Element provides services for Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) certification (formerly Industry Canada, or IC) in Canada, helping you test and certify your wireless products to enable quick market access and remain compliant in Canada. 

Element is an ISED Canada appointed Foreign Certification Body (FCB); a FCB can be used for certification of radio devices which enables the use of an IC ID on the products. ISED certification is required for certain categories of radio devices prior to placing them into the Canadian market place.   

Such equipment needs to be assessed to applicable ISED RSS standards and then the results (test reports) are submitted, along with other documentation such as schematic diagrams, bill of materials, user materials, etc. to the FCB for evaluation. 

A successful evaluation of the submitted documents will lead to FCB issuing a Certificate of Acceptance and listing your products on the Radio Equipment List (REL) which is required prior to placing your products into the Canadian market. 

Our Canadian Radio Compliance Services

ISED Certification for Canada

Canada labeling

As well as having an IC ID, it is also mandatory for each certified product to have a model number, ‘Hardware Version Identification’ Number (HVIN), which must be clearly visible on the product. When launching your product, you must also use ‘Product Marketing Name’ (PMN) in your marketing material, user manual or company website.

ISED Certification for Canada

The difference between FCC and ISED

Although the FCC and ISED certification process can be similar, separate certifications are required for these two countries (an FCC is not accepted in Canada and vice versa). As a recognized FCB for Canada, and an FCC appointed Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) for the US, Element’s Engaged Experts will ensure that your wireless products have been tested to the appropriate standards for the fastest route to compliance.

ISED Certification for Canada

ISED FCB testing and certification

As an ISO 17025 and ISED accredited laboratory in the US and UK, Element is fully authorized to offer testing and certification services required for the Canadian market. We test and certify a broad spectrum of telecommunications equipment and devices including cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices, RFID devices, maritime equipment and medical devices.

ISED Certification for Canada

Advisory service for ISED certification


For those that need guidance on the regulatory ISED certification requirements for a particular product, Element’s advisory services team help you determine which of the regulations apply to your product. Our advisory services program provides design advice and testing of components and prototypes, fixing issues before they arise and making final testing and certifying quicker and easier.

  • Advice And Guidance
  • Pre-Compliance Testing At The Product Development Stage
  • ISED-Canada Formal Radio Compliance Testing And Reporting
  • ISED-Canada Formal SAR Compliance Testing And Reporting
  • ISED-Canada FCB Certification Services
  • Testing To Support Your ISED-Canada Suppliers Declaration Of Conformity (SDoC)
  • ICES EMC Testing For Class B - Consumer Devices
  • ICES EMC Testing For Class A – Devices Used In Industrial, Commercial And Engineering

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