Secure global market access faster with RED CE Marking from EU Notified Body, Element. Our compliance experts guide you through the Radio Equipment Directive requirements to achieve radio device compliance for CE marking. With streamlined services combining testing, certification, and technical document approval, you can count on an efficient and comprehensive service.  


What is the Radio Equipment Directive (RED)?

Applicable to all EU Member States, the Radio Equipment Directive, or RED, covers the standards for wireless devices used in the European Union. Introduced in 2016 to replace the R&TTE Directive, it is now the primary legislation for radio transmitting and receiving equipment. You must demonstrate compliance with the RED directive to declare your product for CE marking.


Benefits of using Element's Radio Equipment Directive (RED) services for CE marking

  • Comprehensive Compliance Support: Element offers all-inclusive services, ensuring compliance with the Radio Equipment Directive through testing, inspection, certification, and technical documentation review.
  • Access to Notified Body Services: As an EU Notified Body, Element provides necessary conformity assessment procedures, simplifying the certification process and ensuring products meet essential requirements before market entry.
  • Expert Guidance: Element's experienced experts offer guidance throughout the certification process, facilitating informed decisions and early resolution of compliance issues.
  • Faster Time to Market: Pre-compliance services and formal radio testing expedite the certification process, allowing manufacturers to bring products to market quicker, gaining competitive advantages. Obtaining CE marking through Element's RED services enables swift market access across EU member states and EFTA countries, reducing trade barriers within the European Single Market.
  • Global Market Entry: Alongside CE marking, Element provides certification services for key markets like the USA, Canada, Japan, and Korea, ensuring compliance with global regulatory requirements


Addressing Compliance Risks with the Radio Equipment Directive

Non-compliance with the Radio Equipment Directive poses significant risks for you. The consequences can be severe, from product recalls to legal penalties and damage to reputation. Ensuring compliance is essential for safeguarding your brand reputation and mitigating potential risks. Your peace of mind is our priority. Element's rigorous testing and certification processes minimize the risk of non-compliance. We ensure that your products meet all essential requirements of the RED, reducing the likelihood of regulatory issues and associated risks. By partnering with Element, you can mitigate compliance risks, safeguard your reputation, and confidently maintain market access.

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Expert Guidance for Radio Equipment Directive Compliance

Navigating the regulatory landscape of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) can be overwhelming without expert guidance. Element understands the challenges you face in interpreting complex regulations. Our team of regulatory experts provides personalized support throughout the certification process. We also offer advisory services to determine applicable directives, standards, and conformity procedures. This program identifies and resolves issues during the prototype phase, streamlining final testing and certification. By leveraging our expertise, you can ensure compliance confidently, saving time and resources.


Notified Body services – EU-type examination certificate

The Radio Equipment directive requires a conformity assessment body – or Notified Body – to be involved in the conformity assessment procedure. Element's services ensure that all legislative requirements are met, including testing, inspection, and certification, before the Declaration of Conformity can be drawn up and the product placed onto the market.
We review your product’s technical documentation and issue an EC-type examination certificate to confirm that the product meets the essential requirements within the scope of the relevant directive.

We also provide Notified Body services for the following related directives:


Radio equipment directive RED testing services

Our engaged experts provide both pre-compliance services and formal radio testing to help our customers get to market faster and access all EU member states and European Free Trade association (EFTA) countries. Our testing services include: 

  • Pre-compliance testing
  • Formal radio testing
  • Remedial investigation
  • Fault tracing 
  • Test reports
  • Emc testing for radio products
  • Full product safety testing
  • SAR testing
  • RF exposure evaluation
  • MPE calculation 

We commonly provide RED directive testing services for:

  • Digital transmitters
  • Short-range devices (SRDs)
  • RFIDs
  • Satellites
  • RADAR equipment
  • Land mobile radios

In addition to testing and certifying new devices to a variety of standards, we can help you decide if your existing equipment is compliant to the RED directive, or if it needs to be recertified.


Advice and guidance services

For those that need guidance on the regulatory requirements for a particular product, we can provide advisory services to support them through the testing and approval of wireless products and components. 

Our advice and guidance program includes: 

  • Gap analysis
  • Test plan generation
  • Training
  • Assist with risk assessment,
  • Labeling guidance, 
  • Documentation review, 
  • Assistance with technical file compilation

We provide you with impartial third-party support in all aspects of the CE Marking Directive; from design consultation, full product safety testing, technical file compilation and review


Why Choose Element?

Element is UKAS accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, a Notified Body for EMC & ATEX Directives, an Approved Body for the UK Radio Equipment Regulation, EMC Regulation and Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulation, a Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) for the US, a Foreign Certification Body (FCB) for Canada and a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) for Japan, as well as a certification body under the IECEE CB Scheme.

Additionally, we offer a comprehensive scope of certification services required for global market access including: 

For more information about RED Directive testing, or to request a quote, contact us today

At Element, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of impartiality and integrity in all our certification, testing and advisory activities. In compliance with ISO/IEC 17065 requirements, we ensure that our certification decisions are made independently and without any undue influence from internal or external parties. We have established robust procedures to identify, manage, and mitigate any potential conflicts of interest to uphold the trust and confidence of our clients and stakeholders.

Our personnel competencies and impartiality policy are embedded in our company culture and supported by comprehensive internal controls and oversight mechanisms. For more information on our impartiality policy and procedures, please contact us.

Article: Cybersecurity and the RED Article 3.3 Essential Requirements

In January 2022, the EU Commission published Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/30 which relates to Articles 3.3(d), 3.3(e), and 3.3(f) of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED). These clauses relate to the protection of the network, protection of the user, and protection from fraud.

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Understand Testing and Approval of Radio Modules in the European Union

Download our free guide to understand the differences between testing and approval of radio modules to meet the Radio Equipment Directive (RED).


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