Device Certification Programs

CTIA Certification proudly operates 7 device certification programs covering everything from battery quality to cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Our trusted programs, which keep pace with the curve-setting work done by our Working Groups, set the global industry standard for device durability, antenna performance, global network interoperability, and more.

Battery Compliance Certification

This certification program sets the industry standard for the quality and reliability of mobile device batteries.

The program helps network operators and their suppliers to validate lithium ion batteries’ compliance with the IEEE Standard for Rechargeable Batteries for Cellular Telephones (IEEE Std 1725™) and the IEEE Standard for Rechargeable Batteries for Multi-Cell Mobile Computing Devices (IEEE Std 1625™).


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Battery Life Certification

We cannot enjoy our devices if they can’t hold a charge. This certification program provides an estimate of the expected battery life of smartphones and smartwatches.


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Device Hardware Reliability Certification

This program certifies the durability of smartphones by testing them to an industry standard for drop, tumble, water ingress, and connector strength.


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Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Certification

This cybersecurity certification program for Internet of Things (IoT) devices establishes an industry baseline for device security on wireless networks. The program protects consumers and wireless infrastructure while also creating a more secure foundation for smart cities, connected cars, and other IoT applications.


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IoT Network Certified Program

IoT Network Certified is a custom certification program for cellular-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The program has been crafted to meet the specific needs of the IoT community.


IoT Network Certified Website

Device certification based on globally recognized standards, simplified and accessible for IoT manufacturers of all shapes and sizes.

Visit the IoT Network Certified website to learn more.

Over-the-Air (OTA) Performance Testing

CTIA Certification is proud to have developed the industry standard for OTA performance testing of wireless devices. Our program includes multiple test plans that thoroughly measure expected real-world performance of a device in a simulated laboratory environment. OTA testing is essential to provide confidence of user satisfaction with their wireless devices.

PTCRB Certification

The PTCRB certification program ensures device interoperability on global wireless networks. The program supports 4G and 5G enabled devices of all types.

PTCRB Website

CTIA Certification administers the PTCRB certification program for 5G NR and 4G LTE wireless devices.

Visit the PTCRB website to learn more.