies, to see that they operate safely and efficiently, without interfering with other networks. Approval requires comprehensive documentation and devices are rigorously assessed for factors like electromagnetic compatibility and radio frequency emissions. For customers, this provides reassurance that the radio product they purchase has been tested in a standardized way, to rigorous quality standards. For manufacturers, this testing is a vital part of adhering to required standards – particularly if you hope to enter global markets. 


Key benefits of radio type approval testing with Element:

  • Gain Global Market Access: By securing radio type approval, you ensure that your products comply with regulatory standards – at Element, our radio testing services are supported by our worldwide regulatory certification services so we can provide you with truly international radio type approval, for complete global market access.
  • Increase Security & Confidentiality: Radio type approval minimizes the risk of a radio device interfering with other devices or networks. This is crucial for the security and confidentiality of customers. It also ensures the smooth and uninterrupted operation of your products.
  • More Efficient Approval Processes: Our experts help you achieve approval faster. As part of the radio type approval service, we streamline documentation submission, testing, and approval, reducing time-to-market and minimizing disruptions to your timelines.
  • Risk Mitigation: Ensuring your products undergo rigorous testing and comply with radio type approval standards is a proactive measure for reducing risk. It helps you avoid potential legal issues, financial penalties and fines, and market withdrawals that may arise from regulatory non-compliance.


Navigating the radio products regulatory landscape

We understand that regulations can be complicated. Element’s team helps you achieve compliance success the first time, and mitigate the risk of failing to meet critical regulatory deadlines. We work with you, from the initial design phase with our Advisory Services, through the testing and approval of radio products and components. At every stage, our experts provide guidance on the relevant regulations, so you can feel confident you are meeting requirements.


Keeping up with technological and regulatory advancements 

We understand the rapid technological changes you face, and we're here to help you adapt to new standards. Our testing laboratories constantly evaluate a wide range of radio frequency devices so our experts are well placed to advise and support you. We proactively monitor changes to radio type approval testing regulations, providing timely updates to keep you informed and aware if you may need to re-test. 

Michael Derby

Michael Derby

Technical Director - Regulatory Approvals

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Our radio type approval services and capabilities

Our comprehensive range of services include but are not limited to: 

  • Local representatives 
  • Documentation review 
  • Renewal services 
  • In-country testing 
  • Sample preparation 
  • Labeling support  
  • IFT radio 
  • Oman type approval 
  • China type approval 
  • Malaysia type approval
  • CITC approval 
  • Malaysia radio certification 
  • Taiwan radio certification 
  • Radio certification Singapore 
  • Radio type approval Japan 
  • Advice and guidance services 


Why choose Element?

Element is your trusted partner for radio type approval testing, offering a comprehensive suite of services to facilitate global market access. As a UKAS accredited testing laboratory to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, a Notified Body for the Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive, a Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB), and a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) for Japan, you can see that we commit to excellence. As a company, we specialize in EMC and safety testing, assisting you in navigating the complex landscape of global regulations.

Our expertise allows you to comply with international market regulations, stay up-to-date with regional standards, and meet evolving statutory requirements for radio product approvals. Our worldwide regulatory certification services fully support our radio testing services, ensuring that you meet and exceed industry standards and providing you with complete market access.

Contact us today to discuss your radio type approval requirements or learn more about Element.

What is the difference between certification and type approval?

Certification is a comprehensive evaluation of safety, performance, and environmental standards. On the other hand, type approval is a specialized subset for radio frequency devices, concentrating on emission, spectrum usage, and interference prevention. Certification encompasses a wide range of product characteristics, while type approval is specifically designed for the distinctive features of radio frequency communication devices.

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