The Certification Process
Manufacturer submits a request for certification through the PTCRB Certification database.
Manufacturer selects a primary test lab to coordinate all the testing.
Determine Test Requirements
Primary test lab assesses device capabilities to determine testing required.
Primary test lab manages testing and submits test results to the certification database.
Manufacturer submits required documentation to the certification database.
Manufacturer pays CTIA Certification fee and lab testing fees.
CTIA Certification ensures that all requirements have been met.
Certification notice is issued to the manufacturer.
Here are answers to common questions about our PTCRB Certification Program. If you have questions that we have not answered, please submit a question or contact us.
Devices eligible for PTCRB certification include smartphones, feature phones, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, notebook computers and modules.
PTCRB certification provides third-party assurance that certified devices meet a minimum set of requirements to ensure interoperability with wireless networks throughout the world.
Network operators and device manufacturers use the program to provide confidence that devices are compatible with global wireless networks and comply with the latest internationally-recognized standards.
Yes, the certification fees are:
- Phone, tablet, module (initial certification) = $12,500
- Phone, tablet, module (variant certification) = $3,125
- IoT device, notebook computer (initial certification) = $1,500
- IoT device, notebook computer (variant certification) = $1,000
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.