PTCRB Certification

With PTCRB certification, operators and device manufacturers are confident of a device’s interoperability with wireless networks throughout the world.

Established in 1997 by leading wireless operators, PTCRB certification verifies compliance with global industry standards for mobile wireless devices. Member operators are committed to ensuring device quality through a rigorous certification process. Without PTCRB certification, manufacturers run the risk that their devices will perform poorly on wireless networks.

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.

Authorized PTCRB 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.