ACCREDITATIONS

Test Facility Accreditations

Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp. (BACL) is:

A. An independent, 3rd-Party, Commercial Test Laboratory accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by A2LA (Test Laboratory Accreditation Certificate Number 3279.02) in the fields of: Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Product Safety, Licensed Radio and Unlicensed Wireless Devices, Wireline Telecommunications, and Lighting.

BACL’s ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Scope of Accreditation is 15 pages long and includes a comprehensive suite of EMC Emissions, EMC Immunity, Radio/Wireless, RF Exposure, Safety, and Wireline Telecommunications test methods applicable to a wide range of product categories.  These product categories include, but are not limited to: Central Office Telecommunications Equipment [including NEBS - Network Equipment Building Systems], Information Technology Equipment (ITE); Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (TTE); Medical Electrical Equipment; Industrial, Scientific and Medical Test Equipment; Professional Audio and Video Equipment; Industrial Equipment, Scientific Instruments and Laboratory Apparatus; Cable Distribution Systems, Railway Equipment, Marine Equipment, and Energy Efficient Lighting.  Additionally, BACL offers comprehensive test capabilities for both Unlicensed and Licensed Wireless and RF Devices, per the requirements of the FCC (USA), ISED Canada (Canada), the EU/EEA/EFTA Nations (per the ETSI Standards applicable under the Radio Equipment Directive), Singapore, MIC (Japan), South Korea, Vietnam, and Taiwan ROC.

BACL’s ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Scope of Accreditation includes the following FCC Scopes of Testing:

Testing Activities performed in support of FCC Certification proceduresTest Method Standards/KDBs
Unintentional Radiators Part 15BANSI C63.4:2014
Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Equipment Part 18FCC MP-5 (February 1986)
Intentional Radiators Part 15CANSI C63.10:2013
Unlicensed Personal Communication Systems Devices Part 15DANSI C63.17:2013
U-NIII without DFS Intentional Radiators Part 15EANSI C63.10:2013
U-NIII with DFS Intentional Radiators Part 15EFCC KDB 905462 D02 (v02)
UWB Intentional Radiators Part 15FANSI C63.10:2013
BPL Intentional Radiators Part 15GANSI C63.10:2013
White Space Device Intentional Radiators Part 15HANSI C63.10:2013
Commercial Mobile Services (FCC Licensed Radio Service Equipment Parts 22 (cellular), 24, 25 (Below 3 GHz), and 27ANSI/TIA-603-E; ANSI C63.26:2015
General Mobile Radio Services (FCC Licensed Radio Service Equipment) Parts 22 (non-cellular), 90 (Below 3 GHz), 95, 97 (Below 3 GHz), and 101 (Below 3 GHzANSI/TIA-603-E; ANSI C63.26:2015
Citizens Broadband Radio Services (FCC Licensed Radio Service Equipment) Part 96ANSI/TIA-603-E; ANSI C63.26:2015
Maritime and Aviation Radio Services (FCC Licensed Radio Service Equipment) Parts 80 and 87ANSI/TIA-603-E; ANSI C63.26:2015
Microwave and Millimeter Bands Radio Services (FCC Licensed Radio Service Equipment) Parts 25, 30, 74, 90 (M, DSRC, Y, Z), 95 (M, L), & 101ANSI/TIA-603-E; ANSI C63.26:2015
Broadcast Radio Services (FCC Licensed Radio Service Equipment) Parts 73 and 74 (Below 3 GHz) ANSI/TIA-603-E; ANSI C63.26:2015
RF Exposure (Devices Subject to SAR Requirements)IEEE STD 1528:2013
Hearing Aid Compatibility Part 20 (HAC for Commercial Mobile Services)ANSI C63.19:2011
Signal Boosters (Part 20) Wideband Consumer Signal Boosters, Provider-specific Signal Boosters, Industrial Signal Boosters, Signal Boosters (Section 90.219)ANSI C63.26:2015

Click here for BACL’s ISO/IEC 17025 Certificate of Accreditation and Scope of Accreditation as a Test Laboratory.

BACL’s ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Scope of Accreditation includes the following ISED Canada Category I Equipment Radio Standards Specifications (RSSs) and Broadcasting Equipment Technical Standards (BETS):

Testing Activities performed in support of ISED Canada Category 1 Equipment Certification procedures
Radio Scope 1 – License-exempt Radio Frequency Devices
Radio Standard Specification Issue number and date of publication
RSS GEN (Issue 5, April 2018)
RSS 102 (Issue 5, March 2015)
RSS 210 (Amendment 1 – November 2017) (Issue 9, August 2016)
RSS 211 (Issue 1, March 2015)
RSS 213 (Issue 3, March 2015)
RSS 215 (Issue 2, June 2009)
RSS 216 (Issue 2, January 2016)
RSS 220 (Amendment 1 – July 2018) (Issue 1, Mar 2009)
RSS 222 (Issue 1, February 2015)
RSS 236 (Issue 1, September 2012)
RSS 238 (Issue 1, July 2013)
RSS 243 (Issue 3, Feb 2010)
RSS 244 (Issue 1, June 2013)
RSS 247 (Issue 2, February 2017)
RSS 251 (Issue 2, July 2018)
RSS 252 (Issue 1, September 2017)
RSS 287 (Issue 2, March 2014)
RSS 288 (Issue 1, January 2012)
Radio Scope 2 – Licensed Personal Mobile Radio Services
Radio Standard Specification Issue number and date of publication
RSS GEN (Issue 5, April 2018)
RSS 102 (Issue 5, March 2015)
RSS 112 (Issue 1, Feb 2008)
RSS 130 (Issue 1, October 2013)
RSS 132 (Issue 3, January 2013)
RSS 133 (Amendment 1 – January 2018) (Issue 6, January 2013)
RSS 134 (Issue 2, February 2016)
RSS 139 (Issue 3, July 2015)
RSS 170 (Issue 3, July 2015)
Radio Scope 3 – Licensed General Mobile and Fixed Radio Services
Radio Standard Specification Issue number and date of publication
RSS GEN (Issue 5, April 2018)
RSS 102 (Issue 5, March 2015)
RSS 111 (Issue 5, September 2014)
RSS 119 (Issue 12, May 2015)
RSS 123 (Issue 3, February 2015)
RSS 125 (Issue 2, Revision 1, Mar 2000)
RSS 127 (Issue 1, Aug 2009)
RSS 131 (Updated – May 2017) (Issue 3, January 2017)
RSS 135 (Issue 2, June 2009)
RSS 137 (Issue 2, Feb 2009)
RSS 140 (Issue 1, April 2018)
RSS 197 (Issue 1, Feb, 2010)
RSS 199 (Issue 3, December 2016)
Radio Scope 4 – Licensed Maritime and Aviation Radio Services
Radio Standard Specification Issue number and date of publication
RSS GEN (Issue 5, April 2018)
RSS 102 (Issue 5, March 2015)
RSS 117 (Issue 3, January 2016)
RSS 141 (Issue 2, June 2010)
RSS 181 (Amendment – July 1987), (Issue 1, April 1971)
RSS 182 (Issue 5, January 2012)
Radio Scope 5 – Licensed Fixed Microwave Radio Services
Radio Standard Specification Issue number and date of publication
RSS GEN (Issue 5, April 2018)
RSS 102 (Issue 5, March 2015)
RSS 142 (Issue 5, April 2013)
RSS 191 (Issue 3, April 2008)
RSS 192 (Issue 3, Jan 2008)
RSS 194 (Issue 1, Oct 2007)
RSS 195 (Issue 2, April 2014)
RSS 196 (Issue 1, Mar 2010)
Broadcasting Equipment – All BETS in the Category I Equipment Standards List
Broadcasting Equipment Technical Specification Issue number and date of publication
BETS-1 (Issue 1, November 1996)
BETS-4 (Issue 1, November 1996)
BETS-5 (Issue 1, November 1996)
BETS-6 (Issue 2, August 2005)
BETS-8 (Issue 1, November 1996)
BETS-9 (Issue 1, November 1996)

B. BACL is a US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) ENERGY STAR Recognized Test Laboratory

Click here for BACL’s Designation Letter from the US EPA as an Energy Star Recognized Test Laboratory

C. BACL is a California Energy Commission Approved Test Laboratory and Third Party Product Certifier for the following Appliance Types and Test Methods:

Approved Appliance Types and Test Methods

Appliance TypeTest Method
BallastsFluorescent Lamp Ballasts {10 C.F.R. § 430.23(q) (Appendix Q1 to Subpart B of part 430)}
Consumer Audio & VideoIEC 62087:2002(E)
External Power SuppliesExternal Power Supplies, state-regulated (US EPA “Test Method for Calculating the Energy of Single-Voltage External AC-DC and AC-AC Power Supplies”, dated August 11, 2004), External Power Supplies, federally regulated (Class A) products {10 C.F.R. §430.23(bb) (Appendix Z to Subpart B of part 430)}
LampsLamps – non-CFLs {10 C.F.R. Section 430.23® (Appendix R to Subpart B of part 430)}
Large Battery Chargers Energy Efficiency Battery Charger System Test Procedure Version 2.2 dated November 12, 2008 with modifications shown in CEC Appliance Efficiency Regulations §1604(w)(2)
Portable LuminaireLED Luminaires using LED Lamps & Light Engines (California Joint Appendix JA8 – 2008), LED Luminaires using LED Lamps & Light Engines (IES LM-79-08)
Small Battery Chargers10 C.F.R. section 430.23(aa) (Appendix Y to Subpart B of Part 430), 10 C.F.R. section 430.23(aa) (Appendix Y to Subpart B of Part 430) as it appeared in the Code of Federal regulations on January 1, 2016
Small Scale Servers and Rack-Mounted Rack-Mounted WorkstationsENERGY STAR Program Requirement for Computers, Final Test Method (Rev. March-2016), with modifications
State-regulated Light Emitting Diode Lamp10 C.F.R. section 430.23(ee) and Appendix BB to Subpart B of Part 430, title 24, part 6, Joint Appendix 8 (2015), Title 24, part 6, Joint Appendix10 (2015), tested at both 100% and 20% output, ENERGY STAR recommended Practice- Noise (2013) with the following modification: measurements shall be taken at 100 percent output as well as at 20 percent output if dimmable.
Under Cabinet Luminaries10 C.F.R. section 430.23(q)
Workstations, Mobile Workstations and High Expandability ComputersENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Computers, Final Test Method (Rev. March-2016), with modifications

D. BACL is a US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory (NRTL)

Click here for BACL’s NRTL Recognition Letter from OSHA

Visit the OSHA Current List of NRTLs web Page for BACL’s Scope of Recognition as an OSHA NRTL: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/bacl.html

Product Certification Body Accreditations Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp. (BACL) is:
A. A Product Certification Body (for unlicensed wireless devices, licensed radios, radars, telephone terminal equipment, etc.) accredited to ISO/IEC 17065:2012 by A2LA (Product Certification Body Accreditation Certificate Number 3279.02), as follows: - For the USA (Federal Communications Commission), as a Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB):

  1. All Unlicensed radio frequency devices within FCC Scopes A1, A2, A3, and A4;
  2. All Licensed radio frequency devices within FCC Scopes B1, B2, B3, and B4;
  3. All Telephone Terminal Equipment within FCC Scope C.

Click here for BACL’s ISO/IEC 17065 Certificate of Accreditation and Scope of Accreditation as a Product Certification Body for unlicensed wireless devices, licensed radios, radars, etc. - For Canada (ISED Canada), as:

  1. All Scope 1-Licence-Exempt Radio Frequency Devices;
  2. All Scope 2-Licensed Personal Mobile Radio Services;
  3. All Scope 3-Licensed General Mobile & Fixed Radio Services;
  4. All Scope 4-Licensed Maritime & Aviation Radio Services;
  5. All Scope 5-Licensed Fixed Microwave Radio Services
  6. All Broadcasting Technical Standards (BETS) in the Category I Equipment Standards List.

For Singapore (Info-Communications Development Authority (IDA)):

  1. All Line Terminal Equipment: All Technical Specifications for Line Terminal Equipment – Table 1 of IDA MRA Recognition Scheme: 2011, Annex 2
  2. All Radio-Communication Equipment: All Technical Specifications for Radio-Communication Equipment – Table 2 of IDA MRA Recognition Scheme: 2011, Annex 2

- For the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region:

  1. All Radio Equipment, per KHCA 10XX-series Specifications;
  2. All GMDSS Marine Radio Equipment, per HKCA 12XX-series Specifications;
  3. All Fixed Network Equipment, per HKCA 20XX-series Specifications.

- For Japan (Ministry of Communications): 1. MIC Telecommunication Business Law (Terminal Equipment):

  • All Scope A1 - Terminal Equipment for the Purpose of Calls;
  • All Scope A2 - Other Terminal Equipment

2. Radio Law (Radio Equipment):

  • All Scope B1 - Specified Radio Equipment specified in Article 38-2-2, paragraph 1, item 1 of the Radio Law
  • All Scope B2 - Specified Radio Equipment specified in Article 38-2-2, paragraph 1, item 2 of the Radio Law
  • All Scope B3 - Specified Radio Equipment specified in Article 38-2-2, paragraph 1, item 3 of the Radio Law

B. A NIST Designated Phase-I and Phase-II Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) for the following non-USA economies and regulatory authorities under the terms of the stated MRAs/Treaties:

  • Australia: ACMA (Australian Communication and Media Authority) – APEC Tel MRA -Phase I;
  • Canada: (ISED Canada) Foreign Certification Body – FCB – APEC Tel MRA -Phase I & Phase II;
  • Chinese Taipei (Republic of China – Taiwan):
    • BSMI (Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection) APEC Tel MRA -Phase I;
    • NCC (National Communications Commission) APEC Tel MRA -Phase I and Phase II
  • European Union:
    • EMC Directive [EMCD] 2014/30/EU US-EU EMC & Telecom MRA CAB (NB)
    • Radio Equipment Directive [RED] 2014/53/EU US-EU EMC & Telecom MRA CAB (NB)
    • Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: (Office of the Telecommunications Authority – OFTA) - APEC Tel MRA -Phase I & Phase II
  • Republic of Korea (Ministry of Communications - Radio Research Laboratory) APEC Tel MRA -Phase I
  • Singapore: (Infocomm Development Authority - IDA) APEC Tel MRA -Phase I & Phase II;
  • Japan: VCCI - Voluntary Control Council for Interference US-Japan Telecom Treaty VCCI Side Letter
  • Vietnam: APEC Tel MRA -Phase I;

C. A Product Certification Body accredited to ISO/IEC 17065:2012 by A2LA (Product Certification Body Accreditation Certificate Number 3279.01) to certify Products to USA’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR Product Specifications for:

1    Electronics and Office Equipment:

  • for Telephony (ver. 3.0)
  • for Audio/Video (ver. 3.0)
  • for Battery Charging Systems (ver. 1.1)
  • for Set-top Boxes & Cable Boxes (ver. 4.1)
  • for Televisions (ver. 6.1)
  • for Computers (ver. 6.0)
  • for Displays (ver. 6.0)
  • for Imaging Equipment (ver. 2.0)
  • for Computer Servers (ver. 2.0)

2   Commercial Food Service Equipment

  • for Commercial Dishwashers (ver. 2.0)
  • for Commercial Ice Machines (ver. 2.0)
  • for Commercial Ovens (ver. 2.1)
  • for Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers

3    Lighting Products

  • For Decorative Light Strings (ver. 1.5)
  • For Luminaires (including sub-components) and Lamps (ver. 1.2)
  • For Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) (ver. 4.3)
  • For Integral LED Lamps (ver. 1.4)

4    Heating, Ventilation, and AC Products

  • for Residential Ceiling Fans (ver. 3.0)
  • for Residential Ventilating Fans (ver. 3.2)

5    Other

  • For Water Coolers (ver. 3.0)