Under the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/EU/53, manufacturers, distributors and importers must comply with the standards for wireless testing and certification to place their wireless devices on the market in the European Union. As an EU Notified Body, Element can perform the testing, certification, and technical document approval required to achieve radio device compliance for CE marking.

What is the Radio Equipment Directive?

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.

Conformity assessment and RED Notified Body services 

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.

As Notified Body for the Radio Equipment Directive (2014/EU/53), Element will review a 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 testing and certification capabilities

We offer impartial third party support to manufacturers in all aspects of the CE Marking Directive; from design consultation, full product safety testing, technical file compilation and review. 

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.

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.

Common Harmonized Standards for the Radio Equipment Directive

We commonly test products to the most frequently used harmonized standards:

  • ETSI EN 300 328
  • ETSI EN 300 220
  • ETSI EN 300 330
  • ETSI EN 300 440
  • ETSI EN 302 291
  • ETSI EN 301 893
  • ETSI EN 302 502
  • ETSI EN 302 208
  • ETSI EN 301 406
  • ETSI EN 301 681

Our seasoned experts have the experience and chamber capacity to accommodate even the most unusual or complex testing.

Further Radio testing, certification and approvals

Our Certification team provides the Certification Services required for market access across the globe including:

Early Stage Qualification (ESQ®)

For those that need guidance on the regulatory requirements for a particular product we can provide Early Stage Qualification (ESQ®) services to support them through the testing and approval of wireless products and components. Our Early Stage Qualification program discovers and fixes issues while components and products are still in the prototype phase, and helps smooth the process of final testing and RED directive certification.

Ready to request a quote?

Our deliverable is certainty - high quality data, test reports and certificates that you can absolutely rely on when making decisions about your materials and compliance. Engage with an expert today.


Request a Quote Our team of nearly 6,700 Engaged Experts working across North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to support you.

Request a Quote