Battery Life Certification

The ability for our wireless devices to hold a charge is critical for us to be able to enjoy and rely upon what has become an essential part of our lives. Various factors affect a device’s battery performance including usage activities and environmental conditions. The purpose of the CTIA Battery Life Certification Program is to provide an estimate of the expected battery life of smartphones and smartwatches under a standardized usage and environmental profile.

The Certification Process


Manufacturer submits a request for certification through the CTIA Certification database for certification.


Manufacturer identifies the battery used in the device.


Manufacturer selects an authorized test lab.


Authorized test lab conducts testing and submits test results to the certification database.


Manufacturer submits required documentation to the certification database.


Manufacturer pays lab for testing and CTIA for recognition.


CTIA Certification ensures that all requirements have been met.


Certification notice is issued to the manufacturer.

Battery Life Certification FAQs

Here are answers to common questions about our Battery Life Certification Program. If you have questions that we have not answered, please submit a question or contact us.

Authorized Battery Life Certification Test Labs

There are numerous CTIA Certification Authorized Test Labs (ATLs) throughout the world. Find one near you.

Working Groups

CTIA Certification working groups are the foundation of our certification programs. This global network of operators, service providers, device manufacturers, test labs, and many others, solve industry challenges, enable new efficiencies, and hold the wireless industry to the highest standard.