ANAB has Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval to accredit laboratories that perform testing of telecommunication equipment subject to FCC rules. Based on FCC review of the information submitted by ANAB and comments received during a public comment period, the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology determined that ANAB has demonstrated that it possesses appropriate credentials and expertise to perform accreditation of testing labs that test equipment to FCC requirements.
The U.S. government relies on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to accredit telecommunication certification bodies (TCBs) under the FCC program that enforces rules for manufacturers of telecommunications and radio communication equipment. TCBs, in turn, process FCC approvals for telecommunications terminal equipment under FCC regulations. The FCC recognition of ANAB and ANSI augments the confidence and credibility associated with our accreditations in the marketplace.
TCBs are required to be accredited to both ISO/IEC Guide 65, General requirements for bodies operating certification systems (which ANSI provides), and to ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (which ANAB provides). FCC recognition of ANAB means TCBs can now be qualified jointly by ANSI and ANAB.
Laboratories accredited by ANAB are entered in an FCC database of laboratories qualified to conduct FCC testing.
To learn more about product certification, visit ANSI. ANSI assessments can be conducted in conjunction with ANAB laboratory assessments.