Voluntary Testing Certification

Voluntary Testing Certification

Voluntary Testing Certification

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TEC offers a number of voluntary certification schemes based on its product and interface related technical standards. These schemes certify the product/equipment based on the testing against the various parameters and conditions laid down in the respective TEC technical standards. The testing is generally carried out on-site at the OEMs premises or in lab environment. For these certifications, test reports related to EMC, Safety, Environmental Testing etc. from ILAC signatory accredited labs are also accepted. The different schemes under the Voluntary Certification Regime are:

  • Type Approval
  • Interface Approval
  • Certificate of Approval
  • Technology Approval

Type Approval

Type Approval is the process of testing and certification of telecom product, in accordance with Test Schedule & Test Procedure (TSTP) of TEC, for conformance with the Standard for Products/Equipment (erstwhile Generic Requirement (GR) of the product) issued by TEC. The testing, in this scenario, is generally carried out on- site at the OEMs premises or in lab environment. For these certifications, test reports related to EMC, Safety, Environmental Testing etc. from ILAC signatory accredited labs are also accepted.


Interface Approval

Interface Approval is the process of testing and certification of telecom product, in accordance with Test Schedule & Test Procedure (TSTP) of TEC, for conformance with the Standards for Interface (erstwhile Interface Requirement (IR) of the product) issued by TEC. The testing, in this scenario, is generally carried out on-site at the OEMs premises or in lab environment. For these certifications, test reports related to EMC, Safety, Environmental Testing etc. from ILAC signatory accredited labs are also accepted. Interface Approval is at times mandated as a compulsory certification by license conditions or Government entities or service providers.


Certificate of Approval

Certificate of Approval(CoA) is the process of testing and certification of telecom product as per Manufacturer’s specifications. This certificate is granted only when TEC does not have a Generic or Interface Requirement of the product. The testing shall be conducted in accordance with the Test Schedule & Test Procedure (TSTP) approved by TEC, which is prepared based on the product description and technical details provided by the manufacturer. The testing, in this scenario, is generally carried out on-site at the OEMs premises or in lab environment. For these certifications, test reports related to EMC, Safety, Environmental Testing etc. from ILAC signatory accredited labs are also accepted.


Technology Approval

Technology Approval is a process of testing and certification of prototype of a telecom product developed by C-DoT or other R&D organizations. Technology Approval is given against the product related standard erstwhile Generic Requirement (GR) issued by TEC for the product. The testing, in this scenario, is generally carried out on-site at the OEMs premises or in lab environment. For these certifications, test reports related to EMC, Safety, Environmental Testing etc. from ILAC signatory accredited labs are also accepted.